What are “cookies”?
“Cookies” are small text files that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive.
What are they used for?
In addition, cookies enable us to offer you certain content on our website. We may use insights about your behaviour on our website to send you targeted advertisements on third-party website in an effort to remarket our products and services to you.
What cookies do we use?
The legal basis for the use of technically non-essential cookies (and the associated collection and processing of personal data) is your consent given voluntarily when you first visit our website as part of our cookie banner.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. Your consent to the use of technically non-essential cookies and the associated processing of your personal data is not necessary for the use of our website, i.e., you can also use our website without technically non-essential cookies.
Facebook Custom Audiences
Our website uses the “Custom Audiences” remarketing function of Meta Platforms Inc, 1601 S. Delaware Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). This allows users of the website to be shown interest-based advertisements (“Facebook Ads”) when visiting the social network Facebook or other websites that also use this procedure. In this way, we pursue the interest of showing you advertising that is of interest to you in order to make our online offers more interesting for you. The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.
With Custom Audiences, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Facebook server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Facebook through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our state of knowledge: Through the integration of Facebook Custom Audiences, Facebook receives the information that you have called up our website or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Facebook service, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. Even if you are not registered with Facebook or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider processes your IP address and other identifying features. Deactivation of the “Facebook Custom Audiences” function is possible for logged-in users at https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads#.
We use Hotjar to better understand the usage patterns and needs of our users and to optimise our services and user experience. Hotjar allows us to better understand the user experience on our websites (i.e., how long users spend on which of our websites, which links they click on, what they like and don’t like, etc.) so that we can tailor our offerings based on user feedback.
How to delete and block cookies?
If you do not want cookies to collect information, you can change the setting in your internet browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including necessary cookies), you may not be able to access parts or all of our website. Our website places cookies whenever you visit our website. Disabling or deleting cookies does not prevent devices from being identified and associated data from being collected. This can only be achieved by changing your browser settings.
How do you disable cookies?
You can change your cookie settings in your browser. These settings are usually found under the “Options” or “Preferences” menus of your browser. The links below may be helpful in understanding these settings. You can also find more information under “Help” in your browser.
Can I withdraw my consent?
Further information on data protection
Duration of data storage
We only store personal data for as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed or for as long as any consent you have given us has been revoked by you. Insofar as statutory retention obligations must be observed, the storage period for certain data may be up to 6 years, irrespective of the processing purposes.
Transfer of personal data
Bee The Web will not disclose or otherwise distribute your personal data to third parties unless this is necessary for the performance of our services (legal basis for processing: Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR), you have consented to the disclosure (legal basis for processing: Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR) or the disclosure of data is permitted by relevant legal provisions.
Bee The Web is entitled to outsource the processing of your personal data in whole or in part to external service providers acting as processors for Bee The Web pursuant to Art. 4 No. 8 GDPR within the framework of the data protection provisions. External service providers support us, for example, in the technical operation and support of the website, data management, the provision and performance of services, marketing, as well as the implementation and fulfilment of reporting obligations.
The service providers commissioned by Bee The Web process your data exclusively in accordance with our instructions. Bee The Web remains responsible for the protection of your data, which is ensured by strict contractual regulations, technical and organisational measures and additional controls by us.
Personal data may also be disclosed to third parties if we are legally obliged to do so e.g., by court order (legal basis for processing: Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR) or if this is necessary to support criminal or legal investigations or other legal investigations or proceedings at home or abroad or to fulfil Bee The Web ‘ legitimate interests (legal basis for processing: Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR).
Automated decision-making including profiling pursuant to Art. 22 (1) and