Cookie policy

With this cookie policy, the website operator informs the user of the website about the use of cookies or similar storage technologies (hereinafter "cookies") on this website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored by the web browser on the user's device to store certain information. The next time you visit our website with the same device, the information stored in cookies will be sent back to our website ("First Party Cookie") or to another website to which the cookie belongs ("Third Party Cookie").

Through the information stored and returned in the cookie, the respective website recognizes that the user has already accessed and visited it with the web browser of his end device. We use this information to optimally display the website to the user according to his preferences.

However, only the cookie itself is identified on the end device. Any further storage of personal data only takes place if the user gives us his express consent for this or if this storage is absolutely necessary in order to be able to use the offered and called up service.

Consent to the use of cookies

Cookies that are not absolutely necessary to provide the services on this website are only used after you have given your consent. By actively continuing to use this website after displaying the cookie banner, the user consents to the use of cookies.

The user can adjust his cookie settings individually at any time, for example by activating or deactivating individual cookie categories.

How the user can deactivate or delete cookies in general (including the absolutely necessary cookies) in his browser is described under "Deactivating or deleting all cookies".

Categories of cookies used

Depending on the purpose and function, we divide the cookies used by the website into the following categories:

  • Strictly necessary cookies;
  • Functional cookies;
  • Performance cookies;
  • Marketing / third party / consent cookies

Strictly necessary cookies

Strictly necessary cookies ensure that this website, or the service, functions properly. This means that without these cookies, this website or the service cannot be used as intended. This type of cookies is only used by the operator of the website (first party cookies) and all information stored in the cookies is only sent to this website.

The use of strictly necessary cookies on this website is possible without the user's consent. For this reason, absolutely necessary cookies cannot be deactivated or activated individually. This function is only available for cookies that require consent, i.e. functional cookies, performance cookies and marketing / third party / consent cookies. However, the user always has the option of generally deactivating cookies in his browser (see point "Deactivating or deleting all cookies").

The legal basis for the use of First Party Cookies is a legitimate interest (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of this website and services) within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies enable this website to provide information such as B. to save the user name or language selection and to offer the user improved and personalized functions based on this. These cookies only collect and store anonymized information.

The legal basis for the use of functional cookies is a legitimate interest (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of this website and services) within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Performance cookies

Performance cookies collect information about how our websites are used to improve their attractiveness, content and functionality. These cookies help us, for example, to determine whether and which sub-pages of our website are visited and what content users are particularly interested in. We record the number of visits to a page, the number of pages accessed, the time spent on our website, the order of pages visited, the search terms our users have searched for us, the country, the region and, if applicable, the city from which Access takes place, as well as the proportion of mobile devices that access our website. The IP address of a computer transmitted for technical reasons is automatically anonymized and does not allow us to draw any conclusions about the individual user.

The user of the website also has the right, for reasons arising from his particular situation, to process personal data relating to him, which is used for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 Para. 1 GDPR takes place to object. To exercise these and other data subject rights, a data subject can contact the contact address given in the imprint or in the data protection declaration at any time.

The legal basis for using the performance cookies is a legitimate interest (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website and services) within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Marketing / third party / consent cookies

Marketing / third party / consent cookies come from, among other things, external advertising companies and are used to collect information about the websites visited by the user, e.g. B. to create target group-oriented advertising for the user.

Due to the uses described above, the legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the user has given consent to the use of cookies on the basis of a notice given by us on the website (“cookie banner”), the legality of the use is also based on Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

Deactivation or deletion of all cookies

The user can set his web browser so that the storage of cookies on his end device is generally prevented or he is asked each time whether he agrees to the setting of cookies. Once set, the user can delete cookies at any time. How it all works is described in the help function of the respective web browser.

A general deactivation of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this website.