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This cookie notice applies to the web pages of the Medical Devices and Software Division (hereinafter referred to as “” or “we” or “us”) of VDE Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik e.V. (herinafter referred to as “VDE”).

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are assigned to the browser you are using by means of a distinctive string of characters and stored on your hard drive and allow the party placing the cookie to receive certain information. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer and are thus unable to cause harm. They serve to make the our internet services more user-friendly and effective as a whole, i.e. more pleasant for you. Cookies originate either from us – in which case they constitute “first party cookies” – or from specific third parties whose services we use, which; which are referred to as “third-party cookies”.
Cookies may contain data that makes it possible to recognise the device used. In some cases, however, cookies also only contain information on certain settings which cannot be linked to a specific person. Cookies cannot identify you directly.
Cookies are necessary in order to provide certain functionalities on websites, such as retaining your language settings or your login status for the presentation of the website. Cookies also allow the respective issuers (VDE or third parties) to recognise that a website has been re-visited by a specific end device. This function makes it possible to recognise you / your end device and collect information on your user behaviour and presumed interests. This information is used to present you with relevant advertising for VDE products and services on the website and on external internet pages.

A distinction is made between session cookies, which are erased when you close your browser, and permanent cookies, which are stored for longer than the duration of the individual session.
Depending on their function and purpose, cookies can be classified into categories: We use technically necessary cookies as well as cookies for performance analysis.

You can change or revoke your cookie consent at any time using the “Manage Cookies” button built in above.

1. Technically necessary cookies

All cookies which are necessary for the operation of the website and its functions are designated as technically necessary or essential cookies. Cookies of this type are not classified as cookies requiring consent. Services you request through the website cannot be performed properly without these cookies. These cookies are stored only for the duration of the session, and thus constitute session cookies.
You can configure your web browser so that even absolutely necessary cookies are blocked, but it may then potentially become impossible to use the website in the intended manner.
In the event that VDE uses technically necessary cookies when the website is accessed or visited and employs these to collect and process your personal data, this processing is necessary in order to safeguard the legitimate interests of VDE. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. In doing so, VDE is pursuing its legitimate interests in personalising the website for your visit and simplifying the use of the website for you.

2. Performance cookies

Performance cookies serve to record information on the way you use our website, e. g. which pages you visit most frequently, how you navigate the website or whether certain error messages are displayed. These cookies do not store any information beyond this. They are used exclusively in order to improve the user-friendliness of the website and enhance your user experience.
Information collected with performance cookies may include, for example: Internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the website from which you arrived, number of visits, average visit duration and pages accessed.
Data collected from the use of performance cookies is aggregated and generally cannot be linked to a specific natural person. In individual cases where the data processed using performance cookies can be classified as personal data, the processing takes place on the basis of your consent (consent of the data subject pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR).