Cookie Policy

We are Bär & Karrer Ltd. with our registered office at Brandschenkestrasse 90, 8002 Zürich (hereafter "we", "us" or "our"). We use cookies to provide you with more purposeful information. With cookies, we collect, store and process certain personal data when you visit our websites, in particular to ensure the proper functioning of our website, for online application tools and for marketing communication purposes.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored in a computer or mobile device's browser when someone visits our website. When the website is re-visited, we can then recognize you, even if we do not know who you are.

Session and Permanent Cookies

We use both permanent and session cookies on our website.

Session Cookies

Session cookies store your actions as you navigate from page to page within our website. Session cookies are only stored temporarily and are deleted when you close the browser.

Permanent Cookies

Permanent cookies enable us to store your preferences and settings so that these are available when you next visit our website. Permanent cookies are deleted after a specific period.

Types of Cookies

For our website we use different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third parties that appear on our pages. Descriptions of the different cookie types can be found below.

Technical Cookies and Cookies Used for Statistical Purposes

Necessary Cookies: Technical Cookies and Statistics Cookies
For our website we use cookies to store your sessions and carry out other activities that are essential for the functioning of our website such as those related to data traffic distribution. Necessary cookies make our website usable by enabling core functionalities such as site navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, our website cannot function properly.

Preference and Statistics Cookies: Storage of Settings, Optimization and Statistics for Relevant Activities
For our website we use preference cookies to store browser settings and optimize your browsing experience.

Preference cookies enable us to remember information that changes how our website behaves or looks. These cookies include those used for language and currency settings and those connected to the management of first party statistics, operated directly by the website provider.

Statistics cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our website by collecting and reporting anonymized information.

Other Cookie Types or Cookies Installed by Third Parties

Third-Party Statistics Cookies: Third-Party Cookies that generate Statistics
If the tools listed below include third-party services, these can be used by us to track your browsing habits – in addition to the information specified here and without the knowledge of the provider.

  • Analytics
  • Remarketing and behavioural targeting
  • Tag management

Marketing Cookies: Third-party Cookies to Show Users Personalized Advertising
We use marketing cookies to analyze your use of our website, including your preferences, and to develop it further. The intention is to show adverts that are relevant and appealing to you and are therefore more valuable for publishers and advertising third parties.

Use of Cookies by Us

We use cookies in order to provide you with more purposeful information. With cookies, we collect information when you access our website, online application tool and marketing communications. We collect certain personal data through those cookies such as domain name, user settings (e.g. language preferences), your unique session ID, authentication data and the time of your login (time stamp) and other metadata.

We are allowed to store cookies on your device if this is strictly necessary for the running of this website. For all other types of cookies, we obtain your consent.

We use cookies for the following reasons:

Google Analytics
Google Analytics is run by Google LLC in the US and provides us with information about how visitors use our website. Google uses cookies as part of the process to collect anonymous information, such as the number of visitors to the website, where they are from, the pages they visit and the length of time they have spent on our website. We generally do not share your personal data with Google (not even IP addresses). Google can however follow your use of the website, combine this information with other websites you visited that Google also follows, and use this information for their own gain (e.g. advertising). If you are registered with Google, Google also knows you. The processing of your personal data by Google then takes place under the responsibility of Google and in accordance with their own privacy policies.

Career site
When you access our career site, a session cookie will be placed on your computer. The cookie assists in the online application process and will be deleted when you close your browser.

Marketing communication (newsletter, event invitations or other)
Our marketing communications use cookies and tracking technology which helps us to assess whether the e-mail updates have been opened, replied, forwarded and links followed as well as to allow you to contact us via an online contact form.

We use a plugin for the social network LinkedIn which you can recognise by the logo which is placed on our website. If you interact with this social network, the relevant information will be forwarded and your visit recognised by LinkedIn.

Cookie Settings

You can change your browser settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device.

Previously installed cookies can also be deleted in the browser settings, including cookies that may have stored the consent for the installation of cookies by this website.

Regarding cookies installed by third parties, you can manage your preferences and revoke your consent by clicking on the relevant opt-out link (if available), following the instructions specified in the third party’s privacy policy or by contacting the third party.

Please note that if you decide to disable certain cookies, you may not be able to access certain functions of our website or marketing communications.

Revocation of Consent

You can revoke your consent to the use of cookies, except necessary cookies, at any time. When contacting us regarding your consent, please provide your consent-ID and the date of your consent.


Updates and Changes to this Cookie Policy

We may change this Cookie Policy from time to time to ensure that you are fully informed of the use of cookies on our website and compliance with the applicable data protection regulations. You will be informed of any future changes to this Cookie Policy on our website.

October 2023