What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by the web browser on the user’s end device to store certain information. The next time you visit our website with the same device, the information stored in cookies is sent back 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.
However, only the cookie itself on the terminal is identified here. 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.
Cookies that are not strictly necessary to provide the services on this website are only used after consent has been given. By informing the user of the necessity by means of a notice (“cookie banner”).
How the user can deactivate or delete cookies in general (including the absolutely necessary cookies) in his browser is described under the point „Deactivation or deletion of all cookies“.
Categories of cookies used
Depending on their purpose and function, we divide the cookies used by the website into the following categories:
- Strictly necessary cookies
- Functional cookies
- Performance Cookies
- Marketing / third party / consent cookies
Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies ensure that this website or the service works properly. This means that without these cookies, this website or the service cannot be used as intended. This type of cookie is only used by the operator of the website (first-party cookie) and any information stored in the cookies is only sent to this website.
Functional cookies enable this website to store information such as B. the user name or the language selection, and to offer the user improved and personalized functions based on this. These cookies only collect and store anonymous information.
Performance cookies collect information about how these websites are used in order to improve their attractiveness, content and functionality based on this. These cookies help us, for example, to determine whether and which subpages of this website are visited and what content users are particularly interested in. We record the number of hits on a page, the number of sub-pages viewed, the time spent on the website, the order of the pages visited, what search terms led our users to us, the country, region and, if applicable, the city from which the access takes place. We also record movements, e.g. B. „Clicks“ and scrolling with the computer mouse to understand which areas of this website are of particular interest to our users. As a result, we can tailor the content of this website to the needs of our users and improve our offer. The transmitted IP address of a computer is automatically anonymized and does not allow us to draw any conclusions about the individual user.
We reserve the right to also use information that we have obtained by means of cookies from an anonymous analysis of the usage behavior of users of the websites to display specific advertising for our products. We believe that the user benefits from this because we display advertising or content that we assume, based on the surfing behavior, fits the user’s interests.
The user of the website has the right to object to the processing of personal data relating to him or her for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 (1) GDPR for reasons arising from his or her particular situation. In order to exercise these and other data subject rights, a data subject can contact the contact address given below at any time.
Marketing / Third Party Cookies
Marketing / third party / cookies that require consent come from external advertising companies, among others, 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.
Disabling or deleting all cookies
The user can set his web browser in such a way that the storage of cookies on his end device is generally prevented or that he is asked each time whether he agrees to the setting of cookies. Once cookies have been set, the user can delete them at any time. How the whole thing works is described in the help function of the respective web browser.