Cookie Policy

With this cookie policy the website provider informs the user about the use of cookies or similar storage technologies (called “cookies”) on this website.

WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small files that are stored your device through your browser in order to store certain information or photo files, such as pixels. The next time you visit our website on your device, the information stored in the cookies is transferred to our website (“First Party Cookie”) or to another website to which the cookie belongs (“Third Party Cookie”).

Because of stored and recurring information, the respective website recognizes that you have visited it with the browser that you use on your device. We use this information to optimally design and display the website in accordance with your preferences.

In that regard, only the cookie itself is identified on the device. Personal data is only stored after you have given your explicit consent or if it is strictly necessary to use the service offered.

PERMISSION FOR THE USE OF COOKIES

Cookies that are not strictly necessary to continue using our service will only be used after having received your permission. If you decide to continue on the website after the cookie banner has been displayed, you agree to the use of cookies.

Of course you can adjust the cookie settings at any time, for example by activating or deactivating cookie categories.

Under the “Deactivating and deleting all cookies” section of this cookie policy you can read how you can deactivate or delete cookies in general (i.e. including essential cookies) in your browser.

The cookies used by us can be divided into the following categories, based on purpose and function:

  • Striclty necessary cookies;
  • Functional cookies;
  • Performance cookies;
  • Marketing cookies / third party cookies / permission-based cookies

STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES

Strictly necessary cookies guarantee functions without which you could not use this website and services as intended. These cookies are only used by us and are therefore first party cookies. This means that all information stored in these cookies is only sent to our website.

The following strictly necessary cookies are used on our website:

NameDescription/GoalDuration
ckies_functionalDeactivation of functional cookies1 year
ckies_performanceDeactivation of performance cookies 1 year
ckies_marketingDeactivation of marketing cookies / third party cookies / permission-based cookies 1 year

The use of strictly necessary cookies on our website is possible without your permission. Strictly necessary cookies can therefore not be activated or deactivated separately. This function is only available for cookies that you have to give your permission for, that is, functional, performance and marketing cookies. However, you can deactivate cookies at any time in your browser (see below, “Deactivating and removing all cookies”).

The legal basis for the use of these first party cookies is our legitimate interest (i.e. analysis, optimization and economic importance of our website and services) within the meaning of art. 6 (1) (f) (GDPR).

FUNCTIONAL COOKIES

With the functional cookies, our website can store information that is already known (such as the registered user name or language choice) and can offer you improved and more personalized functions based on this information. These cookies only collect and store anonymous information.

The following functional cookies are used on our website: 

NameDescription/GoalDuration
cookielawIf this cookie is present, the banner is no longer displayed because the visitor has accepted it1 year
shdCookie to identify the visitor at his next visit. 1 year
has_close_teaserIndicates whether the user has closed a teaser so that it does not reappearSession

You can choose to turn off functional cookies at any time (opt-out) by adjusting your cookie settings.

The legal basis for the use of functional cookies is a legitimate interest (that is, interest in analyzing, optimizing and economic importance of our website and services) in the sense of art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

PERFORMANCE COOKIES

Performance cookies collect information about how our websites are used to improve their attractiveness, content and functionality. These cookies help us, for example, to determine which pages on our website are visited and in which content visitors are particularly interested. In particular, we look at the number of visits on a page, the number of visited subpages, the time spent on our website, the order of the visited pages, which search terms you have brought to us, the region and where applicable from which city you have viewed our website. We also record movement, clicks and scrolling with the mouse to understand which parts of our website are especially interesting for visitors. In this way, we can adjust and optimize the content on our website to more specifically meet the needs of our visitors. The IP address transmitted from your computer for technical reasons is automatically made anonymous and does not allow us to draw any conclusions about the individual user.

The user has the right to object to the processing of personal data that is used for statistical purposes in accordance with art. 89 paragraph 1 GDPR, for reasons that arise from a specific situation of the user in question. To exercise the above mentioned and other rights of the person involved, the party involved can contact us at any time via the contact address that can be found in the imprint or privacy statement.

The legal basis for the use of performance cookies is a legitimate interest (in the sense of art and optimization and the use of our website and services to meet the interests and needs of visitors) in the sense of art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

MARKETING COOKIES / THIRD PARTY COOKIES / PERMISSION-BASED COOKIES

Marketing cookies / third-party cookies / permission-based cookies are used to collect information about websites visited by the visitor in order to advertise effectively for the user.

Because of the use described, the legal basis for the processing of personal data by means of cookies is recorded in Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If the user/visitor has given permission for the use of cookies based on information provided by us (or Facebook) on our website (“cookie banner”), the legality of the use is also governed by art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

DEACTIVIATION AND REMOVAL OF ALL COOKIES

You can set your browser settings in such a way that cookies cannot normally be stored on your device and/or that you are always asked whether you agree to cookies being enabled. You can also delete cookies that have been re-enabled at any time. You can find out how this works in detail via the help function of your browser.