Information on the processing of cookies on the PrismaLife website
1. General information about cookies
Cookies are text files that are stored in the cache of your Internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Firefox) when you visit websites. Cookies do not store any personal data. We only use them to analyse statistics in order to monitor how successful our website is. These statistics are analysed anonymously.
You can find more information using the help function of the Internet browser that you use on your computer to access the Internet.
We appreciate that, as an Internet user, you may have reservations about cookies. Merely as a precaution, we would like to provide you with information on some common misconceptions:
- Cookies cannot transmit viruses
- Cookies cannot cause any damage to your computer
- Cookies cannot read e‐mail addresses
- Cookies cannot transfer your history file
- Cookies cannot send e‐mails without your knowledge
- Cookies cannot fill up or erase your entire hard drive
When you visit our website, and depending on the area you access, “cookies” are stored on your computer. These allow us, as the website provider, to store data that is relevant to us, for example to make it easier for you to surf our website or to make our offering more user‐friendly, effective and secure.
Essentially, there are two different types of cookies:
- Session cookies store information that is used during your current browser session. These cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your browser.
- Persistent cookies store information between multiple visits to the website so that you will be recognized as a returning user the next time you visit it. The advantage of this, from your perspective, is that your computer does not have to be registered again when you return to an encrypted page. These cookies remain on your end device until you delete them.
a) Cookies that are generally required (session cookies)
We use the cookies that are generally required (session cookies) to facilitate the general use of our website. They save information on certain actions that you carry out. These cookies are required to allow functional website navigation and the use of certain website functions, such as our contact form. They make it easier for you, as a user, to visit our website, as you can make optimum use of various areas of our website in a manner that is convenient for you. Some website functions require the use of these cookies, i.e. these functions cannot be used if cookies are deactivated.
As a general rule, the data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6(1f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in operating a website that offers corresponding functions for general information and communication purposes, as well as in order to present our company.
If you visit our website in order to initiate the process involved in taking out an insurance policy with us (e.g. to obtain information on policy terms and conditions) or in order to manage or terminate an existing policy, then, by way of derogation from the above, the legal basis for the processing of your data is Article 6(1b) GDPR (entering into/performing a contract).
These cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your browser.
b) Functional cookies (persistent cookies)
Functional cookies (persistent cookies) allow us to tailor our website to suit your personal preferences by saving the entries and selections you make. These settings only apply when you visit our website and cannot be used by other websites. This allows you to make full use of the website and tailors it better to suit your personal preferences.
The maximum storage period for these cookies is one year. They are deleted automatically after this period has expired.
c) Performance‐related cookies (persistent cookies)
Performance‐related cookies (persistent cookies) help us to measure data traffic and the technical functionality of our website. This allows us to identify which areas of our website you visit most often and whether any error messages appear on these pages. This allows us to make the use of our website more user‐friendly. As a result, the data is processed in order to improve the quality of the website and its technical optimisation.
The data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6(1f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in using appropriate techniques to improve your user experience.
The maximum storage period for these cookies is two years. They are deleted automatically after this period has expired.
3. Overview of cookies used on our website
|Name||Storage period||Purpose of processing|
|Cookieconsent_dismissed||1 year||for registration recognition cookie|
|AMP_TOKEN||30 seconds to 1 year||for Google user recognition|
|_ga||2 years||for Google Analytics user recognition – Do not allow Google Analytics to track me|
|_gat||1‐ x minutes||for Google Analytics request rate|
|_gid||24 hours||for Google Analytics user recognition|
|Cookie_notice_accepted||1 year||for registration recognition cookie|