1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that save internet settings and patterns on users computers after visiting websites. Nearly every webpage uses this technology. Cookies support and enhance navigation procedures on webpages and may present the provider of websites with information that may indicate information about a user´s personal interests. Cookies can be used to determine whether communication has already taken place between the specific computer and the particular web page. Cookies enable the computer to be identified; still no reference to a particular person can be established.


Franz Haas Machinery of America, Inc. may use cookies to track user preferences and in order to achieve optional website design.


Most browsers accept cookies automatically. Users may change/alter their browser settings to not accept cookies or at least to provide notice prior to acceptance. Users may refer to their browser manual for further instructions. Cookies that have already been set by the website of Franz Haas Machinery of America, Inc. can be deleted at any time in the system folder. If the user does not accept cookies, some characteristics of the web presentation may not be available.

Therefore, please keep in mind that you may not be able to access some web content, if you block cookies.


Cookies are basically divided into the following types:

  • Session cookies: These are stored while browsing on our website, on your computer or device, and then deleted.
  • Persistent cookies: These cookies remain for a longer time on your computer.
  • Cookies from third parties: These cookies are created by affiliate websites and are embedded in our site. They are used, for example, to provide personalized advertising.


2. How we use cookies

We generally use internet technologies (e.g. cookies, JavaScript.) only to improve the usability of our site and to optimise our offering and your communication with our content:

  • We use session cookies to keep the current session to active.
  • We use cookies to analyse data. This enables us to recognize how our forms are accepted, how many visitors use our sites, and which are the most frequently visited pages.
  • We use third-party cookies that serve to improve your experience with our content and advertisements.

This website also uses the web analytics services of Google. For more information, see our "Privacy Policy".


3. Cookies from third parties

Some third-parties use cookies on your computer, in particular, to register visitor behaviour and to personalize offers (including advertising). Depending on the platform, several third-party cookies may be set. You can read more about how third-parties handles cookies on the respective sites on the network. You'll find notes about the networks in the table below. We have no control over third-party cookies. We therefore recommend that you check the respective third-party websites to determine which cookies are used and how they can be managed. For popular third-party providers such as Facebook, Google, etc., the Digital Advertising Alliance provides users with a collective opt-out option for all DAA companies. For more information, refer to sections 4 and 5 below.


4. We currently use the following cookies


Cookie, technology and providers

Job Lifespan Further information
__utma Allows you to track visits and visitors. 2 years Privacy Policy
__utmz Determines which source / campaign the visitor comes from. 6 months Privacy Policy
__utmx A cookie that is set specifically for testing and experimentation in Google Analytics. 18 months Privacy Policy
__utmt Request rate to restrict Google Analytics. 10 minutes Privacy Policy
__utmb This is used to identify new visits. 30 minutes Privacy Policy
__utmc This is used, in conjunction with __utmb, to determine whether this is a new (or more recent) visit. Is removed when the browser is closed Privacy Policy
_gat Function-related cookie whose function can vary. 2 years Privacy Policy
PHPSESSID This cookie is a randomly generated alphanumeric string and is used to uniquely assign data to the correct web browser of the user. It is a web server security feature Session Privacy Policy
_et_coid This cookie is a randomly generated alphanumeric string and is used to store the IP address of the user. It is used for the anonymous identification of a user and his or her user behaviour for the purpose of etracker reports. 2 years Privacy Policy
et_id e-Tracker id   Privacy Policy
etcnt_* e-Tracker   Privacy Policy
hoa_country_overlay Cookie country overlay: switched to Haas of America or refused Session Privacy Policy


Cookie is used to configure the subtitles in videos   Privacy Policy
cookie_banner_seen Cookie notice read and accepted 1 year Privacy Policy