‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on your end device (computer, tablet, laptop or mobile phone) when you visit different websites and pages on the Internet. The main purpose of cookies is to make the user recognizable when they return to the web page.
Some cookies also have more specific uses. Such as storing user behavior on the web page and making it easier for the user to use the web page. You are not obliged to accept cookies and you can choose at any time which cookies to accept. You can do it by changing the parameters of your browser so that it does not accept cookies.
You can avoid cookies being stored on your end device by setting your browser. For more information see: https://aboutcookies.org. We hereby inform you that in this case you may use most of this page.
However, please note that if you choose to delete or refuse certain cookies, this may cause our website to function incorrectly. And may restrict your access to some of the features or services on our site.
Please note that for tools that use opt-out cookies, the opt-out feature is device or browser specific. And, therefore, valid for the end device or browser currently in use. If you are using multiple endpoint devices or browsers, you must select the opt-out feature on each endpoint device and browser used.
In this section you can find an overview of the cookies we use for different purposes.
These cookies are necessary for us to be able to provide our services securely through our website. This category includes, e.g.:
– Cookies that identify or authenticate our users;
– Cookies that temporarily store certain user data (e.g. the content of an online form);
– Cookies that store certain user preferences (e.g. search settings or language settings);
– Cookies, that store data to ensure smooth playback of visual content.
We use functional cookies to improve our web pages. For example for analytics that allow us to understand how our web pages are used and where improvements are needed. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our web pages. The information is collected anonymously and includes the number of visitors, their background and the pages they view.
Our referral tracking partners set a cookie on your computer (‘referral cookie’). In case you have reached our web pages through an advertisement of the respective partner. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 (thirty) days. In the event that you visit certain pages that we host and that the cookie has not yet expired. We and the relevant referral tracking partner may see that a specific user has clicked on the ad and been referred to our web pages. The information collected by the referral cookie is used to create referral statistics. And to determine the total number of users who clicked on a relevant ad. And were referred to a page that has a referral tracking tag.
We use analytical cookies to record user behaviour (e.g. banner ad clicks, search queries entered) and to statistically evaluate these actions.
We need statistical information about the use of our web pages to make them more accessible, to measure reach and to do market research.
For this purpose, we use the web analysis tools described in this section.
The user profiles created by these tools using analytical cookies or by evaluating log files do not contain personal data. The tools either don’t use users’ IP addresses at all or truncate them immediately after collection.
The providers of the tools process the data only in their capacity as processors of personal data according to our instructions and not for their own purposes.
Below you will find information about each tool provider and how you can object to the collection and processing of personal data through the tool.
Google Analytics is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (‘Google’). We use Google Analytics with the additional feature offered by Google to anonymise IP addresses. The information generated by the Google Analytics cookie about your use of our web pages is usually transmitted to. And stored by Google on a server based in the United States of America (USA).
IP anonymity is enabled on our web pages, so that the IP address of Google users in member states of the European Union. Or in other contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area is truncated in advance. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of the web pages. To compile reports on the activity of the web pages and to provide us with other services relating to the use of the web pages and internet usage. The IP address provided to Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
It is possible to prevent the collection and processing of the data generated by the cookie and related to the use of the web pages by Google. (Including your IP address) by installing the browser plug-in from the following address: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=enAll cookies used on our web pages are automatically deleted after a certain period of time. This period varies up to 365 (three hundred and sixty-five) days depending on the purpose of the specific cookie.