Cookies and Similar Technologies
Cookies. When you use our Site, we may send one or more cookies – small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your device. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A session cookie disappears after you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits of our Site. Your web browser may provide you with some options regarding cookies. Please note that if you delete, or choose not to accept, cookies, you may not be able to utilize the features of the services provided via our Site to their fullest potential. We may use third party cookies in connection with the services provided via our Site as well. For instance, we use Google Analytics to collect and process certain analytics data. We may not process or respond to web browsers’ “do not track” signals or other similar transmissions that indicate a request to disable online tracking of users who visit our Site or use the services provided via our Site.
Clear GIFs/Web Beacons. Clear GIFs (also known as Web Beacons) are typically transparent very small graphic images (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that are placed on a website that may be included on our services provided via our Site and typically work in conjunction with cookies to identify our users and user behavior.
Tracking technology also helps us manage and improve the usability of the Site, (i) detecting whether there has been any contact between your computer and us in the past and (ii) to identify the most popular sections of the Site.
For further details please refer to the table below:
Cookie type / other technology
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.
Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
up to 2 years
1. Language and country
2. Browser settings and plug-ins
3. Usage of this Sitecore-based Site
4. Role selected to browse the Site
5. Acceptance of terms and conditions
6. Search terms used within the Site
The cookies enable the Allianz Global Investors Site (Sitecore-based platform) to remember your settings, thereby avoiding having to ask for the specific information each time you visit the Allianz Global Investors Site and also enable data to be stored across sessions (for example, so that the data are retrievable even after the browser has been closed and reopened).
AddThis is a third party plug-in, which provides a suite of technologies to be made available on a website that allow a website user to share, follow, view, recommend and interact with content and allow AddThis to collect information from the website user as a result of the website user's visit to the website.
AddThis tools collect information on websites, do not directly identify an individual and are instead designed to identify the device used by the website user interacting with the website. When a website user visits this website, AddThis tools collect data via cookies and pixels (Clear GIFs/Web Beacons).
When a website user uses the AddThis tools on a website to share information and content (e.g., to share content to Facebook), the website user is redirected through the website before the website user is directed to the destination website.
Data may consist of the following:
Internet Protocol address (IP-address), Mobile Ad ID (MAID), browser type, browser language, type of operating system, the date and time the website user visited the website, and behavior on the website, such as how long the website user visited the website;
The web search the website user used to locate and navigate to the website;
Information regarding how often a website user uses the AddThis tools; and
Geo-location data derived from a website user's Internet Protocol address (IP-address).
Following is a description of the types of cookies used by the AddThis tools on websites:
Analytics Cookies — When an website user visits a website, AddThis places an analytics cookie on the website user's device that helps AddThis provide insights on website users' activities on a website, including how frequently a website user's device has visited or how the website user's device has interacted with the website.
Market Research Cookies — When an website user visits a website, AddThis may also place a market research cookie on the website user's device, or enable one of AddThis' partners to place such a cookie. Market research cookies are similar to analytics cookies in that they count how frequently a website user has visited a website, but these cookies also enable market research companies to evaluate the success of particular marketing programs by collecting aggregate data across multiple websites.
Targeted Advertising Cookies — When a website user visits a website that has AddThis tools enabled, AddThis also places a targeted advertising cookie on the website user's device that helps AddThis to deliver or enable the delivery of advertising that is customized to the website user's interests and to keep track of how many ads website users have seen.