Cookies are small text files that we store on your computer system via your Internet browser (e.g. Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge) when you visit our website and which may be stored there for one session only or for a longer period ("persistent").
By using cookies, we can provide users of our website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the setting of cookies.
Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of technically needed cookies. On the other hand, other cookies enable us to perform various analyses. With the help of cookies, we can, among other things, make our website more user-friendly and effective for you, for example by tracking your use of our website and determining your preferred settings.
If third parties process information via cookies, they collect the information directly via your Internet browser.
Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device. They cannot execute programs and cannot contain viruses.
Different cookies are used on our website, the type and function of which are explained in more detail below.
Types of cookies used
Origin of cookies
Functions of cookies used
Most Internet browsers are preset to accept cookies by default. However, you can configure your browser to accept only certain cookies or not accept cookies at all. Please note that you may no longer be able to use functions of our website and may receive warning or error messages instead if cookies are deactivated by your browser settings on our website.
In your browser settings you may also delete cookies already stored in your internet browser. It is also possible to set your Internet browser to notify you before cookies are stored. Since the various Internet browsers may differ in their respective functions, we ask you to use the respective help menu of your Internet browser for the configuration options.
If you would like a comprehensive overview of all third-party access to your Internet browser, we recommend that you install specially developed plug-ins.
We recommend that you always log off completely after you have finished using a terminal device that you share with other persons and whose Internet browser is set up to allow cookies.