cookie policy

Last updated on January 29, 2024

This cookie policy explains how Independo GmbH (“company”, “we”, “us” and “our”) uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our website (“Site”). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use. In some cases, we may use cookies to collect personal information, or which become personal information when we combine them with other information.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are often used by website operators to make their websites functional or to make them more efficient and to provide information for reporting. Cookies set by the owner of the website (in this case Independo GmbH) are known as “first-party cookies.” Cookies that are set by parties other than the owner of the website are known as “third-party cookies.” Third party cookies make it possible to provide third-party features or functions on or through the website (such as advertising, interactive content, and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when you visit the website in question and when you visit certain other websites.

Why do we use cookies?

We use first-party and third-party cookies for a variety of reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons to make our website work, and we call these “essential” or “absolutely necessary” cookies. Other cookies also allow us to track and target the interests of our users in order to improve the experience on our online properties. Third parties use cookies on our website for advertising, analysis and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

How can I control cookies?

You have the right to decide whether you want to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your rights with regard to cookies by changing your settings in the Cookie Consent Manager. With the Cookie Consent Manager, you can choose which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are absolutely necessary to provide you with services. The Cookie Consent Manager can be found in the notification banner and on our website. If you choose to decline cookies, you may continue to use our website, although your access to some features and areas of our website may be limited. You can also set or change your web browser to accept or reject cookies. The specific types of first-party and third-party cookies used on our website and the purposes they serve are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies used may vary depending on the specific online properties you visit):,

How can I control cookies in my browser?

Since the options for rejecting cookies in your web browser vary from browser to browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information. The following is information on how to manage cookies in the most popular browsers: Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Opera.

In addition, most ad networks offer you the option to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to learn more, please visit us: Digital Advertising Alliance Digital, Advertising Alliance of Canada, European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance

What about other tracking technologies, such as web beacons?

Cookies aren't the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may also use other, similar technologies from time to time, such as web beacons (sometimes called “web beacons” or “clear gifs”). These are tiny graphic files that contain a unique identifier that allows us to recognize whether someone has visited our website or opened an email that contains it. For example, this allows us to monitor users' traffic patterns from one page within a website to another, deliver or communicate with cookies, determine whether you came to the website via an online advertisement displayed on a third party website, improve website performance, and measure the success of email marketing campaigns. In many cases, these technologies rely on cookies to function properly, so rejecting cookies affects their function.

Are you using Flash cookies or local shared objects?

Websites may also use so-called “Flash Cookies” (also known as Local Shared Objects or “LSOs”) to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, to prevent fraud, and to use other features of the website.

If you do not want Flash cookies to be saved on your computer, you can adjust your Flash player settings to block Flash cookies from being saved by using the tools in the website storage settings area. You can also control Flash cookies by going to the global storage settings panel and following the instructions (the instructions can explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash cookies (referred to as “information” on the Macromedia website), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and above) how to block Flash cookies that are not from the operator of the page you are currently on be provided).

Are you running targeted advertising?

Third parties may place cookies on your computer or mobile device to advertise via our website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites to provide you with relevant advertising about goods and services that you may be interested in. They can also use technology to measure the effectiveness of advertising. This can be done by using cookies or web beacons, which collect information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide you with relevant advertising about goods and services that may be of interest to you. The information collected in this way does not allow us or the providers to identify your name, contact details, or other information that directly identifies you, unless you provide it voluntarily.

How often will you update this cookie policy?

We may update this Cookie Policy from time to time, for example, to reflect changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. Therefore, please review this Cookie Policy regularly to learn about our use of cookies and related technologies.

The date at the top of this Cookie Policy shows when it was last updated.

Where can I get more information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please contact us at:

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