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Cookie Policy

Notice on the use of cookies

When you visit one of the websites of Schaeffler AG and companies in which Schaeffler AG, directly or indirectly, holds a majority interest (Schaeffler Group), information is stored on your terminal device in the form of a “cookie”. Cookies are small text files that enable analysis of the use of the website, record settings and data in your browser, and allow the website to be customized to your interests and interest-based advertising to be displayed on other websites. We do not collect any personal data by means of cookies unless you have expressly given us your consent to do so.

1. Types of cookies 

Depending on their function and purpose, cookies can be divided into two categories: technically necessary cookies and optional cookies. Furthermore, cookies may be first-party cookies, which are cookies that we place as the operator of the website, or third-party cookies, which are placed by a domain other than ours. In principle, any cookie can be removed by deleting the browser cache, upon which the cookie immediately loses its validity.

Below you will find a list of all cookies that can be used on our websites as well as further information about their purpose, period of validity, and type.

Technically necessary cookies

Technically necessary cookies are required so that you can navigate through our websites and operate the basic functions of our websites. Without these cookies, the use of the website may be limited.



Period of validity



Stores information about whether the user has visited the website before.

1 year

First-party cookie


Registers whether a user is already logged in to make sure the user does not have to log in again each time a new page view is generated.

Until the end of the browsing session

First-party cookie


Stores the access credentials of the login form in an encrypted state so that the user does not have to enter the credentials again if the “Remember me” checkbox has been selected.

1 year

First-party cookie


Stores information about whether the user has confirmed the cookie notice.

1 year

First-party cookie


Optional cookies

Optional cookies collect information about the use of our website, serve to optimize the website, and allow the preparation of reports on probable interests and demographic characteristics of the visitors. They can also be used to offer targeted content that is relevant to users and adapted to their interests. The latter information may be shared with third parties, such as advertisers.

This website does not use optional cookies.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. (“Google“). Google Analytics uses cookies that allow analysing your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated beforehand within the member states of the European Union or in other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services related to the website activity and Internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include the code “anonymizeIp;“ in order to guarantee an anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link ( Disable Google Analytics ). An opt-out cookie will be set which will prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website. Alternatively, you can also download and install the browser plug-in available at the following link:

More information about the Google Analytics Terms of Use and Privacy Policy is available at or at

2. Managing cookies 

You can object to the use of cookies so that no cookies will be placed on your terminal device. This can be done, for example, by making the appropriate setting in your Internet browser. Please note, however, that you may not be able to fully use all of the functions of the website in this case. If you want to deactivate individual cookies or services on our website, you will find the necessary information about the respective services in section 1 of this Cookie Policy. 

Below we have put together links that provide detailed information about disabling cookies in common browsers:

We would also like to draw your attention to the cookie deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative ( ) and the cookie deactivation page of the Digital Advertising Alliance ( ).

If you have any questions about the Cookie Policy, please contact:  

Stand: Version 2.0, December 17, 2019