Defscope Cookie Policy

The website www.defscope.com is hosted by Defscope LLC.
On our website, various cookies may be used. With this Cookie Policy, we would like to inform you what cookies are, what they do, and what kind of cookies are used via our Website. In so far as we collect Personal Data via cookies, we process these Personal Data in accordance with our Privacy Policy.
We may change this Cookie Policy and the list of cookies that are used on our Website at any time. The most recent version of this Cookie Policy is dated October 20, 2020.

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1.What are cookies? 
2.Which types of cookies are used by Defscope? 
3.Will cookies be stored on my Device only by Defscope?
4.Will cookies be permanently stored on my Device?
5.How can I enable, disable and administer cookies?
5.1 Strictly Necessary Cookies
5.2 Consent
5.3 Browser settings
6.Google Analytics

1.What are cookies?


Cookies are small text files containing letters and numbers that are sent by a web server (such as the www.defscope.com web server) to your computer, smartphone, tablet or any other device with internet access which you use in order to visit our Website. Once a cookie is stored on your Device, the Website server may be able to recognize the Device you use. 


2.Which types of cookies are used by Defscope?


Defscope uses different types of cookies on the Website. These cookies serve different purposes. According to their purpose, cookies may generally be assigned to one of the following categories:
·“Strictly Necessary Cookies”, these are cookies which are needed to provide services and features you have specifically requested. We may use cookies and tracking technologies required to prevent fraudulent activity, improve security, for system administration and/or allow you to remain logged in to the Defscope  Community portal.
·“Functional Cookies”, cookies that enable you to move around our Website and use its features, record information about choices that you have made, and tailor the Website to your needs. Without these cookies, we will not be able to provide certain features, such as remembering details you entered and saving your preferred language.
·“Analytical Cookies”, analytic/statistical cookies that help to improve the performance of our Website, and to provide a better user experience. Via Analytical Cookies, we obtain information about the quality and/or effectiveness of our services. It helps us to understand how our visitors use our Website, which enables us to improve how we present our content to you. 
·“Targeting Related Cookies”, cookies to deliver content, including marketing, relevant to your interests based upon your use of our Website and based on how you interact with our marketing content. 
Our Website uses cookies from all of the above categories in order to provide you with the best Internet experience. 

3.Will cookies be stored on my Device only by Defscope?


No. The cookies used by Defscope are both first-party cookies and third-party cookies.
First-party cookies are cookies from Defscope, interactive information and statistics purposes.
Third-party cookies individual pages on our site may set other third-party cookies. For example, we may embed content, such as videos, from another site that we do not operate or control and such content may set a cookie. While we try to minimize these third party cookies, we can’t always control what cookies this third-party content sets or the privacy practices of such sites.

4.Will cookies be permanently stored on my Device?


How long cookies remain stored on a Device mainly depends on whether the cookie Created is a Persistent Cookie or a Session Cookie. “Session Cookies” are cookies that remain stored on your Device only until you close the browser. By contrast, “Persistent Cookies” will remain stored on your Device until they expire or are deleted by you (by deleting your browsing history or by your targeted deletion of the cookies via your browser settings). 


5.How can I enable, disable and administer cookies?


5.1 Strictly Necessary Cookies


Strictly Necessary Cookies will be Created by us on your Device without us explicitly asking for your consent. If you do not accept the use of Strictly Necessary Cookies, please disable cookies or refrain from visiting our Website.


5.2 Consent
In addition to the Strictly Necessary Cookies, we will Created cookies on your Device only, if you have given your prior consent. Such cookies are Functional Cookies, Analytical Cookies and Targeting Related Cookies. 
You are free to withdraw your consent at any time, for example by deleting the cookies. If you do not accept all cookies or withdraw your consent, you may still browse the contents of the Website; however, in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of the Website.


5.3 Browser settings


In addition, you may configure the settings of your browser / your Device used to browse the Website to enable, disable or delete cookies. Detailed instructions on how to configure your browser have been published by the browsers’ developers, and can be found here:
·Internet Explorer; 
·Edge; 
·Chrome; Chrome for iOS; Chrome for Android; 
·Firefox; Firefox for iOS; Firefox for Android; 
·Safari for macOS; Safari for iOS; 
For more information on the use of cookies and on how to deactivate cookies, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

6.Google Analytics


Our Website uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses cookies to help the Website analyses how users use the site. The information generated by cookies about your use of this Website will generally be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States of America. As we have activated IP anonymization on this Website, your IP address will be truncated in advance within the territory of the Member States of the European Union or the other members of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be first transmitted to a Google server in the United States of America and truncated there. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, for compiling reports on website activity and for providing other services related to website activity and Internet usage.
The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the relevant setting in your browser; however, we would like to point out that if you do this you may not be able to avail of the full functionality of this website. There are a number of ways of preventing the storage of cookies:
·You may Created an opt-out cookie that will instruct Google not to store or use your information for the purpose of web analysis. Please note that with this option, there will be no website analysis for as long as the opt-out cookie is stored in your browser.
·You may prevent the storage of the cookies required to create a profile by selecting the relevant setting in your browser. 
·Depending on the browser you are using, you may install a browser add-on that will prevent tracking. Just click here and install the downloadable browser add-on. 
Google Analytics is used in accordance with the requirements which the German Data Protection Authorities have agreed together with Google. Information regarding the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. The Google Analytics Terms of Service are available here. The Google Analytics security and privacy principles are available here. The Google privacy policy is available here.