Cookie Policy

Google Analytics

This website uses the "Google Analytics" service, which is provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), to analyze website usage by users. The service uses "cookies" - text files that are stored on your terminal device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

IP anonymization is used on this website. The IP address of the user is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This shortening eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. As part of the agreement on the order data agreement, which the website operators have concluded with Google Inc., the latter uses the information collected to create an evaluation of website use and website activity and provides services associated with internet use.


You have the option of preventing the cookie from being stored on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. It is not guaranteed that you can access all features of this website without restrictions if your browser does not allow cookies.

 

Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to and used by Google Inc. The following link will take you to the corresponding plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.


Here you can find more information on data usage by Google Inc.: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de


Google Tag Manager

We use the service called Google Tag Manager from Google. "Google" is a group of companies and consists of Google Ireland Ltd (provider of the service), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland as well as Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and other affiliates of Google LLC. We have concluded an order processing agreement with Google. The Google Tag Manager is an auxiliary service and processes personal data itself only for technically necessary purposes. The Google Tag Manager takes care of loading other components, which in turn may collect data. The Google Tag Manager does not access this data. You can find more information about the Google Tag Manager in Google's privacy policy. Please note that American authorities, such as intelligence agencies, could potentially gain access to personal data that is inevitably exchanged with Google due to the Internet Protocol (TCP) when this service is integrated, due to American laws such as the Cloud Act.

 

Cookies

Like many other sites, we use cookies on our website. These help us to constantly enhance the
online experience of visitors to our website and to tailor website content to their specific needs.
The following explains what cookies are, which cookies we use and how you can manage and
delete them.


WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small amounts of information that are automatically placed on your computer’s
hard drive by your browser (Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, etc.). Cookies serve a
number of different purposes, in particular to improve the user-friendliness of our websites. For
instance, a cookie can “remember” your preferences to prevent you from having to “re-enter”
them every time you visit the website. Incidentally, the purpose of the cookies used by us and/or
our external service providers is primarily to analyse traffic, to evaluate user behaviour on our
website and thus to enable the continuous optimisation of our websites. Cookies are either
placed directly by our websites (first-party cookies) or by other websites with content on our
site (third-party cookies). Depending on their functionality and purpose, cookies can be split
into four different categories:


Necessary cookies:
Necessary cookies are essential to enable you to move around a website and use its features.
Without these cookies, the full functionality of the website cannot be guaranteed.


Performance cookies:
Performance cookies collect information about how you use a website, e.g. which pages you
visit most often and any error messages you encounter. They are used exclusively to improve
the performance of a website and thus the user experience. Performance cookies do not collect
information that allows you to be identified as an individual – website visitors thus remain
anonymous.


Functionality cookies:
Functionality cookies allow a website to remember the choices you make (e.g. username,
language, type size). This helps to provide a more personalised visitor experience and improve
site functionality. These cookies only collect anonymised data.


Marketing cookies:
Marketing cookies are used to deliver content that is more relevant to your interests and to
tailor advertisements to your specific needs. They are also used to measure the effectiveness
of advertising campaigns. The information collected may therefore be shared with third parties,
e.g. advertisers.


WHICH COOKIES DO WE USE

 
This cookie table is generated and actualised by CookieFirst consent management platform.


CAN I MANAGE AND DELETE COOKIES?
You can block, delete and manage cookies in a number of ways. Most browsers allow you to
accept or reject all cookies. There is also the option of accepting only certain types of cookies.
Instructions are generally provided in the browser’s Help section or on the website of the
respective provider:
Mozilla Firefox: support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
Google Chrome: support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
Microsoft Internet Explorer: support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internetexplorer-delete-manage-cookies
Apple Safari: support.apple.com/kb/PH19214
Opera: help.opera.com/Windows/11.50/en/cookies.html


Please be aware that you may not be able to make full use of all functions available on our
website if you disable the use of cookies in your browser settings. In certain cases, some
settings may have to be manually set every time you visit the site. More information is available
at: www.aboutcookies.org.