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  • 1. What are cookies?

    Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your terminal device via the browser when you use our website. These text files contain information to provide user-friendly services and are read by web browsers. Cookies enable our website to recognise you so that our web server can present you with a more personalised, better, faster and more tailored website. Therefore, please bear in mind that you may not be able to access some web content if you block cookies. Basically, cookies are divided into the following types: Indispensable cookies: These cookies are indispensable for the website to function. Without these cookies, services such as myKnauf would not function. Functional cookies: These cookies enable a website to store information that has already been entered (such as target group) and to offer the user improved, more personalised functions. Performance cookie: These cookies are used to improve the user-friendliness of our website and thus the user experience. They collect information about how our website is used, number of visits, average time spent, pages viewed. Performance cookies help us, for example, to identify the most used elements of the website and to further develop the website based on your needs. We also use so-called analysis cookies in connection with web analysis. Cookies can also be permanent or temporary. So-called permanent cookies store a file on your end device for a certain period of time until the expiry date (or until you delete it beforehand) of the cookie. This means, for example, that language settings are saved so that you do not have to enter them again for our website. A so-called session cookie temporarily stores a session identifier while you are active on the website. This prevents you from having to log in again, for example, when you change pages. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or lose their validity as soon as your session has expired. Cookies can also be used as third-party cookies. Third-party cookies come from providers other than the website operator. They can be used, for example, to collect information for advertising, custom content and web statistics.

    2. Legal basis and use of cookies

    In general, we use Internet technologies (e.g. cookies, Java script) on the basis of legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO to make it easier for you to use our website and to optimise our offer and your communication with our content:

    • We use so-called indispensable cookies to keep the current session active.

    • We use cookies for data analysis. This allows us to see, for example, how our forms are accepted, how many visitors use our pages or which are the most frequently visited web pages.

    • We use third-party cookies that are used to improve your experience of our content and advertisements. Diese Website verwendet außerdem Webanalysedienste von Google und der econda GmbH. Weitere Informationen dazu finden Sie unter Datenschutz.


    3. Third-party cookies

    Some third-party providers set cookies on your computer, in particular to register visitor behaviour and personalise offers (including advertising). Depending on the platform, several cookies are set by third-party providers. You can read how the third-party provider handles cookies on the corresponding pages of the network. You can find the information about the networks in the table below. We have no control over the third-party cookies. We therefore recommend that you check the respective third-party websites to see which cookies are used and how they can be managed.

    4. Cookie management / opt-out

    In your browser menu you will find setting options for the use of cookies. Usually, a browser has the following setting options:

    • View cookies

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    • Disable all or certain cookies

    • Disable all cookies when closing the browser

    • Block cookies

    • Notify me when a cookie is to be set

    • Opt-out of tracking web analytics

    If you block our cookies in your browser, you will not be able to use some areas of our website.

    5. We currently use the following cookies

    Below is a summary of the cookies we use, which should inform you about the purpose and type of each cookie and how long they are stored.

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