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Cookies Policy

Date: October 2, 2020

We, The Walt Disney Company (Germany) GmbH use technology on the nationalgeographic.de website to collect information that will help us improve your online experience and to show you relevant advertising. In this cookie policy we refer to these technologies, which in particular include cookies, pixels, web beacons and GIFs, collectively as “cookies”. This policy explains the different types of cookies used on this website and how you can manage them. We can change this cookie policy at any time. Please refer to the "LAST CHANGED" history at the top of this page to see when this Cookie Policy was last changed. Any change to this cookie policy will take effect when the modified cookie policy is published on or through this website.

We hope that this cookie policy helps you to understand the use of cookies on this website. If you have any further questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Further information on how we process personal data of our users can be found in our data protection declaration.

1. WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are widely used to enable or improve functions of websites. This is possible because websites can read and write these files and thus recognize you and call up important information about you, which makes it easier to use the website (e.g. by recognizing your user settings).

2. HOW DO THIRD PARTIES USE COOKIES ON THIS WEBSITE?

In certain circumstances we may work with third parties to offer services on our website and in connection with promotional activities. In particular, third-party providers and other companies can use their own cookies to collect information about your activities on this website and / or the advertisements you have clicked on. This information can be used by them to serve advertisements that they think are likely to be of interest to you based on the content you have viewed. Third-party providers can also use this information to determine the effectiveness of their advertising. If the above activity has been agreed in advance with our advertising and social media partners, we will be able to know which third-party cookies are placed on this website and provide you with the relevant information in Section 3 of this Cookie Policy.

In some other cases, we can simply sell advertising space on our website using cookies from third-party intermediaries (e.g. technical platforms, ad servers, media agencies) to every third-party advertiser who receives our offer to buy the advertising space. This activity is known as "programmatic advertising". The whole process works through an auction system and takes place in less than a second (between the time a user requests a web page and the time that page is loaded into the browser), so that third-party providers recognize a user's cookie can (without collecting directly identifiable information, but simply by clearly identifying their browser or device and comparing it with other information they already have) and placing a bid, including placing their own cookies on that user's browser or device . Due to the dynamic nature of the program, we can only tell you which third-party cookies we are using to carry out this activity (see Section 3 below), while we are unable to control all third-party cookies that the third-party providers use during the Representation of their advertisements can be placed. To disable or reject cookies from third parties, please read the privacy policy and / or the cookie policy of the respective third party. For more information on how to manage these cookies, see Section 4 below.

3. HOW DO WE USE THIRD PARTY COOKIES ON THE WEBSITE?

Below is an updated list of the cookies we use on this website, including a description for each category and an indication of the time that the relevant information is stored by us and / or our partners. If you would like to find out more about a specific cookie, you can click on the corresponding cookie link.

The list of cookies and their management mechanisms is also always accessible through the cookie settings available in the footer of this website.

To find out more about how you can not allow certain cookies or how to deactivate them, please follow the instructions in section 4 below.

Flash cookies. In certain cases we can use Adobe Flash Player to provide certain content, such as video clips or animations. In order to improve the experience of our users, local shared objects (commonly known as Flash cookies) are used to provide functions such as saving your settings and preferences. Flash cookies are stored on your device, but they are managed through a different interface than that of your browser. This means that the management of Flash cookies is not possible via your browser as with other cookies. Instead, you can obtain Flash Management Tools directly from the Adobe website. The Adobe website provides extensive information on how you can delete or deactivate Flash cookies. For more information, please see www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html. Please note that you can no longer use certain features on the website, such as video content or services that require a login, if you prevent or switch off the storage of Flash cookies.

4. HOW DO I MANAGE COOKIES?

You can refuse to accept cookies from this website at any time by activating your browser setting, which enables you to refuse cookies.

Further information on the procedure for rejecting cookies can be found on the website of the provider of your browser, which you can access via the help page. With regard to frequently used browsers, you can find further information on the configuration of your browser at www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html.

You can also adjust your settings at any time via the cookie settings, which you can find in the footer of this page.

You can refuse Flash cookies from this website using Adobe's Flash management tools (www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html.

In the case of third-party cookies, you can find information on how to disable them, also by reading the privacy policy and / or the cookie policy of the respective third party.

You can also find more information about targeting and advertising cookies and how you can deactivate them atwww.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.

Please note that if you deactivate cookies (especially the necessary and functional cookies), some functions of this website may not work as intended.