Global Cookie Notice

Last updated: May 2018


At Ha­ger, we res­pect your pri­vacy and we want to be trans­pa­rent about the ty­pes of per­so­nal in­for­ma­tion we col­lect about you and how we use it. In this Coo­kies No­tice (the "Notice") we explain how Ha­ger and ot­her af­fi­lia­tes of the Ha­ger group ("Hager") use coo­kies and ot­her si­mi­lar tech­no­lo­gy ("Coo­kies") to re­cog­ni­se you when you vi­sit our web­si­te at www.ha­ and our ot­her web­si­tes (the "Web­si­te"). We also explain what the­se tech­no­lo­gies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to cont­rol our use of them.

Plea­se note that this No­tice desc­ri­bes what ty­pes of Coo­kies we use ge­ne­ral­ly on all our Web­si­tes and the speci­fic Coo­kies that are used on each Web­si­te may be dif­fe­rent. The­re­fo­re, some of the Coo­kies desc­ri­bed in this No­tice might not ap­ply to the par­ticu­lar Web­si­te you are vi­si­ting.


What are cookies?

Coo­kies are small data fi­les that are pla­ced on your com­pu­ter or mo­bi­le de­vice when you vi­sit a web­si­te. Coo­kies are wi­de­ly used by web­si­te ow­ners in or­der to make their web­si­tes work, or to work more ef­fi­cient­ly, as well as to pro­vi­de re­por­ting in­for­ma­tion.

Coo­kies set by the web­si­te ow­ner (in this case, Ha­ger) are cal­led "first par­ty coo­kies". Coo­kies set by par­ties ot­her than the web­si­te ow­ner are cal­led "third par­ty coo­kies". Third par­ty Coo­kies enable third par­ty fea­tu­res or func­tio­na­li­ty to be pro­vi­ded on or th­rough the web­si­te (e.g. like ad­ver­ti­sing, in­te­rac­ti­ve con­tent and ana­ly­tics). The par­ties that set the­se third par­ty Coo­kies can re­cog­ni­se your com­pu­ter both when it vi­sits the web­si­te in ques­tion and also when it vi­sits cer­tain ot­her web­si­tes.


Why do we use Cookies?

We use first par­ty and third par­ty Coo­kies for se­ve­ral rea­sons. Some coo­kies are requi­red for tech­ni­cal rea­sons in or­der for our Web­si­te to ope­ra­te, and we re­fer to the­se as "es­sen­tial" or "strict­ly ne­ces­sa­ry" Coo­kies. Ot­her Coo­kies also enable us to track and tar­get the in­te­rests of our users and to en­hance the ex­pe­rience on our Web­si­te. Third par­ties ser­ve Coo­kies th­rough our Web­si­te for ad­ver­ti­sing, ana­ly­tics and ot­her pur­po­ses. This is desc­ri­bed in more de­tail be­low.

The speci­fic ty­pes of first and third par­ty Coo­kies ser­ved th­rough our Web­si­te and the pur­po­ses they per­form are desc­ri­bed in the table be­low.


Types of cookies

Who Serves these cookies

How to refuse

Essential website cookies:The­se coo­kies are strict­ly ne­ces­sa­ry to pro­vi­de you with ser­vi­ces avai­lable th­rough our Web­si­te and to use some of its fea­tu­res, such as access to secu­re areas.

The­se are es­sen­tial­ly first par­ty coo­kies that are set by Ha­ger.

Be­cause the­se coo­kies are strict­ly ne­ces­sa­ry to de­li­ver the Web­si­te to you, you can­not re­fuse them.
You can block or de­le­te them by chan­ging your brow­ser set­tings howe­ver, as desc­ri­bed be­low un­der the hea­ding "How can I cont­rol Coo­kies?"

Performance and functionality cookies:
The­se coo­kies are used to en­hance the per­for­mance and func­tio­na­li­ty of our Web­si­te but are non-es­sen­tial to their use. Howe­ver, wit­hout the­se coo­kies, cer­tain func­tio­na­li­ty like view set­tings may beco­me una­vai­lable.

The­se are first par­ty coo­kies set by Ha­ger or third par­ty coo­kies (such as Google).

To re­fuse the­se coo­kies, plea­se fol­low the in­struc­tions be­low un­der the hea­ding "How can I cont­rol Coo­kies?"
For more in­for­ma­tion about how Google uses coo­kies and how you can ma­na­ge your Coo­kies, plea­se click here:

Analytics and customisation cookies:
The­se coo­kies col­lect in­for­ma­tion that is used eit­her in aggre­ga­te form to help us un­ders­tand how our Web­si­te is being used or how ef­fec­ti­ve are mar­ke­ting cam­pa­igns are, or to help us cus­to­mi­se our Web­si­te for you.

We es­sen­tial­ly use Google Ana­ly­tics for ana­ly­tics coo­kies. This is a third par­ty coo­kie.

To re­fuse the­se Coo­kies, plea­se fol­low the in­struc­tions be­low un­der the hea­ding "How can I cont­rol Coo­kies?" For more in­for­ma­tion about Google Ana­ly­tics, plea­se read the sec­tion "Google Ana­ly­tics" be­low or vi­sit Goog­le's web­si­te

Advertising cookies: The­se coo­kies are used to make ad­ver­ti­sing mes­sa­ges more re­le­vant to you. They per­form func­tions like pre­ven­ting the same ad from con­ti­nuo­us­ly reap­pea­ring, en­su­ring that ads are pro­per­ly displayed for ad­ver­ti­sers, and in some ca­ses se­lec­ting ad­ver­ti­se­ments that are ba­sed on your in­te­rests.

The­se are first par­ty coo­kies set by Ha­ger or third par­ty coo­kies (such as Doub­leClick that is ow­ned by Google).

To re­fuse the­se Coo­kies, plea­se fol­low the in­struc­tions be­low un­der the hea­ding "How can I cont­rol Coo­kies?"
For more in­for­ma­tion about Doub­leClick and how you can ma­na­ge your Coo­kies, plea­se vi­sit Goog­le's coo­kies page at:

Social networking cookies: The­se coo­kies are used to enable you to sha­re pa­ges and con­tent that you find in­te­res­ting on our Web­si­te th­rough third par­ty so­cial networ­king and ot­her web­si­tes. The­se coo­kies may also be used for ad­ver­ti­sing pur­po­ses too.

We enable you to re­gis­ter onto our Web­si­tes by using your Face­book account. As a re­sult, a third par­ty coo­kie that is used by Face­book may be pos­ted on your de­vice.

To re­fuse the­se Coo­kies, plea­se fol­low the in­struc­tions be­low un­der the hea­ding "How can I cont­rol Coo­kies?"
For more in­for­ma­tion about Doub­leClick and how you can ma­na­ge your Coo­kies, plea­se vi­sit Goog­le's coo­kies page at:


For a full list of the coo­kies we use, plea­se click on the link here:

What about other tracking technologies?

Coo­kies are not the only way to re­cog­ni­se or track vi­si­tors to a web­si­te. We may use ot­her, si­mi­lar tech­no­lo­gies from time to time, like web bea­cons (so­me­ti­mes cal­led "trac­king pixels" or "clear gifs"). The­se are tiny grap­hics fi­les that con­tain a unique iden­ti­fier that enable us to re­cog­ni­se when so­meo­ne has vi­si­ted our Web­si­te (or ope­ned an e-mail that we have sent them). This al­lows us, for example, to mo­ni­tor the traf­fic pat­terns of users from one page wit­hin our Web­si­te to anot­her, to de­li­ver or com­mu­nica­te with Coo­kies, to un­ders­tand whet­her you have come to our Web­si­te from an on­li­ne ad­ver­ti­se­ment displayed on a third-par­ty web­si­te, to im­pro­ve site per­for­mance, and to mea­su­re the success of e-mail mar­ke­ting cam­pa­igns. In many ins­tan­ces, the­se tech­no­lo­gies are re­liant on Coo­kies to func­tion pro­per­ly, and so decli­ning Coo­kies will im­pair their func­tio­ning.


Flash Cookies or Local Shared Objects

Our Web­si­te may also use so-cal­led "Flash Coo­kies" (also known as Lo­cal Sha­red Ob­jects or "LSOs") to, among ot­her things, col­lect and sto­re in­for­ma­tion about your use of our ser­vi­ces, fraud pre­ven­tion and for ot­her site ope­ra­tions.

If you do not want Flash Coo­kies sto­red on your com­pu­ter, you can ad­just the set­tings of your Flash player to block Flash Coo­kies sto­ra­ge using the tools con­tai­ned in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also cont­rol Flash Coo­kies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and fol­lowing the in­struc­tions (which may inclu­de in­struc­tions that explain, for example, how to de­le­te exis­ting Flash Coo­kies (re­fer­red to "in­for­ma­tion" on the Mac­ro­me­dia site), how to pre­vent Flash LSOs from being pla­ced on your com­pu­ter wit­hout your being as­ked, and (for Flash Player 8 and la­ter) how to block Flash Coo­kies that are not being de­li­ve­red by the ope­ra­tor of the page you are on at the time).

Plea­se note that set­ting the Flash Player to re­strict or li­mit accep­tance of Flash Coo­kies may re­duce or im­pe­de the func­tio­na­li­ty of some Flash ap­plica­tions, inclu­ding, po­ten­tial­ly, Flash ap­plica­tions used in con­nec­tion with our ser­vi­ces or on­li­ne con­tent.


Advertising cookies

Third par­ties may ser­ve Coo­kies on your com­pu­ter or mo­bi­le de­vice to ser­ve ad­ver­ti­sing th­rough our Web­si­te. The­se com­pa­nies may use in­for­ma­tion about your vi­sits to this and ot­her Web­si­tes in or­der to pro­vi­de re­le­vant ad­ver­ti­se­ments about goods and ser­vi­ces that you may be in­te­res­ted in. They may also employ tech­no­lo­gy that is used to mea­su­re the ef­fec­ti­ve­ness of ad­ver­ti­se­ments. This can be accom­plis­hed by them using Coo­kies or web bea­cons to col­lect in­for­ma­tion about your vi­sits to this and ot­her si­tes in or­der to pro­vi­de re­le­vant ad­ver­ti­se­ments about goods and ser­vi­ces of po­ten­tial in­te­rest to you. The in­for­ma­tion col­lec­ted th­rough this pro­cess does not enable us or them to iden­ti­fy your name, con­tact de­tails or ot­her per­so­nal­ly iden­ti­fying de­tails un­less you choo­se to pro­vi­de the­se.


Google Analytics

This Web­si­te uses Google Ana­ly­tics, a web ana­ly­sis ser­vice from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Ana­ly­tics uses Coo­kies, or text fi­les. The­se are sa­ved on your com­pu­ter and al­low your usa­ge of the web­si­te to be ana­ly­sed. The in­for­ma­tion ge­ne­ra­ted by the Coo­kie about your usa­ge of this Web­si­te is ge­ne­ral­ly sent to a Google ser­ver in the USA and sa­ved the­re. Howe­ver, if IP ano­ny­mi­sa­tion is ac­ti­va­ted on this Web­si­te, your IP address is shor­te­ned by Google wit­hin the mem­ber sta­tes of the EU or in ot­her cont­rac­ting sta­tes to the Ag­ree­ment on the Eu­ro­pean Eco­no­mic Area. Only in excep­tio­nal ca­ses is the full IP address sent to a Google ser­ver in the USA and shor­te­ned the­re. Google will use this in­for­ma­tion on be­half of the ope­ra­tor of this Web­si­te to eva­lua­te your usa­ge of the Web­si­te, to com­pi­le re­ports about the Web­si­te ac­ti­vi­ties and to per­form furt­her ser­vi­ces con­nec­ted to Web­si­te usa­ge and In­ter­net usa­ge in its dea­lings with the Web­si­te ope­ra­tor. The IP address sent by your brow­ser as part of Google Ana­ly­tics is not com­bi­ned to­get­her with ot­her data by Google.

You can pre­vent the­se Coo­kies from being sa­ved by ma­king an ap­prop­ria­te set­ting in your brow­ser softwa­re. Howe­ver, you may then not be able to use all the Web­si­te's func­tions to their full ex­tent.

You can also pre­vent the data (incl. your IP address) ge­ne­ra­ted by the Coo­kie and re­la­ted to your usa­ge of the Web­si­te from being sent to Google and pro­ces­sed by Google by using the abo­ve-men­tio­ned opt-out links. More in­for­ma­tion is avai­lable at


How can I control Cookies?

You have the right to deci­de whet­her to accept or re­ject Coo­kies. You can exerci­se your Coo­kie pre­fe­ren­ces by clic­king on the ap­prop­ria­te opt-out links pro­vi­ded in the Coo­kie table abo­ve.

You can set or amend your web brow­ser cont­rols to accept or re­fuse Coo­kies. If you choo­se to re­ject Coo­kies, you may still use our Web­si­te though your access to some func­tio­na­li­ty and areas of our Web­si­te may be re­stric­ted. As the means by which you can re­fuse Coo­kies th­rough your web brow­ser cont­rols vary from brow­ser-to-brow­ser, you should vi­sit your brow­ser's help menu for more in­for­ma­tion.
You can ge­ne­ral­ly accept or decli­ne the use of coo­kies th­rough a func­tio­na­li­ty built into your web brow­ser.

Click here to learn more about the “Pri­va­te Brow­sing” set­ting and ma­na­ging coo­kie set­tings in Fi­re­fox;
Click here to learn more about “Incog­ni­to” and ma­na­ging coo­kie set­tings in Chro­me;
Click here to learn more about “InPri­va­te” and ma­na­ging coo­kie set­tings in In­ter­net Explo­rer; or
Click here to learn more about “Pri­va­te Brow­sing” and ma­na­ging coo­kie set­tings in Sa­fa­ri.

In ad­di­tion, most ad­ver­ti­sing networks of­fer you a way to opt out of tar­ge­ted ad­ver­ti­sing. If you would like to find out more in­for­ma­tion, plea­se vi­sit or


Updates to this Notice

We may up­da­te this No­tice in or­der to ref­lect, for example, chan­ges to the Coo­kies we use or for ot­her ope­ra­tio­nal, le­gal or re­gu­la­to­ry rea­sons. Plea­se the­re­fo­re re-vi­sit this No­tice re­gu­lar­ly to stay in­for­med about our use of coo­kies and re­la­ted tech­no­lo­gies.

The date at the top of this No­tice in­dica­tes when it was last up­da­ted.


For more in­for­ma­tion about how Ha­ger is using your per­so­nal in­for­ma­tion, plea­se read our Web Privacy Notice here.


Where can I get further information?

If you have any ques­tions about our use of Coo­kies, or the way we pro­cess your per­so­nal in­for­ma­tion, plea­se use the fol­lowing form.