We use technologies on our website to facilitate the use of the website and to improve the user experience or to provide various functionalities (and thus to make the website as a whole more user-friendly, effective and secure). Such technologies include, for example, cookies, pixels and scripts (hereinafter "cookies").
Cookies are small data sets that are stored on your device and contain data such as personal page settings and login information. This data record is generated by the web server with which you have established a connection via your web browser and sent to you. For further information , please visit www.aboutcookies.org.
Dealing with cookies
In principle, it is possible to call up our website without cookies. However, if you wish to make full use of the functionalities of our websites, you should accept the cookies that enable the use of certain functions or make them more convenient.
Which cookies do we use?
Strictly Necessary cookies
These cookies are essential for the website to function. Without these cookies, essential services would not work.
These cookies enable a website to store information that has already been entered (such as usernames, configurations, language settings) and to offer the user improved, more personalised functions.
These cookies are used to improve the usability of our website and therefore the user experience. They collect information about how our website is used, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed. Performance cookies help us, for example, to identify which elements of the website are used most frequently and to further develop the website based on your needs.
Cookies can store files permanently or temporarily on your device.
So-called permanent cookies store a file on your end device for a certain period of time until a specified expiry date (or until you delete the cookie beforehand). This means that, for example, language settings are saved so that you do not have to enter them again for our website.
A so-called session cookie temporarily stores a session identifier while you are active on the website. This prevents you from having to log in again, for example, when you change pages. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or lose their validity as soon as your session has expired.
First or Third Party Cookies?
First Party Cookie
A first party cookie is a cookie that is set by a controller (or its processor). We as the website operator are the controller and thus responsible for data processing. We process the data collected from the cookie for our own purposes, regardless of whether we programmed the cookie itself or uses the cookie of a third party.
Third Party Cookie
A third party cookie is a cookie that is set by a third party that is not identical with the operator of the website currently visited by the user. Third party cookies come from various third party domains, which can use the cookies flexibly to track user behaviour on websites outside the third party provider's offering (in particular for user-specific advertising). When the user first visits a page on which the advertising network displays advertising, a third-party cookie may be stored on the user's computer as a result of the advertising present there. As a rule, the page visits and the respective duration of the user's stay are stored. If the user visits a page again on which the advertiser's advertising is also displayed, the advertiser can recognise the user on the basis of the cookie and, thanks to the information collected, offer him individual advertising from his own repertoire. The data collected from the cookie is processed by the third party for its own purposes under its own responsibility or under joint responsibility with us.