Data protection

Collecting and processing personal data

Personal data are all the data stored in connection with your name. Personal data are only collected when you provide them of your own accord, e.g. when submitting a query via the contact button, or when the personal data are provided by third parties at your request, e.g. when details relating to CECONOMY AG shareholders are provided by their custodian banks. The data are stored in separate databases. In addition to this, CECONOMY AG may record your visits to these web pages when you use our websites. This is done for the purpose of system administration or for statistical or back-up purposes. The information recorded may include your IP address – which is immediately anonymised – the operating system of the computer used to access the pages, the referring website, the websites you visit and any search terms you used to find our website. These data are only used in an anonymous fashion. CECONOMY AG handles these data in compliance with the legal requirements.

Personal data relating to CECONOMY AG shareholders which CECONOMY AG collects in connection with the preparation and running of CECONOMY AG General Meeting are collected, stored, processed and used solely for this purpose. To comply with documentation obligations under stock corporation law, these data are stored by CECONOMY AG and the data processing service providers it uses for three years.

In addition to this, CECONOMY AG observes the following rules:

  • We tell you how we will use the data you provide, both in our data protection statement and in the information on our websites.
  • We use all the means available to us to protect your data against unauthorized access, loss and modification.
  • We only use your data within CECONOMY AG to enable us to offer the information, products and services you want.
  • We will delete the personal data provided by you immediately if you request this in writing.

CECONOMY AG internet offering uses cookies. Cookies are small data files placed on your PC which enable services to be offered in a more tailored fashion.

Please refer to the operating instructions of your browser for information about how cookies are stored, how you can delete them and/or how you can prevent the storage of cookies.

If you have any questions about how your personal data are processed, please contact us by e-mail.

This data protection notice only applies to the internet offering of CECONOMY AG.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: 

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Job applications

There is a separate data protection notice covering how personal data are collected and processed in connection with job applications.

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