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Cookies

Cookies used by this website

1. INFORMATION ABOUT OUR USE OF COOKIES

1.1 Our website (our "site") is operated by Robert Bosch Ireland Limited ("Bosch", we", "us", "our"). We use cookies and active components (e.g. JavaScript) to track visitors’ preferences and customize the design of the website.

If you wish to remove cookies placed on your device by our site or stop our site placing further cookies on your device you can do this at any time. However, this can result in some functions no longer being available. For information on deleting the cookies, please consult your browser’s help function.

We allow you to control the use of cookies. To do so, click the ‘Privacy settings’ link in the footer. There you can configure which cookies you want to use.

1.2 A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive. We use the following cookies:

1.2.1 Strictly necessary cookies (Stage 1). These are cookies that are required for the operation of our site. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our site or make purchases. We do not require your consent to place these cookies. Nevertheless, you may be able to block these cookies yourself on your device/ browser, but restricting these cookies is likely to mean that our site will not work as you would expect and certain functionality may be inoperable.

1.2.2 Non-essential cookies

(a) Functionality ('Convenience') cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our site. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

(b) Analytical/performance ('Statistical') cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our site, how they reached our site, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website.

As early as stage 1 (necessary) and stage 2 (convenience), anonymized access measurements are carried out using what are known as session cookies. In stage 3 (statistics), a cookie is stored on your computer for a maximum of 12 months.

(c) Third-Party Cookies ('Plug-ins').

Some Bosch websites incorporate content and services from other providers (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn) so that you can easily "Like" or share content. We have included sharing buttons on our site for this purpose. These providers may, in turn, use cookies and active components. Bosch has no influence on the processing of personal data by these providers.

Please note that the option provided by Bosch to configure settings for cookies used has no effect on cookies and active components from other providers (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn).

Please refer to the respective provider’s websites for information about the use of cookies and how your data is handled.

 

2. USE OF THE WEBTRENDS ANALYTICS TOOL

We use the Webtrends web analytics tool to carry out access measurements.

The access data is collected in anonymised form so that it can no longer be traced back to a user. In particular, this is done by anonymising the IP address.

Cookies are used for metrics to enable website usage to be analysed. In particular, we use them to improve data quality. The information generated about the use of websites is transmitted anonymised to the statistics server (statse.webtrendslive.com) which is operated by Webtrends Inc, 555 SW Oak Street, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97204, United States (“Webtrends”) in the United States of America.

Only authorised persons have access to this anonymised data.

 

3. COOKIES USED BY US

3.1 Stage 1 (Necessary) Cookies

Name: privacy-accepted
Category: Necessary
Type: Permanent
This cookie will be stored for a maximum of 12 months or until you revoke your consent to the use of cookies.
Purpose: remembers your consent to the use of cookies for this website.

Name: privacy-settings
Category: Necessary
Type: Permanent
This cookie will be stored for 60 days max., or until you change your settings with regard to the use of cookies.
Purpose: remembers what cookies you have allowed for this website.
Stage 1: necessary cookies accepted, Stage 2: necessary and convenience cookies accepted, Stage 3: necessary, convenience and statistics cookies accepted.

Name: e_c_e
Category: Necessary
Type: Session
This cookie exists only during your visit of this website and will be automatically deleted when you close your browser or the browser window that contains this website.
Purpose: the cookie contains information on your usage of this website, e.g. referrers, time, and page the visit was started. The information is sent anonymized to the statistics server (statse.webtrendslive.com) which is operated by Webtrends in the United States of America.

3.2 Stage 2 (Convenience) Cookies

Name: geoservice
Category: convenience
Type: Permanent
This cookie will be stored for 10 days max. or until you change your cookie settings.
Purpose: Remembers your selection of region and country.

Name: privacy-social
Category: Convenience
Type: Permanent
This cookie will be stored for 60 days max. or until you change your cookie settings.
Purpose: Remembers your social media settings.

3.3 Stage 3 (Statistics) Cookies

Name: ACOOKIE
Category: Statistics
Type: Permanent
This cookie will be stored for 731 days max. or until you change your cookie settings.
Purpose: anonymization of user data. This cookie is set by the statistics server (statse.webtrendslive.com) which is operated by Webtrends in the United States of America.

Name: WT_FPC
Category: Statistics
Type: Session in case of stage 1 (necessary) or stage 2 (convenience). Session cookies exist only during your visit of our website. The visit ends when the browser window or the browser is closed. Permanent in case of stage 3 (statistics) or stage 4 (targeting). The cookie is stored on your computer for a maximum of 12 months or until you change your cookie settings.
Purpose: Anonymization of user data.

Name: e_c_s
Category: Statistics
Type: Session
Session cookies exist only during your visit of our website. The visit ends when the browser window or the browser is closed.
Purpose: this cookie contains information regarding your use of the website, e.g. referrer, first page visited. The information is sent anonymized to the statistics server (statse.webtrendslive.com) which is operated by Webtrends in the United States of America.

Name: e_c_l
Category: Statistics
Type: Permanent
The cookie will be saved for a maximum of 12 months or until you change your cookie settings.
Purpose: the cookie contains information on your usage of this website. In the statistics setting, they will be saved to the cookie and updated during repeat visits. The information is sent anonymized to the statistics server (statse.webtrendslive.com) which is operated by Webtrends in the United States of America.

 

4. USE OF SOCIAL PLUGINS AS PART OF SOCIAL MEDIA

4.1 Facebook

Bosch websites use social plugins ("plugins") from the social network Facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., Palo Alto, CA, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are identified with the Facebook logo or the suffix "Facebook", "like", or "share".

If you visit a page on our website that contains such plugins, they are initially disabled. The plugins are not enabled until you click the button that is provided. By enabling the plugins, you establish the connection to Facebook and declare your consent to the transmission of data to Facebook. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can associate the visit with your Facebook account. If you press the respective button, the corresponding information is transmitted directly to Facebook by your browser and stored there.

For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the Facebook Privacy Policy.

If you do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website, you have to log out of Facebook before visiting our site.

4.2 Google+

Bosch websites use social plugins ("plugins") from the social network plus.google.com, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The plugins are identified with the Google+ logo or the suffix "Google+" or “Google plus”, or "+1".

If you visit a page on our website that contains such plugins, they are initially disabled. The plugins are not enabled until you click the button that is provided. By enabling the plugins, you establish the connection to Google and declare your consent to the transmission of data to Google. If you are logged into Google+, Google can associate the visit with your Google+ account. If you press the respective button, the corresponding information is transmitted directly to Google by your browser and stored there.

For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Google+ and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy.

If you do not want Google to collect data about you via our website, you have to log out of Google+ before visiting our site.

4.3 YouTube

Bosch websites use the YouTube video platform operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA. YouTube is a platform that enables playback of audio and video files.

When you load a page on our website, the integrated YouTube player establishes a connection to YouTube in order to ensure the technical transmission of the video or audio file. When the connection to YouTube is established, data is transferred to YouTube.

For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by YouTube and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the YouTube Privacy Policy.

4.4 Twitter

Bosch websites use social plugins ("plugins") of the social network Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St. Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA ("Twitter"). The plugins are identified with a Twitter logo or the suffix "tweet".

If you visit a page on our website that contains such plugins, they are initially disabled. The plugins are not enabled until you click the button that is provided. By enabling the plugins, you establish the connection to Twitter and give your consent to the transmission of data to Twitter. If you are logged into Twitter, Twitter can associate the visit with your Twitter account. If you press the respective button, the corresponding information is transmitted directly to Twitter by your browser and stored there.

For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Twitter and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the Twitter Privacy Policy.

4.5 LinkedIn

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA. When you visit one of our pages which contains functions of LinkedIn, a connection to LinkedIn's servers is established and LinkedIn is informed (via your IP address) that you have visited our website. If you click on LinkedIn's 'Recommend' button and are logged into your account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We will not be aware of the content of the transferred data or the nature of their use by LinkedIn. For more information, please see LinkedIn's privacy policy.

 

5. MORE INFORMATION

5.1 More information about cookies, including how to block them or delete them, can be found at http://www.aboutcookies.org/

5.2 If you have any further questions, comments or requests regarding our cookies policy or how we use cookies on our site, then you can contact us by email at dso@uk.bosch.com.

 

6. CHANGES TO THIS COOKIES POLICY

6.1 Any changes to this cookies policy in the future will be posted on this page and we will take all measures necessary to communicate any changes to this cookies policy to you. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this cookies policy. We will also bring your attention to such changes by updating our cookie banner/ pop-up.

This policy was last reviewed and updated: October 2018.