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?
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.
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:
Further information on Privacy at Google can be found here:
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:
- Service Provider: We hire other companies and individuals to perform tasks for us. Examples are e. g. sending letters or e-mails. These service providers receive only the information needed to perform their tasks. They may not use them for other purposes. In addition, they are obliged to treat the information in accordance with this privacy statement and the European data protection laws.
- Protecting LYNX and Third Parties: We disclose customer accounts and personal information about customers when required to do so by law or when such disclosure is required to enforce our terms and conditions or other agreements or our rights and the rights of our customers and those of third parties to protect. It is expressly clarified that, in this context, there will be no transfer of the data to these companies for economic use contrary to this privacy statement.
- With your consent: In all other cases, we will inform you when personal information is to be shared with third parties, giving you the opportunity to give your consent.
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?
- As stated above, it is always open to you not to provide information, although it may be needed to use LYNX features.
- When you update information, we usually keep a copy of your original information in our records.
- You can adjust your user account accordingly if you do not want to receive e-mails or other mail from us.
- The Help function in the menu bar of most web browsers tells you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how your browser will let you know when you receive a new cookie or how to turn off all cookies received.
6. Which Cookies do we use?
|Cookie-Provider||Name of Cookie||Usage / Purpose||Retention time / Expiration period||Type of Cookie||URL|
|LYNX||lynx_session||Used as a session cookie to keep track of user's visit.||5 years||Necessary||www.lynxbroker.com|
|LYNX||PHPSESSID||PHP uses one of two methods to keep track of sessions. If cookies are enabled, like in your case, it uses them.||Session||Necessary||www.lynxbroker.com|
|LYNX||connect.sid||Our account opening process uses this cookie to track the current user session.||Session||Necessary||www.lynxbroker.com|
|LYNX||hide_overlay_newsletter_box||This 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 days||Functional||www.lynxbroker.com|
|LYNX||show_overlay||Used to remember if a specific overlay needs to be loaded.||1 to 14 days||Functional||www.lynxbroker.com|
|LYNX||raow-overlay_hide||1 to 14 days||Functional||www.lynxbroker.com|
|LYNX||campaign-overlay_hide||This 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 days||Functional||www.lynxbroker.com|
|LYNX||cookie-notification-shown||This cookie is used to remember if the user has been shown and agreed to the cookie notification message.||1 to 14 days||Functional||www.lynxbroker.com|
|LYNX||countryRedirectValue||This 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 days||Performance||www.lynxbroker.com|
|LYNX||hide_overlay-cta||This 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 days||Functional||www.lynxbroker.com|
|LYNX||lynxAffiliate||This cookie is used to store the affiliate for this visit of the user to the website.||1 to 14 days||Performance||www.lynxbroker.com|
|LYNX||utm_source, utm, campaign, utm_medium||This cookies are used to track the traffic source for this visit||1 year||Functional||www.lynxbroker.com|
|LYNX||JSESSIONID||generated by servlet container and used for automatic session management||Session||Necessary||www.lynx-trader.com/webtrader-rest|
|LYNX||XSRF-TOKEN||used by our backend to prevent CSRF attacks||Session||Necessary||www.lynx-trader.com/|
|LYNX||id||generated by custom backend code after successful authentication of the user and used for session management||Session||Necessary||www.lynx-trader.com/|
|LYNX||WEBTRADER_COUNTRY||hold the chosen country preference of the user||Session||Necessary||www.lynx-trader.com/basic|
|LYNX||WEBTRADER_LANG_KEY||Remembers the chosen language preference of the user||Session||Necessary||www.lynx-trader.com/basic|
|LYNX||WEBTRADER_TA_DISCLAIMER_ACCEPTED||remember if the user has accepted the disclaimer for viewing technical analysis reports in Basic||Session||Necessary||www.lynx-trader.com/basic|
|LYNX||cookiecheck||Used on the login page to detect if third party cookies are enabled in this browser||Session||Necessary||cookiecheck.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.
|Cloudflare||We use Cloudflare to speed up page load times.||https://www.cloudflare.com|
|EdX||We 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|
|We use Facebook for social media integration so our users can share articles with their network.||https://www.facebook.com|
|Hotjar||Hotjar which is a Analytic and feedback solution that we use.||https://www.hotjar.com|
|Interactive Brokers||We 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|
|We use LinkedIn for social media integration so our users can share articles with their network.||https://www.linkedin.com|
|PushCrew||We integrate PushCrew for push notifications to mobile and web browsers.||https://pushcrew.com|
|We 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|