Cookie guideline (version: 01/03/2021)


The web pages use cookies to some extent. Cookies are small text files which are filed on your computer and stored by your browser. Cookies will not damage your computer and do not contain any viruses.

Cookies help us make our services more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies". They are automatically deleted once your visit has ended. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

The following provides you with information about the tools we use, the respective service providers and their data protection information, along with information about how to disable or block these tools.

The web analysis service Google Analytics (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) also uses cookies.

These text files are stored on your computer and allow how the website is used to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be sent in an anonymous format to a Google server in the USA, where it will be stored. More information about how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in the Google privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

You can stop cookies from being stored by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however, we need to tell you that if you do so, you might not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

You can also stop Google from collecting data generated by the cookie and related to how you use the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

You can also stop Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. Click here to opt out of Google Analytics measurement.

Click here to opt out of Google Analytics measurement.

An opt-out cookie will be set which stops your data from being collected during future visits to this website.

We have concluded a contract data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the most stringent requirements issued by the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

We also want to point out the following points about Google Analytics to you:

  • Google Analytics records the demographic profiles of website visitors in terms of age, gender and interests. The provider receives this data from its own personalised ads and third-party visitor data. However, it is not possible to link this data to specific individuals.
  • Google Remarketing allows targeted advertising to be sent to users who have already shown an interest in our online services. Cookies are used as part of this process as well and can be disabled at www.google.com/settings/ads.
  • Google AdWords Conversion Tracking sets a cookie when you access our online services via a Google ad. These cookies are valid for 30 days and are not used to identify users personally, but instead serve statistical purposes for improving our advertising activities. As every user receives a different cookie, no other AdWords customers can be tracked via the websites. You can stop this tracking by blocking the setting of cookies from the googleadservices.com domain in your browser.
  • Google Tag Manager sets simple website tags instead of cookies. No personal data is collected as part of this process, but this tool can trigger other tags which may collect data not accessed by Google Tag Manager. More information can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Facebook Remarketing can be used to track the reach of our Facebook ads.

With your consent, we do this by using the "tracking pixel" of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). This pixel is set when you click on one of our ads on Facebook. The data collected this way remains anonymous to us so that we are unable to identify you personally.

However, you should know that this data can be stored and processed by Facebook and linked to your Facebook account and used for their own promotional purposes. For more information about this, please refer to the Facebook privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

By visiting https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/ you can edit your settings and stop Facebook and its partners from placing ads.

Bing Ads also use the aforementioned pixels. This tool gives us the option to create remarketing lists based on the activities of users of our website.  More information about data protection and about the cookies used with Microsoft Bing can be found on the Microsoft website: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement

On our website, we use The Trade Desk tool of The UK Trade Desk Ltd. (Co. No. 8539108), 11th Floor Whitefriars Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS1 2NT United Kingdom. This tool collects data for analysis, marketing and optimisation purposes and therefore helps us to improve our marketing strategies, our website or app.

The data collected is used by The Trade Desk to link advertising contacts and clicks on ads with the resulting use of our website. In this way, we can determine whether Internet users who have seen our ads

  • visit our website and
  • which products and content they are interested in.

The Trade Desk technology also allows us to recognise users of our website and, when an advertising contact visits us again in future, to tailor the ads in the content to your interest (such as viewed products and information).

The analysis of advertising contacts, the viewed content of our website and the targeted delivery of ads based on your interests help us to use our advertising budget more efficiently.

Pseudonymised online identification numbers (online ID) such as cookie IDs, IP address, device IDs, advertising ID/IDFA (such as on Android or Apple smartphones) are used to collect the data. No unique user-based data such as name or address are stored in this process. All IDs used by us are only used to identify your terminal, your Internet browser or the app used.

The data collected will not be used without your separate consent to identify you personally as a user of our website or app. If you do not want your data to be collected via The Trade Desk, click on the following link for information about how you can stop data from being collected on your computer or mobile device: https://www.adsrvr.org/

 

Our website uses Conversion Tracking technologies from the social network Pinterest (Pinterest Europe Ltd., Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland), which allows us to show relevant ads and offerings to our website visitors who have already shown an interest in our website and our content/services and who are Pinterest members on Pinterest too.

To this end, a Pinterest Conversion Tracking pixel is integrated on our website which informs Pinterest, whenever you visit our website, that you have accessed our website and which part of our services you have shown an interest in. For example, if you have shown an interest in our subscriptions on our website, ads about our subscriptions can be shown on Pinterest.

You can stop your data being collected for the purposes of showing you personalised ads on Pinterest at any time

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On this website we use the Adform tool from Adform A/S Wildersgade 10B, sal. 1 DK-1408 Copenhagen, Denmark, which collects data for analysis, marketing and optimisation purposes and therefore helps us to improve our marketing strategies, our website or app.

The data collected is used by Adform to link advertising contacts and clicks on ads with the resulting use of our website or app. This way we can determine whether Internet users who have seen our ads visit our website, which products they are interested in and also how the app is used. This helps us to use our advertising budget more efficiently. We can also use this data collected to deliver ads based on your interests (such as products viewed).

Pseudonymised online identification numbers (online ID) such as cookie IDs, IP address, device IDs, advertising ID/IDFA (such as on Android or Apple smartphones) are used to collect the data. No unique user-based data such as name or address are stored in this process. All IDs used by us are only used to identify your terminal, your Internet browser or the app used.

If you do not want your data to be collected by Adform, click on the following link for information about how you can stop data from being collected on your computer or mobile device:

https://site.adform.com/privacy-center/platform-privacy/opt-out/

 

We use the services of etracker GmbH in Hamburg, Germany, www.etracker.com, to analyse usage data.

Our standard approach is not to use cookies for web analysis purposes. However, in the event that we do use analysis and optimisation cookies, we will obtain your explicit consent separately in advance. If this is the case and you give your consent, cookies will be used which allow statistics to be obtained about the reach of this website, the success of our online marketing strategies to be measured and testing methods to be carried out in order to test and optimise various versions of our online offering or its integral parts, for example. etracker cookies do not include any information that allows a user to be identified.

The data generated by etracker will be processed and stored by etracker on our behalf in Germany only. It is therefore subject to stringent German and European data protection laws and standards. etracker has been independently tested and certified in this regard and awarded the ePrivacyseal data protection seal of approval.

Data is processed without using cookies on the basis of the statutory provisions under Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR for the purposes of optimising our online offering and our online presence.

As the privacy of our visitors is important to us, data which may allow a person to be identified such as IP address, log-in or device identifiers will be anonymised or pseudonymised at the earliest possible opportunity. The data will not be used in any other way, merged with other data or shared with third parties.

You can object to data being processed as set out above at any time. If you object, this will not have any negative consequences. More information about data protection by etracker can be found at https://www.etracker.com/en/data-privacy/.

You can register to receive our push notifications. To send our push notifications, we use the "CleverPush" notification service operated by CleverPush UG (limited liability), Tondernstr. 1, 22049 Hamburg ("CleverPush").

Via our push notifications, you will receive regular current updates with our perspective on markets, money and financial policy and individual investment classes.

To register, you need to confirm your browser's request to send you notifications. This process is documented and stored by CleverPush. This includes storing the time of registration and your browser ID or your device ID. We need to collect your data so that, in the event of misuse, we will be able to understand what has happened, which will then help us to protect ourselves legally.

So that you can see the push notifications, CleverPush collects and processes your browser ID or, if accessed using a mobile device, your device ID on our behalf.

By subscribing to our push notifications, you confirm that you agree to receive them. The legal basis for your data being processed once you have registered for our push notifications is the consent you give pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR.

CleverPush also analyses the statistics relating to our push notifications. In this way, CleverPush can detect whether and when our push notifications are displayed and clicked on by you.

To access content (such as images) more quickly and to ward off attacks, CleverPush uses cloudfare.com services as part of the subcontractor agreement, products of Cloudflare, Inc., with which standard EU contractual clauses have been concluded.

CleverPush does not store any data containing personal data on Cloudflare servers, just general content such as text or images. When this content is accessed, the terminal you are using establishes a connection to Cloudflare, thereby processing the IP address of the terminal you are using.

You are able to revoke at any time for future effect your consent to your personal data being stored and used for the purposes of receiving our push notifications and to it being collected for the statistical purposes set out above.

To revoke your consent, you can change the settings for receiving push notifications in your browser.

If you are using our push notifications on a desktop PC with the Windows operating system, you can unsubscribe from our push notifications by right-clicking on the relevant push notification in the settings shown.

Your data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer needed to achieve the purposes for which it has been collected. Your data will therefore only be stored for as long as the subscription to our push notifications is active.

Click on the following link for details of the opt-out process: https://cleverpush.com/faq

You can also use the following link: https://www.flossbachvonstorch.de/?cleverPushUnsubscribe=true

 

Information on your rights and more information on data processing can be found in our privacy statement at https://www.flossbachvonstorch.de/data-protection/

Flossbach von Storch Invest AG. reserves the right to amend this cookie guideline at any time in accordance with legal guidelines. For example, this may take place in order to comply with new statutory provisions or to take new cookie services on our website into account. We therefore recommend that you regularly visit our website to check our up-to-date data protection practices.