Introduction

We at MEAL-EXPERT want to ensure that you receive the most relevant information and the best services when you visit our websites / the information and data will be collected by using so called "cookies". This helps us (and also other authorized third parties) to provide you with a personalized experience when you visit our site. It also gives us the opportunity to improve our services and be confident that you will easily find what you are looking for. We want you to know how we use these technologies, so this "Cookies Policy" explains the types of technology we use, what they do and your choice in terms of their use.

Cookies

“Cookies” are small pieces of data that are sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your device so that the site can recognize your computer. There are two kinds of cookies - Persistent and Sessional or "session" cookies. Persistent cookies are stored as a file on your computer or mobile device for a long time.

Categories “Cookies”

Session “cookies”

Session cookies are temporary cookie files which are erased when you close your browser. When you restart your browser and go back to the site that created that cookie, the website will treat you as a new visitor.

Necessary “cookies”

Necessary cookies are strictly necessary for the operation of a MEAL-EXPERT Site. They enable you to navigate around the site and use our features.

Persistent „cookies“

These cookies are not strictly necessary, but allow us to customize your online experience with our website. We use these cookies for example: • To remember your preferences so that you do not need to enter any information you have already provided (for example, when you enter your data to access our services); • To collect information about how our users use our services so that we can improve our Site and our Services and conduct market research (for example, information about popular pages, viewing habits, number of clicks, sharing, article likes, last visited pages, vote on comments).

Cookies that send information to us

These are the cookies that we set on a MEAL-EXPERT Site and they can only be read by that site. This is known as a “First Party” cookie. We also place cookies on MEAL-EXPERT ads which are placed on other websites owned by third parties (e.g. Facebook). We obtain information via those cookies when you click on or interact with the advertisement. In this situation MEAL-EXPERT is placing a “Third Party” cookie. MEAL-EXPERT may use the information obtained by these cookies to serve you with advertising that is relevant and of interest to you based on your past online behaviour.

Targeting/Advertising (Cookies that send information to other companies)

These are cookies that are set on a MEAL-EXPERT Site by our partner companies (e.g. Facebook or advertisers). They may use the data collected from these cookies to anonymously target advertising to you on other websites, based on your visit to this Website. For example, if you use a social widget (e.g. the Facebook icon) on the Website, it will record your “share” or “like”. Facebook (as the company setting the cookie) will collect the data.

„Cookies“ Examples used on our website

Cookie used/type and category Purpose Does this cookie collect my personal data?Details

Performance Cookies Type: Analytics Category: Persistent, Session, Third party Help us understand how visitors interact with our Website by providing information about the areas visited, time spent and any issues encountered, such as error messages. This helps us improve the performance of our websites.No, they do not identify you as an individual. All data is collected and aggregated anonymously.Google Analytics: Cookie Usage on Websites

Social Sharing Cookies (sometimes called “Third Party” cookies, or “Social Widgets”) Type: Social Media/Sharing Category: Third Party Social sharing offered on the Website is run by third parties. These third parties may drop cookies on your computer when you use social sharing features on the Website, or if you are already logged into them. These cookies help improve your experience on the Website. They allow you to share comments/ratings/pages/bookmarks and help to provide access to social networks and social online tools more easily.These cookies may collect personal information that you have voluntarily disclosed, such as your username.About Facebook Social Plugins

Targeting/Advertising Type: Cross Site Tracking Category: Persistent Session Third party. These cookies are used to deliver content via targeted advertising that is relevant to you and your interests or to limit the number of times you see a particular advertisement. These cookies also help us measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on MEAL-EXPERT and Non-MEAL-EXPERT websites. We may share this information with other parties, including our agencies.Most Targeting/Advertising cookies track consumers via their IP address. In some countries IP addresses are classified as personal data.

How to disable “Cookies”

All modern browsers let you change your cookie settings. Typically, you can find these settings in the options or preferences menu of your browser. To be aware of these settings, the following links can help you or you can use the Help button from your browser menus for more details: