TOMTEC Cookie Notice

Cookies Notice effective as of
Februar, 2019

More information about cookies

TOMTEC aims to make your online experience and interaction as informative, and relevant as possible. We use cookies or similar techniques to achieve this. We feel that it is important that you know what cookies our website uses and for what purposes. This will help to protect your privacy, while ensuring our website’s user-friendliness as much as possible.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored onto your terminal equipment (computer or mobile device) when you visit certain website. At TOMTEC we may use similar techniques, such as pixels, web beacons, device fingerprints, etc. For the sake of consistency, all these techniques combined will be hereafter referred to as “cookies”.

Why are cookies used?

Cookies may be used for many different purposes. In the first place, cookies can be required to make the website function properly. For example, without cookies it would be difficult to make a website remember that you have logged in, or which products you have put in your shopping cart. These are called required cookies.

Cookies can also be used to analyse how a website is used, to count the number of visitors, to learn how the website may be improved. We do not link the website usage statistics and other reports to individual people. These cookies are called analytics cookies.

How can I make choices about cookies and my privacy on TOMTEC website?

TOMTEC website offer you the possibility to set your preferences regarding cookies. By clicking ‘Cookies’ you can choose which types of cookies you would like our website to use. You can change your preferences at any time. Under Cookie Settings you can also find a list of all cookies within each category (required, analytics). Please note that using the Cookie Settings on our website may not result in the deletion of any cookies that have already been set. You can do that via the settings of your web browser as described below, after you have changed your Cookie Settings on our website. If you are visiting TOMTEC website targeted at visitors outside of the EU, you may use the settings of your web browser to make choices about cookies and privacy.

How to manage or disable cookies in your browser

Please be aware that TOMTEC currently does not make use of a technical solution that would enable us to respond to your browser’s ‚Do Not Track‘ signals. Besides using the Cookie Settings section on our website, you may manage your cookie settings in your browser settings at any time. Please be aware that your browser settings may not offer you the same ease of use as the Cookie Settings on our website. If you simply disable all cookies or all of our cookies in your browser settings, you may find that certain sections or features of our website(s) will not work, because your browser may prevent us from setting functionally required cookies. Therefore, it is recommended to use the Cookie Settings on our website instead of disabling all cookies via your web browser.

You may find further information on how to disable cookies or manage your cookie settings for the browser that you use from the following list:

  1. Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en 
  2. Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
  3. Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies 
  4. Safari: http://help.apple.com/safari/mac/8.0/#/sfri11471 

Further information about the type of cookies used on TOMTEC website

Cookies that ensure that the website functions properly (required cookies)
Our website may use cookies for:

  1. remembering products that you add to your shopping basket during online purchasing
  2. remembering information that you fill in on the various pages when paying or ordering so that you don’t have to fill in all your
  3. details repeatedly
  4. passing on information from one page to the next, for instance if a long survey is being filled in or if you need to fill in a large
  5. number of details for an online order
  6. storing preferences such as language, location, the number of search results to be displayed etc.
  7. storing settings for optimal video display, such as buffer size and your screen’s resolution details
  8. reading your browser settings so that we can display our website optimally on your screen
  9. locating misuse of our website and services, for example by recording several consecutive failed log-in attempts
  10. loading the website evenly so that it remains accessible
  11. offering the option of storing your login status so that you don’t have to enter login details every time
  12. making it possible to place a reaction on our website
  13. optimizing our website in real time depending on how you use the website, e.g. by making a field in a form light up or blink
  14. after a period of inactivity

Cookies that enable us to measure website usage (analytics cookies)
Our website may use analytics cookies for:

  1. keeping track of the number of visitors to our web pages
  2. keeping track of the length of time that each visitor spends on our web pages
  3. determining the order in which a visitor visits the various pages on our website
  4. assessing which parts of our site need to be improved
  5. optimising the website
  6. requesting your feedback on specific parts of our website

Concluding remarks

TOMTEC may amend this Cookie Notice from time to time, for example, because our website or the rules relating to cookies change. We reserve the right to amend the content of the Cookie Notice and the cookies included in the lists at any time and without notice. The new Cookie Notice will be effective upon posting. If you do not agree to the revised notice, you should alter your preferences, or consider stopping using the TOMTEC website. By continuing to access or make use of our services after the changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Cookie Notice. You can consult this web page for the latest version.

If you have any further questions and/or comments, please contact privacy@tomtec.de.