Effective Date: January 1, 2020
About this Cookie Notice
What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small text files that are sent by Olympus to your computer or mobile device to enable certain features and functionality on our websites. Unless you restrict Cookie use, any browser visiting our website will receive cookies from us. Among other things, Cookies allow us to process your requests, secure the website, offer you services, and recognize your computer or mobile device from those of other users. Cookies can be session-based or persistent:
- Session-based Cookies keep track of your movement from page to page in order to ensure that you will not be asked for the same information you have previously given during your visit to this website. We may use this kind of Cookie to enable you to return to a previous page, or analyze user behavior, such as which pages have been visited during your visit.
- Persistent Cookies enable this website to remember your personal preferences such as log in details in order to improve the user experience by preventing you from having to re-enter these details each time you visit our website.
You can learn more about Cookies by visiting www.allaboutCookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
How long will Cookies remain on my computer or mobile device?
Session-based Cookies last only while your browser is open and are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Persistent Cookies last until you or your browser delete them or until they expire. In the following sections we explain in detail what types of Cookies we use and what data is processed by each kind of Cookie.
What types of Cookies does Olympus use?
Olympus uses a variety of types of Cookies to enable certain features and/or improve the functionality on our websites. In addition, Olympus has contracted with certain trusted third-party service providers to track and analyze usage, improve the user experience, and manage website content. These are called third party Cookies. The below sections will give you more information about the cookies this website uses, and what functions they perform on this website.
Technically Necessary Cookies
These Cookies are necessary to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing the secured areas of the website. Without these Cookies, certain services such as the registration of products or registration for trainings would not be available to you. Technically necessary Cookies are not used to create user profiles. Technically necessary Cookies cannot be deactivated.
Performance and Functionality Cookies
- Entered search terms
- Frequency of page views
- Use of website functions
- Information about how visitors use our websites
This type of Cookie ensures that Olympus can continuously optimize its offers to you. Olympus would like to draw your attention to the specific functionalities and legal aspects of our use of Google Analytics.
Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with further services connected with the use of this online offer. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.
We use Google Analytics only with the enabled IP anonymization configuration (“gat._anonymizeIp();”) to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking). This means that your IP address will be anonymized by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.). The IP address transmitted by your browser is not merged with other Google data.
You can prevent Google from collecting and using your data (Cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Further information regarding the data use for advertising purposes by Google, possible settings and objections can be found on the Google websites:
("Data use by Google when using our partners' websites or apps")
("Data use for advertising purposes"),
("Manage information that Google uses to show you advertising"),
("Determine which advertising Google shows you")
As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, click on https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future. An opt-out Cookie is stored on your device as a result. It stores that we may not delete your data for Google Analytics. If you delete your saved Cookies, you must click this link again.
Cookies used for Advertising, Social Media
This type of Cookie is often set by third-parties and are used to collect information about what other websites you visit (webtracking) so that individualized and targeted advertising can be displayed.
We want to inform you about our use of the following services from third party providers for marketing and advertising purposes.
On our websites we use Google AdWords. Google AdWords is an online advertising program by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). We use on the one hand the remarketing function within the Google Adwords service. With the remarketing function, we can present adverts based on their interests to website users on other websites in the Google display network (Google itself, so-called “Google ads”, or on other websites). For this, the user’s interaction on our website is analyzed, e.g. the offers the user is interested in, to be able to show target adverts on other pages after visiting our website. To do so, Google saves a number in the user's browser when they visit certain Google services or websites in the Google display network. This user's visits are recorded via this number, which is referred to as a “Cookie”. This number is used to uniquely identify a web browser on a particular computer and not to identify a person; personal data is not stored. You can deactivate the use of the Cookie by Google by following this link, then downloading and installing the plug-in provided there: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. For more information on Google remarketing and the Google data privacy declaration, see: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads
We also use so-called conversion tracking as part of the Google AdWords service. When you click on an advert placed by Google, a Cookie is stored for conversion tracking on your computer/device. These Cookies become invalid after 30 days, do not contain personal information and are not used for personal identification. The information obtained using the conversion Cookie is used to produce conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have chosen conversion tracking.
You can prevent the installation of Cookies by adjusting the relevant setting in your browser software; but in this case, we expressly point out that you may not be able to use the full functions of this website. You can also deactivate interest-related adverts on Google and interest-related Google adverts in the web (within the Google display network) in your browser by activating the “Off” button under https://www.google.com/settings/ads or deactivating it at https://www.aboutads.info/choices/. You can find additional information on related options and data privacy at Google under https://policies.google.com/privacy.
When signing in on one of our websites and create an account, you can choose to do so by connecting your Facebook account with our website. During registration as well as when logged into our website, information about your use of our website will be directly transferred to Facebook. We have no influence on the data gathered by Facebook. If you are logged into the social network, your use of our Website can be referenced to, and automatically show in, your Facebook account.
The data controller for the Facebook service regarding the U.S. and Canadian users is: Facebook, Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The data controller for users outside the U.S. and Canada is: Facebook Ireland Limited, Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, 2 Dublin, Ireland. Information about privacy at Facebook can be found here.
Our website uses the Pin-it-button from Pinterest as a social network plug-in. When it is displayed or clicked, it creates a direct connection between your computer and the Pinterest server. Pinterest can collect personal and non-personal data from you. We recommend getting information on the types of data this covers, the purpose and scope of the data collection, the ongoing processing and use of the data by Pinterest as well as your rights and setting options to protect your private sphere by reading the data privacy information on facebook.com, twitter.com or pinterest.com.