What are cookies?
Users who access the Website will have a minimal amount of information entered on the devices that they are using, whether these are computers or mobile devices, in small text files called “cookies” saved in the directory used by the user’s web browser.
There are several types of cookie, some make the use of the Website more effective, and other enable certain functionalities.
The Website uses “technical” cookies, such as browsing or session cookies, functionality cookies and analytics cookies, created and used by the Website manager.
Browsing or session cookies
Specifically, browsing or session cookies are used for the purpose of ensuring normal browsing and use of the website; they are therefore aimed at making the Website functional and optimising the browsing experience on said Website.
Finally, there are analytics cookies, used and created exclusively by the sole Website manager, to collect information regarding the number of users and how users visit the Website; this data is collected on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
These cookies are used in order to anonymously collect information on the use of the Website by users, such as: pages visited, time spent, origin of the incoming traffic, geographical origin, age, gender and interests for the purposes of marketing campaigns.
These cookies are sent by domains of third parties external to the Website.
Like millions of other website owners, Rotho Blaas is curious to know how many people connect to its website, how many pages are opened, where readers come from, and similar information.
To obtain this data, Rothoblaas uses Google Analytics, which is an excellent service provided free of charge by Google; Google Analytics has been set up in such a way that your IP address is anonymised, by eliminating the last part of the address.
The information generated by Google Analytics cookies on your use of the Website (including the first part of your IP address) is then sent to Google and saved on its servers in the United States.
Google uses this information to track and examine the use of the Website by visitors, and provides this data on an aggregate basis, never linked to your identity, via Analytics reports and its other reporting services (e.g. Google Trends).
Google may transfer this information to third parties if required by law or in cases where entities process this information on its behalf; the privacy notice and information on the use of Google Analytics data can be found here.
If you do not want to be “tracked”, even anonymously, by this Website or other sites that use Google Analytics (there are millions of them online), you can download this add-on to deactivate the sending of browsing data to Google Analytics: it works with the most common browsers, and is distributed by Google free of charge.
Profiling cookies are cookies aimed at creating user profiles, in order to send advertising messages based on preferences expressed by the individual user while browsing online within the Website.
Functionality cookies are also installed, as strictly necessary in order to provide services explicitly requested by the user.
The data controller is Reinhard Brunner firstname.lastname@example.org and it will not disclose your email address to any other party for any reason (unless you authorise it to do so).