Cookie Policy

Cookies and other Identifiers consist of portions of code installed in the browser that assist the Owner in providing the Service according to the purposes described. Some of the purposes for which Cookies are installed may also require the User's consent.

Where the installation of Cookies is based on consent, such consent can be freely withdrawn at any time following the instructions provided in this document.

Moderncooking.com uses so-called “technical” Cookies and other similar Trackers to carry out activities that are strictly necessary for the operation or delivery of the Service.

Third-party Trackers

  • Traffic optimization and distribution 

    This type of service allows moderncooking.com to distribute their content using servers located across different countries and to optimize their performance.
    Which Personal Data are processed depends on the characteristics and the way these services are implemented. Their function is to filter communications between moderncooking.com and the User's browser.
    Considering the widespread distribution of this system, it is difficult to determine the locations to which the contents that may contain Personal Information of the User are transferred.

    Cloudflare (Cloudflare Inc.)

    Cloudflare is a traffic optimization and distribution service provided by Cloudflare Inc.
    The way Cloudflare is integrated means that it filters all the traffic through moderncooking.com, i.e., communication between moderncooking.com and the User's browser, while also allowing analytical data from moderncooking.com to be collected.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. 

Basic interactions & functionalities

Moderncooking.com uses Trackers to enable basic interactions and functionalities, allowing Users to access selected features of the Service and facilitating the User's communication with the Owner.

  • Interaction with live chat platforms 

    This type of service allows Users to interact with third-party live chat platforms directly from the pages of moderncooking.com, for contacting and being contacted by moderncooking.com support service.
    If one of these services is installed, it may collect browsing and Usage Data in the pages where it is installed, even if the Users do not actively use the service. Moreover, live chat conversations may be logged.

    Facebook Messenger Customer Chat (Facebook, Inc.)

    The Facebook Messenger Customer Chat is a service for interacting with the Facebook Messenger live chat platform provided by Facebook, Inc.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies, Data communicated while using the service and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. 

Experience enhancement

Moderncooking.com uses Trackers to provide a personalized user experience by improving the quality of preference management options, and by enabling interaction with external networks and platforms.

  • Interaction with external social networks and platforms 

    This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of moderncooking.com.
    The interaction and information obtained through moderncooking.com are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network.
    This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.
    It is recommended to log out from the respective services in order to make sure that the processed data on moderncooking.com isn’t being connected back to the User’s profile.

    Twitter Tweet button and social widgets (Twitter, Inc.)

    The Twitter Tweet button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Twitter social network provided by Twitter, Inc.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. 

    Facebook Like button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)

    The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. 

Measurement

Moderncooking.com uses Trackers to measure traffic and analyze User behavior with the goal of improving the Service.

  • Analytics 

    The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

    Google Analytics 

    Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google LLC or by Google Ireland Limited, depending on the location moderncooking.com is accessed from, (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of moderncooking.com, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
    Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy  Opt Out; Ireland – Privacy Policy. 

    Facebook Ads conversion tracking (Facebook pixel) (Facebook, Inc.)

    Facebook Ads conversion tracking (Facebook pixel) is an analytics service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects data from the Facebook advertising network with actions performed on moderncooking.com. The Facebook pixel tracks conversions that can be attributed to ads on Facebook, Instagram and Audience Network.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. 

    User ID extension for Google Analytics 

    Google Analytics on moderncooking.com makes use of a feature called User ID. This setup allows for a more accurate tracking of Users by associating that User with the same ID over various sessions and devices. It is set up in a way that doesn’t allow Google to personally identify an individual or permanently identify a particular device.
    The User ID extension might make it possible to connect Data from Google Analytics with other Data about the User collected by moderncooking.com.
    The opt-out link below will only opt you out for the device you are on, but not from tracking performed independently by the Owner. Contact the Owner via the email address provided in this privacy policy to object to the aforementioned tracking as well.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy  Opt Out; Ireland – Privacy Policy. 

    MixPanel (MixPanel)

    MixPanel is an analytics service provided by Mixpanel Inc.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy  Opt Out. 

  • Heat mapping and session recording 

    Heat mapping services are used to display the areas of a page where Users most frequently move the mouse or click. This shows where the points of interest are. These services make it possible to monitor and analyze web traffic and keep track of User behavior.
    Some of these services may record sessions and make them available for later visual playback.

    Hotjar Heat Maps & Recordings (Hotjar Ltd.)

    Hotjar is a session recording and heat mapping service provided by Hotjar Ltd.
    Hotjar honors generic „Do Not Track” headers. This means the browser can tell its script not to collect any of the User's data. This is a setting that is available in all major browsers. Find Hotjar’s opt-out information here.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies, Usage Data and various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service.

    Place of processing: Malta – Privacy Policy  Opt Out. 

Targeting & Advertising

Moderncooking.com uses Trackers to deliver personalized marketing content based on User behavior and to operate, serve and track ads.

  • Remarketing and behavioral targeting 

    This type of service allows moderncooking.com and its partners to inform, optimize and serve advertising based on past use of moderncooking.com by the User.
    This activity is facilitated by tracking Usage Data and by using Trackers to collect information which is then transferred to the partners that manage the remarketing and behavioral targeting activity.
    Some services offer a remarketing option based on email address lists.
    In addition to any opt-out feature provided by any of the services below, Users may opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

    Users may also opt-out of certain advertising features through applicable device settings, such as the device advertising settings for mobile phones or ads settings in general.

    Facebook Custom Audience (Facebook, Inc.)

    Facebook Custom Audience is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Facebook, Inc. that connects the activity of moderncooking.com with the Facebook advertising network.

    Personal Data processed: Cookies and email address.

    Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy  Opt Out. 

How to manage preferences and provide or withdraw consent

 

There are various ways to manage Tracker related preferences and to provide and withdraw consent, where relevant:

Users can manage preferences related to Trackers from directly within their own device settings, for example, by preventing the use or storage of Trackers.

Additionally, whenever the use of Trackers is based on consent, Users can provide or withdraw such consent by setting their preferences within the cookie notice or by updating such preferences accordingly via the relevant consent-preferences widget, if available.

It is also possible, via relevant browser or device features, to delete previously stored Trackers, including those used to remember the User’s initial consent.

Other Trackers in the browser’s local memory may be cleared by deleting the browsing history.

 

With regard to any third-party Trackers, Users can manage their preferences and withdraw their consent via the related opt-out link (where provided), by using the means indicated in the third party's privacy policy, or by contacting the third party.

Notwithstanding the above, Users may follow the instructions provided by YourOnlineChoices (EU), the Network Advertising Initiative (US) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (US), DAAC (Canada), DDAI (Japan) or other similar services. Such initiatives allow Users to select their tracking preferences for most of the advertising tools. The Owner thus recommends that Users make use of these resources in addition to the information provided in this document. 

The Digital Advertising Alliance offers an application called AppChoices that helps Users to control interest-based advertising on mobile apps. 

Owner and Data Controller

Modern Cooking UG 
Sparrhärmlingweg 43 
70376 Stuttgart 
Germany

Owner contact email: [email protected]

Since the installation of third-party Cookies and other tracking systems through the services used within moderncooking.com cannot be technically controlled by the Owner, any specific references to Cookies and tracking systems installed by third parties are to be considered indicative. In order to obtain complete information, the User is kindly requested to consult the privacy policy for the respective third-party services listed in this document. 

Given the objective complexity surrounding the identification of technologies based on Cookies, Users are encouraged to contact the Owner should they wish to receive any further information on the use of Cookies by moderncooking.com.

Definitions and legal references 

Personal Data (or Data)

Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.

Usage Data

Information collected automatically through moderncooking.com (or third-party services employed in moderncooking.com), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use moderncooking.com, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User's IT environment.

User

The individual using moderncooking.com who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.

Data Subject

The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, as described in this privacy policy.

Data Controller (or Owner)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of moderncooking.com. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of moderncooking.com.

moderncooking.com (or this Application)

The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.

Service

The service provided by moderncooking.com as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.

European Union (or EU)

Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.

Cookies

Small sets of data stored in the User's device.


Legal information

This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).

This privacy policy relates solely to moderncooking.com, if not stated otherwise within this document.