Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer, if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, they help us to provide you with the best possible experience when you browse our website and also allow us to make improvements. Cookies improve your browsing experience by:

  • Remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page.
  • Remembering information you’ve given (e.g. your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it.
  • Analysing how you use the website to improve the way it works for you, to make sure that you find what you’re looking for easily, and to ensure it meets your needs.
  • Monitoring the efficiency of our advertising.

1. What cookies we use and how we use them

1.1 Measuring website usage

Third party cookies

The following cookies are set by WordPress:

Source Cookie Name Purpose 1st or 3rd party Duration
WordPress wordpress_81162f50085a5fa5ed7d14618e60d5d5 On login, WordPress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/ 3rd Party 14 days
WordPress wordpress_logged_in_81162f50085a5fa5ed7d14618e60d5d5 After login, WordPress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use. 3rd Party 14 days
WordPress wordpress_logged_in_81162f50085a5fa5ed7d14618e60d5d5 After login, WordPress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use. 3rd Party 14 days
WordPress wp-settings-1 WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 3rd Party 14 days
WordPress wp-settings-time-1 WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 3rd Party 14 days
WordPress cookie_notice_accepted WordPress sets this cookie once the Cookie Policy has been accepted by the user 3rd Party Cookie never expires
WordPress pll_language WordPress sets this cookie to save the language selection. 3rd Party 1 year

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it is meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do things better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your name or address so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics:

Source Cookie Name Purpose 1st or 3rd party Duration
Google Analytics __utma This cookie keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred. Google Analytics uses the information from this cookie to calculate things like Days and Visits to purchase. 3rd Party 2 years
Google Analytics __utmb After login, WordPress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use. 3rd Party 30 minutes
Google Analytics __utmc This cookie takes a timestamp of the exact moment in time when a visitor enters a site. 3rd Party Upon closing the browser
Google Analytics __utmz This cookie keeps track of where the visitor came from, what search engine you used, what link you clicked on, what keyword you used, and where they were in the world when you accessed a website. 3rd Party 2 years

On our pages we integrate plugins of the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA).

You recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like-Button” (“Like it”) on out pages. When visiting our pages, the plugin will create a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will receive information that you visited our pages with your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like-Button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you are able to link the content of our pages with your Facebook profile. Facebook will be able to assign the visit on our pages to your user account. We want to point out, that we, as provider of this webpage, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or about the usage of such data by Facebook. You can find further Information about this in the privacy policy of Facebook. If you don’t want Facebook to assign your visit on our web pages to your Facebook user account, please log off from your Facebook user account.

The following cookies are set by Facebook:

Source Cookie Name Purpose 1st or 3rd party Duration
Facebook datr When a web browser accesses facebook.com (except social plugin iframes), the cookie helps Facebook identify suspicious login activity and keeps users safe. 3rd Party 2 years
Facebook lu This cookie helps protects people using public computers. 3rd Party 2 years
Facebook p When a web browser accesses facebook.com (except social plugin iframes), the cookie helps Facebook identify suspicious login activity and keeps users safe. 3rd Party Upon closing the browser
Facebook c_user This stores a Facebook user ID. 3rd Party 1 month
Facebook xs This is a Facebook authentication cookie. 3rd Party 1 month
Facebook act This cookie helps Facebook monitor site performance. 3rd Party Upon closing the browser

AddThis

We use a cookie associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.

Source Cookie Name Purpose 1st or 3rd party Duration
AddThis __atuvc This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count. 3rd Party 2 years

The following cookies are set by LUMIX G Experience:

Source Cookie Name Purpose 1st or 3rd party Duration
LUMIX G Experience lge_cookie_accepted Flag to say if the user has allowed us to set cookies. 1st Party 31 days
LUMIX G Experience SSO_Key Login is completed via Single Sign On, facilitating the ability to log into multiple Panasonic sites without requiring further authentication. This cookie is the local version of the globally set SSO cookie and will facilitate local website authentication on your behalf. 1st Party 24 hours
LUMIX G Experience Lge_ratings Tracks a users ratings for individual LUMIX Academy tutorial posts 1st Party 1 month

2. Improving our email marketing

We use cookies to track, measure and improve our email marketing to customers. If you have opted in to receive emails from us, our cookies will:

  • Help identify you the next time you visit our site so that, for example, you wont have to re-fill in forms with your details
  • Help identify you if you respond to an email from us
  • Understand your interest in our website so we can provide you tailored content via email
Source Cookie Name Purpose 1st or 3rd party Duration
Eloqua ELOQUA Cookie Track, measure and improve our email marketing to customers. 3rd Party Cookie doesn’t expire

3. How to manage cookies

If you continue with your visit to this site, you consent to the use of our cookies. Alternatively, you have options to manage the cookies that you want to accept from this site which we have detailed below.

Browser settings:

Most browsers can be altered to prevent your computer from accepting cookies, although this may mean that some of the features of this site (and other sites) will not work properly and may restrict your user experience.

These settings will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, otherwise you should use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.

Turn off anonymous Google Analytics cookies:

You can install a Google Analytics browser “plug in” to prevent the website sending information about your visit to Google Analytics. More information about this can be found below.

  • Google Analytics & Privacy

Social media plug-ins and third-party websites

As part of the Panasonic Corporation website at the domain http://www.generationcare.net/en so-called “social media plug-ins” (“plug-ins”) for the social media network Facebook, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”), are used. These plug-ins are marked with the Facebook logo.

When you call up the Panasonic Corporation website at the domain http://www.generationcare.net/en, a direct link to Facebook’s servers is set up by your browser. The content of the plug-in is transmitted from Facebook directly to your browser so that the browser can integrate it into the website.

Through the integration of the plug-ins, Facebook receives information that you have viewed the corresponding page of the Panasonic Corporation website. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can attribute your visit to the page to your Facebook account. Please note that this exchange of information occurs as soon as you visit our website at the domain http://www.generationcare.net/en, independent of whether or not you actively use the plug-ins. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by clicking the “Like” button, corresponding information is transmitted by your browser to Facebook and saved there. For information on the purpose and scope of the data saved and on the further processing and usage of the data by Facebook as well as on your rights and possibilities for undertaking settings for the protection of your privacy, please consult Facebook’s data privacy notice (http://www.facebook.com/policy.php).

If you do not wish Facebook to attribute the data collected about your visit to our website to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before visiting the Panasonic Corporation website at the domain http://www.generationcare.net/en.

Use of the Twitter plug-ins

This website employs the plug-ins of the service Twitter. These plug-ins are provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They can be recognised by the terms “Twitter” or “Follow”, combined with a logo featuring a blue stylised bird. The plug-ins enable the user to share an article or page from this website on Twitter or to follow the information provider on Twitter.

When a user visits a page of this website that contains such a button, a direct link to Twitter’s servers is created by the user’s browser. The content of the Twitter plug-in is transmitted by Twitter directly to the user’s browser. The information provider has no influence over the scope of the data collected by Twitter through this plug-in and informs the user in accordance with its current state of knowledge. Current knowledge is that only the user’s IP address and the URL of the respective website are transmitted on usage of the button, but that this information is not used for purposes other than displaying the button.
Additional information on this subject is available in Twitter’s data privacy notice at https://twitter.com/privacy.

If you do not wish Twitter to attribute the data collected about your visit to our website to your Twitter account, you must log out of Twitter before visiting the Panasonic Corporation website at the domain http://www.generationcare.net/en.

Data privacy notice regarding the use of Pinterest

Our website uses social media plug-ins from the social media network Pinterest, operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). When you call up a page that contains such a plug-in, a direct link to Pinterest’s servers is created by your browser. The plug-in then transmits protocol data to the Pinterest servers in the USA. This protocol data may include your IP address, the address of the websites you visited that also have Pinterest functionality, the type and settings of your browser, the date and time of your request, your usage of Pinterest and cookies.

For further information on the purpose, scope and further processing and usage of the data by Pinterest as well as your rights and possibilities for protecting your privacy, please consult Pinterest’s data privacy notice at https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

If you do not wish Pinterest to attribute the data collected about your visit to our website to your Pinterest account, you must log out of Pinterest before visiting the Panasonic Corporation website at the domain http://www.generationcare.net/en.

Other useful links

If you would like to find out more about cookies and their wider use, you may find the following links of interest: