Cookie Policy

Latest Update: October 2021

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


We use a service called 'Addthis', provided by 'Oracle' to help you to share our content across your social media channels and email. You can find out more about their use of cookies in their Privacy Policy.


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.

Cognito Forms

We use Cognito Forms to securely collect and manage your personal information in compliance with GDPR. You can learn more about how Cognito Forms protects your personal information in the Cognito Forms Privacy Policy.

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

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
Name of cookie Variant Expiry Description
CookieConsent Persistent cookie, First party cookie Functional cookie 1 year Stores the user's cookie consent state for the current domain.
_ga Persistent cookie, Third party cookie Performance cookie 2 years Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_gid Persistent cookie, Third party cookie Performance cookie 24 hours Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
_at.hist.# Persistent cookie, Third Party Persistent Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to store the user's usage history of the AddThis sharing widget
_gat Third party cookie Performance cookie 1 day Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
cache-sprite-plyr Persistent cookie, First party cookie Persistent This cookie is necessary for the cache function. A cache is used by the website to optimize the response time between the visitor and the website. The cache is usually stored on the visitor’s browser.
_at.hist.# Persistent cookie, Third Party Persistent Used by the social sharing platform AddThis to store the user's usage history of the AddThis sharing widget
uvc Third party cookie 13 months Detects how often the social sharing service, AddThis, encounters the same user.
xtc Third party cookie 13 months Registers the user's sharing of content via social media.
loc Third Party cookie 13 months Geolocation, which is used to help providers determine how users who share information with each other are geographically located (state level).
_at.cww Third Party Cookie Persistent Used by the social sharing platform AddThis
at-rand Third Party Cookie Persistent Used by the social sharing platform AddThis
at-lojson-cache-# Third Party Cookie Persistent Used by the social sharing platform AddThis
__atuvc Third Party Cookie 13 months Updates the counter of a website's social sharing features.
__atuvs Third Party Cookie 1 day Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user if a page is shared with the social sharing service, AddThis.
WIDGET::local::assignments Third Party Cookie Persistent Used by audio-platform SoundCloud to implement, measure and improve their embedded content/service on the website - The collection of data also includes visitors’ interaction with embedded content/service. This can be used for statistics or marketing purposes.

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

    Microsoft Edge

If you have any further questions about our Cookie Notice, please “Contact Us” 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.