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.
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
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.
Stores information about whether the user has confirmed the cookie notice.
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.
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: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
2. Managing cookies
Below we have put together links that provide detailed information about disabling cookies in common browsers:
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft. com /en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
We would also like to draw your attention to the cookie deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative ( http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp ) and the cookie deactivation page of the Digital Advertising Alliance ( http://www.aboutads.info/choices ).
Stand: Version 2.0, December 17, 2019