Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the ”lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. This helps us to provide you with a better experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site and services.

We may use cookies in the following ways: (i) where they are essential to make our website work, (ii) to enable personalisation features on our site (which give you the ability to recall recently viewed pages and see information which you have put online), (iii) to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our website and to help us improve the structure of our site. We cannot identify you personally in any way.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled. For further information about disabling or blocking cookies, please refer to the features of your internet browser.

Tracking tool

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1f of the EU-GDPR. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure that our website is designed to meet requirements and is continually optimised. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of improving our offering and services. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

For the purpose of demand-oriented design and continuous optimization of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/ ) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter ”Google”). In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as

  • Browser type/version,
  • the operating system used,
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • Time of the server request,

are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for us as website operator and to provide further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet for the purposes of market research and demand-oriented design of these Internet pages. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of the company.

Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged or associated with other data from Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking). You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en ).