Session cookies

It is essential for the operation of ASK4’s websites that they make use of session cookies and as such are deemed to not require consent.

Session cookies are defined as transient cookies (a cookie that is erased when the user closes the Web browser), that is used to identify requests from one web session over another. The session cookie only contains a unique identifier for the session, rather than the user. The session cookie allows options selected in one webpage to be linked to the options selected in other pages which is essential for the correct operation of all ASK4’s websites (excluding content only websites).

Session cookies do not collect information from the user’s computer.



Google Analytics

Our 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 that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you.

Here the different types of analytical cookies used on the website:

  • Google: _ga. This is used to distinguish users. Has a duration of 2 years.
  • Google: _gat. This is used to throttle request rate. Has a duration of 10 minutes.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymization is enabled on this website, Google will truncate your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google information.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp ()”. As a result, IP addresses are processed shortened, a direct person-relatedness can thus be excluded. The use of Google Analytics is in accordance with the conditions that the German data protection authorities agreed with Google.

You can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website, including your IP address, as well as the processing and use of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here.

For information on the purpose and scope of the data collection, the further processing and use of your personal data by Google, as well as your rights and setting options, please contact the third-party provider: Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.

Facebook/ Social network plugins

A number of ASK4’s websites make use of social media. The integration with these social media sites makes use of cookies.  The cookies are used by the social media sites as session cookies, so if the user is logged in to the social media website, actions taken in the social media plug-ins on ASK4’s site are used by the social media website to ensure the correct user is identified on the social media site. You can avoid cookies being used by logging out of all social media accounts.

If you have any questions about the above privacy statement or want to submit a complaint, please contact support.

Browser settings

If you wish, you can configure your browser to display a warning on the screen when receiving cookies and thus to prevent cookies from being installed on the hard disk. However, if you select this setting, you may not be able to access certain parts of the website, or you may not be able to use some of our services. Please refer to the following links if you do not want to accept cookies: