Cookie Policy

Cookies are textual information (ASCII text) stored on your hard drive via your browser (e.g. Microsoft Explorer or Mozilla Firefox). If you visit the website again, which has passed the cookie to your browser, you will be recognized here and individually addressed.

The help function in the menu bar of most web browsers tells you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to let your browser know when you receive a new cookie or how to deactivate all cookies received. However, only with cookies you can fully enjoy and experience some of the most interesting LYNX features, which is why we recommend that you leave the cookie function turned on.

We also recommend that you always log out completely after stopping a computer that you share with others and whose browser is set to accept cookies.

Please note: Cookies are only valid on the computer on which they are stored. Many Internet users have concerns about cookies. That’s why LYNX gives you the choice of whether to accept cookies or not.

1. Limitation of cookies

Cookies are intended for individual computers. Basically, browsers are pre-set to accept cookies. If this is not the case, you must change your browser setting to accept cookies before you can take advantage of LYNX cookies.

2. Right to object

You can change the cookies at any time amending the cookie settings in your browser. In addition, you must then delete the already stored cookies on your computer. As a rule, cookies are automatically deleted by the system after some time.

3. How are cookies used with LYNX?

Cookies are used when visiting www.lynxbroker.com. You can choose the extent to which you want to use cookies. Of course, you can undo your choice at any time.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.

Cookies are also used to measure the success of advertising campaigns. For example, if a user clicks an ad banner on LYNX’s website, a cookie with an advertising ID and a limited validity will be created through the browser. There are no features included to identify the user. On our website, we use the advertising ID to identify which advertising material has attracted your attention to LYNX.

The website of LYNX uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google LLC. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address in abbreviated form) will be transferred to and stored by Google on servers in Europe and the United States. Google uses this information to keep track of how you use the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to offer other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if these third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not combine your IP address with other data held by Google. You can refuse the use of cookies by choosing the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in that case you may not be able to use all the features of this website.

You can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website  to Google and the processing of this data by Google. For this purpose, a so-called opt-out cookie is placed on your browser, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. Please note that after deleting all cookies this opt-out must be declared again.

Here you can find a Browser-Add-On to disable Google Analytics:

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Further information on Privacy at Google can be found here:

https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=en

This website uses Hotjar, a web analytics service provider of Hotjar Ltd. – Level 2, St Julian’s Business Center, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julian’s STJ 1000, Malta (“Hotjar”), to collect and store data from which user profiles are created using aliases. These user profiles are used to analyze visitor behavior and are evaluated to improve and tailor our services. Cookies can be used within hotjar. The pseudonymised user profiles will not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym without a specific, express consent of the person concerned. You can object to the collection and storage of data for the purpose of web analysis at any time with effect for the future by clicking on the following link https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out and then clicking the button “Disable Hotjar”.

Our website uses the conversion tracking of Integrated Analytics GmbH (hereinafter “eAnalytics”) and Right Amount of Weird (“RAOW”). The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user contacts an ad banner placed by LYNX. These cookies do not contain information that personally identifies users.

You can opt out of conversion tracking at any time. For this purpose, a so-called opt-out cookie is placed on your browser. Please note that after deleting all cookies this opt-out must be declared again.

4. Does LYNX transfer the collected data?

Information about our customers is important to us and helps us to optimize our offerings. However, it is not part of our business to sell this customer information. We only share the information we receive with third parties to the extent described below:

Whenever we disclose personal information to third parties to the extent described above, as well as when passing on information to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEC), we ensure that the information is provided in accordance with this privacy statement and the German data protection laws.

5. Which choices do you have?

6. Which Cookies do we use?

Cookie-ProviderName of CookieUsage / PurposeRetention time / Expiration periodType of CookieURL
LYNXlynx_sessionUsed as a session cookie to keep track of user's visit.5 yearsNecessarywww.lynxbroker.com
LYNXPHPSESSIDPHP uses one of two methods to keep track of sessions. If cookies are enabled, like in your case, it uses them.SessionNecessarywww.lynxbroker.com
LYNXconnect.sidOur account opening process uses this cookie to track the current user session.SessionNecessarywww.lynxbroker.com
LYNXhide_overlay_newsletter_boxThis cookie is used to store user's choice regarding viewing the overlay for the newsletter. User can either hide it for short duration or a longer duration.1 to 14 daysFunctionalwww.lynxbroker.com
LYNXshow_overlayUsed to remember if a specific overlay needs to be loaded.1 to 14 daysFunctionalwww.lynxbroker.com
LYNXraow-overlay_hide1 to 14 daysFunctionalwww.lynxbroker.com
LYNXcampaign-overlay_hideThis cookie is used to store user's choice regarding closing the overlay for campaigns. User can either hide it for short duration or a longer duration.1 to 14 daysFunctionalwww.lynxbroker.com
LYNXcookie-notification-shownThis cookie is used to remember if the user has been shown and agreed to the cookie notification message.1 to 14 daysFunctionalwww.lynxbroker.com
LYNXcountryRedirectValueThis cookie is used to remember users choice regarding auto redirection to CH site from DE site. If the user is from CH.1 to 14 daysPerformancewww.lynxbroker.com
LYNXhide_overlay-ctaThis cookie is used to store user's choice regarding viewing the overlay CTA. User can either hide it for short duration or a longer duration.1 to 14 daysFunctionalwww.lynxbroker.com
LYNXlynxAffiliateThis cookie is used to store the affiliate for this visit of the user to the website.1 to 14 daysPerformancewww.lynxbroker.com
LYNXutm_source, utm, campaign, utm_mediumThis cookies are used to track the traffic source for this visit1 yearFunctionalwww.lynxbroker.com
LYNXJSESSIONIDgenerated by servlet container and used for automatic session managementSessionNecessarywww.lynx-trader.com/webtrader-rest
LYNXXSRF-TOKENused by our backend to prevent CSRF attacksSessionNecessarywww.lynx-trader.com/
LYNXidgenerated by custom backend code after successful authentication of the user and used for session managementSessionNecessarywww.lynx-trader.com/
LYNXWEBTRADER_COUNTRYhold the chosen country preference of the userSessionNecessarywww.lynx-trader.com/basic
LYNXWEBTRADER_LANG_KEYRemembers the chosen language preference of the userSessionNecessarywww.lynx-trader.com/basic
LYNXWEBTRADER_TA_DISCLAIMER_ACCEPTEDremember if the user has accepted the disclaimer for viewing technical analysis reports in BasicSessionNecessarywww.lynx-trader.com/basic
LYNXcookiecheckUsed on the login page to detect if third party cookies are enabled in this browserSessionNecessarycookiecheck.lynx.be/webtrader-rest/cookiecheck

Cookies used via 3rd-parties

Following is a list of 3rd party providers that may set cookies if you use LYNX services.

CompanyPurposeWebsite
CloudflareWe use Cloudflare to speed up page load times.https://www.cloudflare.com
EdXWe use edx.org for showing some images and icons on our site. It uses Cloudflare as a CDN for some of the resources.https://edx.org
FacebookWe use Facebook for social media integration so our users can share articles with their network.https://www.facebook.com
GoogleGoogle Analytics is a simple, easy-to-use tool that helps website owners measure how users interact with website content. As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides website owners JavaScript tags (libraries) to record information about the page a user has seen, for example the URL of the page. The Google Analytics JavaScript libraries use HTTP Cookies to "remember" what a user has done on previous pages / interactions with the website.https://www.google.com, https://www.google.de, https://www.doubleclick.net
HotjarHotjar which is a Analytic and feedback solution that we use.https://www.hotjar.com
Interactive BrokersWe use an API which requires users to authenticate also to a backend system provided by our partner Interactive Brokers. It may depend to which backend the user is referred, hence the 3 different possible domains.https://www.interactivebrokers.com
LinkedInWe use LinkedIn for social media integration so our users can share articles with their network.https://www.linkedin.com
PushCrewWe integrate PushCrew for push notifications to mobile and web browsers.https://pushcrew.com
TwitterWe use Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media. If users do not have a Twitter account or never accessed the Twitter.com website directly then Twitter will assign you a unique code to track your visit to the Twitter feed.https://www.twitter.com