a. Cookies are small files stored on your desktop, notebook or mobile device by a website you visit. They allow us to tell whether, e.g. there has already been a connection between your device and our websites in the past or which language and other settings you prefer. Cookies can also contain personal data.
i. Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can change this default setting by activating the setting "Do not accept cookies" in your browser.
ii. You can delete existing cookies at any time. Please refer to the instructions of your browser or device manufacturer for detailed information on how to do so.
d. We distinguish between the following categories of cookies:
i. Mandatory cookies (type 1)
These cookies are imperative for the functions of the websites. Without these cookies, we would not be able to offer you services such as e.g. the vehicle configurator.
ii. Functionality cookies (type 2)
These cookies simplify the use and improve the functions of the websites. We store e.g. your language settings in functionality cookies.
iii. Performance cookies (type 3)
These cookies collect information about how you use our websites. This allows us to tell which parts of our Internet offering are particularly popular and thereby to improve our offering for you. Please also read the section "Analysis of usage data" about this subject.
iv. Third-party cookies (type 4)
These cookies are set by third parties, e.g. social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+, whose contents you can integrate with the "social plug-ins" available on our websites. For more information about the use and function of the social plug-ins, please see Section 4 of our data protection notices.