The server hosting this website is located in a data center in the European Union, in Germany. The data center is operated by a German company.
In accordance with the current legal situation, a personal reference can be made with IP addresses. Accordingly, the data processing of the web server and the applications on the web server are outlined here.
If you are a registered user of this website, for example when you make a comment, the IP address is stored as long as it is a registered user of this website.
The same applies when subscribing to an e-mail newsletter. Again, the IP address used during registration is saved.
In addition, security software is used to prevent unauthorized access to user accounts. In this context, IP addresses are stored temporarily or possibly also permanently, if they were repeatedly attempted to get access to user or administration accounts by specifying incorrect access data.
When visiting the website, the web server collects and stores data in log files (log files), such as information about the used browser, time of access, the so-called referrer. A personal reference cannot be created from this data, since the IP address is not saved or anonymized.
This website uses a few cookies. Cookies are small textual information that is stored as a file in the browser. Cookies are not fundamentally evil, but allow user interaction and other useful things.
We can also do bad things with cookies, which does not happen here (of course). In particular, no Flash cookies are used (in particular no respawning of cookies).
If you have a user account on this page and you activate the “Remember Me” function when logging in, then a permanent cookie (for about 10 days) will be set in the browser of the device, which ensures that the website recognizes you the next time. This cookie can be deleted at any time via the settings in the browser.
Cookies are also used when you set up a user account and remain logged in as a user.
You can block these cookies by blocking the browser from setting cookies.
Web Analytics Cookies
This website uses the web analytics tool “Matomo” (formerly called “Piwik”). The analysis tool Matomo works with an anonymization of IP addresses. In doing so, the IP addresses are shortened by the last two octets before any use for the analysis of the usage behavior. Thus, according to prevailing opinion, a personal reference can no longer be produced. The IP address is also used only in abbreviated form (and thus without personal reference) to carry out a rough geolocation. Here, the country of origin and the access provider (“Internet access provider”) are determined and stored.
The analysis Took Matomo works by setting a cookie, which is saved as a so-called “persistent cookie” as a small text file on the terminal beyond the end of the visit.
The cookie is set via the domain “ecair.fr” and has the following name:
_pk_id.1.xxx (number is individual)
The cookie has lifetime of almost 6 months and not only allows users to be recognized, but also the non-personal analysis of their behavior on the website. So you can, for example recognize, from where users came and which “click path” they are taking, which mean which pages a user has viewed for how long. Matomo also sets a so-called session cookie, which is automatically deleted after the expiration of each session. A personal reference cannot be created via these cookies. The cookies are used for the purpose of creating non-personal personal statistics (“pseudonymous usage profiles”).
The analysis of the user behavior can be prevented if in the browser by set up an exception in the browser. Please look in the help section of your browser to see how to do this. You can also occasionally or occasionally clear your cookies in the browser to clear tracking information.
If you activate the so-called Do-Not-Track function (“DNT”) in the browser, then the visit to the website is not automatically recorded by the web analysis tool. However, this does not work with every browser. To enable DNT in your browser, please look in the help function of the browser. In addition, if you set a so-called block cookie or opt-out cookie, you will be able to prevent any form of user analysis on this website in the future. You can do this via the following checkbox. As long as this cookie is not deleted in the browser, an analysis of your usage behavior will be omitted. If the opt-out cookie is already set, this will be shown in the message below.