Cookies

1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which are stored on your end device via your browser when you use our website. These text files contain information on the provision of user-friendly services and are selected by web browsers. Cookies allow our website to recognize you, so that our web server can provide you with a more customized, better and quicker website which is better suited to your needs.

Please consider that you may not be able to access some web contents if you block cookies. Cookies are generally divided into the following types:

  • Session-based cookies: These are stored on your computer or end device while you surf on our websites and are then deleted afterwards.
  • Permanent cookies: These cookies remain on your computer for a longer period of time.
  • Cookies of third-party providers: These cookies are generated by partner websites and are embedded in our website. They are used to deliver personalized advertising, for example.

2. How we use cookies
We generally only use internet technologies (e.g. cookies, Java script) to simplify the use of our website for you and to optimize our service and your communication with our contents:

  • We use so-called session-based cookies to keep the present session active.
  • We use cookies for data analysis. This way we can identify e.g. how our forms are accepted, how many visitors use our websites or what the most frequently visited web pages are.
  • We use cookies of third-party providers, which help to improve your experiences with our contents and advertisements. This website also uses Google web analysis services. You can find further information on this at „Data protection“.

3. Cookies of third-party providers
Some third-party providers use cookies on your computer to specifically register visitor behavior and personalize services (including advertising). Depending on the platform, several cookies may be set by third-party providers. You can read about how third-party providers deal with cookies on the relevant sites of the network. You can find information about the networks in the table below. We have no control over cookies from third-party providers. We therefore recommend that you check the third-party websites to see which cookies are used and how they can be managed. For conventional third-party providers such as Facebook, Google and many others, the "Digital Advertising Alliance" offers an option for applying a collective opt-out for all DAA companies. You can find more information about this in Point 4 and 5.

4. We are currently using the following cookies

  • G_ENABLED_IDPS: Pinterest / To share photos on Pinterest. / Until the year 9999

  • _ceg.s: Crazy Egg / Counts the user's web sites per session. / 3 months

  • _ceg.u: Crazy Egg / User Identification / 3 months

  • _ga: Google Analytics / Allows to track visits and visitors. / 2 years

  • _gat_UA-73037729-1: Google Analytics / Cookie stops the call to Google Analytics (Opt-Out). / 1 year

  • _gid: Google Analytics / Allows you to track visits and visitors. / 1 day

  • cookie_banner_seen: self set / cookie banner was seen and accepted. / 1 year

  • 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: 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. / 20 years

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • xmasClicked: self-set / Used to verify whether you want to display the "page-out" effect on the start page. / 1 day

  • OTZ: Google / Google uses this cookie to personalize the advertising. / 1 month

  • PHPSESSID: self-established / maintains the states of the user in all page requests. / Session cookie

  • fr: Facebook / Cookie for Facebook Pixel / 3 months

  • ACCOUNT_CHOOSER: Google + / Will be set by Google once the user has activated the Google+ Social Plugin on our website. / 2 years

  • GAPS: 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. / Session cookie

  • LSID: Google / Used to perform a Reauthorization. / 2 years

  • IDE: AdWords Remarketing / Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the user's actions on the website after viewing 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 for the user. / 2 years

  • LOGIN_INFO: Youtube / This cookie is being placed by the video service YouTube on websites with embedded YouTube videos. / 2 years

  • 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. / ten 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. / Session cookie

 

5. Management of cookies / Objection
In your browser menu, you can find setting options for the use of cookies. A browser usually has the following setting options:

  • View cookies
  • Allow cookies
  • Deactivate all or specific cookies
  • Deactivate all cookies when closing the browser
  • Block cookies
  • Messages when a cookie is to be set
  • Objection to tracking web analysis

For the following browsers, you can find the instructions for deactivating cookies on the manufacturers’ websites. If you block our cookies in your browser, you may not be able to us some of the areas of our website.

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