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The use of “cookies”.
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DPO Associates uses the following cookies:
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Google Adwords – if this has been used by you.
DPO associates has integrated Google Adwords on its website. Google AdWords is an Internet advertising service that allows DPO associates to place ads in the search results of the Google search engine and in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows us to define predefined keywords that allow an ad to appear in Google’s search results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword-relevant search result. In the Google Advertising Network, ads are distributed on relevant web pages using an automatic algorithm, taking into account the previously defined keywords.
The purpose of Google AdWords is to promote our website by including relevant ads on third-party websites and in the search results of the Google search engine and inserting third-party ads on our website.
If a data subject reaches our website via a Google ad, a conversion cookie is stored on the data subject’s information technology system via Google. The definition of cookies is explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after 30 days and is not used to identify the data subject. If the cookie has not expired, the conversion cookie is used to check whether certain subpages, for example the shopping cart of an online shopping system, have been called up on our website.
The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to compile visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are used to determine the total number of users served by AdWords ads to determine the success or failure of each AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads in the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive information from Google that could identify the data subject.
The conversion cookie stores personal information, e.g. the Internet pages visited by the data subject. Each time we visit our Internet pages, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in Dublin, Ireland. This personal data is stored by Google in Ireland. Google may transfer this personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.