When you use our website, information about you is collected by us and third parties through cookies and various other technologies. By clicking "Accept" or closing this window, you agree to the aforementioned data processing by us and third parties. Click on Settings for more information on data processing and our tracking partners, and you can also change your preferences there at any time. Data Privacy | Legal Notice
We and/or our partners collect and process your data in order that our websites and applications function properly, so that we can continuously improve our products and services and adapt them to your needs, recognise trends and compile and evaluate statistics on the use of our digital offers.
You have the option to prevent the processing of this data at any time. You can find out how to do this under Processing your data.
On what legal basis do we do this?
We and our partners process your data either because you have consented to this processing or because we have a legitimate interest or an overriding private interest in doing so.
Some of our partners require or certain processing requires your consent pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 a GDPR. You can give us this consent in your data protection settings, but you can also revoke it there at any time. You will also find out there for which specific processing you are giving your consent.
Certain processing of your data is based on our legitimate interest or that of one of our partners. The applicable legal basis in such a case is either the legitimate interest pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR or the overriding private interest pursuant to art. 13 DPA. You have the option of objecting to processing on the basis of legitimate or overriding private interest at any time.
Which technologies do we use?
We use the following technologies:
Cookies are used by us and by third parties on our websites and mobile apps. A cookie is a short text file that is stored on your device when you use one of our websites.
Cookies can be divided into session cookies and persistent cookies.
Session cookies can be used to track the web pages you visit and the options you use. A session cookie is only stored for the duration of your visit to the internet, i.e. during a single internet session. So when you close your internet browser, the session is over and the cookie is deleted.
Permanent cookies can be used, among other things, to recognise you on a subsequent visit to one of our websites and, for example, to identify your reading preferences. A permanent cookie is stored for a longer period than a single session.
Cookies can also be divided into functional and non-functional cookies. We use both functional and non-functional cookies on our websites.
Functional cookies are necessary to ensure the functionality of our websites or services. Non-functional cookies are not strictly necessary for the functionality of the websites. These types of cookies are used to collect and analyse data about website usage or mobile app usage (language preferences, length of a user session, etc.) so that we can improve your reading and advertising experience.
b) Log files
When using websites or mobile applications, the web servers register impersonal usage data, so-called log files. Log files provide information about your IP address, the operating system used, websites you visit, browser type and version, the date, the time and the requested file. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is compulsory when using the Internet. This data is stored separately from any personal data you may have provided and thus does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.
This usage data is statistically evaluated by us in order to optimise our website and the technology behind it, to recognise trends and to improve offers and products or to align them to your needs in the best possible way.
c) Elements from other websites, for example plugins
Our websites and mobile applications may use elements from third-party providers (for example social networks such as Facebook, Apple, Twitter and YouTube). When you click on a third-party element (for example "Like" plugin from Facebook), a connection to the servers of this third-party provider may be established automatically. In the process, data about your visit to our websites or to a mobile application may be transmitted to the third-party provider. Under certain circumstances, this data can be assigned to your user account with the third-party provider (for example Facebook or Twitter account). In addition, the third-party provider may transmit personal data (surname, first name, customer ID and e-mail address) of your user account to Ringier, provided you have consented to this function with the third-party provider. Information on the collection and use of data by third-party providers can be found in the data protection notices of the relevant third-party providers.
Generally, your data is either processed on the basis of Ringier’s legitimate interests or because you have consented to us processing your data. You can find more information at the General information section.
If you want to object to data processing based on legitimate interests, or if you withdraw your consent, you can do so at our Data Privacy section.