Provascular Cookie Policy


– Effective January 2021

This Policy describes Provascular GmbH’s (“Provascular”) use of cookies on the website and other websites that refer to this Policy. The provisions of this Policy apply in addition to the Provascular’s Privacy Statement []

If you have any questions about the use of cookies on our websites, please contact:

Provascular GmbH

Cospudener Str. 1
04416 Markkleeberg, Germany

Phone: +1 302-786-6231
email: lincinquiries(at)


Your Consent & Choices About Cookies. 

On your first visit to our website, you saw a pop-up banner to inform you about the purposes for which cookies are used and the means to control them. You will see this banner each time you visit the website until you take action to respond to it. By clicking the “Accept All Cookies” button, you agree that we can “use” (collect, save, store, change, transfer (including trans-border transfer) and delete) cookies as described below. You are further confirming through the pop-up banner, to the extent allowed by applicable law, that personal data (which includes any personally identifiable information about you) may be collected and stored by third parties located in the United States. Please see the “How Do We Use Particular Cookies?” section below for more information. 

If you would like to manage the use of certain types of cookies or withdraw your consent (except for strictly necessary cookies), you can click on the “Customize Cookies” button or use the Cookie Preference Center [] to turn those categories off or on, as well as to learn more about them.


What is a Cookie, How We Use Them & How Long They Stay? 

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your web browser when you visit our websites. Cookies help us distinguish you from other visitors by allowing us to learn and remember your actions and preferences on our websites.  In this way, cookies help us provide you with customized content and efficient navigation through our websites. 

There are two broad categories of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.  A session cookie expires and disappears when you close your browser.  A persistent cookie stays on your device for a pre-defined time period or until you manually delete it.  

Provascular does not make use of any technology that recognizes visitors as long as you haven‘t given your explicit consent.  You can change your consent about the use of these technologies as well as the use of third-party cookies within the Cookie Preference Center.  If you block third-party cookies through the Cookie Preference Center, this will also disable any related web beacons, SDKs, pixels, or similar tools that third parties may set on your device.


Managing and Disabling Cookies.

You can manage or disable cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings.  Please refer to the settings menu of your browser for instructions on how to change your cookie preferences.  If you choose to disable cookies, the Provascular website may not function properly and certain content may not be available.  While browsers vary, the following links may be helpful:  

(a) Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
(b) Cookie settings in Firefox
(c) Cookie settings in Chrome
(d) Cookie settings in Safari on Mac and Safari on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. 


What Types of Cookies Do We Use? 

We use four types of cookies on our websites: strictly necessary cookies; analytical/performance cookies; functionality cookies; and targeting/advertising cookies.  Each cookie is described below. 

Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are required for the operation of our website and cannot be switched off without impairing the functioning of our website. The cookies are set to respond to the actions you take, including navigating our website and using its basic features. These cookies do not store any Personal Data.  

Analytical/”Tracking”  Cookies
These cookies provide statistical information, such as the number of visitors to our website in an aggregated and anonymized fashion and show how visitors navigate our website. This helps us improve the performance of our website. We may use third-party analytic tools, such as Matomo, to help measure traffic and usage trends and to understand the demographics of our users.  

Functionality Cookies 
These cookies provide enhanced functionality and personalization on our website, such as remembering your preferences. They are set by the firm or by third-party providers (as disclosed below) whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, some or all of these services may not function properly. These cookies do not track your activity on other sites or store any Personal Data.  

Targeting/Advertising Cookies
These cookies profile users or deliver ads across social networks. We currently do not use social sharing tools on our website include, such as   Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.  


First- and Third-Party Cookies.

“First party cookies” are cookies that belong to Provascular and that Provascular places on your device. “Third party cookies” are cookies set by a different domain or site, typically when you use a specific function of the site such as playing a video or sharing a page. You should review the third party’s website for more information about how they use cookies. Details of third parties that set cookies through Provascular websites may be found in the section below entitled “Cookies Used by Provascular.”


Analytics (“Tracking”) Cookies.

Our websites use Matomo to help us understand how site visitors use our sites and to continuously improve the user experience.  Both web analytics services use cookies to monitor traffic levels, search queries, and site visits. 

The information generated by the cookie about your use of our websites may be transferred to and stored by servers outside of the EU. Matomo will use this information to measure your activity on our website, compile statistical reports on overall content interaction activity, and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Provascular has activated the IP anonymization feature for Matomo; as a result, they will either truncate or anonymize visitor’s IP addresses. You can find Matomo’s privacy statement and information on how to perform an opt-out here

We also use Issuu (, based at 131 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, United States, to upload, enhance, convert and distribute content for web, social, and mobile to drive more engagement. The cookies of Issuu (see list below) also do not collect IP addresses or other personal data of the user. You can find Issuu’s privacy policy here 

Targeting/Advertising and Functionality Cookies.

We currently do not use these cookies.


How Do We Use Particular Cookies? 

Provascular does not collect any Personal Data through our first party cookies, nor do we share any Personal Data with third parties. The only legitimate exception is: once you sends the contact form, a session is generated on the server side, which is inevitably created by cookie. However, no personal data is stored in that cookie. For all other cookies that do collect Personal Data, the data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) and 7 (1) GDPR). 






Term/expiration of the cookie



NOTE: All listed cookies truncate or anonymize the visitor’s IP addresses




to track visitors

13 months



to track visitors

6 months



to track visitors

30 minutes



tracking identifier for a user‘s device or browser

1 day

Cookie settings

We use cookies so that we can offer you the best possible website experience. This includes cookies which are necessary for the operation of the website and to manage our corporate commercial objectives, as well as other cookies which are used solely for anonymous statistical purposes, for more comfortable website settings, or for the display of personalised content. You are free to decide which categories you would like to permit. Please note that depending on the settings you choose, the full functionality of the website may no longer be available. Further information can be found in our privacy statement and legal notice.

  • We are using cookies in order to enable the services of the website and to ensure that certain aspects work as required. The cookies within this group are essential for the correct appearance and functionality of the website. No information within these cookies will be given to third parties.

  • We're using functional tracking to analyze the usage of our website. The data hereby gathered, allows us to find errors and improve designs. It also enables us to test the efficacy of our website. These cookies furthermore help us in analyzing our advertisements and affiliate marketing.

  • Our website makes use of external services such as Issuu. These services provide great value to us and to you as a user. However they do write cookies and collect data about their usage on this website. In order for you to be able to use these services, you will have to give your consent to their respective cookies.