Cookie Policy

Cookies and log files

Use of cookies

While you are on-line, your computer saves so-called cookies. These are small files that control how our website is displayed and operates. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our internet presence more user-friendly, effective and secure.

Most of the cookies we use are 'session cookies' which are automatically deleted as soon as you leave the site.

Other cookies remain on your computer until you delete them. Such cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit and the browser settings let previously viewed pages load faster, for example. We use cookies to offer you the best possible experience on our website. We therefore save them and analyse their data – although they do not identify you personally.

You can change your browser settings so that you are notified when cookies are being used, and you can allow them only once, or refuse them in certain cases or completely. You may also activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. Deactivating cookies may restrict website functionality.

We also employ other cookies to carry out anonymous statistical analyses of our internet presence, which also do not identify you personally. We commission service providers to carry out the statistical evaluations, and these are performed exclusively for us and on our behalf. For this reason, when you visit our website, cookies from these service providers are also stored on your device.

Cookies utilised, including the duration the cookies are cached, are as follows:
 

  • JSESSIONID, www.munichre.com: the session ID for internal use on the server, specifically used for load distribution (duration: removed at the end of your browser session).
  • munichre_com_cookies_accepted, www.munichre.com: registers the ‘read’ status of the cookie banner (duration: 60 months)
  • WT_FPC, .munichre.com: visitor identification for the statistical evaluation of web trends (duration: 24 months)
  • ACOOKIE, wt.munichre.com: visitor identification for the statistical evaluation of web trends (duration: 10 years)
  • WEBTRENDS_ID, wt.munichre.com: visitor identification for the statistical evaluation of web trends (duration: 10 years)

 

  • munichre_com_stat_opt_out, www.munichre.com: registers an opt out from statistical evaluation (duration: 10 years)
  • s_cc, Session-Cookie: detects whether cookies are permitted (duration: removed at the end of the browser session)
  • s_sq, Session-Cookie: registers the last link clicked (duration: removed at the end of the browser session)

Our website is operated by 'Munich Reinsurance Company'. You will therefore find information on the use of cookies in the relevant data protection declaration by visiting: www.munichre.com/en/general/privacy.html.

Server log files

The information that your browser automatically sends us is collected automatically and saved in server log files. They contain:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the URL that the user comes from)
  • Host name (network name) of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request


This data cannot be traced to individual people. We do not merge this data with other data sources. We reserve the right to review the information subsequently, and report it to authorities (such as the police or public prosecutor’s office), if there are concrete indications that our internet presence is being used illegally (for example, a hacking attack on our network).