On some of our websites or applications we offer interactive features such as: For example, blogs, message boards or news feeds. If you are contributing to such features, please be aware that these posts may be viewed by others and are therefore neither private nor confidential.
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Boots Hearingcare Ltd
21 Trinity Square
Updated Cookie statement : 13 August 2019
PLEASE READ THIS COOKIE DECLARATION CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE WEB SITE; BY ACCESSING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS COOKIE DECLARATION WITHOUT LIMITATION OR QUALIFICATION.
In order to make the visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and individually decide on their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general. Failure to accept cookies may limit the functionality of our website.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device.
Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, ie after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies).
What are cookies used for?
Cookies allow us to know if your device has already visited our website. Cookies help us better understand how our site or service is used, and they help you navigate effectively between pages. Cookies allow you to consider your preferences, and generally improve your browsing experience. Cookies also ensure that our online marketing activities are relevant to you and that they match your interests.
What types of cookies does Boots Hearingcare use?
Generally, there are four cookie categories. Boots Hearingcare routinely uses all four cookie categories. See below for more information about each cookie category:
Necessary cookies: These cookies are necessary to enable the operation of our website, eg. For example, access to registered or secured areas.
Analytical / Performance Cookies: These cookies allow you to collect anonymous data about the usage behaviour of our visitors. These are then evaluated by us, for example, to improve the functionality of the website and to show you interesting offers.
Cookies for functionality: These cookies enable us to collect information about your use of the website, eg. For example, if you are logged in, if you no longer want to see ads, when you signed up or logged out, the status or history of the service tools that you used. These cookies also enable us to tailor our services to deliver enhanced features and content. The information collected by these cookies may be anonymous. They are not used to track your browsing on other sites.
Cookies for the session: Cookies for the session help us adapt our service to your surfing behaviour on our website. These cookies are automatically removed from your device when you close the web browser.
Cookies for Targeting / Third-Party Cookies: Boots Hearingcare, our affiliates or other third parties may use this type of cookie to deliver advertising that suits your interests. These cookies may remind you that your device has visited our website and may also be able to track your device's browsing on websites other than Boots Hearingcare’s. This information may be shared with organisations outside of Boots Hearingcare, such as advertisers and / or ad networks for the delivery of advertising and assistance in evaluating the effectiveness of an advertising campaign or other business partners for the purpose of providing shared statistics on the use of the services and the common Examination of the services. Only pseudonym data is collected.
Google Tag Manager
We also use Google Tag Manager to manage the usage-based advertising services. The Tag Manager tool itself is a cookie-less domain and does not collect personally identifiable information. Rather, the tool is responsible for triggering other tags, which in turn may capture data. If you've opted out at the domain or cookie level, it will remain in effect for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.
Using the Remarketing or "Like Audiences" feature of Google Inc.
Facebook Custom Audience
Within our website, we use the "Custom Audience" method of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook") for statistical purposes and market research purposes. With the help of the obtained data, we can make our Facebook activities more effective and, for example, let us display posts or ads only for visitors to our website. The data collected in this way are only transmitted encrypted to Facebook and are anonymous for us, ie the personal data of individual users are not visible to us. Facebook will use this information according to its data usage policy, see https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy, It may also be stored for these purposes, a cookie on your computer. The data will be deleted after 90 days at the latest. You can object to this collection by blocking the setting of cookies by third parties or by declaring a contradiction to Facebook.
The information thus collected will be anonymised at a level that is possible. The information is transmitted to the United States and stored by Facebook on servers.
The use of counting pixels
Boots Hearingcare uses counter pixels / pixel tags on the internet pages. These are scripts that are mostly used to check third-party targeting cookies. If there is a tracking cookie, the script sends a unique ID to the third-party system to report the conversion.
The right to review & rectify or delete your data
You have the right to know what kind of personal data Boots Hearingcare has of you or if you would like to update or correct your personal data with us. To prevent abuse, we may ask you for sufficient identification. If the verification of personal data in connection with a particular cookie is affected, you will be asked to send us a copy of the affected cookie. These can be found in your browser settings.
How long do cookies stay on my device?
Most cookies placed by Boots Hearingcare disappear when you close your browser. Some cookies stay a few days, some a few years. You can remove cookies at any time via your browser.
First-party and third-party cookies
First-party cookies are cookies owned by Boots Hearingcare, and third-party cookies are cookies placed by a third party through our service on your device. Third-party cookies can be placed on your device by someone who provides a service to Boots Hearingcare. Third party cookies may also be placed by our business partners on your device for use by them to promote products and services to you elsewhere on the Internet.
How to control and delete cookies
Detailed information about cookies and settings in the browser can be found on the Internet, eg. For example, at www.allaboutcookies.org .
Third party sites
It may happen that content from third parties, such as videos from YouTube, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites are included in this online offer. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as "third party provider") perceive the IP address of the users. Because without the IP address, they could not send the content to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavour to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. However, we have no influence on it, if the third party providers store the IP address eg for statistical purposes. As far as we know, we will inform users about it.
Integration of social networks
At various points we offer functionalities of social networks on our websites and mobile applications. These include:
All online offers of Boots Hearingcare are generally accessible and usable without the use of social networks. If you use the additional functionalities, please note the following information on data processing:
1. Linking to the offers of Boots Hearingcare in social networks
2. Forwarding and recommendation functions for Boots Hearingcare Content (eg Share and Like buttons)
At various points in our online services, we offer to share and recommend your content on social networks. Thus, we offer you a comfortable alternative to copy and send links.
When you visit our pages and use the referral features, we will pass the URL to the social network of your choice. Some networks then complete the link immediately with a selection of the content we offer. Most social networks ask for confirmation before saving or forwarding.
3. Links from Boots Hearingcare offered with social networks
On our online offers we offer you optional functionalities whose use is linked to social networks like Facebook, Twitter or Google+. If you use social networks, these functionalities make it easier for you to use the Boots Hearingcare page.
At the same time, these functionalities allow us to tailor our content to your individual interests. For example, to give you some tips.
Use of Facebook social plugins
This offer uses social plugins ("plugins") from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The plugins are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on blue tile, the terms "Like", "Like" or a "thumbs up" sign) or are marked with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .
When a user calls a web page of this offer that contains such a plugin, its browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated by this in the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to their level of knowledge:
By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example, press the Like button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this offer and associate it with his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before visiting the website. Other settings and inconsistencies regarding the use of data for promotional purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads
This offer uses plugins from the Google-powered YouTube page. Site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit any of our YouTube plug-in-enabled sites, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. The Youtube server will know which of our pages you visited.
Contact / Privacy Officer
Data Protection Officer
21 Trinity Square