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Cookie Statement

 This Cookie Statement was update on 08.05.2023.

This Cookie Statement describes how SAP (hereinafter also “We”, “Our”) uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and store information when you visit SAP Alumni Portal ( SAP’s Privacy Statement applies in addition to this Cookie Statement. SAP’s Privacy Statement informs you about the way SAP uses, stores and protects personal data collected. It also informs you of your data protection rights and how to exercise them. We recommend that you read SAP’s Privacy Statement:


What are cookies and similar technologies?

Cookies are small files placed on your device (computer, tablet or smartphone). When you access a website, a cookie is placed on your device and it will send information to the party that placed the cookie. There are other technologies at perform a similar function to cookies. These include inter alia web beacons, clear gifs, and social plug-ins. These are often used in conjunction with cookies to help a website owner understand its users better.


What are first party cookies?

SAP’s websites contain first party Cookies. First party cookies are cookies that are specific to the website that created them. These cookies enable SAP to operate an efficient service and to track patterns of user behavior to SAP’s website. 


What are third party cookies?

The difference between a first party cookie and a third party cookie relates to who places the cookie on your device. SAP sometimes allows third parties to place Cookies on your device. Third party cookies are placed on your device by a third party (i.e., not by SAP). While SAP allows third parties to access SAP’s website to place a third-party cookie on your device, SAP does not retain control over the information supplied by the cookies, nor does SAP retain access to this information. This information is controlled wholly by that third party according to the respective privacy policy of the third party. For more information about these Cookies, please click the “Cookie Preferences” link in the footer of the webpage.


What is a session and what is a persistent cookie?

 Our websites may place session and persistent cookies on your device. Whereas the difference between a first party and third-party cookie relates to the party controlling the initial placement of the cookie on your device, the difference between a session and a persistent cookie relates to the length of time the cookie lasts. Session cookies are cookies that typically last for as long as you are using your browser, or browser session. When you end your browser session, the cookie expires. Persistent cookies, as the name implies, are persistent and will last after you close your browser. This allows for quicker and often more convenient access to Our website.

What cookies are used on SAP websites?

SAP wants you to be in a position to make an informed decision for or against the use of cookies which are not strictly necessary for the website’s technical features on SAP Alumni Portal ( If you elect to reject cookies used for advertising, you will be shown advertising that is less targeted to your interests.  This will still allow you to use all of the functionality of the website SAP Alumni Portal (

When tracking and evaluating the usage behavior of users of the Web Presence by means of cookies or similar technologies includes the processing of your personal data, SAP is conducting the processing based on the following legal permissions: Include this header and wording as is.

  • GDPR Article 6.I (a) if it is necessary that We ask you for your consent to process your personal data,
  • GDPR Article 6.I (b) if necessary to fulfill (pre-)contractual obligations with you,
  • GDPR Article 6.I (f) if necessary to fulfill (pre-)contractual obligations with the company or other legal body you represent as a customer contact (legitimate interest to efficiently perform or manage SAP’s business operation),
  • or equivalent legal permissions under other relevant national laws, when applicable.

On SAP Alumni Portal ( only Required Cookies are used. 


Required cookies








Saves id of webnode for user




Identification of user's session.





Prevents redirection loop after remember me redirect.


1 min


Redirects user to portal if remember me is active.


900 days


WordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow or reject cookies.




Identification of user's SAML SSO session.




SAPAlumni Portal uses more webservers than one to serve requests. This is identification of the webserver used for the latest requests.


1 day


Encrypted username. Used for the login-form remember-me functionality.


1 month


Security measure needed for the remember-me functionality.


1 month


Indicates that you agree with the usage of cookies on our webpages. It is set automatically upon closure of the 'Use of cookies' information layer. If this cookie exists the information layer will not be shown again for the next 12 months.


1 year


Encrypted information containing internal SAP Alumni Platform user id, timestamp of last activity in browser, user's iddle time, actual language.





What third party cookies are on SAP Alumni Portal (

We are not using any third party cookies on our website.


How can you manage and delete cookies?

You can also block and delete cookies by changing your browser settings. To manage cookies using your browser settings, most browsers allow you to refuse or accept all cookies or only to accept certain types of cookies. The process for the management and deletion of cookies can be found in the help function integrated in your browser.

If you wish to limit the use of cookies, you may not be able to use all the interactive functions. 


What are social plug-ins?

A social plug-in embedded on a website allows you to share content on a third party social media provider’s website. You can recognize social plug-ins as buttons displayed on website pages that feature the logo of the social media provider; e.g., for the Facebook page plug-in, you can recognize the button by a white "f" on a black background.


SAP does not have influence or control over the processing of personal data on the social media provider’s website, and the social plug-in remains active until you deactivate it or delete your cookies. Please refer to the privacy and cookie statement or policy of the respective social media provider for more information about the social media provider’s data protection and privacy policies.


On which legal basis does SAP makes social plug-ins available?

SAP uses social plug-ins on its websites on the basis of its legitimate interest to make SAP visible on social media pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO or the applicable national law.


How do social plug-ins on SAP websites work?

If you see one of the social plug-ins and you want to use one of these social plug-ins, click on the respective social plug-in to establish a direct connection to the server of the respective social media provider and you will be redirected to that social media provider's website. 


If you have a user account on the social media provider and are logged in at the time you activate the social plug-in, the social media provider can associate your visit to SAP’s websites with your user account. In this situation, data transmissions can also take place that are initiated and controlled by the respective social media provider. Your connection to a social media provider, the data transfers taking place between the network and your system, and your interactions on that platform are governed solely by the privacy and cookie statement or policy of that social media provider. Personal data may also reach providers in countries outside the European Economic Area that may not guarantee an "adequate level of protection" for the processing of personal data in accordance with EU standards. If you do not want to share any data with the social media provider in connection with an SAP website, do not click on the social media plug-in on SAP’s website.