Cookie Policy - United States

Use of cookies

Cookies for improving the functionality of our websites

tesa employs cookies is to better understand how its websites are used in order to enhance their attractiveness, content and functionality. Cookies help tesa, for example, to determine what pages of its website are visited and what content interests users. For these purposes tesa uses flash cookies and load time optimization cookies. These so-called "first-party cookies" record the number of times a page is accessed, the number of website pages viewed, the amount of time spent on tesa websites, the sequence of pages visited, the search terms that led you to tesa’s site, the country, region and possibly the city from where the site is being accessed, the operating system and internet browser used, your language setting and how often tesa websites are accessed by mobile devices. tesa also records mouse movements, clicks and scrolling to find out which areas of its website are of particular interest to visitors. The IP address of your computer, which is transmitted for technical reasons, is automatically rendered anonymous so that your identity cannot be determined.

As a registered user you have the option of signing in to tesa’s website using your registration data, i.e. "logging in". In such cases, tesa also uses cookies to identify you as a registered customer upon a repeat visit to its website within a 28-day period and to allow you to remain logged in.
During your first visit to tesa’s website, a popup will appear at the upper edge of the screen providing you the ability to opt out of the utilization of cookies.  If you change your mind later on, simply delete all of the cookies stored by your browser.

tesa does not sell cookies to third parties.  However, tesa does share cookies for the purpose of compiling data analytics.  If you would like to opt out of this sharing, please see our Privacy Policy.


Cookies For Usage-Based Online Advertising
tesa uses cookies to  analyze the usage behavior of visitors to its websites in order to display specific advertising for certain tesa products on tesa’s websites. This enables tesa to display advertising banners or content to you based on your interests.

How To Prevent "Cookies" From Being Stored On Your Hard Drive And Delete These
You can configure your internet browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive or to be asked every time whether you agree to the placement of cookies. You may also delete placed cookies at any time. Consult your browser's Help to read about how all this works in detail. An explanation with screenshots is available for the web browsers Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome via this link: If you do not accept the storing of cookies, the functionality of our offerings may be impaired. 

Third-party cookies used by tesa

1. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses a specific form of "cookies", which are text files stored on your computer allowing analysis of your website usage. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually sent to a Google server in the US where it is stored. tesa would like to point out that the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" has been added to Google Analytics on this website to ensure anonymous recording of IP addresses, known as "IP masking"). Google IP anonymization on this website truncates your IP address within the EU and EEC territory. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there.
On our behalf, Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other website and internet usage-related services for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You may refuse the storing of cookies by changing your browser settings accordingly, see item 7. c. above; You can also prevent recorded data generated by the cookie concerning your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to Google and prevent the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the link Additional information on the Terms of Use and Data Privacy Policy may be found at bzw. unter

2. Google Adwords
This website uses Google AdWords, a Google analytical service, and also conversion tracking as part of Google AdWords. Google AdWords places a conversion tracking cookie on your computer's hard drive (called a "conversion cookie") whenever you click on an ad delivered by Google. These cookies become ineffective after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If you visit specific pages of our website, Google and tesa can track whether were forwarded to that page by clicking on an ad.

Data obtained through use of conversion cookies are used for statistical reporting for AdWords customers who employ conversion tracking. These statistics tell us the total number of users who clicked on the ad delivered by Google and opened a webpage having a conversion tracking tag. We do no however receive any information allowing personal identification of users. We are unable to cross-reference the data obtained to any specific user.

In addition to conversion tracking tesa also utilizes the functionalities

  • Remarketing
  • Audiences with common interests
  • User-defined audiences with common interests
  • Purchase-willing audiences
  • Similar audiences
  • demographic and geographic targeting.

The Google Remarketing functionality allows tesa to reach users who have previously visited tesa’s website by showing advertising to audiences already interested in our products or services. AdWords also determines what common interests there are and shared characteristics among users of tesa’s website based on user behavior on websites in the Google Display Network in the last 30 days and contextual search engine data. Based on this information, AdWords then finds new prospective customers to market to whose interests and characteristics are similar to those of users of our website. Target-audience-specific remarketing occurs through use of cookies in combination, such as Google Analytics cookies and Google DoubleClick cookies.

Additional information regarding terms of use and privacy policy in connection with Google AdWords is available via this link:

3. Google Double Click
tesa uses the Google DoubleClick function on our websites to analyze website use and enable Google and other advertisers cooperating with DoubleClick to display user-relevant advertising to you. For this purpose, a cookie is placed on your computer's hard drive. This cookie assigns an identification number to your browser as a pseudonym and gathers information about advertising appearing in your browser and opening of such advertising. The data gathered by the cookie about your website use is generally sent to a Google server in the United States where it is stored. Interest-relevant categories are assigned to your browser based on the information gathered. These categories are employed in delivering interest-based advertising.
In addition to changing your browser settings, you can also use a browser plug-in to permanently disable the DoubleClick cookie. With the plug-in, your opt-out settings remain in place for that browser even if you delete all cookies. The browser plug-in for permanent deactivation can be found here:

By using our website you consent to placement of the DoubleClick cookie, thereby consenting to the collection, storage and use of the usage data fort he stated purpose in the manner outlined above. You also consent to your data being stored in cookies after the end of the browser session and being further referenced, for example during your next website visit. This consent may be revoked at any time with non-retroactive effect by deleting the DoubleClick cookie and revoking permanent deactivation . 


4. Zenloop

Customer Satisfaction Survey 

We ask you about your customer satisfaction. Our service provider zenloop GmbH, Erich-Weinert-Strasse 145, 10409 Berlin, Germany, supports us in this process as a processor bound by instructions. No personal data is collected in the survey, so you remain anonymous.

tesa Cookies

Name Description Validity Cookie type
PHPSESSION Saves the user's session in order to obtain information on the server side between individual requests Session Type 1
eu-cookie Records that the user has viewed the EUCookie-advisory 10 years Type 2
search-history This cookie stores website search queries in order to display the last search terms when the search engine is opened again. 30 days Type 2
press-cart-... In the Media area: saves the IDs of media marked for download by the user. Session Type 1

Google Analytics

Name Description Validity Cookie type
_ga  Google Analytics is the Google analysis tool that und App-makes user interaction with the resources offered transparent for website and app owners. Google Analytics may utilize certain cookies to collect data and forward website usage statistics, without however collecting information that would make individual users personally identifiable by Google. The most important Google Analytics cookie is called "_ga". Google Analytics is the Google analysis tool. The app makes user interaction with the resources offered transparent for website and app owners. Google Analytics may utilize certain cookies to collect data and forward website usage statistics, without however collecting information that would make individual users personally identifiable by Google. The most important Google Analytics cookie is called “_ga”. 2 years Type 3,4
These cookies are for collecting information about how visitors use tesa's local websites. tesa uses this information to generate reports and improve the local websites. The cookies collect information anonymously about such data as number of site visitors, from what site visitors came to the local site and what pages they have visited.These cookies are for collecting information about how visitors use tesa’s local websites. tesa uses this information to generate reports and improve the local websites. the cookies collect information anonymously about such data as number of site visitors, from what site visitors came to the local site and what pages they have visited. 2 years
30 min.
End of visit
2 years
Type 3,4
_gat_1  Google Analytics1  10 minutes  Type 3,4
_gali  Google Analytics1  - Type 3,4
_dc_gtm_1  Google Tag Manager 10 Minutes  Type 3,4

1 Google Analytics writes a number of cookies for analyzing user behavior. These do not however gather user-specific data. These do not however gather user-specific data. 


Name Description Validity Cookie type
Occasionally tesa integrates YouTube videos. The use of cookies by YouTube is governed by Google data privacy policies. For further information consult Cookie-Youtube's policies . 2 Years
8 Months
2 years
6 Monate
60 days
Type 3,4


Name Description Validity Cookie type
__hstc The main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains: the domain, utk (see below), initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session) 2 years Type 3,4
__hssc Cookie for keeping track of sessions. This is used to determine if we should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains: the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), session start timestamp.  30 min Type 3,4
__hssrc Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set. We set it simply to the value 1, and use it to determine if the user has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when we manage cookies, we assume it is a new session. Session Type 3,4
__hs_opt_out This cookie is used by the opt-in privacy policy to remember not to ask the user to accept cookies again. This cookie is set when you give users the choice to opt out of cookies.  2 years Type 3,4
__hs_do_not_track This cookie can be set to prevent the tracking code from sending any information to HubSpot. Setting this cookie is different from opting out of cookies, which still allows anonymized information to be sent to HubSpot. 2 years Type 3,4
__hs_testcookie This cookie used to test whether the visitor has support for cookies enabled.  Session Type 3,4
hsPagesViewedThisSession This cookie is used to keep track of page views in a session. Session Type 3,4

Cookie Types

Type 1 Absolutely necessary cookies These cookies are absolutely necessary for websites to function properly. Without these cookies, such services as the vehicle configurator cannot be provided.
Type 2 FunctionalCookies These cookies make it possible to enhance the convenience and performance of websites and provide various functionalities. For example, language settings can be stored in functional cookies.
Type 3 PerformanceCookies These cookies collect information about how you use websites. Performance cookies help tesa, for example, to identify the most popular elements of its internet offerings. This enables tesa to tailor its websites more closely to your needs, thus improving tesa's offerings for you. These cookies do not collect person-specific data.
Type 4 Third-party cookies These cookies are set by third parties, such as social networks. They are primarily utilized to integrate social media content such as social plug-ins into our website. For information about how tesa uses social plugins, see the Social Plugins section of the Privacy Statement.