In order to make the visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use what are known as “cookies” on various website pages. These are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (known as “session cookies”). Other cookies remain on your end device and allow your browser to be recognised on your next visit (known as “persistent cookies”). If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information, such as browser and location data and IP address values, within an individual scope. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie.
We use different categories of cookies on this website: Technically necessary cookies, without which the functionality of our website would be restricted, and also optional analysis, functional and marketing cookies, which usually come from third-party providers:
9.1 Technically necessary cookies ("essential cookies")
9.2 Analytics cookies
Analytics cookies collect information about how visitors use a website as a whole, for example which pages they visit most often and whether they receive error messages from websites. All information collected with the help of these cookies serves exclusively to understand and improve the functionality and service of the website.
The legal basis for the use of analytics cookies and the processing of your data by the providers of these cookies is your prior consent (APP 6.1 (a) and Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time in the Privacy settings , which you can access using the link at the bottom of the website.
9.3 Functional cookies
We use functional cookies to improve and simplify the use and performance of our website.
The legal basis for the use of the functional cookies and the processing of your data by the providers of these cookies is your prior consent (APP 6.1 (a) and Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time in the Privacy settings , which you can access using the link at the bottom of the website.
9.4 Marketing cookies
Marketing cookies are used to better tailor advertising to you and your interests. They also limit how often you see the same advertisement, measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign, and understand people’s behaviour after viewing an advertisement. These cookies are usually placed on the website by advertising networks with the consent of the website operator (in this case, us). They recognise that a user has visited a website and pass on this information to other companies, e.g. companies that advertise, or adapt advertising accordingly. They are often linked to a website functionality provided by this company. This way, we intend to tailor the advertising on other websites to you and provide the advertising networks we use with information about your visit so that you can later be presented with exactly the advertising that you are potentially interested in based on your browsing behaviour.
The legal basis for the use of marketing cookies and the processing of your data by the providers of these cookies is your prior consent (APP 6.1 (a) and Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time in the Privacy settings , which you can access using the link at the bottom of the website.
9.5 List of analytics, functional and marketing cookies
You can access the list of cookies we use and the providers who receive personal data from you using the cookies in the cookie platform that you can reach with the "Privacy settings" link at the bottom of the page. There you will find further information on the individual providers and cookies.
If you would like to receive further information about these cookies from us instead, please contact us using the contact details described in Section 1.
9.6 How can I declare or revoke my consent to cookies?
If you visit our website for the first time, the information on data protection will be displayed on your landing page with the consent text in optional cookies. By clicking on the individual categories (analytics, functional and marketing cookies) and then confirming by clicking on "Accept", you agree to these cookies being placed. You can adjust and change these settings at any time in the cookie settings, which you can access using the "Privacy settings " link at the bottom of the website.