Unfortunately, it is in the nature of the matter that these explanations sound very technical, but we have tried to describe the most important things as simply and clearly as possible.
Automatic data storage
When you visit websites today, certain information is automatically created and stored, including on this website.
If you are visiting our website as you are now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically stores data such as
- the address (URL) of the website accessed
- Browser and browser version
- the operating system used
- the address (URL) of the previously visited page (Referrer URL)
- the host name and IP address of the device from which it is accessed
- Date and time
- files (web server log files).
Typically, Web server log files are stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not share this data, but we cannot rule out the possibility that this data will be viewed in the presence of unlawful conduct.
Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.
What exactly are cookies?
Whenever you browse the Internet, use a browser. Well-known browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge. Most websites store small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.
Cookies store certain user data from you, such as language or personal page settings. When you visit our site again, your browser will return the "user-related" information to our site. Thanks to cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you the setting you are used to. In some browsers each cookie has its own file, in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.
There are both first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly from our site, third-party cookies are created by partner websites (e.g. Google Analytics). Each cookie must be assessed individually, as each cookie stores different data. The expiration time of a cookie also varies from a few minutes to a few years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain viruses, Trojan horses or other "pests". Cookies also cannot access information from your PC.
For example, this is what cookie data might look like:
- Name: _ga
- Value: GA1.2.1326744211.152211134745-6
- Purpose: Differentiation of website visitors
- Expiration date: after 2 years
- These minimum sizes should be supported by a browser:
- At least 4096 bytes per cookie
- At least 50 cookies per domain
- At least 3000 cookies in total
- What types of cookies are there?
- You can distinguish between 4 types of cookies:
- Essential cookies
These cookies are necessary to ensure basic functions of the website. For example, you need these cookies when a user puts a product in the shopping cart, then continues to surf on other pages and later goes to checkout. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart, even if the user closes his browser window.
These cookies collect information about the user behavior and whether the user receives any error messages. In addition, these cookies also measure the loading time and behaviour of the website in different browsers.
These cookies improve the user experience. For example, you can save entered locations, font sizes, or form data.
These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They are used to provide the user with customized advertising. This can be very practical, but also very annoying.
Usually, when you visit a website for the first time, you are asked which of these types of cookies you would like to allow. And of course, this decision is also stored in a cookie.
visitor counter sat besucherzaehler-kostenlos.de
This Web page uses an external counter to record the number of Web page views. For this purpose, a Java script is loaded from an external web page. the besucherzaehler-kostenlos.de server usually stores the IP address of the access anonymously and for a limited period of time in a LOG file. This is regularly permanently deleted.
In order to ensure the correct functioning of the meter, the visitor counter also stores a so-called session cookie on the visitor's computer. This is usually deleted by the browser as soon as it is closed. No personal information is stored in this cookie. It contains only the information of the called domain, as well as a Boolean tag (true/false) to mark the visitor as already counted.
Furthermore, no personal or personal data is collected from the visitor counter. You cannot track or map the accesses at any time.
How can I delete cookies?
If you want to determine which cookies have been stored in your browser, if you want to change or delete cookie settings, you can find this in your browser settings:
- Chrome: Delete, enable, and manage cookies in Chrome
- Safari: Manage cookies and website data with Safari
- Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer
- Internet Explorer: Deleting and Managing Cookies
- Microsoft Edge: Deleting and Managing Cookies
If you do not want cookies, you can set up your browser to always inform you when a cookie is to be set. This allows you to decide whether or not to allow the cookie for each cookie. The procedure varies depending on the browser. It is best to search the manual in Google with the search term "Delete cookies Chrome" or "Disable cookies Chrome" in the case of a Chrome browser.
The so-called "cookie guidelines" have been in place since 2009. It states that storing cookies requires your consent. However, there are still very different reactions to these directives within the EU countries. In Austria, however, this directive was implemented in Paragraph 96(3) of the Telecommunications Act (TKG).
If you want to know more about cookies and don't shy away from technical documentation, we recommend https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265, the Request for Comments of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) called http State Management Mechanism.
Storage of personal data
Personal data that you transmit to us electronically on this website, such as name, e-mail address, address or other personal information in connection with the transmission of a form or comments in the blog, will be used by us together with the time and the IP address only for the specified purpose, securely stored and not passed on to third parties.
We therefore only use your personal data for communication with those visitors who expressly wish to contact and for the processing of the services and products offered on this website. We do not share your personal information without consent, but we cannot rule out the possibility that this data will be viewed in the presence of unlawful conduct.
If you send us personal data by e-mail, i.e. away from this website, we cannot guarantee the secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data unencrypted by e-mail.
Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation
According to the provisions of the GDPR and the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG), you are entitled in principle to the following rights:
- Right to correction (Article 16 GDPR)
- Right to erasure ("Right to be forgotten") (Article 17 GDPR)
- Right to restrict processing (Article 18 GDPR)
- Right to notification - obligation to notify in connection with the rectification or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR)
- Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
- Right to object (Article 21 GDPR)Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling (Article 22 GDPR)
- If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, you can complain to the supervisory authority, which in Austria is the data protection authority whose website you can find under https://www.dsb.gv.at/.
Evaluation of visitor behaviour
You can find out more about the possibilities of contradicting this evaluation of the visit data in the following data protection