Last updated: January 2023
When you first open our Website and also anytime later We provide you the choice whether you generally accept the placement of cookies or which specific additional functions you would like to choose. Changes can be made in your browser settings or via our consent management system. In the following we first describe mandatory cookies which cannot be refused from a technical perspective. Then we present your choices regarding the acceptance of cookies by describing technically required cookies and cookies that can be accepted or refused by you on a voluntary basis.
Cookies are text files or pieces of information in a data base which are stored on your hard drive and can be assigned to the browser used by you, enabling the provision of certain information to the entity that has placed the cookie. Cookies cannot execute any programs or transmit any viruses to your computer. Their primary purpose is to speed up the internet supply and to make it more user friendly.
This Website uses the following types of cookies whose functionality and legal base is described in the following:
- Transient cookies: These cookies (especially session cookies) are automatically deleted when the browser is closed or when you are logging off. They contain a so-called Session-ID. This enables us to assign various requests of your browser to the respective session and your computer can be recognized when you return to our website.
- Persistent cookies: These cookies will automatically be deleted after a certain time period. Depending on the respective cooky, the duration of this period can be determined. You can review the cookies which are placed and the duration of their storage at any time in your browser and can delete these cookies manually.
- Other technologies: These functions are not based on cookies but on similar technical mechanisms as Flash-cookies, HTML5 objects or an analysis of your browser adjustments. The result is likewise that we can apply the techniques described below. You can agree or object to this as well.
Mandatory functions technically required to display the website: the technical setup of the website requires that we use technics, especially cookies. Without these technics our Website cannot be displayed (in a complete and correct manner) or support functions cannot be enabled. This generally requires transient cookies which are deleted after your visit on our Website or latest when you close your browser. You cannot deselect these cookies if you want to use our Website. The individual cookies are mentioned in our consent management system. Legal base of data processing isour legitimate interest to make Website more user friendly and to gather information on the need to develop it (Art. 6 sec. 1 (f) GDPR).
Optional cookies only placed after you have consented: You can choose which optional cookies to receive via the cookie consent tool when you first visit our website. These functions are only activated if you agreed to them and especially may serve to analyse and improve visits on our Website, to facilitate operating the site on various browsers and end devices, to recognise you at your visit or to place commercials (when indicated also to align commercials with your interests, to measure the effectiveness of adverts or to show commercials based on your interests). Legal base of this data processing is your consent (Art. 6 sec. 1 (a) GDPR). The revocation of your consent is possible at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the data processing until the time of revocation.
The functions used by us, which can be chosen and also revoked in our consent manager are described in detail in the attached document.
How to delete cookies? You control cookies. You can delete them by adjusting your web browser settings. In the browser options, you can check which cookies have been saved, delete cookies, and block cookies from being saved in the future. For information on how to change your browser’s cookie settings, see: Internet Explorer/Firefox/Google Chrome/Safari/Opera
If you do not agree to the storage of cookies on your device, you can revoke your consent to use them by changing your browser settings and deleting the stored cookies. If you choose to delete your cookies, all your site options will also be removed. If you block cookies completely, the Website may not work properly.
For more information about the individual cookies, we use and the purposes for which We use them, see the table below: