COOKIE POLICY

COOKIE POLICY
We respect your privacy
COOKIE POLICY
We respect your privacy

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small files that are sent to and saved by the browser of your end device while you visit our internet pages. Some functions of our website depend on specific cookies. Other cookies enable us to perform various analyses. For example, cookies can identify the browser you use when you revisit our website and can give us different kinds of information. Among other things, cookies allow us to develop more user-friendly and effective web content, for example by tracking your use of our website and identifying your preferred settings (e.g. country and language settings). If any third parties process information through cookies, they collect this information directly via your browser. Cookies don’t cause any damage to your end device. They cannot execute any programs or contain any viruses.

First Party Cookies

First-party cookies are cookies set by us, RSU Rating Service Unit GmbH & Co.KG.

Third-Party Cookies (statistics/Marketing)

Third-party cookies are text files saved to the browser or computer of a user when the user visits a website. They are not created by the operator of a website but by a third party. Unlike first-party cookies they can be accessed by that third party. Third-party cookies allow to determine how often a page was accessed, how long a website was visited or what websites were accessed.

LEGAL GROUNDS FOR THE USE OF COOKIES

The legal basis for the processing of what we refer to as technically necessary cookies is our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data under Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. The personal data are erased once they are no longer needed for this purpose, in particular once a cookie is disabled. For all cookies that are not technically necessary as well as for third-party cookies we need your consent. If you have agreed to the use of cookies upon a note shown on our website (“cookie banner”), the legitimacy of the use of cookies is governed by Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR. Once the data provided to us via cookies are no longer necessary for the aforementioned purposes, they are erased. In individual cases, they may be stored more extensively if this is required by law.

Browser SETTINGS

You can change your cookie settings in the ways described below or by changing the settings of your browser. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. However, you can change your browser settings to accept only specific cookies or block all cookies. Your browser settings also enable you to delete cookies already placed or view for how long cookies are saved. Moreover, you can have your browser inform you before cookies are saved. Since the relevant functionalities differ between the various browsers, we ask you to consult the help menu of your browser to learn about your options. To track all instances of third parties accessing your Internet browser we advise you to install a dedicated plug-in.

 

REJECTING Cookies

If you block those cookies for the future which we may only use with your consent, this setting will be adopted. You may not be able to use all features of our website if you disable cookies in your browser settings or directly on our website. If you wish to delete cookies set by third parties, you can only do so through your browser settings for any previous sessions.

NECESSARY COOKIES

Necessary cookies ensure that the website works correctly.

Name PROVIDER PURPOSE STORAGE DURATION
moove_gdpr_popup GDPR Cookie Compliance Plug-In Saves the user’s consent status for cookies in the current domain 24 months
cookie_notice_accepted CookieConsent Saves the user’s consent status for cookies in the current domain 6 months

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES (STATISTICS/MARKETING)

Third parties set cookies on RSU’s website for statistical and marketing purposes. These cookies are used to collect information for advertising, web statistics and user-defined content.

You can change your cookie settings in the ways described here or by changing the settings of your browser. In that case the complete functionality of the website may not be available.

Name Provider PURPOSE Storage Duration
_ga Google Analytics Registers a unique ID used to generate statistical data about how a visitor uses the website 14 months
_gat Google Analytics Used by Google Analytics to throttle the request rate 1 minute
_gid Google Analytics Registers a unique ID used to generate statistical data about how a visitor uses the website 24 hours
muxData Vimeo Saves file relationships for the simultaneous transfer (multiplexing) of different data types in an FFmpeg presentation stream 20 years
Vuid Vimeo Collects data about a visitor’s visits to the website, for example which pages were accessed 12 months
collect Google Analytics Used to send data about the user’s device and behaviour to Google Analytics. Records a visitor across devices and marketing channels Session
NID Google map service 4 months

THIRD PARTIES

The information below provides details about the provider whose cookies we use on this website.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

We use Google Analytics with this website, a Google Inc. (“Google”) web analysis service. Google Analytics uses cookies, i.e. text files stored on the user’s computer which allow to analyse how a website is used. The information on the users’ use of the website collected through cookies is usually sent to a server operated by Google in the USA and is stored there.

However, if IP anonymization is enabled for this website, the users’ IP addresses are shortened by Google for addresses from within the countries of the European Union or from other countries adhering to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is enabled for this website. Google has been tasked by the company operating this website with using the information gathered to analyse how the website is used by users, compiling reports on the activities occurring on the website and providing further services relating to the use of the website and of the Internet. The legal basis for using Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR. The data sent by us, which are linked to cookies, user identifiers (e.g. user IDs) or advertising IDs, are automatically erased after 14 months. Data whose maximum storage time has been reached are automatically erased once a month.

The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser for the purposes of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies here or by changing the settings of your browser; however, in that case the complete functionality of the website may not be available. Users can also prevent the retrieval of the data on their use of the website generated by a cookie (including their IP addresses) and the processing of these data by Google if they download and install the browser plugin available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

For further information on how Google uses data for advertising purposes as well as options re-garding settings and possible objections, users should refer to the following websites: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en („How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps“), https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en („Control the information Google uses to show you ads“) und https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ („Determine what ads Google can show you“).

As an alternative to the browser add-on or if using browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent the collection of data through Google Analytics on this website by clicking on the following link. This will cause an Opt-Out Cookie to be saved to your device. If you have deleted the cookies on your device, you need to click on the link again: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

VIMEO

RSU uses the services of Vimeo LLC (“Vimeo”) to embed videos. If you visit the subsite of our website, which contains the Vimeo-Plugin, a connection to Vimeo’s servers will be established, i.e.  data to servers located in the USA will be transferred. As described in Vimeo’s data protection information following data will be transferred to Vimeo: IP address, technical information of the end device such as browser type, operating system, basic data of the end device, pages previously visited, queries made and browsing activities. In addition, Vimeo cookies are stored on your end device. We have no influence on this data transfer.

Vimeo also gives users access to certain additional functions, e.g. video sharing. For this purpose you may need to log in to your account with Vimeo or another provider to allow them to match the information transferred from you with your account information. This service is offered entirely by Vimeo and any other providers involved. You should check the data protection rules of these parties carefully before using the functions in question. RSU does not know what data are gathered when such functions are used and has no influence on how these data are used.

For information on the processing of your personal data by Vimeo and the purpose of such processing, your rights and any settings that may help protect your privacy please refer to Vimeo’s data protection statement at https://vimeo.com/privacy.

GOOGLE MAPS

This website incorporates the services of “Google Maps” to allow users to locate our premises. These services are provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. As part of this use, information like your IP address is sent to the servers of Google LCC and stored there. For details please refer to  https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/