Introduction
1.1 Our website uses cookies.
1.2 We will ask you to consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy when you first visit our website.

2. About cookies
2.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
2.2 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
2.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
2.4 Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

3. Our cookies
3.1 We use both session and persistent cookies on our website.

3.2 The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
(a) We use WordPress Cookies to administer the website, prevent fraud and improve the security of the website and validate authenticated users sessions.

4. Analytics cookies
4.1 Actually we only use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website.

4.1.2. Google analytics

4.1.1.1 This website uses features of Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. For more information on how to handle user data on Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en
Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with other Google data.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

4.1.1.2 Browser plugin
You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; However, please be aware that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. Your IP address) to Google and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading the browser plug-in available at the following link and install: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

4.1.1.3 Withdraw to data collection
You can also prevent Google Analytics capture by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: This opt-out cookie must be permanently stored on your computer. If you delete this cookie or it is automatically deleted by browser settings, you must reinstall this cookie when revisiting our site.

4.1.1.4 IP anonymization
In view of the discussion about the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the function “Activate IP anonymization” [_anonymizeIp ()] and therefore IP addresses are only shortened to exclude a direct personal relationship. Your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

4.1.1.5 Data processing agreement
We have entered into a contract data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

4.2 The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
• Browser type and browser version
• used operating system
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Time of the server request
These data can not be assigned to specific persons. A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively, if we become aware of specific indications for illegal use.

4.3 Our analytics service provider’s privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

5. Third party cookies
5.1 Our website also uses third party cookies.

5.2 Details of the third party cookies used by our website are set out below:
(a) We use LinkedIn cookies to recognise a computer when a user visits our website.
(b) We use Twitter cookies to recognise a computer when a user visits our website.
(c) We use Cloudflare cookies to prevent fraud and improve the security of the website and improve the website’s usability.

6. Blocking and deleting cookies
6.1 If you do not want to use browser cookies, you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser.

6.2 For blocking most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
(b) in Firefox (version 47) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 52), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.

6.3 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);
(b) in Firefox (version 47), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 52), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.

6.4 Please note that if you deactivate or delete cookies, you may be able to use our website only to a limited extent or not at all. If you only want to accept our own cookies, but not the cookies of our service providers and partners, you can choose the setting in your browser “block third-party cookies”.

7. Cookie preferences
7.1 You can manage your preferences relating to the use of cookies on our website by visiting by accessing the cookies tab in the bottom left of our website.

8. Our details
8.1 This website is owned and operated by BIXOLON Europe GmbH.

8.2 We are registered in Germany under registration number HRB61051, Local Court Düsseldorf, Germany, and our registered office is at BIXOLON Europe GmbH, Tiefenbroicher Weg 35, D – 40472 Düsseldorf, Germany

8.3 Our principal place of business is at Bixolon Europe GmbH, Tiefenbroicher Weg 35, D – 40472 Düsseldorf, Germany

8.4 You can contact us:
(a) by post, to Bixolon Europe GmbH, Tiefenbroicher Weg 35, D – 40472 Düsseldorf, Germany;
(b) using our website contact form – https://bixoloneu.com/contact/;
(c) by telephone, on [the contact number published on our website – +49-211- 68-78-54-0]; or
(d) by email, using [the email address published on our website – sales@bixolon.de.