This Cookie Statement was updated on 2023-07-06
What are Cookies and similar technologies?
Cookies are small files placed on your device (computer, tablet or smartphone). When you access a website, a cookie is placed on your device and it will send information to the party that placed the cookie.
There are other technologies at perform a similar function to cookies. These include inter alia web beacons, clear gifs, and social plug-ins. These are often used in conjunction with cookies to help a website owner understand its users better.
What are first party Cookies?
SAP’s websites contain first party Cookies. First party cookies are cookies that are specific to the website that created them. These cookies enable SAP to operate an efficient service and to track patterns of user behavior to SAP’s website.
What are third party Cookies?
What is a session and what is a persistent Cookie?
Our websites may place session and persistent cookies on your device. Whereas the difference between a first party and third-party cookie relates to the party controlling the initial placement of the cookie on your device, the difference between a session and a persistent cookie relates to the length of time the cookie lasts. Session cookies are cookies that typically last for as long as you are using your browser, or browser session. When you end your browser session, the cookie expires. Persistent cookies, as the name implies, are persistent and will last after you close your browser. This allows for quicker and often more convenient access to Our website.
What cookies are used on this SAP Web presence?
When tracking and evaluating the usage behavior of users of the Web Presence by means of cookies or similar technologies includes the processing of your personal data, SAP conducts the processing based on the following legal permissions:
- GDPR Article 6.I (a) if it is necessary that We ask you for your consent to process your personal data,
- GDPR Article 6.I (b) if necessary to fulfill (pre-)contractual obligations with you,
- GDPR Article 6.I (f) if necessary to fulfill (pre-)contractual obligations with the company or other legal body you represent as a customer contact (legitimate interest to efficiently perform or manage SAP’s business operation),
- or equivalent legal permissions under other relevant national laws, when applicable.
SAP differentiates between Required Cookies that are absolutely necessary to enable technical core functionalities, Functional Cookies that allow SAP to analyze the site usage, and Advertising Cookies that are used to serve ads relevant to your interests.
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How can you manage and delete Cookies?
SAP provides you with the option to adjust your preferences for Functional and Advertising Cookies when such cookies are placed on your device. In such a case, you can access preferences at any time by clicking on the “Cookie Preferences” link in the footer of the Web presence.
You can also block and delete cookies by changing your browser settings. To manage cookies using your browser settings, most browsers allow you to refuse or accept all cookies or only to accept certain types of cookies. The process for the management and deletion of cookies can be found in the help function integrated in your browser.
What are Media Plug-Ins?
A Media plug-in embedded on a website allows you to watch remote content from a third party media provider’s website. You can recognize media plug-ins as views displayed on website pages; e.g., for YouTube, you can recognize the media plugin by a video showing the play button.
How do media plug-ins on SAP websites work?
If you want to use one of content of these media plug-ins, click on the play-symbol within the media plug-in to establish a direct connection to the server of the respective media provider. The stream of the media will be redirected from the media provider to your browser.
If you have a user account on the media provider and are logged in at the time you activate the media plug-in, the media provider can associate your visit to SAP’s websites with your user account. In this situation, data transmissions can also take place that are initiated and controlled by the respective media provider. Your connection to a media provider, the data transfers taking place between the network and your system, and your interactions on that platform are governed solely by the privacy and cookie statement or policy of that media provider. Personal Data may also reach providers in countries outside the European Economic Area that may not guarantee an “adequate level of protection” for the processing of Personal Data in accordance with EU standards. If you do not want to share any data with the media provider in connection with SAP’s website, do not click on the media plug-in on SAP’s website.
On which legal basis does SAP makes media plug-ins available?
SAP uses media plug-ins on its websites on the basis of its legitimate interest to make remote content visible to the user according to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR or the applicable national law.
Use of You Tube Video:
This website contains a plugin from YouTube, belonging to Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, US). We use the YouTube No-Cookies function, i.e. we have activated extended data protection, videos are not accessed via youtube.com, but via youtube-nocookie.com, which, according to the provider, only starts storing user information when the video is played. As soon as you start playing an embedded video by clicking on it, the IP address, in particular, which of our web site you have visited is communicated. However, this information cannot be assigned to you if you are not permanently logged in to YouTube or another Google service when you call up the page. SAP does not have influence or control over the processing of personal data on the media provider’s website, and the media plug-in remains active until you deactivate it or delete your cookies.