What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file 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. We use them to help you navigate our website efficiently and perform certain functions. We will not use cookies to store any personally identifiable information about you.


Session cookies

Session cookies allow us to see which parts of our website you viewed during your visit. This way we can adjust our service in accordance with your surfing behaviour. Session cookies are automatically deleted once you close your web browser.


Google Analytics with anonymised IP

Via our website, a cookie from the American company Google is installed, as part of the “Analytics” service. We use this service to keep track of and report on how visitors use the website. This integration of Google Analytics anonymizes your IP address. This means that your IP address will only be processed by EU or ECC Member States of the European Union in abbreviated form. Only in exceptional cases the complete IP address will be forwarded to a server of Google in the US to be abbreviated there. At no time is the full IP address written to disk as all anonymization happens in memory nearly instantaneously after the request has been received.


The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google has undertaken to comply with the Safe Harbor principles and is affiliated with the Safe Harbor program of the American Department of Trade. This means that the processing of any personal details is governed by a suitable level of protection.


Deleting or disabling cookies

You can easily delete cookies from your computer via your browser. More information about turning on and off and removing cookies can be found in the instructions and/or using your browser's Help feature. You may also be able to configure your browser settings to block on certain types of cookie or to notify you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer, so you can then accept or reject it. You can disable cookies, but this may negatively affect the functioning of our website.



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