ZOTT Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file which stores Internet settings. It is downloaded by your Internet browser the first time you visit a website. The next time you call up this website using the same end device, the cookie and the information stored in it is either sent to the website which generated it (first party cookie) or to another website to which it belongs (third party cookie). As a result, the website detects that it has already been called up once before with this browser and in some cases varies the content displayed.

Some cookies are extremely useful as they can improve the user experience the next time you call up a website which you have already visited several times before. Provided that you are using the same end device and the same browser as before, cookies remember your favourites, for example or how you use a page and tailor the displayed content to your personal interests and needs.

Depending on their function and their intended purpose, cookies can be divided up into four categories: absolutely essential cookies, performance cookies, functional cookies and cookies for marketing purposes.

Absolutely essential cookies
Absolutely essential cookies are required to allow you to navigate through a website and use its properties. Without these cookies functionalities cannot be guaranteed, for example, that any actions you carry out while visiting a website are retained even if you are navigating between the individual pages of the website.

Functional cookies
Functional cookies enable a website to save information already provided and to offer the user improved, more personalised functions. Functional cookies are used, for example, to make requested functions such as playing videos available. These cookies collect anonymised information. They cannot track your movements on other websites.

Performance cookies
Performance cookies collect information about the way in which a website is used – for example, which pages a visitor calls up most frequently and whether he receives error messages from a page. These cookies do not store any information which would allow the user to be identified. The information collected is aggregated and thus evaluated anonymously. These cookies are used exclusively to improve the performance of a website and thereby the user experience.

Cookies for marketing purposes
Cookies for marketing purposes are used to generate targeted advertisements that are relevant to the user and tailored to his interests. They are also used to limit the frequency with which an advertisement is displayed and to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They register whether someone has visited a website or not. This information can be shared with third parties such as advertisers, for example. Cookies for improving target group addressing and advertising are often linked to the page functionalities of third parties.

Use of cookies on ZOTT websites

Like most websites that you visit, ZOTT also uses cookies to improve the user experience both for one-off and repeated visits to the website. This allows you to switch quickly and easily between the pages, save your configurations and use GoogleMaps Services, for example.

Cookies are set either by our websites (first party cookies) or by other websites whose content is displayed on our websites (third party cookies). These third-party providers can set cookies if you are logged in to their pages and are visiting our websites. ZOTT has no influence over the cookie settings of these external websites. Please visit the websites of these third-party providers to obtain further information on their use of cookies.

Managing and deleting cookies

You can block and delete cookies by changing your browser settings. In order to manage cookies, most browsers enable you to accept or reject all cookies or to accept only specific types of cookies. You will find the procedures for managing and deleting cookies in the Help function integrated in the browser. If you restrict the use of cookies, you cannot use all the interactive functions of our websites.

Zott uses the following cookies:

Cookie name Purpose Process Category
__cfduid Cloudflare cookie for identifying a computer within a network with a dynamic IP address. Personal data is not stored. 365 days Absolutely essential cookies
_ga Google Analytics cookie to make a distinction between different users. 730 days Absolutely essential cookies
_gat Google Analytics cookie to limit server requests. 1 minute Absolutely essential cookies
_gid Google Analytics cookie to make a distinction between different users. 24 hours Absolutely essential cookies
cookieAccepted This cookie remembers that the user has accepted the cookie instruction. 10 years Absolutely essential cookies
fe_typo_user TYPO3 session cookie. End of the session Absolutely essential cookies
PHPSESSID PHP session for logged in users End of the session Absolutely essential cookies
__gaoptout Opt-out cookie for deactivating Google Analytics. 10 years Absolutely essential cookies