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Sonova’s use of Cookies and Social Media Plug-Ins


 

COOKIES

We apply cookies on our Website. Cookies are small files stored by most internet browsers to track visitor information and enable Sonova to make its web-offering more relevant to you. This happens by Cookies providing information on your browser settings, location, type of device used to access the website, etc. Also Cookies can provide insight into which other websites you may have visited, which again can be beneficial to refine the content you can see on a Sonova website. Through Cookies Sonova may also learn about your browsing preferences, and also which products you are interested in. Whilst Cookies in principle do not directly identify you, Sonova may be able to associate your previous website behavior once you register with your details on a Sonova website. Some of the cookies used by our websites are set by us, and some are set by third parties on Sonova’s behalf. Our use of cookies from third parties enables tailored advertising, so that you may see advertisement of Sonova on unrelated websites that you browse to. If you are not interested in the advantages of our Cookies, the „Help“ function of your browser can provide instructions on how to prevent Cookies or delete existing Cookies. Also, you can learn how to block all new Cookies on your browser and which configuration steps are required to receive a notification about new Cookies. Very helpful information on Cookies in general can be accessed on http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

 

Our websites also may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics also uses Cookies, amongst others to help the website analyze how users use the site across multiple devices. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google, including on servers in the United States. To learn more about Google Analytics click here. You can opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG-INS

 

Social media plugins are a part of certain webpages of Sonova, and exist for social media providers (“Provider”) such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Youtube. When you visit a page by clicking such a plugin your browser will connect to the respective social media server. At the same time the Provider will know that you visited our website prior to landing on the social media site. If you are registered and have logged in with the Provider concerned, your visit can also be linked to your user account. The Providers in general do not provide specific information about which data is transmitted in the use of their social plugins. We therefore have no definitive ability to verify the content and scope of the transmitted data or its use by such Providers, for further information about this please consult the data protection stipulations of the relevant Provider. If you do not wish a Provider to collect data on you through our website, please deactivate the plugins in your web browser. If you wish to avoid a link to any existing user account, you must log out of the social media webpage before your visit to our website.