Cookies and local data storage
This website uses "cookies" to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer.
A "cookie" is a small text file which we transmit to the cookie file of a browser on the hard disk of your computer via our web server. This enables our website to recognise you as a user when a connection is established between our web server and your browser. Cookies help us to establish the frequency of use and the number of users of our website. The content of the cookies used by us is limited to an identification number which no longer allows any direct reference to the user. The main objective of a cookie is to identify visitors to the website.
Two types of cookies are used on this website:
- Session cookies: are temporary cookies which are stored in the cookie file of your browser until you leave our website and are automatically deleted at the end of your visit.
- Persistent cookies: are saved on your terminal equipment and allow us to recognise your browser on your next visit in order to achieve better user-friendliness.
You may adjust your browser settings so that you will be informed about the placement of cookies and only allow them on a case-by-case basis, accept them for specific cases or generally refuse or automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. The functionality of this website may be restricted as a result of deactivating cookies.
Google Analytics: Privacy and Opt-out
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files that are stored on your computer, to analyze how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website (pages viewed, behaviour on the website, approximate location, technical information, origin of the visit) will be transmitted to Google's servers in another member state of the EU or in the USA, where it is stored in aggregated form for 14 months. Your IP address will be shortened by the activated IP-anonymization and therefore anonymized, so that the transmitted IP address cannot be traced back to any individual person. In case of the transmission of information to Google's servers in the USA, IP-anonymization is first carried out on a server in a member state of the EU or EEA. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use the transmitted on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to perform further services for the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. The anonymized IP address, which is transmitted by your browser within the Google Analytics framework can be merged by Google with other data originating from an existing Google user account or the use of other Google products.
- Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Website: Change privacy settings; Privacy Shield: ; Privacy Statement: ; Objection:
- Processed Data: Google processes search queries, user location, websites and apps that the user visits, videos and advertisements that the user views, and more general information that the user has provided to Google, such as age group and gender. Learn more:
- Affected persons: All website visitors who have expressly consented.
- Purpose of data processing:
- Data storage: 14 months
- Legal grounds: The website visitor's consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR and legitimate interest in communication and direct advertising in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
- Protective measures: Masking of IP addresses.
- Objection: Objections can be made either by not allowing cookies using this website's cookie consent banner or here: Change privacy settings.
By downloading and installing the browser plugin available here: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google.