Cookies Policy

The Wirecard website uses Google Analytics (http://www.google.com/analytics/) for website analytics purposes – meaning that we use them to see how many visitors come to our website, the pages that generate interest and the links that visitors most often click on (amongst other things). Google Analytics uses cookies - small text files that are placed on your computer that store certain limited information about you. The cookies we use do not enable any website visitor to be individually identified and will only be used for website analytics purposes.

In addition, the coding language the Wirecard website is written in uses session cookies. These are deleted each time you close your browser. These cookies do not store any information about the visitor once the browser is closed.

You were given the opportunity to consent to our using cookies as you entered our site (to get this far, you have already either consented or opted out of their use). If you have opted out, we only store one permanent ‘compliance' cookie which tells us that you want to opt out of use of any other cookies and we have switched off all other cookies except our functional cookies which are needed to make to site run correctly. If you wish to do so, you can change your browser settings to reject cookies. As the means by which you can do this varies from browser to browser, please visit your web browser's "Help" menu for further details. Please note that, should you choose to refuse cookies, this might impair some of the functionality of the Wirecard website.

For more information about cookies, we recommend that you visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org

The cookies that we use on the site are:

Analytics cookies
"_utmz" , "_utmc", "_utmb" and "_utma" are all Google Analytics cookies - These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the site. The information is collected anonymously, and used to report on the number of visitors to the site, where they have come from, and the pages they have visited. You can find out more info on them here: code.google.com/apis/analytics/docs/concepts/gaConceptsCookies.html and here: www.google.co.uk/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

"is_returning" - This cookies is used to anonymously visually interpret user behaviour on the site by building “Heat Maps”. This provides a graphical representation of where visitors click page links. You can find out more info on this cookie here : www.crazyegg.com/help

Functional Cookies
ASPXAUTH - This cookie is used to make sure that your web experience, whilst on our site, is seamless as you move from page to page.

ASP.NET_SessionId - This cookie is installed automatically when a user connects to an ASP.NET application, and expires when the browser window closes. This provides a mechanism for persisting information between page requests in ASP.NET. You can find out more info on this cookie here: support.microsoft.com/kb/899918 and here: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms178581.aspx

Preference Cookies
site-font-size - This cookie remembers the font size selection for the session.

site-css - This cookie remembers the colour scheme for the session.

Compliance cookie
cb - This cookie allows us to know whether or not you have given consent to the use of cookies and therefore do not need to be presented with this message again. This is a permanent cookie.

If you opt out of cookies on this site, we will still use these functional cookies. However, if you wish to disable them entirely, you just need to disable cookies in your chosen web browser. You can usually find this option under privacy in your browser options or preferences.

Access to Information

You may request a copy of the Personal Information that we hold in relation to you. Upon receipt of your written request, and enough information to permit us to identify your Personal Information, we will disclose what we hold.

We will also correct, amend or delete any Personal Information that is inaccurate, and notify any third party recipients of the necessary changes.

Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the Personal Information we hold about you.

If you wish to access or correct your Personal Information please write to us at the address shown above.

Updates to this Policy

This Policy was last updated in August 2012. Please note that for legal, business or operational reasons we may from time to time update this Policy. We will highlight any material changes that we make to this Policy on the Wirecard website.

Links to other websites

The Wirecard website may link to other, unaffiliated third party websites. Please note that Wirecard is not, and cannot, control or be responsible for the content or privacy practices of any third party websites. You must always carefully review the privacy policy of any third party website that you may visit in order to understand how the operators of that website may collect, store and use your personal information.