Scope of application
What are cookies?
We use “cookies” in order to provide you with a comprehensive scope of functions, make it easier to use our service, and optimize our offerings. Cookies are small files, which are stored on your device by your Internet browser.
Categories of cookies
Cookies required for technical reasons: We use certain cookies because they are required for our website and its functions to work properly. These cookies are set automatically when the website or a specific function is called up, unless you have disabled cookies in your browser settings.
Duration of storage
Session cookies: Most cookies are required only for the duration of your current service call or session and are deleted or become invalid as soon as you exit our website or your current session expires. Session cookies are used, for example, to retain certain information such as your login for the website during your session.
Permanent cookies: Cookies are occasionally stored over a longer period for the purposes of recognizing you when you subsequently call up our website again and retrieving saved settings. This makes it faster and easier for you to access our website and means that you do not have to repeat settings such as your selected language, for example. Permanent cookies are deleted automatically at the end of a predefined period when you visit the page or domain from which the cookie was set.
Flow cookies: These cookies are used for communication between various internal servers. They are created at the start of a user interaction and deleted again when it is ended. Flow cookies are assigned a unique identification number during the interaction. However, this does not allow any conclusions to be drawn with respect to the identity of the actual customer or user.
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses third-party cookies to identify the frequency of use of certain areas of our website as well as preferences. The information on your use of our website (including your shortened IP address) generated by the cookie is transferred to a server operated by Google in the USA and stored there. Google uses this information on our behalf and on the basis of a contract for order processing to analyze your use of our website to compile reports on our website activities for us, and to provide other services relating to the use of the service and Internet usage. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR; our legitimate interests arise to this extent from the above-mentioned purposes, particularly the analysis, optimization, and cost-effective operation of our website.
The acceptance of cookies is not obligatory when using our website; if you would prefer not to have cookies saved on your device, you can disable the relevant option in the system settings of your browser. Saved cookies can be deleted at any time in the system settings of your browser. If you choose not to accept any cookies, this can, however, lead to restrictions in the functions offered on our website.
You can also disable the use of Google Analytics cookies with a browser add-on if you do not wish to have web analysis. You can download it here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
“Opt-out” information, which is used for the purposes of assigning your deactivation of Google Analytics, is stored on your device. Please note that this opt-out information only leads to the deactivation of Google Analytics on the device and the respective browser from which it was set. Furthermore, you must set it again when you delete cookies from your device. As an alternative to the browser add-on, you can also prevent data collection by Google Analytics on mobile devices by clicking on the following link [program using Java Script Code]. An “opt-out cookie” is then created, which prevents the future collection of your data. The opt-out cookie is valid only for the browser used to set it and only for our website and is stored on your device. You must set the opt-out cookie again when you delete cookies from your browser.
You can also enable the “Do Not Track function” on your device. If this function is enabled, your device informs the respective service that it does not wish to be tracked.