What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by the web browser on the user's device for storing certain information. The next time you visit our website using the same device, the information stored in cookies will be returned to our website ("First Party Cookie") or another website to which the cookie belongs ("Third Party Cookie").
The information stored in the cookie and returned by the respective website recognizes that the user has already accessed and visited it using the web browser of their device. We use this information to optimally display the website to the user according to their preferences.
In this case, however, only the cookie itself is identified on the terminal. Any further storage of personal data will only take place if the user gives us his explicit consent or if this storage is absolutely necessary in order to use the offered and called service.
The cookie settings can be customized by the user at any time, for example by activating or deactivating individual cookie categories.
How the user generally deactivates or can delete cookies in his browser (including the strictly required cookies) is described under "Disabling or deleting all cookies".
Categories of cookies used
Depending on the purpose and function, we divide the cookies used by the website into the following categories:
- Absolutely necessary cookies;
- Functional cookies;
- Performance cookies;
- Marketing / Third Party / Approved Cookies
Absolutely necessary cookies ensure that this website or the service functions properly. This means that without these cookies, this website or the service can not be used as intended. This type of cookie is used exclusively by the operator of the website (First Party Cookies) and all information stored in the cookies is only sent to this website.
The use of strictly necessary cookies on this website is possible without the consent of the user. For this reason, essential cookies can not be disabled or activated individually. This feature is only available for cookies that require consent, such as Functional Cookies, Performance Cookies and Marketing / Third Party / Approved Cookies. However, the user always has the option of generally deactivating cookies in his browser (see point "Disabling or deleting all cookies").
The legal basis for the use of the First Party Cookies is a legitimate interest (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of this website and services) within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR).
Functional cookies allow this website to provide information, such as: For example, the user name or the language selection to save and provide the user based on improved and personalized features. These cookies collect and store only anonymized information.
The user can object to the use of Functional Cookies at any time by adjusting his cookie settings accordingly.
The legal basis for the use of Functional Cookies is a legitimate interest (i.e., interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of this website and services) within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR).
Performance Cookies collect information about how our websites are used to improve their attractiveness, content and functionality. These cookies help us determine, for example, whether and which subpages of our website are visited and what content users are particularly interested. We record the number of visits to a page, the number of pages visited, the time spent on our website, the order of the pages visited, the search terms you have provided to us, the country, the region and, where applicable, the city from which access and the proportion of mobile devices accessing our websites. The IP address of a computer transmitted for technical reasons is automatically anonymized and does not allow us to infer the individual user.
The user of the website can object to the use of performance cookies at any time by adjusting his cookie settings accordingly.
The legal basis for the use of Performance Cookies is a legitimate interest (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website and services) within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR).
Marketing / Third Party / Approved Cookies
Marketing / Third Party / Approved Cookies may come from, but are not limited to, external advertising companies and are used to gather information about the websites visited by the user, e.g. create targeted advertising for the user.
The user can contradict the use of marketing cookies at any time by adjusting his cookie settings accordingly.
Deactivation or deletion of all cookies
The user can set his web browser so that the storage of cookies on his device is generally prevented or he is asked each time whether he agrees to the setting of cookies. Once set cookies, the user can delete at any time. How this works is described in the help function of the respective web browser.
A general deactivation of cookies may lead to functional restrictions of this website.