Hygiene Trader

The wholesaler for the sale of disinfection and skin protection products.

Our long-standing relationships with industry partners and producers are based on market knowledge, integrity, and adaptability, creating real connections and added value for clients in various countries around the world.

All our products are certified, of high quality, and are characterized by their uniqueness (USP).

Hand Disinfection

Hand Disinfection

Hand disinfectant with a broad spectrum of activity against viruses, including Sars-CoV-2

Main Benefits

  • Price & Performance
  • Skin-friendly: aldehyde and alcohol-free - health benefits ( employee safety)
  • Achieves disinfection level LOG 5
  • Due to the alcohol-free formula, ideal for children and for use in schools and kindergartens
  • No dangerous goods, therefore no special storage required
  • Fulfils the requirement "limited virucidal effect" with short exposure times of 60 seconds, according to the definition of the RKI working group "Virucidal effect" and the DVV expert group
  • No acid
  • Economical in use
  • No release of fumes, aerosols or odours that irritate the respiratory tract
  • Excellent environmental tolerance
  • Cleans and disinfects even in the presence of dirt, blood and proteins
  • Complies with all regulatory requirements, such as BAuA, REACH, TSCA, BPR, EINECS
  • DVG and VAH compliant
  • German manufacturer

The Hand Disinfectant we offer is an alcohol and aldehyde free hand sanitiser, it has excellent microbiocidal performance and a broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Its effectiveness against corona viruses, including Sars-CoV-2, is perfectly suited for use within hospitals, long-term care facilities, retirement homes and similar institutions.

Surface Disinfection

Surface Disinfection

Highly effective disinfectant for cleaning and sanitization of all surfaces, as part of a regular cleaning and infection control program

Main advantages

  • Effective against a wide range of bacteria, yeasts and viruses, including human corona viruses
  • Suitable for the hygiene of surfaces in hospitals along with medical and laboratory facilities
  • Suitable for use on a variety of surfaces, e.g: metal, wood, glass and plastics
  • Cleans and disinfects even in the presence of dirt, blood and proteins
  • Suitable for regular cleaning and disinfection of walls and floors

"Limited virucidal" in regards to the RKI and DVV being the main areas of application:

  • Medical sector: Hospitals, nursing homes, retirement homes, and similar institutions
  • Industrial sector: food production, food storage, beverage industry, etc.
  • Agriculture: poultry and livestock farming
  • Office and household hygiene

Disinfection with FOG IT


Ultra-Fine Nebulization (Fogging)

Chlorine dioxide ClO2 is used to turn the earth into a cleaner and healthier planet.

ClO2 is a biocide with an unrivaled broad spectrum and has therefore been used in the food and beverage industry for over seventy years. Its advantage is that it does not produce any toxic by-products and leaves no toxic residues.

Chlorine dioxide in water is as harmless as chlorine in common salt = sodium chloride.

Even the WHO guidelines recommend the use of chlorine dioxide to combat all kinds of germs. Here FOG IT P is a perfect solution.

FOG IT P is not surpassed in its effectiveness by any chlorine dioxide known on the market worldwide, regardless of the method used. FOG IT P can be described as unique due to its variants, which are designed for different applications.

FOG IT P offers complete solutions for the elimination of problems of all kinds in the contamination of drinking water, industrial food production, breeding of all kinds of animals or their processing, elimination of legionella, and many other applications, which are dealt with separately. Nobody offers more here.

Decontaminate independently and professionally with FOG IT!

  • FOG IT Plus SF decontamination is the regular surface and room disinfection by cold, dry ultra-fine nebulisation.
  • FOG IT Plus SF is a disinfectant that is distributed as an ultra-fine mist in a predefined quantity by means of compressed air and nebulization equipment.
  • FOG IT Plus SF is listed in the disinfectant list of the VAH (Verbund für Angewandte Hygiene e.V.).
  • FOG IT Plus SF leaves no harmful residues.

Skin Protection


Protection Against Disinfectants

  • A universal, soap- and water-resistant skin protection product.
  • Skin Protect is a oil, grease, silicone, and perfume-free gel.
  • The reinforced barrier reliably protects the skin for up to 4 hours against watery, oily, and dry irritants as well as allergens of many kinds.
  • During this period, one's hands can be cleaned several times with soap and water, disinfectants, and special hand cleansers without losing protection.
  • Cleaning is made easier when handling unclean products.
  • All-natural functions such as breathing, perspiration, physical and thermal sensations are fully preserved


BHR (biological, hygienic, pure) exists since 1983.

The products of BHR are made exclusively from high quality raw materials. This is important in order to cover a wide range of applications with a small number of highly effective disinfectants and to be able to offer user-friendly and material-friendly products.

InnovaSolutions GmbH is an independent company within a larger group of companies. InnovaSolutions deals in the field of services with the decontamination of biological contaminants, e.g. removal of molds, bacteria, and viruses. Knowledge and know-how from years of development were transferred to I.SO by other companies in the group.

Innova Solutions and its partner companies have realized further developments in recent years, e.g. the unique FOG IT® disinfection system for the elimination of all kinds of germs and sustainable biological remediation.

Since 2011, our partner is a complete One-Stop-Shop for the cleanroom industry. Our range includes more than 800 products for production, equipment, quality-analysis, cleaning personal and product safety. We serve the entire cleanroom sector including pharmaceuticals, biotech, semi-conductor & microelectronics industry, laboratories, compounding, and cyto pharmacies.

There are new extended guidelines and measures in the field of hygiene, which present new challenges for companies. The partners of KMU Hygiene Pool are cost-efficient, quality-conscious, and have been successful in the market for decades as service providers and producers.


Since 2011, our partner is a complete One-Stop-Shop for the cleanroom industry. Our range includes more than 800 products for production, equipment, quality-analysis, cleaning personal and product safety. We serve the entire cleanroom sector including pharmaceuticals, biotech, semi-conductor & microelectronics industry, laboratories, compounding and cyto pharmacies.

    Privacy Policy

    We created this Privacy Policy (version 07.07.2020-111372083), to declare which information we collect, how we use data and which options the users of our website have, according to the guidelines of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679

    Unfortunately, these subjects sound rather technical due to their nature, but we have put much effort into describing the most important things as simply and clearly as possible.

    Automatic Data Retention

    Every time you visit a website nowadays, certain information is automatically created and saved, just as it happens on this website.

    Whenever you visit our website such as you are doing right now, our web server (computer on which this website is saved/stored) automatically saves data such as

    • the address (URL) of the accessed website
    • browser and browser version
    • the used operating system
    • the address (URL) of the previously visited site (referrer URL)
    • the hostname and the IP-address of the device the website is accessed from
    • date and time

    in files (webserver-logfiles).

    Generally, webserver-logfiles stay saved for two weeks and then get deleted automatically. We do not pass this information to others, but we cannot exclude the possibility that this data will be looked at in case of illegal conduct.


    Our website uses HTTP-cookies to store user-specific data.
    For your better understanding of the following Privacy Policy statement, we will explain to you below what cookies are and why they are in use.

    What exactly are cookies?

    Every time you surf the internet, you use a browser. Common browsers are for example Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Most websites store small text-files in your browser. These files are called cookies.

    What should not be dismissed, is that cookies are very useful little helpers. Nearly all websites use cookies. More accurately speaking these are HTTP-cookies, since there are also different cookies for other uses. http-cookies are small files which our website stores on your computer. These cookie files are automatically put into the cookie-folder, which is like the “brain” of your browser. A cookie consists of a name and a value. Moreover, to define a cookie, one or multiple attributes must be specified.

    Cookies save certain parts of your user data, such as e.g. language or personal page settings. When you re-open our website, your browser submits these “user specific” information back to our site. Thanks to cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you the settings you are familiar to. In some browsers every cookie has its own file, in others such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in one single file.

    There are both first-party cookies and third-party coookies. First-party cookies are created directly by our site, while third-party cookies are created by partner-websites (e.g. Google Analytics). Every cookie is individual, since every cookie stores different data. The expiration time of a cookie also varies – it can be a few minutes, or up to a few years. Cookies are no software-programs and contain no computer viruses, trojans or any other malware. Cookies also cannot access your PC’s information.

    This is an example of how cookie-files can look:

    name: _ga
    value: GA1.2.1326744211.152111372083-9
    purpose: differentiation between website visitors
    expiration date: after 2 years

    A browser should support these minimum sizes:

    • at least 4096 bytes per cookie
    • at least 50 cookies per domain
    • at least 3000 cookies in total

    Which types of cookies are there?

    What exact cookies we use, depends on the used services. We will explain this in the following sections of the Privacy Policy statement. Firstly, we will briefly focus on the different types of HTTP-cookies.

    There are 4 different types of cookies:

    Essential Cookies
    These cookies are necessary to ensure the basic function of a website. They are needed when a user for example puts a product into their shopping cart, then continues surfing on different websites and comes back later in order to proceed to the checkout. Even when the user closed their window priorly, these cookies ensure that the shopping cart does not get deleted.

    Purposive Cookies
    These cookies collect info about the user behaviour and record if the user potentially receives any error messages. Furthermore, these cookies record the website’s loading time as well as its behaviour within different browsers.

    Target-orientated Cookies
    These cookies care for an improved user-friendliness. Thus, information such as previously entered locations, fonts or data in forms stay saved.

    Advertising Cookies
    These cookies are also known as targeting-Cookies. They serve the purpose of delivering individually adapted advertisements to the user. This can be very practical, but also rather annoying.

    Upon your first visit to a website you are usually asked which of these cookie-types you want to accept. Furthermore, this decision will of course also be saved in a cookie.

    How can I delete cookies?

    You yourself take the decision if and how you want to use cookies. Thus, no matter what service or website cookies are from, you always have the option to delete, deactivate or only partially allow them. Therefore, you can for example block cookies of third parties but allow any other cookies.

    If you want to change or delete cookie-settings and would like to determine which cookies have been saved to your browser, you can find this info in your browser settings:

    Chrome: Clear, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

    Safari: Manage cookies and website data in Safari

    Firefox: Clear cookies and site data in Firefox

    Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies

    Microsoft Edge: Delete cookies in Microsoft Edge

    If you generally do not want to allow any cookies at all, you can set up your browser in a way, to notify you whenever a potential cookie is about to be set. This gives you the opportunity to manually decide to either permit or deny the placement of every single cookie. The settings for this differ from browser to browser. Therefore, it might be best for you to search for the instructions in Google. If you are using Chrome, you could for example put the search phrase “delete cookies Chrome” or “deactivate cookies Chrome” into Google.

    How is my data protected?

    There is a “cookie policy” that has been in place since 2009. It states that the storage of cookies requires the user’s consent. However, among the countries of the EU, these guidelines are often met with mixed reactions. In Austria the guidelines have been implemented in § 96 section 3 of the Telecommunications Act (TKG).

    If you want to learn more about cookies and do not mind technical documentation, we recommend https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265, the Request for Comments of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) called “HTTP State Management Mechanism”.

    Rights in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation

    You are granted the following rights in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG):

    • right to rectification (article 16 GDPR)
    • right to erasure (“right to be forgotten“) (article 17 GDPR)
    • right to restrict processing (article 18 GDPR)
    • righ to notification – notification obligation regarding rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing (article 19 GDPR)
    • right to data portability (article 20 GDPR)
    • Right to object (article 21 GDPR)
    • right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – (article 22 GDPR)

    If you think that the processing of your data violates the data protection law, or that your data protection rights have been infringed in any other way, you can lodge a complaint with your respective regulatory authority. For Austria this is the data protection authority, whose website you can access at https://www.data-protection-authority.gv.at/.

    Evaluation of Visitor Behaviour

    In the following Privacy Policy, we will inform you of if and how we evaluate the data of your visit to this website. The evaluation is generally made anonymously, and we cannot link to you personally based on your behavior on this website.

    You can find out more about how to disagree with the evaluation of visitor data, in the Privacy Policy below.

    TLS encryption with https

    We use https to transfer information on the internet in a tap-proof manner (data protection through technology design Article 25 Section 1 GDPR). With the use of TLS (Transport Layer Security), which is an encryption protocol for safe data transfer on the internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential information. You can recognise the use of this safeguarding tool by the little lock-symbol, which is situated in your browser’s top left corner, as well as by the use of the letters https (instead of http) as a part of our web address.

    Google Analytics Privacy Policy

    We use the tracking and analysis tool Google Analytics (GA) of the US-American company Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google Analytics collects data on your actions on our website. Whenever you click a link for example, this action is saved in a cookie and transferred to Google Analytics. With the help of reports which we receive from Google Analytics, we can adapt our website and our services better to your wishes. In the following, we will explain the tracking tool in more detail, and most of all, we will inform you what data is saved and how you can prevent this.

    What is Google Analytics?

    Google Analytics is a tracking tool with the purpose of conducting data traffic analysis of our website. For Google Analytics to work, there is a tracking code integrated to our website. Upon your visit to our website, this code records various actions you perform on your website. As soon as you leave our website, this data is sent to the Google Analytics server, where it is stored.

    Google processes this data and we then receive reports on your user behaviour. These reports can be one of the following:

    • Target audience reports: With the help of target audience reports we can get to know our users better and can therefore better understand who is interested in our service.
    • Advertising reports: Through advertising reports we can analyse our online advertising better and hence improve it.
    • Acquisition reports: Acquisition reports provide us helpful information on how we can get more people enthusiastic about our service.
    • Behaviour reports: With these reports, we can find out how you interact with our website. By the means of behaviour reports, we can understand what path you go on our website and what links you click.
    • Conversion reports: A conversion is the process of leading you to carry out a desired action due to a marketing message. An example of this would be transforming you from a mere website visitor into a buyer or a newsletter subscriber. Hence, with the help of these reports we can see in more detail, if our marketing measures are successful with you. Our aim is to increase our conversion rate.
    • Real time reports: With the help of these reports we can see in real time, what happens on our website. It makes us for example see, we can see how many users are reading this text right now.

    Why do we use Google Analytics on our website?

    The objective of our website is clear: We want to offer you the best possible service. Google Analytics’ statistics and data help us with reaching this goal.

    Statistically evaluated data give us a clear picture of the strengths and weaknesses of our website. On the one hand, we can optimise our page in a way, that makes it easier to be found by interested people on Google. On the other hand, the data helps us to get a better understanding of you as our visitor. Therefore, we can very accurately find out what we must improve on our website, in order to offer you the best possible service. The analysis of that data also enables us to carry out our advertising and marketing measures in a more individual and more cost-effective way. After all, it only makes sense to show our products and services exclusively to people who are interested in them.

    What data gets stored by Google Analytics?

    With the aid of a tracking code, Google Analytics creates a random, unique ID which is connected to your browser cookie. That way, Google Analytics recognises you as a new user. The next time you visit our site, you will be recognised as a “recurring” user. All data that is collected gets saved together with this very user ID. Only this is how it is made possible for us to evaluate and analyse pseudonymous user profiles.

    Your interactions on our website are measures by tags such as cookies and app instance IDs. Interactions are all kinds of actions that you perform on our website. If you are also using other Google systems (such as a Google Account), data generated by Google Analytics can be linked with third-party cookies. Google does not pass on any Google Analytics data, unless we as the website owners authorise it. In case it is required by law, exceptions can occur.

    The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:

    Name: _ga
    Purpose: By deafault, analytics.js uses the cookie _ga, to save the user ID. It generally serves the purpose of differenciating between website visitors.
    Expiration date: After 2 years

    Name: _gid
    Purpose: This cookie also serves the purpose of differentiating between website users
    Expiration date: After 24 hours

    Name: _gat_gtag_UA_<property-id>
    Value: 1
    Verwendungszweck: It is used for decreasing the demand rate. If Google Analytics is provided via Google Tag Manager, this cookie gets the name _dc_gtm_ <property-id>.
    Expiration date: After 1 minute

    Name: AMP_TOKEN
    Value: No information
    Purpose: This cookie has a token which is used to retrieve the user ID by the AMP Client ID Service. Other possible values suggest a logoff, a request or an error.
    Expiration date: After 30 seconds up to one year

    Name: __utma
    Purpose: With this cookie your behaviour on the website can be tracked and the site performance can be measured. The cookie is updated every time the information is sent to Google Analytics.
    Expiration date: After 2 years

    Name: __utmt
    Value: 1
    Purpose: Just like _gat_gtag_UA_<property-id> this cookie is used for keeping the requirement rate in check.
    Expiration date: Afer 10 minutes

    Name: __utmb
    Purpose: This cookie is used to determine new sessions. It is updated every time new data or information gets sent to Google Analytics.
    Expiration date: After 30 minutes

    Name: __utmc
    Value: 167421564
    Purpose: This cookie is used to determine new sessions for recurring visitors. It is therefore a session cookie, and only stays saved until you close the browser again.
    Expiration date: After closing the browser

    Name: __utmz
    Value: m|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/
    Purpose: This cookie is used to identify the source of our website’s visitor number. This means, that the cookie saves information on where you came to our website from. This could be another site or an advertisement.
    Expiration date: After 6 months

    Name: __utmv
    Value: No information
    Purpose: The cookie is used to store custom user data. It gets updated whenever information is sent to Google Analytics.
    Expiration date: After 2 years

    Note: This list is by no means exhaustive, since Google are repeatedly changing the use of their cookies.

    Below we will give you an overview of the most important data that can be evaluated by Google Analytics:

    Heatmaps: Google creates so-called Heatmaps an. These Heatmaps make it possible to see the exact areas you click on, so we can get information on what routes you make on our website.

    Session duration: Google calls the time you spend on our website without leaving it session duration. Whenever you are inactive for 20 minutes, the session ends automatically.

    Bounce rate If you only look at one page of our website and then leave our website again, it is called a bounce.

    Account creation: If you create an account or make an order on our website, Google Analytics collects this data.

    IP-Address: The IP address is only shown in a shortened form, to make it impossible to clearly allocate it.

    Location: Your approximate location and the country you are in can be defined by the IP address. This process is called IP location determination.

    Technical information: Information about your browser type, your internet provider and your screen resolution are called technical information.

    Source: Both, Google Analytics as well as ourselves, are interested what website or what advertisement led you to our site.

    Further possibly stored data includes contact data, potential reviews, playing media (e.g. when you play a video on our site), sharing of contents via social media or adding our site to your favourites. This list is not exhaustive and only serves as general guidance on Google Analytics’ data retention.

    How long and where is the data saved?

    Google has servers across the globe. Most of them are in America and therefore your data is mainly saved on American servers. Here you can read detailed information on where Google’s data centers are located: https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=en

    Your data is allocated to various physical data mediums. This has the advantage of allowing to retrieve the data faster, and of protecting it better from manipulation. Every Google data center has respective emergency programs for your data. Hence, in case of a hardware failure at Google or a server error due to natural disasters, the risk for a service interruption stays relatively low.

    Google Analytics has a 26 months standardized period of retaining your user data. After this time, your user data is deleted. However, we have the possibility to choose the retention period of user data ourselves. There are the following five options:

    • Deletion after 14 months
    • Deletion after 26 months
    • Deletion after 38 months
    • Deletion after 50 months
    • No automatical deletion

    As soon as the chosen period is expired, the data is deleted once a month. This retention period applies to any of your data which is linked to cookies, user identification and advertisement IDs (e.g. cookies of the DoubleClick domain). Any report results are based on aggregated information and are stored independently of any user data. Aggregated information is a merge of individual data into a single and bigger unit.

    How can I delete my data or prevent data retention?

    Under the provisions of the European Union’s data protection law, you have the right to obtain information on your data and to update, delete or restrict it. With the help of a browser add on that can deactivate Google Analytics’ JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js), you can prevent Google Analytics from using your data. You can download this add on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB. Please consider that this add on can only deactivate any data collection by Google Analytics.

    Should you generally want to deactivate, delete or manage all cookies (independently of Google Analytics), you can use one of the guides that are available for any browser:

    Chrome: Clear, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

    Safari: Manage cookies and website data in Safari

    Firefox: Clear cookies and site data in Firefox

    Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies

    Microsoft Edge: Delete cookies in Microsoft Edge

    Google Analytics is an active participant of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates correct and save transfer of personal data.
    You can find more information on this at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&tid=111372083. We hope we were able to make you more familiar with the most important information on Google Analytics’ data processing. If you want to learn more about the tracking service, we recommend both of the following links: https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/gb/ and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

    Google Analytics IP Anonymisation

    We implemented Google Analytics’ IP address anonymisation to this website. Google developed this function, so this website can comply with the applicable privacy laws and the local data protection authorities’ recommendations, should they prohibit the retention of any full IP addresses.
    The anonymisation or masking of IP addresses takes place, as soon as they reach Google Analytics’ data collection network, but before the data would be saved or processed.

    You can find more information on IP anonymisation at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=en.

    Google Analytics Reports on demographic characteristics and interests

    We have turned on Google Analytics’ functions for advertising reports. These reports on demographic characteristics and interests contain details about age, gender and interests. Through them we can get a better picture of our users – without being able to allocate any data to individual persons. You can learn more about advertising functions at auf https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=en&amp%3Butm_id=ad.

    You can terminate the use of your Google Account’s activities and information in “Ads Settings” at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated via a checkbox.

    Google Analytics Deactivation Link

    By clicking on the following deactivation link you can prevent Google from tracking your further visits. Caution: The deletion of cookies, the use of your browser’s incognito/private mode or the use of a different browser may lead to your data being collected again.

    Deactivate Google Analytics

    Google Analytics‘ Data Processing Amendment

    By accepting the amendment on data processing in Google Analytics, we entered a contract with Google concerning the use of Google Analytics.

    You can find out more about the amendment on data processing for Google Analytics here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=en&utm_id=ad

    Google Analytics Google Signals Privacy Policy

    We have activated Google signals in Google Analytics. Through this, any existing Google Analytics functions (advertising reports, remarketing, cross-device reports and reports on interests and demographic characteristics) are updated, to result in the summary and anonymisation of your data, should you have permitted personalised ads in your Google Account.

    The special aspect of this is that it involves cross-device tracking. That means your data can be analysed across multiple devices. Through the activation of Google signals, data is collected and linked to the Google account. For example, it enables Google to recognise when you look at a product on a smartphone and later buy the product on a laptop. Due to activating Google signals, we can start cross-device remarketing campaigns, which would otherwise not be possible to this extent. Remarketing means, that we can show you our products and services across other websites as well.

    Moreover, further visitor data such as location, search history, YouTube history, and data about your actions on our website are collected in Google Analytics. As a result, we receive improved advertising reports and more useful information on your interests and demographic characteristics. These include your age, the language you speak, where you live or what your gender is. Certain social criteria such as your job, your marital status or your income are also included. All these characteristics help Google Analytics to define groups of persons or target audiences.

    Those reports also help us to better assess your behavior, as well as your wishes and interests. As a result, we can optimise and customise our products and services for you. By default, this data expires after 26 months. Please consider, that this data is only collected if you have agreed to personalised advertisement in your Google Account. The retained information is always exclusively summarised and anonymous data, and never any data on individual persons. You can manage or delete this data in your Google Account.

    YouTube Privacy Policy

    We have integrated YouTube videos to our website. Therefore, we can show you interesting videos directly on our site. YouTube is a video portal, which has been a subsidiary company of Google LLC since 2006. The video portal is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page on our website that contains an embedded YouTube video, your browser automatically connects to the servers of YouTube or Google. Thereby, certain data are transferred (depending on the settings). Google is responsible for YouTube’s data processing and therefore Google’s data protection applies.

    In the following we will explain in more detail which data is processed, why we have integrated YouTube videos and how you can manage or clear your data.

    What is YouTube?

    On YouTube, users can watch, rate, comment or upload videos for free. Over the past few years, YouTube has become one of the most important social media channels worldwide. For us to be able to display videos on our website, YouTube provides a code snippet that we have integrated to our website.

    Why do we use YouTube videos on our website?

    YouTube is the video platform with the most visitors and best content. We strive to offer you the best possible user experience on our website, which of course includes interesting videos. With the help of our embedded videos, we can provide you other helpful content in addition to our texts and images. Additionally, embedded videos make it easier for our website to be found on the Google search engine. Moreover, if we place ads via Google Ads, Google only shows these ads to people who are interested in our offers, thanks to the collected data.

    What data is stored by YouTube?

    As soon as you visit one of our pages with an integrated YouTube, YouTube places at least one cookie that stores your IP address and our URL. If you are logged into your YouTube account, by using cookies YouTube can usually associate your interactions on our website with your profile. This includes data such as session duration, bounce rate, approximate location, technical information such as browser type, screen resolution or your Internet provider. Additional data can include contact details, potential ratings, shared content via social media or YouTube videos you added to your favourites.

    If you are not logged in to a Google or YouTube account, Google stores data with a unique identifier linked to your device, browser or app. Thereby, e.g. your preferred language setting is maintained. However, many interaction data cannot be saved since less cookies are set.

    In the following list we show you cookies that were placed in the browser during a test. On the one hand, we show cookies that were set without being logged into a YouTube account. On the other hand, we show you what cookies were placed while being logged in. We do not claim for this list to be exhaustive, as user data always depend on how you interact with YouTube.

    Name: YSC
    Value: b9-CV6ojI5Y111372083-1
    Purpose: This cookie registers a unique ID to store statistics of the video that was viewed.
    Expiry date: after the end of a session

    Name: PREF
    Value: f1=50000000
    Purpose: This cookie also registers your unique ID. Google receives statistics via PREF on how you use YouTube videos on our website.
    Expiry date: after 8 months

    Name: GPS
    Value: 1
    Purpose: This cookie registers your unique ID on mobile devices to track GPS locations.
    Expiry date: after 30 minutes

    Value: 95Chz8bagyU
    Purpose: This cookie tries to estimate the user’s internet bandwidth on our sites (that have built-in YouTube videos).
    Expiry date: after 8 months

    Further cookies that are placed when you are logged into your YouTube account:

    Name: APISID
    Value: zILlvClZSkqGsSwI/AU1aZI6HY7111372083-
    Purpose: This cookie is used to create a profile on your interests. This data is then used for personalised advertisements.
    Expiry date: after 2 years

    Name: CONSENT
    Value: YES+AT.de+20150628-20-0
    Purpose: The cookie stores the status of a user’s consent to the use of various Google services. CONSENT also provides safety measures to protect users from unauthorised attacks.
    Expiry date: after 19 years

    Name: HSID
    Value: AcRwpgUik9Dveht0I
    Purpose: This cookie is used to create a profile on your interests. This data helps to display customised ads.
    Expiry date: after 2 years

    Name: LOGIN_INFO
    Value: AFmmF2swRQIhALl6aL…
    Purpose: This cookie stores information on your login data.
    Expiry date: after 2 years

    Name: SAPISID
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    How long and where is the data stored?

    The data YouTube receive and process on you are stored on Google’s servers. Most of these servers are in America. At https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=en you can see where Google’s data centres are located. Your data is distributed across the servers. Therefore, the data can be retrieved quicker and is better protected against manipulation.

    Google stores collected data for different periods of time. You can delete some data anytime, while other data are automatically deleted after a certain time, and still other data are stored by Google for a long time. Some data (such as elements on “My activity”, photos, documents or products) that are saved in your Google account are stored until you delete them. Moreover, you can delete some data associated with your device, browser, or app, even if you are not signed into a Google Account.

    How can I delete my data or prevent data retention?

    Generally, you can delete data manually in your Google account. Furthermore, in 2019 an automatic deletion of location and activity data was introduced. Depending on what you decide on, it deletes stored information either after 3 or 18 months.

    Regardless of whether you have a Google account or not, you can set your browser to delete or deactivate cookies placed by Google. These settings vary depending on the browser you use. The following instructions will show how to manage cookies in your browser:

    Chrome: Clear, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

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    If you generally do not want to allow any cookies, you can set your browser to always notify you when a cookie is about to be set. This will enable you to decide to either allow or permit each individual cookie. Since YouTube is a subsidiary company of Google, Google’s privacy statement applies to both. If you want to learn more about how your data is handled, we recommend the privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.