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What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your device to save certain information or image files, such as pixels. The next time you visit our website on the same device, the information saved in the cookies will subsequently be transmitted either to our website (“First Party Cookie”) or to another website to which the cookie belongs (“Third Party Cookie”).
Through the information saved and returned, the respective website recognizes that you have already accessed and visited it with the browser you use on that device. We use this information to be able to design and display the website in an optimum way in line with your preferences.
In that respect, only the cookie itself is identified on your device. Beyond this extent, your personal data will only be saved upon your express consent or if it is strictly necessary to be able to use the service offered to and accessed by you accordingly.
You can, of course, customize your cookie settings at any time, for example by activating or deactivating individual cookie categories.
We divide the cookies we use into the following categories based on their purpose and function:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies;
- Functional Cookies;
- Performance Cookies; as well as
- Marketing / Third Party / Consent Based Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly necessary cookies guarantee functions without which you cannot use this web page and service as intended. These cookies are used exclusively by this website and are therefore first party cookies. This means that all information stored in the cookies will be returned to this website.
Strictly necessary cookies serve, for example, to ensure that you as a registered user always remain logged in when accessing various subpages of our website and thus do not have to re-enter your login data every time you access a new page.
The following strictly necessary cookies are used on our website:
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The use of strictly necessary cookies on this website is possible without your consent. For this reason, strictly necessary cookies cannot be activated or deactivated individually. However, you can deactivate cookies in your browser at any time.
The legal basis for the use of these first party cookies is the legitimate interest (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of the website and services) within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR).
Functionality cookies enable our website to store information already provided (such as registered name or language selection) and to offer you improved and more personalized functions based on this information. These cookies collect and store only anonymous information so that they cannot track your movements on other websites.
The following functional cookies are used on this website:
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You can opt out of using Functional Cookies at any time by adjusting your Cookie Settings accordingly.
Performance cookies collect information about how our websites are used in order to improve their attractiveness, content and functionality. These cookies help us, for example, to determine whether and which subpages of our website are visited and in which content users are particularly interested. In particular, we record the number of visits to a page, the number of subpages accessed, the time spent on our website, the order of the pages visited, which search terms led you to us, the country, region and, if applicable, the city from which access is made, and the proportion of mobile devices accessing our websites. The IP address of your computer transmitted for technical reasons is automatically made anonymous and does not allow us to draw any conclusions about the individual user.
The following Performance cookies are used on our website:
You can opt out of using Performance Cookies at any time by adjusting your Cookie Settings accordingly.
Marketing / Third Party / Consent Based Cookies
Marketing / Third Party / Consent Based Cookies originate from external advertising companies (among others) and are used to gather information about the websites visited by the user, in order to e.g. create targeted advertising for the user.
The following Marketing / Third Party / Consent Based Cookies are used on our website:
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You can withdraw your consent to the use of Marketing / Third Party / Consent Based Cookies individually at any time with effect for the future by adjusting your Cookie Settings accordingly.
Administration and deletion of cookies
You can set your web browser in such a way that cookies are generally prevented from being saved to your device and/or that you are asked each time whether you are in agreement with cookies being enabled. You can also at any time delete cookies that have been enabled again. You can find out how all this works in detail from your browser’s help function.
Please note that generally deactivating cookies may lead to functional restrictions of our website.