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Data Privacy Statement

Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy applies to all websites as well as to mobile applications, e.g. Mobile Apps, for which Diwan Basel (“Diwan”) is responsible. It describes how and for what purposes we use information that we collect through cookies and similar technologies on our websites and on mobile applications (collectively “our website(s)”). In addition to this Cookie Policy, please also read our Privacy Policy.

You can avoid the use of cookies and similar technologies at any time by changing your browser settings or not using our websites. See Chapter 3 of this Cookie Policy for more information.

1. What are cookies and similar technologies?

Cookies are small files that are sent to your end device (e.g. your computer or smartphone) and stored there when you visit a website. A cookie usually contains the name of the website from which the cookie originated and the lifetime of the cookie (i.e. how long it remains stored on your device). Some cookies are deleted after the end of the browser session (so-called “session cookies”). Other cookies remain on your terminal (“permanent cookies”). When you return to this website, we may record your return visit, even if we often do not know your identity. Cookies can also be used to collect information about your usage behaviour.

2. What do we use cookies and similar technologies for?

We use cookies and similar technologies (i) to operate our website, (ii) for statistical purposes, (iii) to improve user-friendliness and (iv) for advertising purposes. You will find a list of the cookies and similar technologies used with information on the respective functionality in Chapter 5 of this Cookie Policy.

  • (i) Technically required cookies: These cookies are necessary for the technical operation of our website. They also enable security-relevant functionalities such as secure access to the eService login.

  • (ii) Analysis and performance cookies: In order to continuously improve our services and our websites, we collect data via cookies and similar technologies (also from third parties) for statistics and analyses on the use of our websites. For example, we can determine the number of visitors and the impact of our websites and optimize content accordingly.

  • (iii) Cookies to improve usability: We use cookies, also from third parties, to make it easier for you to use the site. For example, you can use a previous product search to access the same product search when you visit our website again. Cookies may also be used to accelerate your future activities and experiences on our sites. They are used, for example, to store your preferences (language, etc.) for future visits.

  • (iv) Cookies for advertising purposes: Cookies and similar technologies (also from third parties) may record your visit to our websites, the pages you visit and the links you click. We use such information to tailor our websites and the advertisements displayed to your interests. For this purpose, we may also disclose this information to third parties who process this information on our behalf.


  • Our cookies can also be read on the websites of our partners and be used, for example, for advertising purposes. Such cookies and similar technologies are mainly used to display content according to your interests and to evaluate the use of our content.

  • The use of cookies and similar technologies is based on our legitimate interest to provide user-friendly, attractive websites and to be able to display advertising tailored to your interests. Cookies can also be necessary for the performance of the contract.

  • 3. Privacy settings

  • You can set your browser so that cookies are reported or blocked. You will find more information on the following pages:

  • Google Chrome:

  • Firefox:;

  • Microsoft Edge:;

  • Safari:


  • You can also prevent the use of cookies and similar technologies by using browser extensions (“browser plug-ins”), e.g. from

  • Please note that your settings may be lost or ignored if you reset your browser or access a website from another device, for example.

  • 4. Links

  • Our websites may contain links to third-party websites. These websites are not subject to this Cookie Policy and we are not responsible for their content or their handling of personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of each site.

  • 5. Third-party technology

  • We use the following third-party cookies and and similar technologies. You can consult the data protection policies of the providers via the links provided and deactivate the use of cookies and similar technologies.

  • TechnologyFunctionProviderLinks

  • Google AnalyticsWeb-AnalyticsGoogle Inc.Privacy Policy

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