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Cookies are small text files that are created by Mercateo’s webservers and will be placed in the local memory of your internet browser on your hard disk. They do not cause any damage to your computer. In the event of a new visit to the Mercateo platform, the server recognises the text file, as far as the cookie has a life span that exceeds a single visit, and therefore enables easier navigation and gives our website a high degree of user friendliness. The respective life span of our cookies is selected in a way that we may ensure you receive optimal website usability. You may comprehend it by checking the settings of your browser.

Cookies do also help us to identify especially in demand sections of our offers on the internet. In this way, we are able to adjust the contents of our webpages more specifically to your needs and therefore improve what we offer to you. Furthermore, cookies may be used to determine whether there has already been communication with our pages from your computer. Only the cookie on your computer will be identified.

Most of the browsers are configured in a way that they automatically accept cookies. However, you may configure your browser in a way that it does not accept any cookies. Depending on the security level that you selected, features of the platform such as using the shopping cart or placing the order, may then possibly not or only partially be used.

On our website, we use cookies for the following purposes:

Use Example
Settings We use these cookies in order to save settings that you made such as the country you chose, filter functions, or features provided when browsing on the platform.
Processes By means of process cookies, we ensure that our website does work properly. This includes the navigation on the website and the secure processing of purchases on the website. For example, by means of the cookie “Korb2 ” we save the content of your shopping cart.
Safety We use secure cookies in order to authenticate you as the user and to ensure that your user data is protected from unauthorised access by third parties. 
For example, we use the cookies called “sid” and “jsessionid“ in order to secure the access to protected areas of the platform.
Session status We use these cookies in order to obtain information about the interaction of our users with the website. In this way, we are able to constantly improve our services and optimise them for our users. 
For example, we use the cookie “sid3“ in order to anonymously analyse how effective specific improvements on our website are.
Third party suppliers We use a few cookies of third party suppliers that support us in designing the website in accordance with the users’ needs.

In particular, we use the web analytics service of the intelliAd Media GmbH. With this, we collect anonymous usage data and save it in an aggregated way, and we create profiles using pseudonyms on the basis of this data. When the intelliAd tracking is used, cookies are stored locally. In accordance with Section 15 of the German Teleservices Act [Telemediengesetz], as amended, as visitor to a website, you are entitled to object to the data storage of your visitor data (that is collected anonymously), also with future effect. For that purpose, please use the intelliAd Opt-Out feature.

For more information regarding cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Valid since December 2013