Notes on cookies and opt-outs

Information on objection options regarding data processing

Here you can find out which tools we use on our website (web tracking, advertising, cookies, plug-ins, beacons, pixels, tags and scripts, etc), how they work and how you can object to the processing of your personal data in detail or delete the personal data collected here. Further information is available in our data privacy statement or notes on data privacy.

General information on cookies 

A cookie is a small file that is stored in the browser of the end device when a website is visited. Cookies can identify the end device concerned, for instance, or ensure the complete and correct display of our website. Cookies also help to provide the services integrated on a website, personalise content and individually adapt and analyse advertisements. 

Types of cookies 

Depending on their function and purpose, cookies can be divided into five categories: essential cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies, analysis cookies and cookies for marketing purposes. Please note that not all of the cookies listed here are used if you visit our website on a mobile device. 

Essential cookies 

These are cookies that are required so that you can navigate on our web pages and use their basic features. 

Performance cookies 

Performance cookies are used to improve the user-friendliness of a web page and thus the user experience. Performance cookies collect information about how our web pages are used, for instance the type of internet browser and operating system, the domain name of the website from which you came, the number of visits, average time spent on the site, and the pages viewed. 

Functional cookies 

Functional cookies enable a website to store information that has already been entered (such as user name, login, language selection or your location) and thus offer the user improved and more personalised functions. 

Analysis cookies 

These cookies enable us to determine how our website is used and, for instance, which preferences and search terms are used to call it up.

Cookies for marketing purposes 

Marketing cookies are deployed to offer content that is more relevant to the user and adapted to his/her interests. They are also employed to measure and control the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They register whether a web page was visited or not and which content was accessed. This information may be shared with third parties such as advertisers. These cookies are often linked to third-party site functionality. 

Deleting cookies and do-not-track settings 

You can delete specific cookies or the entire cookie stock via your browser settings. In addition, you receive information and instructions on how these cookies can be deleted or their storage blocked in advance, depending on the provider of your browser, under the following links:

Mozilla Firefox: support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-loeschen-daten-von-websites-entfernen / support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox

Internet Explorer: support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies / support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Google Chrome: support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416 / support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416;

Opera: www.opera.com/de/help  / www.opera.com/help 

Safari: support.apple.com/kb/PH17191 / support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

You can also individually manage the cookies of many companies and functions that are deployed for advertising. To do this, use the appropriate tools, available at www.aboutads.info/choices/ or www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.

Most browsers also offer a “do-not-track” feature that allows you to indicate that you do not want to be “followed” by websites. If this feature is enabled, the browser will tell ad networks, websites and applications that you do not want to be tracked for behaviour-based advertising and the like. For information and instructions on how to edit this feature, see the links below, depending on your browser provider: 

Mozilla Firefox: www.mozilla.org/de/firefox/dnt/ / support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-turn-do-not-track-feature

Internet Explorer: support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17288/windows-internet-explorer-11-use-do-not-track / support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17288/windows-internet-explorer-11-use-do-not-track

Google Chrome: support.google.com/chrome/answer/2790761 / support.google.com/chrome/answer/2790761

Opera: help.opera.com/Windows/12.10/de/notrack.html / help.opera.com/en/

Safari: support.apple.com/kb/PH21416;

In addition, you can prevent the loading of scripts by default. “NoScript” allows the execution of JavaScript, Java and other plug-ins only for trustworthy domains of your choice. Information and instructions on how to edit this feature can be obtained from the provider of your browser (for Mozilla Firefox, for instance: addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/noscript/). 

Information on the cookies we use 

When you access our website, the following cookies are stored in the cache of your browser.

Name: _ga
Provider: Google Analytics 
Purpose: This cookie is deployed to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to create reports and help us improve our site. The cookies collect the information anonymously, including the number of visitors to the site, location from where the visitors came to the site and the pages they visited. The _ga cookie is used to distinguish users.
Expiry date: 2 years 

Name: _gid
Provider: Google Analytics 
Purpose: This cookie is deployed to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to create reports and help us improve our site. The cookies collect the information anonymously, including the number of visitors to the site, location from where the visitors came to the site and the pages they visited. The _gid cookie is used to distinguish users. 
Expiry date: 24 hours 

Name: _gat
Provider: Google Analytics
Purpose: This cookie is deployed to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to create reports and help us improve our site. The cookies collect the information anonymously, including the number of visitors to the site, location from where the visitors came to the site and the pages they visited. The _gat cookie restricts the request rate. 
Expiry date: 1 minute 

Notes and objection options (opt-outs): Tracking tools

Please find below information on how you can prevent the use of the tracking technologies we use for the purpose of web analysis and thus object to data processing: 

Explanation of the tools, how they work and notes on data privacy 

Google Analytics
Google Analytics is an analytical tool of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Google). With the help of Google Analytics, web pages can be analysed to determine where users come from and how they behave on the website. On our behalf, Google employs cookies to evaluate the use of our website and compile reports on website activity for us. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called “AnonymizeIP” extension, which initially shortens your IP address when you visit our website. This means that a personal reference is no longer possible.

We have concluded an agreement with Google for order processing on the basis of the so-called EU standard contractual clauses. 

Please find more detailed information on the provider's tool, the purpose of processing and data privacy under the following links: 

policies.google.com/privacy / policies.google.com/privacy

www.google.com/policies/

www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html

support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245 / support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html  (in German)  

Privacy Shield certification 

Options for objecting to data processing (opt-out) 
You can prevent the storage of cookies used with this tool by setting your browser accordingly, viz. by deactivating the execution of JavaScript in your browser or by installing a tool such as “NoScript” (see above). 

You can also prevent the processing of data generated by cookies and related to your use of our website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. 

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your information from being collected on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics

Name and contact data of the controller 
Verband Deutscher Papierfabriken e.V. -Vereinigung der Papier-, Karton-, Pappen-, Holzstoff- und Zellstofferzeugung, Adenauerallee 55, D-53113 Bonn, its Board represented by Managing Board member Klaus Windhagen, lawyer, T: +49 228 2 67 05-0, E: info(at)vdp-online.de.

Name and contact data of our data officer 
Marcel Erntges, T: +49 89 21 09 77-70, email: datenschutz(at)vdp-online.de.

Your rights 
You have the right to request confirmation at any time as to whether we process personal data and the right to information about this personal data. In addition, you have the right to correct, delete and restrict data processing, as well as the right to object to the processing of personal data at any time, to revoke your consent to data processing at any time or to demand data transmission. You also have the right to complain to a supervisory authority in the event of data privacy violations.