Cookie Statement

Last updated: 5th June 2018

This Cookie Statement explains how Wirecard Card Solutions Limited and its group companies collectively “WDCS”, "we", "us", and "ours") use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our websites at www.wirecard-cardsolutions.co.uk ("Website"). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website.  Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. 

Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, WDCS) are called "first party cookies".  Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies".  Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics).  The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites. 

Why do we use cookies?

We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Websites. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes.  This is described in more detail below.

The specific types of first and third party cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific Website you visit):

Types of cookie

Who serves these cookies

How to refuse

Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas.

„PHPSESSID“

PHPSESSID describes the so called Session-ID; it constitutes a random chosen key that is cached on your device. As soon as a user visits our homepage(s), this cookie is generating said key and will be stored on your device. This enables us to identify any user visiting our homepage(s) as a user in our system. The Session-ID enhances a user-friendly experience on our homepage(s). In some situations it is vital to cache information, for example the log-on details. Once you have successfully logged on, we save this status and information in your session. By virtue of your random generated access key (Session-ID) we are able to correctly allocate you in our system.

  • Cookie Category: Functionality
  • Saved Data: Identifies user data stored in a php -session.
  • Term: Session
  • Persistent/Session: Session

"fe_typo_user"

This cookie is utilized by our CMS (Content Management System). It generates a random access key to recognize users which are already logged on.

  • Cookie Category: Functionality
  • Saved Data: Identifies user data stored in a session of our CMS (content management system)
  • Term: Session
  • Persistent/Session: Session
 

Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Websites to you, you cannot refuse them.

You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described below under the heading "How can I control cookies?”

Performance and functionality cookies: These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Websites but are non-essential to their use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.

"Resolution"

This cookie, also known as "adaptive images", is used to collect the horizontal value of your screen resolution only. It provides access to these data in order to enhance user-friendliness. Furthermore this cookie enables us to provide pictures optimized to the size of each visitor's screen. By also enhancing the size of the file(s) shown on the homepage(s) you will have an improved and faster browsing experience.

  • Saved Data: Horizontal Screen Resolution
  • Term: 30 days
  • Persistent/Session: Session
 

To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"

Analytics and customisation cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective are marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our Websites for you.

 

"BT_ctst"

Used only to detect whether the visitor's browser has cookies enabled or not

  • Term: Duration of the session

"BT_pdc"

Contains Base64-encoded data of the visitor history (is customer, is newsletter recipient etc.) used for personalization purposes

  • Term: 1 year

"BT_sdc"

Contains Base64-encoded data of the current visitor session (referrer, number of pages, number of seconds since session start) used for personalization purposes

  • Term: Duration of the session

"_et_coid"

Cookie detection
etracker Analytics

  • Term: 2 years

"et_id"Visitor detection
etracker Analytics

  • Term: 2 years

"isSdEnabled"

Detecting if the visitor is recording the scroll depth

  • Term: 24 hours

"noWS_<***>"

Contains true or false and indicates that the website with the trackingcode included has no acitve tests or does not deliver tests for other reasons (monthly quota exceeded etc.). <***> In this case is the secure code of the client as contained in the tracking code snippet.

The BlackTri webservice sets this cookie when the mentioned conditions apply in order to avoid further requests in the running session (as they are unnecessary anyway)

  • Term: Duration of the session
 

To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"

Do you serve targeted advertising?

Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other personally identifying details unless you choose to provide these.

How can I control cookies?

You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our website though your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be restricted.   As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information.

In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

How often will you update this Cookie Statement?

We may update this Cookie Statement from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to the cookies we use or for other operational, legal or regulatory reasons.  Please therefore re-visit this Cookie Statement regularly to stay informed about our use of cookies and related technologies. 

The date at the top of this Cookie Statement indicates when it was last updated. 

Where can I get further information?

If you have any questions about our use of cookies or other technologies, please email us at WdcsDataPrivacy@wirecard.com