Changes to our data protection notices

Dear Sir or Madam,
Daimler AG has been reorganised. As of 01.11.2019, data protection on this website is the responsibility of Daimler Truck AG.

Data protection notices (updated: 01.11.2019)

Use of cookies

In order to optimally design the website and to make continual improvements to it, Daimler Truck AG uses cookies. By continuing to use the website, you agree to the use of cookies.

See the Cookie notice for further information.

Mercedes-Benz South Africa uses cookies to record the preferences of visitors, and therefore to be able to optimise the design of its web site. Cookies are small files which are stored on your hard drive. They ease navigation, and increase the user-friendliness of a web site. Cookies also help us to identify the most popular sections of our web site. This enables us to provide content that is more accurately suited to your needs, and in so doing improve our service. Cookies can be used to determine whether there has been any contact between ourselves and your computer in the past. Only the cookie on your computer is identified. Personal details can be saved in cookies, provided that you have consented to this, for example, in order to facilitate secure online access so that you do not need to enter your user ID and password again.

If you choose not to accept cookies, you can still visit our website. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by setting your browser to not accept cookies. The exact instructions for this can be found in the manual for your browser. You can delete cookies already on your hard drive at any time. However, if you choose not to accept cookies it may result in a reduced availability of the services provided by our web site.

For the purpose of statistical analysis Daimler uses Adobe products. If you do not wish Mercedes-Benz to collect and analyse statistical data of your visit you may object at for the future use of your date at any time (opt-out).

For the technical implementation of your objection it is necessary to install an opt-out cookie on your browser. This cookie will only indicate that you have opted-out. Please note that for technical reasons the opt-out cookie will only affect the browser from which you object. If you delete the cookies in your browser or use a different device or browser respectively, you will need to opt-out again.

Information about the use of cookies and the analysis of usage data.

We use cookies to identify your user interest and particularly popular sections of our websites and improve the design of these websites and make it even more user-friendly based on this information.

1. Functions and use of cookies

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.

b. By using our websites, you consent to the use of cookies.

You can also visit our websites without consenting to the use of cookies. This means you can reject the use of cookies and also delete them at any time by choosing the appropriate settings on your device. To do so, proceed as follows:

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.

iii. Like the use of cookies, their rejection or deletion is likewise linked to the particular device and in addition to the particular browser you use. This means you must reject or delete the cookies separately for each of your devices as well as for each browser when you use more then one.

c. If you decide against the use of cookies, you may not be able to use all functions of our websites or have only limited use of individual functions.

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.

We use the following cookies on our website:

Cookie Name Description Cookie type

SERVERID

These cookies are used for a load balancer. They identify the server the visitor was forwarded to when last calling up the website. They also enable all enquiries by a user in the same session to be forwarded to the same server.

Type 1

_pk_id.25.a196 These cookies store information about how users use our website, and so they help us to keep developing our website constantly in accordance with their interests. Type 3
_pk_ref.25.a196 These cookies store information about how users use our website, and so they help us to keep developing our website constantly in accordance with their interests. Type 3
_pk_ses.25.a196 These cookies store information about how users use our website, and so they help us to keep developing our website constantly in accordance with their interests. Type 3
piwik_ignore This cookie is stored if a visitor opts out of statistical analysis of their visit by Piwik. Type 2
visited_today This cookie is set the first time the website is accessed and deleted again at 11:59 pm that same day. It indicates that you already visited the page on this day and suppresses some functions intended to be activated only at the first-time access.  Type 2
c_disclaimer This cookie indicates that you agree to the use of cookies on our web pages. It is set when you close the Use of Cookies information pop-up. Type 2
renderid This cookie contains information on which server the visitor is on. Type 2
c_privacy This cookie indicates that the data protection notices have been updated. It will be set when you close the notice layer. Type 2

2. Analysis of usage data; use of analysis tools

a. We would like to adapt the content of our web pages as specifically as possible to your needs and consequently improve what we offer you. We use cookies to be able to identify visitor preferences and particularly popular areas of our Internet offering. This allows us to adapt the content of our web pages more specifically to your needs and consequently improve what we offer you.

Daimler uses Piwik for the statistical analysis of the data.

If you do not want Daimler to collect and analyse information about your visit, you can object to it at any time with effect for the future (opt out).

For the technical implementation of your objection, an opt-out cookie is set in your browser. This cookie only serves to allocate your objection. Please note that for technical reasons an opt-out cookie can only be used for the browser from which it was set. If you delete the cookies or use a different browser or a different device, you must opt out again.

Click here to set the opt-out cookie.