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Cookie Policy

We feel responsible for protecting your data and your privacy. It is therefore important to us that our offers and services remain transparent, personal and reliable. Therefore, we explain, why and how we use cookies in this cookie’s policy. This complements and concretizes our privacy policy accordingly.

Scope of the cookie’s policy

This cookie’s policy applies to all our websites that contain cookies or corresponding techniques. For more details about our websites, see the section “cookies used”.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that your browser stores on your computer or mobile device. They support your browser when navigating our websites.

There are several types of cookies that vary from ones which remember your preferred languages, to advertising cookies. We use cookies for various purposes. Some of the cookies we use are session cookies, which are deleted when you close your browser again. Others are persistent cookies that are stored on your computer for an extended period of time. Cookies themselves can not collect data stored on your computer.

Reasons to use cookies

Cookies help us to improve our websites. We use cookies to learn more about how you use our website. For example, cookies remember the browser you are using and which additional browser software you have installed. They will also remember preferred settings, such as language and region, which are preset accordingly when you return to the website. Cookies also allow you to rate pages and fill in comment fields.

Types of cookies

  • Basic cookies: These cookies are necessary for the functionality of our website.
  • Functionality cookies: These cookies remember your preferences regarding a particular website, such as the preferred language, username or shopping cart.
  • Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about the use of the website on an abstract level and are used for evaluations and the collection of measurands such as the number of visitors and the most visited pages (for example, Google Analytics is one of these).
  • Targeted or promotional cookies: These cookies are used to collect information on your browsing habits and, if necessary, to adapt advertising and marketing measures. These cookies are usually third-party cookies.

Used cookies / cookie list

We do not use the same cookies for all websites. Below you will find the current listing of the cookies we use, intended applications and retention periods for these cookies.

Cookies & third party providers

Cookies (cookie-name, description, type / validity)

  • _ga: Google Analytics cookie, is used to distinguish users; 2 years
  • _gat: Google Analytics cookie: Used to throttle the requirement rate; 10 mins

Third party (name, service on our website)

  • youtube.com; the videos included on our website are hosted on YouTube.

The above list is updated regularly, yet we can not guarantee its completeness.

Use of third party cookies

Our website uses third party cookies such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube. It is possible that such third parties may observe how you use our website. For example, when activating social media plug-ins by clicking on the appropriate button (e.g., Facebook “like-button”), some of your personal information will also be visible to the social media provider and visitors to your social media page.

To use such social media sites, the terms and privacy policies of the social media platform apply. This cookie statement does not apply to the use of such social media sites. For more information on how we deal with your personal information, including with respect to social media platforms, please refer to our privacy policy.

Reject or delete cookies

There are several ways to prevent or restrict the use of cookies on your device. Before using cookies, we will obtain your consent (via a pop-up window). You can decide whether to allow or deny the use.

For more information, see the help function of your browser. For details on cookies deletion and rejection and more information about cookies in general, see www.allaboutcookies.org.

However, please note that some features of our websites may not work properly if you refuse to use cookies.

Status as of 24.05.2018