Information on the use of cookies

We use cookies in connection with the website and the offers made on the website. We use the processing and storage functions of your device’s browser and collect information from the memory of your device’s browser.

You will find more detailed information on this below.

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General information on cookies

Cookies are small text files with information that can be placed on a user’s device through its browser when a website is visited. When the website is visited again with the same device, the cookie and the information it contains can be retrieved.

1. First-party and third-party cookies

Depending on where a cookie comes from, a distinction can be made between first-party cookies and third-party cookies:

First-party cookies Cookies that are placed and accessed by the operator of the website as the controller or by a processor engaged by the controller.
Third-party cookies Cookies that are placed and accessed by controllers other than the operator of the website that are not processors engaged by the operator of the website.

2. Transient and persistent cookies

A distinction can be made between transient and persistent cookies depending on how long they remain active:

Transient cookies
(Session cookies)
Cookies that are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies Cookies that remain stored on your device for a certain period of time after the browser is closed.

3. Consent-free cookies and cookies requiring consent

Users’ consent is required for some cookies depending on their function and purpose of use. Thus, a distinction can be made between cookies that require users’ consent and those that do not:

Consent-free
cookies
Cookies that have as their sole purpose to transmit a message using an electronic communication network.
Cookies that are necessary so that the party offering a service that has been expressly requested by a participant or user can provide this service (“strictly necessary cookies”).
Cookies requiring consent Cookies for all purposes of use other than the aforementioned.

 

 II. Management of the cookies used on this website

1. Granting consent to the use of cookies and management of cookies using a cookie dashboard

If a user’s consent is necessary for the use of certain cookies, we only use these cookies when you use our website if you have previously granted your consent to this. You can find information as to whether the use of a particular cookie requires consent in the information on the cookies used on this website in Section C.III. of this Data Protection Information.

When you visit our website, we display a “cookie banner” in which you can declare your consent to the use of cookies on this website by clicking on a button. When you click on the button, you have the option of giving your consent to the use of all of the cookies described in detail in Section C.III. of this cookie information. You also have the option, by clicking on the “cookie dashboard” button, to choose individual cookies. In the “cookie dashboard” of this website, you also have the option of changing your individual selections at a later point in time.

We also store your consent and any individual cookies you have selected in the form of a cookie (“opt-in cookie”) on your device in order to determine, when you visit the website again, whether you have granted your consent. The opt-in cookie has a limited effective period of six months.

Strictly necessary cookies cannot be deactivated using the cookie management function of this website. However, you can deactivate these cookies in general at any time in your browser.2.

2. Managing cookies using browser settings

You can also manage the use of cookies in your browser’s settings. Different browsers have different ways to configure cookie settings. You can find more extensive information on this, for example at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.

However, we would like to point out that some functions of the website may not work properly or at all if you deactivate cookies in general in your browser.

III. Cookies used on this website

The following cookies may be used on this website:

Name First-party / third-party Purpose of use and content Effective term Consent necessary?
WordPress Cookies
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wp-settings-1

wp-settings-time-1

First party These cookies are strictly necessary to provide the administrative functions of our content management system (WordPress) (à B.I.).

The cookies are used to track what editors or admins logged into the backend of the content management system are doing to create a content management data log.

The cookies store IP addresses.

Transient. No.
Google Analytics cookies

These cookies are used by the web analysis tool Google Analytics to record and analyse the usage behaviour on our website, in order to improve the website (à Section B).

_ga First party This cookie contains a unique visitor ID and is used to distinguish different users from each other. Persistent:
2 years.
Yes.
_gid First party This cookie contains a unique visitor ID and is used to distinguish different users from each other. Persistent:
24 hours.
Yes.
_gat First party This cookie is used to throttle the request rate. Transient. Yes.
Third party plug-in cookies

If you activate a third-party plug-in, you use a function offered by the provider of the respective plug-in under their own responsibility, which is only visually embedded in the presentation of our website. When activating the respective plug-in, the provider of the respective plug-in may use cookies. (àSection B)

Third party plug-in cookies Third party We have no knowledge of the specific purposes, contents and storage durations, as well as the necessity for consent of the third-party’s used cookies.