Cookie Policy (AU)

This Cookie Policy, as well as the Privacy Policy describes the policies and practices used by HARTING Pty Ltd (ABN 42 100 080 206) (we, us, our) whith regard to information collected via our website at (the Website).

By using this Website and consenting to this Cookie Policy, you agree that we can place cookies as we describe below, and you agree to the collection, sharing, and use of data and where applicable personal information (that is, information or an opinion about you, whether true or not, which identifies you or from which your identity is reasonably identifiable) for personalization of advertising or other services.  We also employ so called tracking mechanisms which we explain below.

Please take a moment to read our Cookie Policy as it describes how data, and where applicable personal information, is collected via our Website and what happens to it. 

1. What does a data record consist of

Every data record consists essentially of the following:
•    the page from which the file was requested
•    the name of the file
•    the date and time of the request
•    IP address of the device from which the request was made
•    the volume of data transmitted
•    the access status (file transmitted, data not found, etc.)
•    a description of the type of web browser used.

These anonymized, stored data are only evaluated for statistical purposes.

2. What systems do we use to collect data

On this Website we use the PIWIK web analysis system to measure and analyze the visits to our site. We use your IP address in order to collect data on Internet traffic, on your browser, your computer, tablet or smartphone.  Information on the functioning of the PIWIK Open Source Web Analysis Software is available on

In addition, cookies are set. A cookie is a small parcel of information which is stored on your computer when you visit our Website. The use of cookies facilitates navigation and offers a high degree of user-friendliness on our Website. Cookies also help to identify particularly popular areas of our Website. If you return to our Website, the cookie shows that it is a repeat visit.  The cookie contains no personal data, only the user’s computer can be identified. It cannot be used to identify you on the websites of third parties, including the website of the analysis provider. Cookies can additionally be used to store your preferred settings, e.g. language and country settings, so that they will be immediately available on your next visit.

We do not use the IP addresses or cookies to identify you personally. We use the web analysis system in order to raise the efficiency of our Website.

3. What type of cookies do we use?

We use permanent cookies to improve the user interface and personalize the display of our services. We also use so-called session cookies which are automatically deleted when you close your browser. You can adjust the settings of your browser such that it informs you if cookies are placed on your device. This makes the use of cookies transparent for you.

We use the following five categories of cookies on our website:
•    Required cookies
•    Performance cookies
•    Functionality cookies
•    Personalization cookies
•    Targeting cookies

Required cookies: These cookies are required to ensure that you can navigate on the website and use its specific functions. For example, such cookies are used when products are placed in the shopping basket to enable you to leave the website and continue to access the products in your shopping basket on your return.

Performance Cookies: These cookies record information on how visitors use a website, e.g. which pages they call up most frequently and whether they receive error messages from websites. These cookies do not collect any data on the basis of which users can be identified. All information collected with the aid of these cookies is anonymous and serves exclusively to improve the functionality and service of the Website. We therefore use performance cookies to prepare statistics on how our website is used and to gauge the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns.

Functionality cookies: These serve to provide the services you request, e.g. if you would like to see a video. Functionality cookies also serve to remember settings which you make on the website (e.g. location). These cookies are not able to track your browsing on other websites and cannot follow where you have surfed on the internet other than on our Website. Without these cookies, we are unable to provide certain services requested by you.

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These functional cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our Website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the Website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the Website, where visitors have come to the Website from and the pages they visited. For an overview of privacy at PIWIK visit:

Personalization cookies: We use personalization cookies to recognize you if you return to our Website and to personalize contents and save your settings (e.g. your language preferences).

 Targeting cookies: These cookies are used to match advertising with you and your interests in even more targeted fashion. They also serve to restrict how often you see an ad, measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign and understand people’s behaviour after viewing an ad. Targeting cookies are usually placed by advertising networks on the pages of the website operator with their consent. They detect if the user has visited a website and pass this information to others, e.g. advertisers. They are often linked to a website function which is provided by such a company. We use targeting cookies, therefore, to establish a link to social networks. These networks can then use the information on your visit to tailor the advertising on other websites to you and to give the advertising networks used by us information on your visit. This means that your browsing habits can be later used to present you with the advertising which may potentially be of interest to you.

The explicit purpose of targeting cookies is to show the user advertising which matches their surfing habits. As a result, you may be shown offers from HARTING on other websites. In online marketing, this is called “re-targeting”.
We have tried to list all the cookies which we, or our technology partners, use but please bear in mind that sometimes there may be a short delay in updating this list. If you do notice a discrepancy, or think a cookie is missing, please let us know by contacting our Privacy Officer.

4. Length of retention

The type of personal information we may collect can include (but is not limited to), your name, postal address, email address, phone numbers, billing information and, if applicable, employment information.

Where you do not wish to provide us with your personal information, we may not be able to provide you with requested goods or services.

5. How to prevent the storage of cookies
In general, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard disk by selecting “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. Alternatively you can also configure your browser to ask you before cookies are placed whether you agree. In addition, you can delete cookies already installed at any time. Please refer to the help pages of your browser to find how to do this exactly.
Please note: If you completely rule out the use of cookies through the default settings in the web browser you are using, you may not be able to use certain functions on our Website or only to a limited degree.

Should you automatically delete cookies through your default settings, opt-out cookies already installed may have to be re-activated.
For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage, block and delete them, visit The website gives you detailed step by step guidance on how to control and delete cookies depending on your browser type. You can adjust your browser settings to your preferred level of protection. In the right hand sidebar we have, where possible, included links to privacy controls for websites that deliver cookies via our Website within advertisements or widgets.


6. Usage-based and/or personalized offers
We want our offers to be as useful and interesting as possible for our users. For this purpose, we send offers and make product recommendations which if possible match the user’s personal interests (personalized and/or usage-based offers). We use cookies and other technologies to record such data. 

Usage-based online advertising: Our Website or the linked website from which a user comes, collects and processes a visitor’s usage habits. The latter benefits as the advertising generated matches certain areas of interest — altogether, less randomly scattered advertising is shown. A cookie is stored on the user’s PC to record their user habits. 

We use the following tools to record the data required to deliver usage-based online advertising:

Google Analytics

Google AdWords

Google Tag Manager
Provider’s data protection notices
Opt-out option

You can read further information on cookies and individual suppliers on the website There you have the option to opt out of usage-based online advertising from individual tools or all of them.

Personalized offers: We also use these technologies to recognize users again. Personalized offers are based on the analysis of the particular visitor’s purchase habits as well as their use of our electronic media.

Specifically, we use the following data to tailor advertising to you and your interests:
data contained in your customer account and data which you communicate to us when processing purchases (master data)
data relating to your — previous or future — purchases made from HARTING (transaction data) and information derived from them (e.g. what products you prefer to purchase or configure) 

information (including cross-device information) automatically generated on visits to our electronic media (Website or app) including date and time of the visit (usage data) and information derived from such visits (e.g. what content you frequently view)
products which you have searched for or viewed in our electronic media

 The analysis and evaluation of the information specified allow us to make offers and product recommendations individually tailored to users’ interests. Personalized offers can be sent by letter, on visits to our electronic media (website and app) or — if separate consent has been given — by email or push notification.

 To optimize our offers on the basis of your usage interests, we use the following tool:

 Acquia Lift
 At, we use the service Acquia Lift supplied by Acquia Inc., 53 State Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02109, USA. All data collected are stored and processed on servers within the EU.

Acquia Lift serves the process of personalization which records users’ interests, preferences and habits. 
 To do so, Acquia Lift uses cookies to recognize users who return to our website. By analyzing your movements on previous visits, we can offer you content which is of particular interest to you.

Acquia Lift also uses geotargeting methods to determine the region where you are located. This allows us to provide you with content of regional interest, e.g. the contact widget which offers you the contact responsible for your region. The IP address is not stored and is used exclusively for this procedure.

You can refuse the storage of cookies by means of a corresponding setting in your browser software or deactivate Acquia Lift. However, in this case, you will no longer be able to use the added value which you obtain from Acquia Lift on our Website (functions and tailored content).

7. Measuring and analyzing reach with Google Analytics
To design our Website to meet your needs, we create pseudonymized user profiles with the aid of Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google uses cookies to facilitate analysis of individuals’ use of the Website. The information generated by the cookie on the use of this Website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. As we have activated IP anonymization of this Website, your IP address is first truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional circumstances. Google will use this information on HARTING’s behalf to evaluate your use of this website for us, create reports about website activities and provide us with additional services in connection with use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.

8. Preventing the measurement and analysis of reach and the creation of profiles
You can prevent the measurement of reach and the creation of user profiles (pseudonymous or personalized) by Google Analytics at any time. The following options are available to you:
•    You can prevent storage of the cookies used to create a profile by making the appropriate setting in your browser software, as described above.
•    A further option is to install an “opt-out cookie” which you can find under the following link: Deactivate Google Analytics. However, the web analysis is only discontinued for as long as the opt-out cookie is stored by the browser.
•    Depending on the browser used, you also have the option to install a browser plug-in which prevents tracking. Simply install the browser plug-in which can be downloaded there.

9. Changes
We reserve the right to change the terms of this Cookie Policy from time to time, without notice to you. An up-to-date copy of our Cookie Policy is available on our Website.