This Cookie Notice sets forth Graf’s policy with respect to information that is collected from users and/or visitors to Graf’s websites, applications or other services on which this Cookie Notice is posted through cookies and local shared objects.
Please also refer to Graf’s Privacy Statement. Graf’s Privacy Statement which generally describes the collection, use, disclosure, transfer and storage of information that is collected from users of and/or visitors to Graf’s website.
1. What are cookies and related technologies?
So-called cookies (or related applications) are used so that Graf can improve the efficiency of your individual use of the website. A cookie is a small data file that is placed on your web browser, or your computer or device, when you access and/or use a website, which stores text that can later be read back by Graf’s web server or third parties. Cookies are used to recognize your browser, and may enable Graf to recognize you as the same user who was at Graf’s website in the past, and relate your use of Graf’s website to other information about you, such as your Site Usage Information (see thereto the Privacy Statement) or personal information collected through other means. Cookies may be “session” cookies (i.e., last only for one browser session) or “persistent” cookies (i.e., continue in your browser until they expire or are affirmatively deleted).
2. What does Graf use these technologies for?
Graf uses these technologies for the following reasons:
Essential (strictly necessary) Cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in Graf’s systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will then not work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
Other Cookies and related technology
Performance Cookies: These cookies allow Graf to count visits and traffic sources so it can measure and improve the performance of the site. They help Graf to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies Graf will not know when you have visited Graf’s site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
Google Analytics: Graf’s website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and which allows an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information about your use of this website (including your IP address) generated by the cookie is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators, and to provide other services related to web usage and internet usage. Google may also disclose this information to third parties, provided this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.
By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected by you in the manner described above and for the purposes set out above.
You can prevent the installation of Google Analytics by setting your browser software accordingly; however, Graf would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website (opt out for Google Analytics).
Google Maps: Graf uses the service provided by Google, Inc. to show the locations of their branches and representatives. Google Maps may collect and process personal data. For further information please consult Google Inc.
3. How to control Cookies?
Graf respects your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. You can manage your cookie privacy settings in your Browser. You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. You can delete all cookies that are already on your device and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.
Last update: July 1, 2019