What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small amount of data with a unique identifier that is sent from a webpage to the web browser of your computer, tablet, or cell phone (all referred to here as “device”) and stored by that end device.
Each website can send its own cookie to your web browser if your browser settings allow it. This is mainly used to recognize the user during his or her visit. Similar technologies are used in e-mails to record whether the e-mail has been read or whether and which links have been clicked. On your device, you can review and change your browser settings, as well as the individual cookies it accepts.You can also delete existing ones.
If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive the cookies on our website. However,you can change your cookie settings at any time:
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If you choose to change your settings or block cookies altogether, you will not be able to take full advantage of some important features on our website.
On Villiger websites, cookies store the information about your online preferences. This allows us to tailor our content to suit your needs. We can see, for example, whether you are visiting us for the first time, or whether you have already visited us in th past.
Third-party cookies in embedded content on Villiger websites
During your visits to our websites, you may notice some cookies that are related to third-party vendors. For example, we integrate content from social media and third-party websites. That includes but is not limited to providers such as YouTube, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check with the respective third party for more information.
We can also use Google Analytics to collect data about user behavior. For more information about Google’s use of your data, please see the Google page “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps“.
Villiger cookies and how to reject them
Cookies used on Villiger websites:
- Strictly necessary cookies are essential for you to move around the website and use all its features. Without those, access to services would be restricted (example: age gate).
- Functional cookies
allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced functionality and personal features. In other words, they help us personalize our website.
- Performance cookies
help us understand how our sites are used and therefore improve their overall performance. In individual cases, this can also mean that we employ other companies to analyze the user behavior for us. These companies can then use their own performance cookies. These cookies usually serve design testing and overall user-friendliness of our websites.
Your web browser may also provide us with information about your device as well as an IP address or details about the browser that you are using.
If you are concerned about the way cookies are used, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org