What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored in your computer’s memory and harddrive, in your mobile device or tablet when you visit certain web pages. Theyare used to enable websites to function or to provide information to the ownersof a website, or other third parties which receive data obtained from thatwebsite.
When you visitany web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly inthe form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences oryour device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. Theinformation does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a morepersonalized web experience.
Why do we usecookies?
1. Analytical purposes:
Analytical cookies allow us to recognize, measure andtrack visitors to the Website. This helps us to improve and develop the way theWebsite works, for example, by determining whether site visitors can findinformation easily, or by identifying the aspects of the site that are of themost interest to them.
2. Usage preferences:
Some of the cookies on the Website are activated whenvisitors to our sites make a choice about their usage of the site. Our Websitethen ‘remembers' the settings preferences of the user concerned. This allows usto tailor aspects of the site to the individual user.
3. Terms and conditions:
4. Session management:
5. Functional purposes:
Functional purpose cookies store information that isneeded by our applications to process and operate. For example, wheretransactions or requests within an application involve multiple workflowstages, cookies are used to store the information from each stage temporarily,in order to facilitate completion of the overall transaction or request.
Advertising cookies allow us (or third parties) tomonitor the behavior of users of our Websites. This information is used toensure that products and services highlighted to those individuals are targetedin a focused and relevant manner – e.g. through advertisements on STC websitesor through advertisements on third party websites (e.g. Bloomberg, Agefi.comHandlesblatt.de, etc) which are based on your experience with our Websites; orto monitor the effectiveness of those digital marketing campaigns. We alsomonitor whether the adverts displayed on our Websites are of interest to usersand retain this information to ensure that adverts seen by users of ourWebsites over a period of time are appropriate.
YOUR COOKIE PREFERENCES
Cookies arenecessary in order for you to be able to make full use of STC Websites. In addition,cookies help us provide you with personalized features on our Websites. If youchose to disable cookies, some of STC ´s Website’s functionality might beimpaired.
1. Local flash storage:
Wemay include content on the Website designed for display using Adobe FlashPlayer, such as animations, videos and tools. Local flash storage (oftenreferred to as "Flash cookies") can be used to help improve yourexperience as a user. Flash storage is retained on your device in much the sameway as standard cookies, but is managed directly by your Flash software.
If you wish todisable or delete information stored locally in Flash, please see thedocumentation for your Flash software, located at www.adobe.com. Please notethat, if you disable Flash cookies, some site functionality may not work.
2.Amending cookie preferences:
Youcan configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, notifyyou when a cookie is set, or delete cookies that have already been set. Eachbrowser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser tolearn how to change your cookie preferences. You are always free to decline ourcookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able touse certain features on our Website. In addition, a number of companies offerutilities designed to help you visit websites anonymously.
The sitewww.allaboutcookies.org includes instructions for managing cookies on manycommonly used browses, or you may consult the vendor documentation for yourspecific software.