Cookie Policy

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit our website. If our website is again retrieved, the computer (browser) sends the content of the cookie back. Cookies cannot execute programmes or transmit viruses onto your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and more effective overall.

This website uses the following types of cookies, the purpose and functioning of which will be explained below:

We use session cookies on the basis of Art. 6, Section 1, lit. b) GDPR. They are deleted after you have left our website and closed your browser. They also automatically become invalid as soon as your session has ended.

These cookies store a ‘session ID’, with which different queries from your browser can be assigned to the joint session. As a result, your computer can be recognised when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

Permanent or persistent cookies are those that remain stored after the browser is closed. Through these cookies, the website adjusts to your settings and information when you next visit. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which can differ depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

Third-party cookies are cookies that are used by a different provider than the operator of the website (e.g., for collecting information for advertising, user-defined content and web statistics).

Flash cookies are not recorded by the browser but by your Flash plug-in when Adobe Flash is operated. Flash cookies have no automatic expiry date.

Web analysis

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. If IP anonymisation is previously activated on this website, your IP address is however truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other EEA member states. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities and provide additional services to the website operator that relate to the use of the website and Internet use.

The IP address transferred by Google Analytics from your browser is not merged with other Google data.

You can deactivate the storage of Google Analytics cookies on this website by clicking on this link.

You can also generally prevent the storage of cookies by making the corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we wish to inform you that in this case, it may not be possible to use all functions of this website in full. You can additionally prevent the transfer of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of this website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension ‘_anonymizelp()’. As a result, IP addresses are further processed in truncated form, and there is no possibility of tracing the data back to an individual. Insofar as the data collected about you is assigned a personal identification, this is therefore excluded immediately, and the personal data is immediately deleted.

We use Google Analytics in order to analyse the use of our website and to regularly improve it. Through the statistics obtained, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transmitted to the US, Google has made itself subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6, Section 1, p. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Information supplied by the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. User conditions: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html, Overview of data protection: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html, and the data protection declaration: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Use of Jetpack/formerly WordPress.com Stats

This website uses the Jetpack web analysis service (formerly: WordPress.com Stats) in order to analyse the use of our website and to regularly improve it. Through the statistics obtained, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you. Furthermore, we use the system to take measures to protect the security of the website, e.g., the detection of attacks or viruses. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transmitted to the US, Automattic Inc. has made itself subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov. The legal basis for the use of Jetpack is Art. 6, Section 1, p. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For the purpose of this evaluation, cookies are stored on your computer. The information collected in this manner is stored on a server in the US. If you prevent the storage of cookies, we wish to inform you that you may then not be able to use this website in full. You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the settings in your browser or directly activating the ‘Click here to opt out’ button under http://www.quantcast.com/opt-out.

This website uses Jetpack with an extension, via which the IP addresses are further processed in truncated form directly after they have been collected, in order to preclude direct reference to individuals.

Information supplied by the third-party provider: Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110–4929, USA, https://automattic.com/privacy, and by the third-party provider of the tracking technology: Quantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103–3153, USA, https://www.quantcast.com/privacy.

 

 

How you can prevent the use of cookies overall and/or delete cookies

You can administer and deactivate the storage of cookies overall via your browser settings. Please note that the prevention of cookies can lead to function restrictions of our online offer.

The following list provides further information on deactivating or administering your cookie setting, depending on your browser type:

Google Chrome (https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en)

Firefox (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences )

Internet Explorer (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies )

Safari (https://help.apple.com/safari/mac/8.0/#/sfri11471 )

If you do not wish Flash cookies to be processed, you must install the necessary add-on, e.g. ‘Better Privacy’ for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or the Adobe Flash Killer cookie for Google Chrome.