In order to optimize the web page in terms of system performance, practicability and provision of useful information about the services, corelate automatically collects and stores information in log files on the user’s computer. These include the user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, data on the browser type and language settings, the operating system, Internet Service Provider (ISP), and date/time of the visit. corelate uses these data to effectively manage the web pages in order to find out more about the behaviour of customers across the web pages, to analyse trends, and to collect comprehensive demographic information about the users. The collected data can be used for marketing and advertising purposes, as well as for communication (e.g. the optimization and enhancement of the user experience to guarantee more attractive offers and services).
In the event of the usage of data which are not personal data, together with personal information, such data are treated as personal data as long as they are used collectively. Also, for the information gathered from cookies and other comparable techniques the Declaration on the Protection of Personal data from these Terms and Conditions applies.
Web pages, e-mails, web services, advertising and interactive applications can use the so-called cookies (hereinafter: “cookies”) for the optimization of services. A cookie is a small file usually containing a sequence of letters and numbers that is loaded into the user’s terminal equipment (computer, mobile device, etc.; generally referred to as: “computer”) when visiting the corelate website (corelate sends the cookie file to the user’s computer hard drive). For example, the corelate website can then use them to identify the user’s devices when the connection between the web server and the web browser is established. The main purpose of the cookie is to enable the web server to provide the user with customized web pages allowing for a more personal experience during a visit to the corelate website and better response capabilities to individual user’s requirements. Cookies allow corelate to obtain more information about how users use their web site, and also as a means of improving the user’s experience during their visit to a certain web page.
corelate can use the following types of cookies on their web pages: temporary or session cookies (hereinafter: “session cookies”): these are temporary cookies that are stored in the cookie file in the user’s browser for the duration of the user’s session (for the duration of the browsing and are deleted with the expiry of the session). These cookies are required for the proper operation of specific applications or functionalities on corelate web pages; our own cookies (1st party cookies) originate from the corelate web pages the user is visiting and may be permanent or temporary. Web pages use these cookies to store information that will be reused during the user’s next visit to the site.
More information about cookies can be found on the world wide web, for example on the following web page: http://www.allaboutcookies.org. Where the user’s consent is necessary for the usage or installation of cookies, corelate will obtain the user’s consent before using them or installing them into the user’s device (computer).