What Are Cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are stored on the user's terminal device when visiting a website. These text files can be set either by the website they are currently visiting (“first-party cookies”) or by a different website (“third-party cookies”). Cookies enable the recognition of a terminal device and possibly certain functions of a website.
What Cookies Do We Use and For What Purpose?
- Cookie Name: NID
- Purpose: This cookie registers a unique ID that identifies the device of a returning user. It stores users’ preferred settings and information, in particular preferred language, how many search results should be displayed per page and whether the Google SafeSearch filter should be activated. This identification is used for specific advertisements, such as personalised auto-completion in Google Search when users enter search terms. The cookie also displays Google ads in Google services for logged out users. Mandat International does not collect Tracking and/or Marketing Data from tracking devices about users’ preferences. You can review your advertising settings at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
- Provider: Google.com
- Type: HTTP
- Storage period: 6 months
We use this cookie to make our website more user-friendly and to enable certain features on our website. This processing is necessary to protect the legitimate interests of the controller (Art. 6(1)(f) DSGVO). Our legitimate interest lies in providing a smooth user experience and for securing the navigation within the website (see above). If you are asked for consent in the context of a cookie banner or cookie consent tool, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. Such consent is voluntary and can be revoked at any time.
Please find below links to instructions on how to change cookie settings in some of the commonly used browsers:
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/delete-cookies-in-microsoft-edge-63947406-40ac-c3b8-57b9-2a946a29ae09
Our website does not use any social media plug-ins. The logos of the social networks Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn displayed on our website are merely linked to the corresponding profiles of our company. If you click on one of the logos, you will be redirected to the external website of the respective social network. Please note that our profiles within the social networks also constitute data processing. If a user is logged in to the respective social network when clicking on those links, the information will be assigned to the user’s account there. If a user interacts with our profile, i.e. by sharing, liking or retweeting content, the information will be stored in the user’s account. Social networks store user’s data using pseudonyms for advertising purposes and market research. For example, users may be shown advertisements within the social network and on other third-party websites that match their presumed interests. Cookies are usually used for this purpose, which the social network stores on users end device. Users have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles; To exercise this right, users must contact the social networks directly.
Our website uses "Google Maps", a map display service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as "Google"). We use Google Maps by embedding a map to showcase the geographic framework of our projects, as well as to point the business addresses of our partners. The map is loaded directly from a Google server. For this purpose, the user’s browser sends a request to a Google server. As a result, user’s IP address may also be transmitted to Google in connection with the address of our website. However, Google Maps does not store any cookies on your terminal device. If users are logged in to their Google profiles when you visit our site, Google Maps will associate this information with their Google user accounts. Google stores data from user profiles for advertising purposes, market research and/or for the needs-based design of Google websites. Users have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. To exercise this right, users must contact Google directly.