I. What are cookies?
II. Which types of cookies are used by NEA?
III. Will cookies be stored on my Device only by NEA?
IV. Will cookies be permanently stored on my Device?
V. How to enable, disable and administer cookies?
VI. Overview: Cookies used by NEA
Cookies are text files that are downloaded to and stored on the device used by you to surf in the Internet (e.g. a computer or a smartphone; collectively referred to as “Device”), whenever you access a website. Cookies can store a variety of information. The type of information stored in the particular cookies is presented in the table below in sec. VI. (“Cookie Table”). Cookies can also be recognized by other websites. For further information please visit de.wikipedia.org/wiki/http_cookie.
NEA uses different types of cookies on the Webpage. These cookies serve different purposes. According to their purpose, cookies may generally be assigned to one of the following categories:
No. The cookies used by us are both first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are cookies from NEA, serving our purposes, including but not limited to interactive information, and our statistics purposes. Third-party cookies, on the other hand, are set by third-party suppliers under a domain different from those of the Webpage. These third-party cookies enable analyses across websites. Refer to the Cookie Table below to see whether the respective cookie is a first-party cookie or a third-party-cookie.
Whether and for how long cookies remain stored on a Device mainly depends on whether the cookie set is a persistent cookie or a session cookie. Session cookies will remain stored on your Device only until you close the browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your Device until they expire or are deleted by you (e.g. by deleting your browsing history or by your targeted deletion of the cookies via your browser settings). For the duration of storage of the particular cookies, please see the Cookie Table below.
We will set cookies on your Device only, if you have given your prior consenr. Such cookies are functional cookies and analytical cookies. The exact types of such cookies can be seen in the Cookie Table below.
2. Browser settings
In addition, you may configure the settings of your browser used to browse the Webpage to enable, disable or delete cookies. Detailed instructions on how to do so are provided by your browser. Click here to go to:
Please note that some functions or sections of the Webpage are not available if your browser does not accept cookies. For more information on how to change the browser settings, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
In the following, we explain in detail the cookies that are used on the Webpage.
These cookies enable us to provide the functions and contents of the Webpage tailored to your specific needs, as these cookies store your preferences. For example, these cookies can be used to store your user data in our Forum or to store your choice of language. In addition, these cookies can be used to offer interactive information, such as viewing our virtual catalogs or watching our product videos.
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|We use this cookie to sum up all queries sent by you and your browser within one session. Thus, this cookie ensures that you, once logged in, remain logged in and can browse all pages of the login area.|
|This cookie stores your current session in respect of PHP applications and thus warrants that all functions of the Webpage that are based on the PHP programming language can be completely displayed.|
These cookies collect data on how the Webpage is used, for example on which subpages of the Webpage were most frequently visited. These cookies provide NEA with analytical data on the performance of the Webpage and clues as to how improve the Webpage.
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from Google Analytics
NEA uses Google Analytics, which is a web analytics service from Google Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie on your Device for the purpose of recognizing you on an anonymous basis, once you return to a specific Webpage. Google uses the information received from the cookie in order to store a profile of which pages you have accessed within a session.
However, Google Analytics abridges your IP address by the last three digits prior to storage and further processing, so that you cannot be identified. Google acts as an external data processor of NEA and analyzes the data collected only on behalf of NEA. NEA uses the data received from Google Analytics for its business planning, for its own business operations as well as for marketing activities aiming at understanding better how to improve the contents of our web-based services and the associated user experience.
You may refuse the collection of your data by this cookie by downloading and installing the following browser plug-ins: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
If your Google does not provide any plug-in for your browser, you may click here. We will then set a cookie on your Device that prevents Google Analytics from collecting your data on the Webpage.
Further information on this cookie is available under http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacypolicy.html.
Last amended: January 2015