Cookies

COOKIE POLICY

With this Cookie Policy, the website operator informs the user of the website about the use of cookies or similar storage technologies (hereinafter "cookies") on this website.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored by the web browser on the user's terminal device to store certain information. The next time our website is called up with the same terminal 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").

Through the information stored and returned in the cookie, the respective website recognises that the user has already called up and visited this website with the web browser of his end device. We use this information to optimally display the website to the user according to his or her preferences.

However, only the cookie itself is identified on the end device. Any further storage of personal data only takes place if the user gives us his or her express consent or if this storage is absolutely necessary in order to be able to use the service offered and called up.

Consent to the use of cookies

Cookies that are not strictly necessary to provide the services on this website will only be used after consent has been given. By continuing to actively use this website after the cookie banner has been displayed, the user consents to the use of cookies.

 

The user can adjust his cookie settings individually at any time, for example by activating or deactivating individual cookie categories.

How the user can generally deactivate or delete cookies (including the absolutely necessary cookies) in his browser is described under the item "Deactivation or deletion of all cookies".

Categories of cookies used

Depending on the purpose and function, we divide the cookies used by the website into the following categories:

- Essential cookies;

- Functional cookies;

- Performance cookies;

- Marketing / Third Party / Consent Cookies

 

Essential cookies

Essential cookies ensure that this website or service functions properly. This means that without these cookies, this website or service cannot be used as intended. This type of cookie is only used by the operator of the website (first party cookies) and all information stored in the cookies is only sent to this website.

The use of essential cookies on this website is possible without the consent of the user. For this reason, absolutely necessary cookies cannot be deactivated or activated individually. This function is only available for cookies requiring consent, i.e. functional cookies, performance cookies and marketing / third party / consent cookies. However, the user has the option to generally deactivate cookies in his browser at any time (see item "Deactivation or deletion of all cookies").

The legal basis for the use of first party cookies is a legitimate interest (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of this website and services) within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies enable this website to store information provided, such as the user name or language selection, and to offer the user improved and personalised functions based on this information. These cookies only collect and store anonymised information.

The user can object to the use of functional cookies at any time by adjusting his cookie settings accordingly.

The legal basis for the use of the functional cookies is a legitimate interest (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of this website and services) within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Performance cookies

Performance cookies collect information about how our websites are used in order to improve their attractiveness, content and functionality. These cookies help us to determine, for example, whether and which sub-pages of our website are visited and which content users are particularly interested in. We record the number of times a page is accessed, the number of sub-pages accessed, the time spent on our website, the order of the pages visited, which search terms led our users to us, the country, region and, if applicable, the city from which access is made, as well as the proportion of mobile devices accessing our websites. The IP address of a computer transmitted for technical reasons is automatically anonymised and does not allow us to draw any conclusions about the individual user.

The user of the website also has the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR. In order to exercise these and other data subject rights, a data subject may at any time contact the contact address indicated in the imprint or in the privacy policy.

The user of the website can object to the use of performance cookies at any time by adjusting their cookie settings accordingly.

The legal basis for the use of the performance cookies is a legitimate interest (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our website and services) within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO .

 

Marketing / Third Party / Consent Cookies

Marketing / third party / consent cookies originate, among others, from external advertising companies and are used to collect information about the websites visited by the user, e.g. to create targeted advertising for the user.

The user can object to the use of marketing cookies at any time by adjusting their cookie settings accordingly.

Based on the purposes of use described above, the legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. If the user has given consent to the use of cookies on the basis of a notice issued by us on the website ("cookie banner"), the lawfulness of the use is additionally based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Deactivation or deletion of 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 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 this works is described in the help function of the respective web browser.

A general deactivation of cookies may lead to functional restrictions of this website.