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Cookies Policy

Data Controller, purpose of data processing and legal basis:
Lidl Malta Ltd., with registered office in Triq il-Karmnu, Luqa LQA 1311, Malta, is the controller for data processing activities in the context of the use of cookies and other similar technologies on all (sub-) domains under www.lidl.com.mt.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our websites. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device, do not contain viruses, trojans or other types of malware. In the cookie, information is stored which is related to the specific device you use. This does not mean though, that we are directly informed about your identity. The other similar technologies for processing usage data are in particular the pixel tracker and local storage.


The use of cookies and other technologies serves the following purposes, depending on the category of the cookie or other technology:

 

  • Technically necessary: These are cookies and similar technologies, without which you cannot use our services (e.g. to display our website/functions you have requested correctly).
  • Convenience: These technologies allow us to take into account your actual or assumed preferences for the convenient use of our websites. For example, your preferences allow us to display our web pages in a language that is appropriate for you. It also helps us to avoid showing you offers that may not be available in your area.
  • Statistics: These technologies enable us to compile anonymous statistics on the use of our services in order to tailor them to your needs. This enables us to determine, for instance, how we can adapt our websites even better to the habits of the users.
  • Marketing: These technologies enable us to display advertising content that is suitable for you, based on the analysis of your pattern of use. In this context, your pattern of use can also be tracked via different websites, browsers or terminal devices using a User ID (unique identifier).

You can find an overview of the cookies and other similar technologies used, including the respective processing purpose, the storage period and any third-party provider involved, here.
Within the scope of the use of cookies and similar technologies, depending on the purpose, the following categories of personal data are processed:


Technically necessary:

  • User entries to remember the input over several sub-pages (e.g. to select your preferred job offer in the section “current vacancies”);
  • Security-relevant incidents (e.g. detection of multiple failed login attempts);
  • Data to play multimedia content (e.g. playback of (product) videos selected by the user).


Convenience:

  • User interface customization settings that are not linked to a permanent identifier (e.g. the active language selection or the specific display of search queries or maps in the section “current vacancies”).


Statistics:

  • Pseudonymized User profiles with information about the use of our websites. These include in particular:

            o    browser-typ/ -version,
            o    the operating system used,
            o    referrer URL (the previously visited website),
            o    host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
            o    time of the server request,
            o    individual user ID and
            o    triggered events on the website (browsing patterns).

  • The IP address is anonymized, so that it cannot be traced back to your person.
  • Based solely on the user ID itself, we cannot draw any conclusions about your person.


Marketing:

  •  Pseudonymized user profiles with information about the use of our website. These include in particular:

              o    IP address,
              o    individual user ID,
              o    potential product interest and
              o    triggered events on the website (browsing patterns).  

  • The IP address is anonymized, so that it cannot be traced back to your person.
  • Based solely on the user ID itself, we cannot draw any conclusions about your person.

The legal basis for the use of convenience, statistical and marketing cookies and of similar technologies is your consent in accordance with article 6, paragraph 1, letter a) GDPR. The legal basis for the use of technically necessary cookies and similar technologies is article 6, paragraph 1, letter b) GDPR, i.e. we process your data to provide our services in the course of initiation or performance of the contract.


Cookies can be blocked at a general level. However, this block would have an impact on the use of the website and the services offered therein. All the latest browsers allow you to change the settings on cookies that are usually found in the menu of your browser under 'options' or 'preferences'. To understand how to set them up, you can consult the following links:


Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Internet Explorer
Safari browser


For information on how to manage cookies through other browsers, it is useful to consult the online help files. If this information is not sufficient, we advise you to consult the "Help" section of the browser for more details.


Recipients / Categories of recipients:
Within the scope of data processing by means of cookies and similar technologies, we use specialised service providers, especially from the sector of online marketing. These service providers process your data on our behalf as processors, are in each case carefully selected and contractually obliged in accordance with article 28 GDPR. All the companies listed as providers in our list of cookies are acting for us as processors.


Storage period / Criteria to determine the storage period:
You can find the storage period for cookies and other similar technologies in our list of cookies. If "persistent" is stated in the "expiration" column, the cookie or other similar technology is stored permanently until the corresponding consent is revoked.