// Cookie Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy

Tyco Holding GmbH is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and to comply with applicable data protection and privacy laws. “Tyco IFS” refers to Tyco Holding GmbH, a subsidiary of Tyco International Ltd., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and its subsidiaries (also referred to as “we”, “us” or “our”).

Last updated 20th February 2014

Tyco and its group companies (together “Tyco”, “we”, “us”, “our”) use “cookies” for certain areas of our websites. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a website. Cookies help us improve our websites and your experience. We use cookies to see which areas and features are popular and to count visits to our websites, to recognize you as a returning visitor and to tailor your experience of the websites according to your preferences. We may also use cookies for targeting or advertising purposes. Further details about cookie purposes and types are below. To delete or block cookies by browser settings at any time and for more general information about cookies including the difference between session and persistent cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org

We also use Google Analytics on some of our websites to collect information about your online activity on the websites, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on the websites. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the websites. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the websites, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. The information generated by those cookies and your current IP-address will be transmitted by your browser to and will be stored by Google on servers in the United States and other countries. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of this website as described above. The IP address collected through Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. For more information about the information gathered using Google Analytics please visit  www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

You can prevent these cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. If you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available here: www.tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

The cookies used on our websites are categorised in accordance with the International Chamber of Commerce United Kingdom Cookie Guide as follows:

  • Cookies which are “strictly necessary” for functionality of the websites’ platforms. These cookies are essential in order to enable users to move around the websites and use their features.
  • Performance” cookies which collect information about how users navigate the websites, for example, which pages users access most frequently. They identify how users interact with our websites, any errors that occur, which pages are not used often, which pages take a long time to load, which pages users tend to visit and in what order. These cookies do not collect any information which could identify you and are only used to help us improve how our websites work and understand what interests our websites’ users.
  • Functionality” cookies which allow the websites to remember choices you make and your preferences as a logged in user (based on e.g. your user name).
  • Targeting or advertising” cookies used to deliver adverts relevant to an identified machine or other device (not a named or otherwise identifiable person) which are tailored to interests associated with the website activity tied to that machine or device. For example, if a cookie on a third party website recognises that a particular product was purchased from a particular device, that cookie may “talk to” marketing cookies on the websites to ensure advertisements about similar products are displayed with the websites are accessed from that device. These cookies are also used to limit the number of times a user sees an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They may also remember that the websites have been visited from a device and share that information with marketing organisations. The marketing cookies on our websites are operated by third parties with our permission. Marketing cookies are used to monitor from which advertising source a user was directed towards our websites so that we know whether it is worth us investing in that particular advertising source.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in our cookie table, see below.

Cookie NameParty / DomainCookie Type / DurationCategory of CookiePurpose
_utmaGoogle AnalyticsPersistent / 1 yearFirst PartyStores each user's amount of visits, the time of the first visit, the previous visit and the current visit
_utmbGoogle AnalyticsPersistent / 30 minutesFirst PartyUsed to check approximately how long a user stays on a site
_utmcGoogle AnalyticsCurrent SessionFirst PartyUsed to check approximately how long a user stays on a site
_utmxGoogle AnalyticsPersistent / 18 monthsFirst PartyUsed in A/B testing
_utmxxGoogle AnalyticsPersistent / 18 monthsFirst PartyUsed in A/B testing
_utmzGoogle AnalyticsPersistent / 6 monthsFirst PartyStores where a visitor came from (search engine, search keyword, link)
PHPSESSIDTypo3 BackendCurrent SessionFirst PartyA session key which allows the website to keep track of the activity relating to the user's session, allowing a smoother experience when using the website. No personally identifiable information is stored in this cookie. 
Be_typo_userTypo3 BackendCurrent SessionFirst PartyA session key which tells the website whether or not a user is logged into the backend for purpose of site administration. No personally identifiable information is stored in this cookie. 
Fe_typo_userTypo3 FrontendCurrent SessionFirst PartyA session key which tells the website whether or not a visitor is logged in. No personally identifiable information is stored in this cookie
Typo3-login-cookiecheckTypo3 BackendCurrent SessionFirst PartyA session key which verified whether a user agent (such a web browser) allows the setting of cookies. This in turn allows the site administrators to log into the backend in order to edit the site. 
hide_cookie_alertTypo3 Frontend1 yearFirst PartyRecords whether the user has dismissed the cookie policy information banner in order to prevent the notification from appearing again once it has been dismissed

Cookie settings

When you first visit the websites, a banner will appear which will contain a link to this Cookies Policy and it will explain that by using the websites you will be confirming that you accept this Cookies Policy and accordingly cookies will be installed on your computer/device. If you do not agree with our Cookie Policy, please do not use the websites. Your continued use of the websites will be treated as consent to the use of the cookies described above for the purposes described. If you wish to withdraw our consent at any time, you will need to delete your cookies using your internet browser settings.

To modify your cookie settings, please refer to the Help menu of your browser or visit www.allaboutcookies.org You can usually choose to set your browser to warn you when a cookie is being sent or to remove or reject cookies. If you choose to remove or reject cookies, it will affect many features or services on our websites.”

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact us at infomail(at)tycoweb.eu

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