What are cookies?
When you visit a website, that site can save or retrieve information via your browser. This generally happens by means of cookies. Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make the user experience more efficient. Cookies can be stored on your device if they are absolutely necessary in order to run that website. Your permission is required for all other types of cookies.
Protecting your data
This site uses various types of cookies. Some cookies are placed on our site by third parties. This can include information about you, your settings or your device, which is primarily used so that the website functions according to your expectations. In general, you cannot be identified directly based on the information stored in the cookies. However, that information can make your browsing experience more personal. Please refer to our for more information on cookies.
Customer information for cookies used
1. Technical - Cookies that are essential for the website to function
Technical cookies are required in order for the Würth online shop and other Würth websites to function properly and cannot be disabled. Certain sections of our websites or desired services cannot be provided without these cookies.
2. Functional - Cookies used to store configured settings
Functional cookies are used to cache settings configured by users in the Würth online shop and on other Würth websites. These include, for example, the last product categories that were viewed, the selected language or any online applications that were used. They make it possible to customize notices and simplify the user experience. Activities on third-party websites are not tracked.
3. Performance & analysis - Cookies used to optimize performance and analysis
Würth’s analytics cookies make it possible to count visitors and visits so that Würth can measure the performance on all of its websites, detect any technical issues and define starting points to optimize its services. Users also help to identify, for example, which pages are visited most frequently or only on occasion and how visitors navigate between the web pages. All of the information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If users choose not to allow these cookies, it is not possible to identify which web pages a user visited or how the website performed during the visit.
4. Personalized - Cookies used to personalize your user experience
Würth’s analytics cookies make it possible to enhance the features of the Würth online shop and to personalize it after a Würth customer logs in. They can be used to display customized product recommendations or to provide information specific to the customer. These data are only available within Würth’s data center and are not used for any other purposes, nor are they made available to third parties. If users choose not to allow these cookies, some or all of these services may not be completely available for use.
5. Third party - Cookies used for targeted advertising
Third-party analytics cookies can be set by our analysis and advertising partners. They can be used by these companies to create a profile containing a user’s interests and to display relevant information or advertising to that user on other websites. Furthermore, they make it possible to display product ratings from other users in order to make a better purchase decision. These cookies do not store any personal information but rather are based on the unique ID provided by the user’s browser and Internet device. If users choose not to allow these cookies, less targeted advertising or relevant information on other websites can be displayed.
We respect your right to protect your data. Therefore, you can decide not to allow certain types of cookies. However, blocking certain types of cookies can impair your user experience on our website and affect the services that we can offer you.Please let us know how Würth can use this information:
These cookies help make it possible to use a website by enabling basic features such as page navigation and access to secure sections of the website. They are generally set in response to your activity in accordance with a service request, e.g., configuring your data privacy settings, logins or filling out forms. Certain sections of our websites or requested services cannot be provided without these cookies. Required cookies help make it possible to use a website by enabling basic features such as page navigation and access to secure sections of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
These cookies make it possible to personalize the website and enable enhanced features, such as remembering user behavior, saving the preferred language or displaying customized product recommendations. If you choose not to allow these cookies, some of these services will not be fully functional. This information is only processed in our own data centers and is not made available to third parties.
Würth website analysis
This website uses features from Würth’s website analysis service based on the open-source software Matomo/Piwik. Würth’s website analysis tool uses "Cookies". Cookies are text files stored on your computer that make it possible to analyze how you use the website. The information generated by cookies regarding the use of our website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before being saved. Würth’s website analysis cookies remain on your end device until you delete them.
Würth’s website analysis cookies are saved by virtue of Art. 6 Sec. 1f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in an anonymous analysis of the user behavior in order to optimize both its web services and its advertising.
The information generated by cookies regarding the use of our website is not made available to third parties. You can prevent cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that by doing so, you may not be able to use all of the features on this website.
If you do not agree to your data being stored and used, you can disable the storage and use features here. In this case, an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, thus preventing Würth’s website analysis tool from saving your user data. If you delete your cookies, this will also delete the Würth website analysis opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie will have to be enabled again the next time you visit our site.
Here you can decide whether or not to allow a unique website analysis cookie to be saved in your browser in order to allow the website operator to collect and analyze various statistical data.
If you would like to opt out of this, click on the following link in order to store the Piwik deactivation cookie in your browser.
Of course we respect the “Do Not Track” settings (DNT) in your Internet browser. Depending on the browser, DNT is available as a setting in the program settings or as a plug-in or add-on. By enabling this setting, the browser signals that you do not wish for your browsing behavior to be tracked without your express consent. If the setting is enabled, all of the tracking features on our server will be deactivated. Please notice that the procedure for enabling DNT can vary depending on the Internet browser being used.
You can control these cookies according to your personal preferences as described below:
This website uses features from the website analysis service Google Analytics. It is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses "Cookies". Cookies are text files stored on your computer that make it possible to analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is generally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. Google Analytics cookies can be stored by virtue of Art. 6 Sec. 1f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its web services and its advertising.
- IP anonymization
We have enabled the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, Google shortens your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other EFTA member states of the European Economic Area before transmitting data to the USA. Only under exceptional circumstances is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. Your IP address, which is transmitted via your browser to Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
- Browser plug-in
You can prevent cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that by doing so, you may not be able to use all of the features on this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing data (including your IP address) generated via cookies and related to your use of the website by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:.
- Objection to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. This sets an opt-out cookie, which prevents your data from being collected during future visits to that website: . Mehr Informationen zum Umgang mit Nutzerdaten bei Google Analytics finden Sie in der Datenschutzerklärung von Google: .
- Google Analytics remarketing
Our websites use Google Analytics’ remarketing features along with the universal features from Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. These features are provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This function makes it possible to link the advertising target groups created using Google Analytics remarketing with the universal features from Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In doing so, interest-based, personalized advertising messages created based on your earlier browsing behavior on one end device (e.g., smart phone) can also be displayed on another one of your end devices (e.g., tablet or PC). If you have already given your consent, Google links your website and app browser histories with your Google account for this purpose. This makes it possible to switch on the same personalized advertising messages on every end device on which you are signed on with your Google account. In order to facilitate this feature, Google Analytics records Google-authenticated IDs for the users who are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data in order to define and create target groups for universal advertising on all devices. You can permanently refuse universal remarketing/targeting on all devices by disabling personalized advertising in your Google account; click on the following link to do so: .
We use Bing Ads, a program provided by the Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”), for universal event tracking (UET) to carry out remarketing and track conversions. A cookie is set on your computer for this purpose if you reached our website via Bing or Yahoo. Bing Ads stores information regarding the use of our website, i.e. the sites you visit, in this text file for 180 days, after which those data are deleted. This information includes the URL of the pages visited, the URL of the referral site, and your IP address, among other things. By using the remarketing feature, we can provide you with special personalized offers the next time you perform a search on one of the search engines mentioned above.
If you do not agree to the collection of this information, then you can disable the cookie in your Internet browser’s settings. You can use the opt-out page for consumers provided by the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) to check which of the participating pages have set cookies in your browser and to disable those cookies. Please refer to the following link for Microsoft’s data privacy conditions regarding the use of the data they collect: .
Our website uses Facebook’s user action pixel to measure conversions, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). This pixel makes it possible to track the behavior of visitors to a particular provider’s website after they have been forwarded to that website by clicking on a Facebook advertisement. By doing so, it is possible to evaluate the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements for statistical purposes and market research and to optimize future advertising campaigns. The collected data remain anonymous for us as the operator of the website; we are not able to determine the identify of the users. However, Facebook stores and processes the data, linking the information to the corresponding user profile so that Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s data use policy. This allows Facebook to turn on advertisements both on Facebook pages and outside of Facebook. We as the website operator cannot influence the use of these data. Please refer to Facebook’s data privacy notice for further information on protecting your personal privacy:.
Furthermore, you can disable the “Customer Audiences” remarketing function in “Ad settings” section under .You have to be logged into Facebook in order to do this. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can disable Facebook’s user-based advertising on the website from the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: .
If you do not wish to be associated with your YouTube profile, you have to log out of your account before enabling the button. YouTube stores your data as a user profile and uses that information for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or designing its website to meet users’ demands. This type of analysis is carried out (even for users who are not logged in) in order to provide appropriate advertising in particular and in order to inform other users in the same social network of your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles; to do so, please address your request to YouTube.
Websites can save or retrieve information in your browser in the form of Cookies. This may be anonymous statistical data, information about you, your settings or devices used, in order to enable a personalised web experience or so that the website works in the way you are expecting it to.
We respect your right to protection of your data. You can therefore decide not to accept certain types of Cookies. For an overview and the settings for the Cookies which we use, please see . You can change these settings at any time, by invoking our .
By saving, you confirm that you have understood the settings specified for Cookies and that you agree with them.