Cookie Policy

May 2018

Current EU legislation requires that all website operators must let users know if, when and how they are using cookies and that they obtain the user's consent to the usage of cookies. Please read this Cookie Policy carefully for more details about the cookies we place and the information we collect when you use our websites. This Cookie Policy details in a comprehensive form how OSRAM uses cookies on its websites.

What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny little text files which are sent to and stored on your device (computer, laptop, smartphone, tablet) by the website you visit. Cookies are stored in your browser´s file directory. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website every time you revisit the same site so it can recognize your device and improve your experience on each subsequent visit. If you want to learn more about cookies and how they work, please see http://www.allaboutcookies.org/" or http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/.

What different types of cookies are there?

Cookies are typically divided into the following categories:

First-party cookies: first-party cookies are such cookies that are set by the website which is being visited by the user, i.e. cookies placed by OSRAM when you visit an OSRAM website.

Third-party cookies: third-party cookies are cookies which are placed by a domain other than the website which is being visited by the user.

Session cookies: session cookies are only active during a browser session. They allow to link the actions of a user during a browser session. Session cookies expire when you close the browser or shortly thereafter.

Persistent cookies: persistent cookies have longer expiration dates which exceed the duration of a browser session. They are activated each time the user revisits the website that created the cookie. They remain on a user´s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. Typical expiration dates for persistent cookies can range from a couple of days to a couple of years.

Which categories of cookies are used for what purposes by OSRAM?

OSRAM uses session cookies and persistent cookies as well as first-party cookies and third-party cookies.

At OSRAM domains, we employ cookies to generally offer you the best possible user experience, i.e. by remembering your visits to our websites as well as your site preferences and by letting you navigate efficiently between different website pages.

OSRAM uses the following categories of cookies for the following purposes:

Strictly necessary cookies: OSRAM serves cookies that are essential for running OSRAM websites and for making the sites work properly; without these cookies, affected features on OSRAM websites cannot be provided at all. Strictly necessary cookies are typically needed for features like access to secure areas and for shopping baskets.

Functionality & Preferences: OSRAM uses cookies to remember your choices and preferences, i.e. language and communication preferences, layout settings etc.

Performance / Analytics (Google Analytics):

  • Provided that you give your consent through the so-called Cookie Banner by sending your Cookie preferences, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses Cookie technology to enable analyzation of your usage of this website. Information provided through this analytics service may be sent to a Google server located in the United States of America.
  • Provided, IP-anonymization has been activated, Google will shorten your IP-adress within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be sent to a Google server and shortened within the United States. Google utilizes the data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and to provide related services to us. IP-addresses collected in the context of the Google Analytics services will not be matched and linked to other information or personal data collected by Google.
  • You can prevent storage of Cookies on your device by setting your preferences accordingly in the browser software (see detailed description below). Please be advised that you may not be able to fully use the website and that the functionality of certain parts may reduced. Additionally, you can prevent collection of data on your usage of this website (including your IP-adress) as well as processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-in which is available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
  • This website uses Google Analytics with the extension/add-on "_anonymizeIp()" and thus IP-addresses are processed only in an abbreviated form in order to rule out any direct relation to persons. In case any of the data collected allows direct relations to an individual, this relation will immediately be excluded and personal data promptly deleted.
  • This website uses Google Analytics with the extension/add-on "_anonymizeIp()" and thus IP-addresses are processed only in an abbreviated form in order to rule out any direct relation to persons. In case any of the data collected allows direct relations to an individual, this relation will immediately be excluded and personal data promptly deleted.
  • Information on the third party service provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of Use: www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Overview on Data Privacy: www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, Privacy Statement: Datenschutzerklärung: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Authentication: OSRAM uses cookies to recognize you if you are logged on to OSRAM, i.e. under www.myOSRAM.com.

Security: OSRAM uses cookies to support or enable security features and to help detect malicious activity.

Which specific cookies do we employ on our websites?

A table which details all cookies that are employed on our websites is available here.

How can I withdraw my cookie consent and change my cookie settings?

You can withdraw your cookie consent at any time. In order to do so, you will need to disable / delete your cookies.

Please note that if you do not accept cookies you will still be able to browse our OSRAM site, but certain parts and functionalities of OSRAM websites may not work properly without cookies.

Your internet browser allows you to change your cookie settings. Such browser settings for cookies are typically found in the “options”, “tools” or “preferences” menu of your internet browser. You may also consult the browser´s “help” menu. Different browsers may use different mechanisms to disable cookies.

Please consult the below links for more details on how to manage your cookie settings:

Additionally, you can inform us about your choices regarding cookies by setting your preferences at the so-called Cookie Banner in the pop-up field that appears when you open the OSRAM Lightelligence website.

For further information about the deletion or blocking of cookies, please consult: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/"

Questions?

If you have questions with respect to our OSRAM Cookie Policy, please feel free to contact us under privacy@osram.com or at

OSRAM GmbH
Global Privacy Office
Marcel-Breuer-Str. 6
80807 Munich
Germany

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