What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by the web browser on the user's device to store certain information. The next time you visit our website with the same device, the information stored in cookies will be sent back to our website ("First Party Cookie") or to another website to which the cookie belongs ("Third Party Cookie").
Through the information stored and returned in the cookie, the respective website recognizes that the user has already accessed and visited it with the web browser of his end device. We use this information to optimally display the website to the user according to his preferences.
However, only the cookie itself is identified on the end device. Any further storage of personal data only takes place if the user gives us his express consent for this or if this storage is absolutely necessary in order to be able to use the offered and called up service.
The user can adjust his cookie settings individually at any time, for example by activating or deactivating individual cookie categories.
How the user can deactivate or delete cookies in general (including the absolutely necessary cookies) in his browser is described under "Deactivating 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:
Strictly necessary cookies;
Marketing / third party / consent cookies
Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies ensure that this website, or the service, functions properly. This means that without these cookies, this website or the service cannot be used as intended. This type of cookies is only used by the operator of the website (first party cookies) and all information stored in the cookies is only sent to this website.
Strictly necessary cookies cannot be deactivated or activated individually. The user has the option at any time to adjust his cookie settings or to deactivate cookies in general in his browser (see point "Deactivating or deleting all cookies").
Functional cookies enable this website to provide information such as B. to save the user name or language selection and to offer the user improved and personalized functions based on this. These cookies only collect and store anonymized information.
The user can object to the use of functional cookies at any time by adjusting his cookie settings accordingly.
Performance cookies collect information about how our websites are used to improve their attractiveness, content and functionality. These cookies help us, for example, to determine whether and which sub-pages of our website are visited and what content users are particularly interested in. We record the number of visits to a page, the number of pages accessed, the time spent on our website, the order of pages visited, which search terms our users searched for, the country, region and, if applicable, the city from which Access takes place, as well as the proportion of mobile devices that access our website. The IP address of a computer transmitted for technical reasons is automatically anonymized and does not allow us to trace the individual user.
The user of the website can object to the use of performance cookies at any time by adjusting their cookie settings accordingly.
Marketing / third party cookies
Marketing / third party / consent cookies come from, among other things, external advertising companies and are used to collect information about the websites visited by the user, e.g. B. to create target group-oriented advertising for the user.
The user can object to 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 end device is generally prevented or he is asked each time whether he agrees to the setting of cookies. Once set, the user can delete cookies at any time. How it all 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.