When you visit one of the websites of Schaeffler AG and companies in which Schaeffler AG, directly or indirectly, holds a majority interest (Schaeffler Group), information will be stored on your terminal device in the form of a so-called “cookie”. Cookies are small text files which enable analysis of the use of the website, record settings and data in your browser, as well as allow customizing website to your interests and displaying interest-based advertising on other websites. We do not collect any personal data by means of cookies unless you have expressly given us your consent to do so.
In particular we inform you about the following services and cookies:
a) Google Analytics
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended to include the code “anonymizeIp;“ in order to guarantee an anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link (Disable Google Analytics). An opt-out cookie will be set which will prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website. Alternatively, you can also download and install the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
b) Google advertising features
This website uses the Google Remarketing feature. It allows visitors to the website to be addressed with interest-based advertising when they visit other websites in the Google Display Network or use the Google Search and have previously visited certain parts of this website. The Remarketing Feature can place Google’s DoubleClick cookie.
When we conduct a communication/marketing campaign that targets online advertising, we use AdWords to display ads based on your likely interests and your use of this website with the help of Remarketing Feature. Depending on the goal of the advertising campaign, a so-called conversion cookie or cookie for Google advertisement preferences may be placed to track whether a user has seen and clicked on the ad.
Google Analytics advertising features, report to Google Display Network impressions as well as probable demographic characteristics and likely interests of the visitors to the website. Your probable demographics and likely interests are revealed by how you use our website and apps or by other companies who also use the Google Advertising Features to understand your likely interests. This information is stored in the cookie for Google advertisement preferences and in the Google DoubleClick cookie and may be transmitted to third parties, such as advertisers.
Google will not merge the IP address transmitted by your browser with other Google data. No personal data will be collected, transmitted or analysed.
The following link provides information about how to prevent the data collection by the Google advertising features: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922.
c) Facebook Pixel
This website uses the online marketing-tool “Facebook-Pixel“ of Facebook Inc. 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, and Facebook Ireland Ltd. 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, if you are resident in the EU ("Facebook").
The Facebook Pixel is embedded on our website. After you are redirected to our website by clicking on one of our Facebook ads, we may collect information about your user behavior on our site, for example the interaction with elements on our website and the web pages accessed as a result. This allows us to evaluate the effectiveness of our Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes and to optimize future advertising measures.
Facebook processes your data under its own data protection responsibility as part of Facebook's data usage policy. You can find information about Facebook ads and Facebook pixels with the following links: https://www.facebook.com/policy and https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616
Opt-out: To permanently prevent the collection of usage data, please use the following link: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
As a registered Facebook user, you can also set what types of ads are displayed to you within Facebook. Call the following link: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads
2. Managing cookies
Below we have put together links that provide detailed information about disabling cookies in common browsers:
We would also like to draw your attention to the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative and the deactivation page of the Digital Advertising Alliance.