Cookies

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device via your browser when you use our website. These text files contain information to enable provision of user-friendly services and are read by web browsers. Cookies enable our website to recognise you so that our web server can present you with a more individual, better, faster, and more customised website.

 

Please note that if you block cookies you may not be able to access some web content.


There are basically three types of cookies:

  • Session cookies: these are stored on your computer or device while you are surfing our web pages and are then deleted.
  • Permanent cookies: these cookies remain on your computer for a long time.
  • Third-party cookies: these cookies are created by partner websites and embedded in our site. They are used to deliver personalised advertising, for example.

 

2. How we use cookies

In general, we only use internet technologies (e.g. cookies, JavaScript) to make our website easier to use and to optimise our services and how you interact with our content:

  • We use what are known as session cookies to keep the current session active.
  • We use cookies for data analysis. This enables us to see, for example, how our forms are accepted, how many visitors use our pages, and which are the most frequently visited pages. 
  • We use third-party cookies to improve your experience with our content and advertisements.

 

This website also uses web analysis services provided by Google. 


You can find further information on this subject and on the subject of data protection in general at Privacy Policy.


3. Third-party cookies

Some third-party providers place cookies on your computer in particular to record visitor behaviour and personalise offers (including advertising). Several cookies may be placed by third parties depending on the platform. You can read how the third-party provider handles cookies on the corresponding pages of the network. See the table below for information on the networks. We have no control over third-party cookies. We therefore recommend that you check third-party providers' websites to find out which cookies are used and how they can be managed. The "Digital Advertising Alliance" offers the option to collectively opt-out of all DAA companies for common third-party providers such as Facebook, Google, and many others. you can find more information under points 4 and 5.

 

4. We currently use the following cookies

  • __utma (Google Analytics): Enables visitors and visitors to be captured. - 2 year

  • __utmb (Google Analytics): Used to discover new visits. - 30 minutes

  • __utmc (Google Analytics): This will determine, in conjunction with __utmb, whether it is a recent visit. - Sessioncookie

  • __utmt (Google Analytics): Restrict Request Rate to Google Analytics. - 10 minutes

  • __utmz (Google Analytics): Determines from which source / campaign the visitor comes. - 6 months

  • _ceg.s (Crazy Egg): Counts the visited websites of the user per session. - 3 months

  • _ceg.u (Crazy Egg): user identification - 3 months

  • fr (Facebook): Cookie for Facebook Pixel - 3 months

  • 1P_JAR (Google Analytics): Collects website statistics and tracked conversion rates. - 1 month

  • APISID (Google/Youtube): This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. - 2 years

  • CONSENT (Google): This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. - 20 years

  • DSID (AdWords Remarketing): This cookie is used to store the preferences of the user. This is used, for example, to display individualized advertising. - 1 week

  • HSID (Google/Youtube): This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. - 2 years

  • IDE (AdWords Remarketing): Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the user's actions on the website after displaying or clicking on one of the provider's ads, for the purpose of measuring the effectiveness of an advertisement and the display of targeted advertising to the user. - 2 years

  • LOGIN_INFO (Youtube): This cookie is set by the video service YouTube on websites with embedded YouTube videos. - 2 years

  • NID (Google): This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. - 182 days

  • OTZ (Google): Google uses this cookie to personalize the advertising. - 1 month

  • PHPSESSID (set yourself): Needed to manage the self-stored cookies. - Sessioncookie

  • PREF (Youtube): This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. - 10 years

  • SAPISID (Google/Youtube): This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. - 2 years

  • SID (Google/Youtube): This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. - 2 years

  • SIDCC (Google/Youtube): Security cookie that protects user data from unauthorized access. - 1 day

  • SSID (Google/Youtube): This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. - 2 years 

  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE (Youtube): This is a cookie that YouTube uses to calculate the bandwidth of the user. This information is used to determine if the user should use the player's new or old interface. - 1 year

  • YSC (Youtube): This cookie is set by the video service YouTube on websites with embedded YouTube videos. - Sessioncookie

 

5. Managing/opting out of cookies

You can find setting options for the use of cookies in your browser menu. Browsers typically have the following settings options:

  • View cookies,
  • Enable Cookies,
  • Disable all or specific cookies,
  • Disable all cookies when closing browser,
  • Block cookies,
  • Notify me when a site wants to place a cookie, and
  • Opt out of tracking web analysis.

You can find instructions for disabling cookies on the following browsers on the developer websites. If you block our cookies in your browser, you will not be able to use some areas of our website.

Firefox

Internet Explorer

Chrome (Windows) / Chrome (Mac) / Chrome für iOS / Chrome für Android

Safari

Safari (iOS)