Cookie Use Policy

Valid as of 1 January 2024

At Essencia, Aetherische Oele AG (“Essencia AG”), safeguarding your personal data is our utmost priority. Below you may find our Cookie Use Policy regarding our website, (“Website”).

1.1 Understanding this Cookie Use Policy

1.1.1 When certain terms and phrases are used in this Cookie Use Policy, they have specific meanings (“Defined Term(s)”). You can identify these Defined Terms because they begin with a capital letter (even if they are not at the beginning of a sentence). When a Defined Term is used, it has the meaning assigned to it in the section of this Cookie Use Policy where it is defined (you can find these meanings by looking for the phrase where the Defined Term is indicated in parentheses and quotation marks and bold letters).

1.1.2 When we refer to “we,” “our,” or “us,” we are referring to Essencia AG. When we refer to “you,” “your,” or “yours,” we are referring to you as the person accessing or using our Website.

1.1.3 What are “Cookie(s)”? Cookies are data (small files of letters and numbers) stored on your browser or device (computer, tablet, smartphone etc.) that enable the Cookie owner to recognize the device when it visits websites or uses online services. The website you visit may set Cookies directly, known as “first-party Cookies”, or may trigger Cookies set by other domain names, known as “third-party Cookies”. While we may automatically use some Cookies that are strictly necessary to provide the services you request or enable communications, we request your consent for all of our other Cookie uses. These Cookies will only be stored upon your consent. You may choose to accept or decline the use of Cookies on this link.

1.2 Types of Cookies used on our Website and their Purposes

1.2.1 We use the following types of Cookies: Cookies on our Website collect data either when provided by you or when essential for the proper functioning of our Website and the delivery of our content and the execution and consultation of our contracts regarding our Products and/or Services (as defined in our General Terms and Conditions of Business) (together the “Purposes”). We do not use Cookies for marketing analysis purposes. The data collected may include personal information such as your IP address, the country from which you connected, and behavioral information such as browsing history, search history, languages, and privacy preferences. This data is processed and used only with your explicit consent and for the Purposes. We do not use personal data for other purposes and refrain from sharing your information with third parties without your consent. Cookies may also save your password and username so that you do not need to remember your login information when you next visit our Website.

1.2.2 Strictly necessary Cookies: These Cookies are essential for the proper functioning of our Website. They are typically set in response to actions you have taken, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling out forms. Additionally, they play a role in securing your navigation on the Website. Although you can configure your browser to block or receive notifications about these Cookies, disabling them may impact certain parts of our Website. These Cookies are session-based, meaning they expire after the end of the session, and importantly, they do not track any personal data.

1.2.3 Functionality Cookies: These Cookies facilitate helpful, though non-essential, Website functions to enhance your overall experience. Upon your return to our Website, they can recognize you, enabling personalization of content or remembering preferences like language or region settings, usernames, and passwords. While these Cookies may identify visitors over time on our Website, they do not extend this identification across different websites.

1.2.4 Analytical/Performance Cookies: These Cookies enable us and our third-party service provider Matomo Analytics, to recognize and track the number of visitors, along with their location (region only based on anonymized data), and traffic sources. They support the observation and evaluation of user navigation on our Website, identifying the most/least visited pages. This helps us measuring and improving our Website’s functionality to ensure users can easily find what they need. While these Cookies are not essential for the basic operation of our Website, not accepting them means your visit will not be recorded.

1.2.5 Third-Party Cookies: Our Website includes useful yet non-essential features or plugins that enable third-party services using Cookies, such as social media connectors (Metricool) and web traffic analysis services (Matomo Analytics). These Cookies enable visitor identification across websites and over time. We do not have control over the use, duration, or information-sharing capabilities of these third-party Cookies. Additionally, users can share specific content from our Website, such as job offers or news articles, on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. In doing so, users will be redirected to third-party websites. Information collected by these third-party websites is governed by their own terms and policies, not this one. Please review their terms and policies Cookie before giving your consent to third-party Cookies.

1.3 Our Data Privacy Policy describes our practices for any personal data that our first-party Cookies collect, store, or use, including our legal basis for processing personal data. We rely on our Data Privacy Policy to process personal data collected through our first-party Cookies.

1.4 Except for strictly necessary Cookies, all first-party Cookies set by our Website will expire no later than one month after your last visit on our Website. Third-party Cookies’ expiration periods are set by their respective owners.

1.5 Cross-Border Data Transfers: The Cookies we use may process, store, or transfer personal data in and to a country outside your own, with privacy laws that provide different, possibly lower, protections. You consent to this transfer, storing, or processing when you consent to our Cookie use. Our main location is in Winterthur, Switzerland. Our Website hosting provider Infomaniak, located in Switzerland, is subject to Swiss law. Our web traffic analysis provider, Matomo Analytics, is based in Germany and adheres to EU laws. Additionally, our social media connector, Metricool, is based in Spain.

1.6 Your Cookie choices: You may withdraw your consent for our Cookie uses that are not strictly necessary at any time. Most web browsers allow you to directly block all Cookies, or just third-party Cookies, through your browser settings. Using your browser settings to block all Cookies, including strictly necessary ones, may interfere with the proper operation of our Website.

1.7 Changes to our Cookie Use Policy: We will post any changes to the way we use Cookies on this page and indicate on our Website that we updated this Cookie Use Policy. If the changes materially alter how we use Cookies, we will post a notice on our Website and request your consent for the materially different use. Please return to this page frequently to see any updates or changes to our Cookie Use Policy.

1.8 Contact information: Please submit any questions, comments, or requests regarding this Cookie Use Policy using the process described in our Data Privacy Policy to our Data Protection Officer, Marc Wyler: or +41 52 245 05 60.