How we use Cookies

1. Visitor Analytics

Visitor Analytics is a simple website analytics service which measures the traffic and visitors' general details of our website. Collecting these statistics, we can make our website visitors' experience better (e.g. which pages they visit and when, where they are approximately located, where does a user land first or if they are coming from a specific referral).

Basically, as a website owner using Visitor Analytics, we are using cookies to collect data about our visitors' device type and screen size, approximate location, browser, OS, IPs, page visits, bounce rate, conversions and popular content on the website. All this data is pseudonymized and Visitor Analytics will never use the collected data to identify individual users or to match it with additional information on an individual user. Each visitor has control over the placement of cookies.
1.2. Visitor Recordings
Visitor Recordings is an additional feature to Visitor Analytics (described above) in the form of a simple website replay tool that records where our website visitors scrolled to and what they clicked on our website. We can see this information in playbacks and so called heatmaps. Collecting these statistics helps us to make our website more user-friendly and to reproduce and fix technical errors.
Basically, as a website owner using Visitor Recordings, we are using a snippet of tracking code to collect data about our visitors’ journey on our websites, so which subpages they visit, what they clicked on, where they moved their mouse cursor to and where they scrolled. All this data is pseudonymized and Visitor Analytics will never use the collected data to identify individual users or to match it with additional information on an individual user.
1.3. How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish by checking your browser settings on each device - for details, see our About Cookies page.

2. Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service. 
If you are a user of websites and online services of CURIOUSUFO PHOTOGRAPHY in the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, the operator of the service is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
If you are a user of websites and online services of CURIOUSUFO PHOTOGRAPHY outside the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, the operator and controller of this service is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy Mountain View, California 94043, USA (“Google LLC”). Google LLC is certified in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield. For the USA, the European Commission has decreed that the rules of the EU-US Privacy Shield represent an adequate level of data protection with its decision dated July 12, 2016 (adequacy decision, Art. 45 GDPR). Further information on the certification of Google can be found at: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.
Google Analytics uses “cookies,” text files which are saved on your end device and enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information on your use of the website (including your shortened IP address) generated by the cookie is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. During this process, data of the users of websites and online services belonging to CURIOUSUFO PHOTOGRAPHY in the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland can also be transmitted to Google LLC. This data transmission takes place on the basis of a corresponding EU-US Privacy Shield certification of Google LLC, which can be viewed at the following address: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant? id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active. For the USA, the European Commission has decreed that the rules of the EU-US Privacy Shield represent an adequate level of data protection with its decision dated July 12, 2016 (adequacy decision, Art. 45 GDPR).
Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities for the operators of the website, and to provide further services in connection with the use of our website and of the internet. Google may also pass this information on to third parties if this is required by law or when third parties process this data on behalf of Google.
For more information on how Google uses your data, see Google’s Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.
If you do not wish your use of the website to be analyzed, you can deactivate Google Analytics using a browser add-on. You can download this here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Alternatively, you can prevent cookies being saved on your hard disk by choosing not to accept cookies in your browser settings. To find out how this works, please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer. You can delete cookies that have been set on your computer at any time. However, if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our offerings may be restricted.
Google Analytics is used on the basis of our legitimate interest in a needs-based design, the statistical analysis and the efficient advertisement of our website, as well as on the condition that your legitimate interests do not override this (Art. 6 para. 1(f) GDPR, Art. 15 para. 3 TMG).