Cookie Policy

 

Latest Update: April 2019

When you visit Siemens websites, information is stored on your terminal device in the form of a "cookie." Cookies are small files that are stored on your terminal device and save certain settings and data to exchange with our websites via your browser.

For example, cookies enable us to tailor a website to better match your interests or to store your password so that you do not have to re-enter it every time. As a general rule, we never collect personal data via cookies, unless you have given us your express permission to do so.

If you do not want us to recognize your terminal device, please configure your Internet browser to erase all cookies from your device, to block all cookies or to receive a warning before a cookie is stored. You will find brief instructions on how to do this below.

Please note that certain functions of our website may no longer work, or not correctly, without cookies.

Types of cookies
Cookies can be assigned to four categories that we use on this website, depending on their function and intended purpose: absolutely necessary cookies, performance cookies and functional cookies.

Absolutely necessary cookies
These are needed for you to navigate within Siemens websites and operate basic website functions, such as the issuance of anonymous Session IDs for bundling several related queries to a server.

It is necessary for the website to operate and refusing this cookie can impact its functions. We see this as an essential cookie and therefore when you visit our website this cookie remains active.

If required, you can block this cookie through your browser settings which you can find out more details in 'How can I deactivate cookies'. 

Performance cookies
We collect information on the usage of our websites, including for example the Internet browsers and operating systems used, the domain name of the website which you previously visited, the number of visits, average duration of visit, and pages called up.

These cookies do not store any information that would make it possible to personally identify the user. The information collected with the aid of these cookies is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. Performance cookies serve the purpose of improving the user friendliness of a website and therefore enhancing the user’s experience. You can block the use of such cookies by creating an exclusion cookie (see 'Performance Cookies: Google Analytics' below).

Functional cookies
These enable a website to store information the user has already entered (such as user ID, language selection, or the user’s location), in order to offer improved, personalized functions to the user. Functional cookies are also used to enable requested functions such as playing videos and to make a user’s decision to block or disable a certain function (e.g. web analysis) - “opt-out cookies”.

You can remove this cookie or find out more information on 'How can I deactivate cookies' below.

Third Party Cookies

YouTube

We embed videos from our official YouTube channels of our different brands using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube's embedding videos information page or you can also visit Google's Cookie Policy.

Soundcloud*

We embed an audio player from Soundcloud on our podcast page that allows you to listen to our podcast series. Soundcloud may collect usage data for analytical purposes. You can find out more about Soundcloud's use of cookies with their Cookie Policy.

Google Maps

We use Google Maps to show the location of our businesses, which is embedded into our 'Contact Us' page. You can find the terms of use for this map from Google here.

Google Recaptcha*

We use third party cookies 'reCAPTCHA', a Google service to allow us to prevent bots from submitting forms on our site. As this is a key part of data submission on our site, we class this as an essential cookie and removing it would impact this function. If you wanted to remove this cookie, you can do so by visiting 'How can I deactivate cookies' below. You can find further details through Google’s privacy policy here.

Performance cookies: Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to help provide the best browsing experience for you.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. 

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the whole IP address first be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website. 

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. 

The IP-address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can control how cookies is used for you on our website by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. We also do not collect data such as your age and gender.

Google also provides the option of opting-out of being tracked with their analytics. You can follow the steps to do this here.

You can find out more information on how Google uses cookies and how you can manage the use of cookies on your computer here.

Cookies witnessed by electrium.co.uk

We have listed details of cookies set by services we use to better understand the use of our website. We use this data to continuously improve our service we offer:

Cookies Witnessed electrium.co.uk
Name of cookie Variant Expiry Description

Name: 

EU_COOKIE_LAW_CONSENT

Cookie Variant: 

Persistent cookie, First party cookie Functional cookie

Expiry: 

1 year

Description: 

Stores a user’s choice to confirm they have accepted use of cookies on the electrium.co.uk site.

Name: 

_ga

Cookie Variant: 

Persistent cookie, Third party cookie Performance cookie

Expiry: 

2 years

Description: 

Google cookie; this cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the site’s analytics reports.

Name: 

_gid

Cookie Variant: 

Persistent cookie, Third party cookie Performance cookie

Expiry: 

24 hours

Description: 

Google cookie; used to distinguish unique users by storing and updating a unique value for each page visited.

Name: 

whskyec

Cookie Variant: 

Temporary, First party, Essential cookie Absolutely necessary cookie

Expiry: 

When the browsing session ends

Description: 

Framework cookie. Used for the operation of the site.

Name: 

_gat

Cookie Variant: 

Third party cookie Performance cookie

Expiry: 

1 minute

Description: 

Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_.

Name: 

NID

Cookie Variant: 

Persistent cookie, Third Party cookie

Expiry: 

6 months

Description: 

These are essential site cookies, used by the google reCAPTCHA. These cookies use an unique identifier for tracking purposes. The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information

How can I deactivate cookies?
In the following you will find a summary of links that provide detailed information on the deactivation of cookies in commonly used browsers:

    Mozilla Firefox
    Internet Explorer
    Google Chrome
    Safari

Rejecting Cookies when visiting our site

When you visit our site you will be given an option to accept or reject non-essential cookies on our site. If you choose to reject cookies, we give you an option to place a temporary cookie for a 1 hour duration to remember this preference. This allows you to browse our website without this pop-up reappearing.

If you close this pop-up, it will still reject non-essential cookies but will prompt you to choose when you visit a different page on our website.

You can still remove this cookie through your browser settings by visiting the section ‘How do I deactivate cookies?’.

If you have any further questions about our Cookie Notice, please click on “Contact” to send us your questions and suggestions.
This Cookie Notice is updated from time to time. You will find the date of the latest update at the top of this page.

Policy updates

We may update this policy from time to time to reflect how cookies are used on our website. Please refer back to our policy to see if an update has been carried out.

Privacy Policy

You can view our privacy policy for our website here.

*Recent update to this policy

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