Date effective: 15 May 2019
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies – What Are They?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your device and accessed from it when you visit one of our Sites, provided you have given your consent. Other tracking technologies function similarly to cookies, placing small data files on your devices or monitoring your activity on the website, thereby allowing us to gather insights into your use of our Sites. This enables our Sites to recognize and distinguish your device from those of other users. Additional information about cookies and other tracking technologies is provided below.
For more details, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
How Are Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies Used on Our Sites?
In order to operate our Sites and for research purposes, The Swiss Quality has contracted third-party service providers to monitor and analyze statistical usage of our Site, as well as collect information about site traffic. These third parties use persistent cookies to help us improve user experiences, manage site content, and analyze user navigation and behavior on the Sites.
First-party Cookies and Third-party Cookies
You can refer to the privacy policies of these companies for more information on how they collect and use information on behalf of The Swiss Quality.
Types of cookies we use:
|Strictly Necessary/ Technical||Essential cookies that enable proper functionality of our Sites, such as allowing you to access and log into your account and ensuring the security of the Sites.|
|Analytical/ Performance||These cookies help us analyze site performance, understand how the Sites are used, and track frequently visited pages and traffic sources. Examples include Google Analytics cookies.|
|Functionality||These cookies remember your preferences and customization choices, allowing us to tailor the Sites to your selections.|
|Third-Party Advertising||We use these cookies to collect information about your behavior on our Sites and other websites to provide targeted advertising. Third-party service providers like Google, Adobe, LinkedIn, and Facebook may use these cookies to deliver targeted ads based on your visits to our Sites.|
How Can I Decline or Withdraw My Consent for Cookies?
If you do not wish to allow cookies on your device, you can adjust your internet browser settings to reject all or some cookies and receive warnings when a cookie is placed on your device. Refer to your browser’s ‘help,’ ‘tools,’ or ‘edit’ section or visit www.allaboutcookies.org for guidance. Keep in mind that blocking all cookies (including strictly necessary cookies) may result in certain Site functionalities being unavailable.
You can manually delete previously stored cookies at any time, but this will not prevent the Sites from placing additional cookies on your device unless you adjust your browser settings as explained above.
If you are in Europe, visit www.youronlinechoices.eu for information on user profiling and the use of targeting/advertising cookies. For users in the United States, go to www.aboutads.info/choices.
The Swiss Quality Consulting GmbH
Lindenhof 6, 6060 Sarnen, Switzerland