HBM Cookie Notice

Our website uses cookies.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

Cookies may be either ‘persistent’ cookies or ‘session’ cookies. A persistent cookie is stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date. A session cookie expires at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

Cookies and our website

The pages on www.hbm.com (the “Website”) are published by the HBM Marketing Communications Department (HBM MarComs) on behalf of Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH HBM, “us” or “we”). HBM will not collect any information about individuals, except where it is specifically and knowingly provided by them. You can refuse the use of cookies by following the link at the bottom of the page.

The names and types of the cookies we use are:

  • hbm_campaignid, hbm_campaignname: Cookies used by HBM for non-personalized campaign tracking.
  • country, hbm_rfqcookie: Cookies used by HBM to save your preferences.
  • fe_typo_user, hbm_softlogin, leadnurturing, myHBMId, PHPSESSID: Cookies used by HBM for identification and login purposes.
  • hbm_donotdisplaynewslettermodal
  • __distillery, muxData: Cookies used by third-party application "Wistia" to support video functionality.
  • __utma, __utmc, __utmz, _ga, _gid: Cookies used by third-party application "Google Analytics".

When you visit the Website, HBM’s web server collects some basic information such as your internet service provider’s domain name, which pages you accessed on the site, and when. We and HBM use this information only to analyse the use of our Website to help guide improvements. We do not collect any personally identifiable information. HBM uses cookies for detecting what kind of device you have in order to present content in the best way, for a language switch and/or for other purposes.

If you register for the alert service, you will need to provide your name and email address. This information will be held by  HBM  may be accessed by inxmail and rabbit eMarketing GmbH [for administration of the alert service]. The information will not be used for any other purpose; it will be stored securely and will not be shared with third parties. By registering for the alerts, you consent to this use of your name and email address.

Google Analytics

This Website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies (text files placed on your computer) to help the website operators analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Goole on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the Website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more details on what information Google collects and why it does so, Google’s Privacy Policy is available here. To understand how Google uses cookies, please click here and here.

How to refuse the use of cookies

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, if you do tis you may lose some useful functionality such as personalisation and ‘keep me signed in’ and ‘remember me’ features.

How to disable cookies in your browser