Information on cookies and social plugins on the digital platforms operated by Styria Medienhaus Lifestyle GmbH & Co KG (www.strudelandschnitzel.com)
The digital platform of Styria Medienhaus Lifestyle GmbH & Co KG (Ghegastrasse 3, Top 1.2, 1030 Vienna) – subsequently abbreviated to “strudelandschnitzel” – uses so-called cookies, device IDs and similar technologies (hereinafter summarised and referred to as: “cookies”) which help make the digital products and services of strudelandschnitzel (hereinafter summarised and referred to as: “our products”) easier and more efficient to use and analyse user habits for the purpose of the ongoing optimisation of our products. Cookies can also be used to make adverts more relevant for the individual interests of users and their usage habits.
The digital platform operated by strudelandschnitzel also uses so-called social plugins which provide users with a direct link to the pages of various social networks.
Below you will find further information about cookies and social plugins and how these can be managed.
Note: strudelandschnitzel does not identify with the content of any linked websites and does not therefore assume any liability associated with these. Viewing of these linked websites occurs at the user’s own risk.
- What are cookies?
- What type of cookies are there?
- What type of cookies are used by the strudelandschnitzel digital platforms and how can they be managed?
- How do I manage and delete cookies in my browser?
- How do I manage and delete cookies on Android devices
- How do I manage and delete cookies on an iPhone and iPad?
- What are device IDs and what does strudelandschnitzel use these for?
- Use of device IDs on Android
- Use of device IDs on iOS
- What are social plugins and what should I observe when using them?
- Helpful links
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files which are stored on the user’s computer or smartphone when visiting a website. They usually contain information about the websites the user has visited which the browser saves whilst the user is online. Cookies enable the user to be identified if he visits a website again and can, for example, save him having to register again if the same website is visited twice. Cookies also store and send information regarding users’ online behaviour. Cookies are used to improve service quality, including the storage of user settings, for the recommendation of content and search results as well as for tracking user trends for example the content users view. This enables an evaluation of the use of digital platforms and the identification of important findings regarding user needs. These findings serve the further optimisation of the quality of the digital platforms. Users can view cookies and individually delete them (more about this in the following sections). Furthermore, users can also deactivate cookies in general via the corresponding settings on the browser.
1.What type of cookies are there?Functionality cookies
These cookies are necessary to use our products and their functionalities to their full extent. This may e.g. include saving the details you entered in a form (so that you do not need to complete it again) or saving your geographical location or user settings. The information collected by the functionality cookies only refers to the website which has been viewed – no information is collected on the viewing of other websites. If these cookies are rejected it may mean that your use of the website is restricted.
2. Performance / web analysis cookies
These cookies gather information – anonymised i.e. this cannot be traced back to any individual user – on the usage habits of the visitor of a website or app. This may include e.g. details on the time of the most views or the (sub) pages which were most frequently visited. This information is summarised and evaluated by performance / web analysis tools with the purpose of gathering information on the use, functionality and user friendliness of websites or apps and the further optimisation of these. These cookies are therefore important for the optimisation of our product quality. Furthermore, these cookies are also used to analyse the number of visits, page views and further performance indicators of a website or app or particular content (e.g. an ad).
3. Ad server, advertising, targeting and recommender cookies
These cookies are used to gain information, on the basis of an analysis of the user’s online habits, on the user’s interests and needs and segment users with the same or similar interests or needs (“target groups”). This serves the purpose of a more targeted presentation of advertising to a particular target group (“Targeting”). This usually occurs by means of particular tools (e.g. Adserver for the marketing of online advertising spots; Data Management Platform for the management of user data) which are provided by special service providers. These cookies are also used to control the frequency of ad pop-ups (in particular to restrict this) and to measure the effect and efficiency of campaigns. By means of advertising networks, cookies from third-party providers may also be used in association with their services. Such cookies identify whether a user has visited a website and send this information to the third-party provider where it may be linked with functions provided by other organisations (see also Point 4). Furthermore, special targeting cookies also enable advertising for users of social networks.
4. Cookies of third party providers
These cookies are created by third party providers, not the website which is being visited. The third party, usually an advertiser, uses these cookies to track a user’s visits to all pages which display the advertising of the third-party provider e.g. including also the pages operated by ichkoche.at. The website which is currently being viewed has no influence on the third-party providers and their cookies; they can also change – depending on the advertising medium. Some browsers allow the blocking of third-party cookies (more on this in the section How do I manage and delete cookies in my browser?). Furthermore, third-party cookies may also be used when logging in to Facebook or Google.
Which cookies are used on the digital platforms operated by strudelandschnitzel and how can these be managed?
When visiting our digital platforms and/or using our products, the below listed cookies may be used. The function and purpose of the listed cookies depends on the respective cookie types, as outlined in general above. Below you will also find information on how you can reject cookies. By means of the software used, it is also possible to gather and store several technical details (e.g. the user’s operating system version, browser type and version, screen resolution etc) as well as the user’s IP address. It is, however, not possible to identify the person associated with this data.
1. Functionality cookies
Our website uses the following functionality cookies:
Session ID cookies; storage of ID of competition users; cookies with information on the user’s location; cookies which store whether you clicked on “Read more” button on detail pages. If you would like to reject these cookies we recommend this is done generally via your browser.
– Google Analytics: Google offers a browser add-on which deactivates Google Analytics. Further information on this can be found on: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=de. The browser add-on can be downloaded here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
3. Adserve, advertising, targeting and recommender cookies
– Google advertising network: To deactivate the display of interest-related advertising by the Google advertising network (AdWords / AdSense / Double Click), follow Google’s instructions concerning this on: http://www.google.com/settings/ads. Google also offers a browser plug-in with which you can permanently deactivate the DoubleClick cookie. The browser plug-in can be downloaded here: http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=de
– Facebook Custom Audiences: The user may opt-out and can object to the use of his data by Custom Audiences at any time by clicking on the Unsubscribe button on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/.
strudelandschnitzel.com, as operator of the digital platforms, does not receive any information concerning the content of the data sent as part of Custom Audiences as well as the use of this by Facebook. Further information on how Facebook uses your data can be found on: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
4. Third-party cookies: the strudelandschnitzel digital platforms use continuously changing third-party cookies. We have no direct influence on these third-party cookies. To block these cookies, we recommend this is done generally via the browser settings. Some browsers allow the specific blocking of third-party cookies (more information on this in the section “How do I manage and delete cookies in my browser?”).
How can I manage and delete cookies in my browser?
In general, cookies can be rejected or deleted with the corresponding browser settings. This may, however, restrict your use of all functions of the internet platform.
Here are instructions on how you can manage and delete cookies in your browser: delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome; cookie settings in Firefox; manage and delete cookies in Internet Explorer; manage cookies and other website data in Safari; manage cookies in Opera (only available in English)
Some browsers have the option of blocking cookies specifically from third parties: Block third-party cookies in Firefox
How do I manage and delete cookies on Android devices?
Android standard browser (browser, internet)
Open the standard browser. Press the Menu/function key (e.g. left soft key, depending on the device) and go to Settings. Then go to Data protection and security. You can reject cookies here by deactivating the corresponding check box. You can also delete all cookie data by clicking on the button which is named as such.
If you use a Chrome browser on your Android smartphone, open this and click on the menu/function key (e.g. left soft key, depending on device). Go to Settings and then to Data protection. Here press the Delete browsing data button and tick Cookies, webpage data.
Other browsers / device models
These instructions are based on a Samsung Galaxy GT-I9300 with Android 4.3. The management and deletion of cookies on devices other than the above, or with different software than named above, may differ slightly from the above instructions. Further information on this can be found here:
Manage cookies in Google Chrome for Android
Manage cookies in Firefox for Android
How do I manage and delete cookies on an iPhone and iPad?
To permanently block cookies on your Apple iPhone or
iPad, go to Settings and then to Safari. Open the page and scroll
down to the section Data protection & security. Here you can
permanently block cookies by selecting Block cookies > permanently block.
To delete the cookies, click on Delete history and website data on this
page. Other browsers Manage cookies
in Chrome for iOS (scroll to bottom for
Manage cookies in Firefox for iOS
What are social plugins and what should I bear in mind when using them?
Social plugins enable content sharing with a social network (e.g. Facebook Connect, Youtube, Twitter, Pinterest etc.) from any website with integrated social plugins. The social plugins integrated in the digital platforms operated by strudelandschnitzel can be identified by means of the logo or icon of the individual social networks. If a social plugin is used whilst using one of our products, the browser will establish a direct connection with the servers of the respective social network. In this way, the content of the social plugin will be sent direct to the user’s browser which integrates the content in the digital platform which is being visited. With this integration, the information that the user viewed the digital platform is recorded and sent to the social network. If the user is logged in to the social network, the network will be able to associate this visit to the digital platform with the user’s account. If the user interacts with a social plugin e.g. clicks on “Like”, this information will be sent from the user’s browser to the social network where it is stored. For further information on the purpose and extent of data processing by social networks as well as setting options to protect your privacy, refer to the data protection information of the social networks. To prevent the social networks which use our digital products from using your data, log out of the social networks before visiting the respective digital platform.