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The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Therefore we make sure, that our offers and services stay transparent, personal and reliable. For this reason, we tell you why we use cookies in our cookie policy. It completes and reifies our data protection declaration.

Scope of the Cookie Policy

This cookie policy is valid for all our websites using cookies or similar technology. Learn more details about our websites in the section “cookies used”.

What Cookies are

Cookies are small text files stored by your browser on your computer or mobile device. They support your browser while navigating our websites.

There are different kinds of cookies, from those who memorize your preferred languages, to those responsible for advertisements. We use cookies for different means. Some the cookies used by us are session cookies that are deleted as soon as you close your browser. Others are permanent cookies, that are saved on your computer for a longer period of time. Cookies on their own cannot collect data files that were saved on your computer.

Reasons for the Use of Cookies

Cookies support us in improving our websites. We use cookies to discover more about how you use our website. Cookies memorize for example the browser that you used and the other browser software that you installed on your computer. They will also memorize your preferred settings like language and region, that are preinstalled for you, when you return to our website. Cookies also enable you to evaluate websites and leave a comment.

Kinds of Cookies

  • Basic-Cookies: these cookies are essential for the functionality of our website.
  • Functionality-Cookies: these cookies memorize your preferences for a specific website, like your preferred language, user name or shopping cart.
  • Performance-Cookies: these cookies collect data for the use of the website on an abstract level and are helping to collect data like the amount of visitors and favorite sites (Google Analytics is one example).
  • Target- or advertising cookies: These cookies are employed to get information about your surfing habits  and to target advertisement and marketing strategies according to that. These cookies are generally from third-party-providers.

Used Cookies / List of Cookies

We do not use the same cookies for every website. In the following text, you will find a current list of the cookies we use, their intended purpose and their storage period.

Cookies & Third-Party-Providers

List of Cookies

Cookie-Name description type/validity
_ga Google Analytics Cookie: Is used to distinguish website users. 2 years
_gat Google Analytics Cookie: used for the reduction of the requirement rate. 10 minutes

List of Third-Party-Providers

Name service on our website
Google Maps Map data that are incorporated in our website, are hosted by Google.

 

This list is updated regularly, nevertheless, we cannot guarantee for its completeness.

Use of Third-Party-Cookies

Our website uses cookies of third-parties like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube. It is possible that third parties are watching how you use our website. For example if you activate social media plug-ins while clicking on the respective button (for example the Facebook „Like-Button”) some of your personal data will also be visible for the social media provider and visitors of your social media profile.

For the use of such social media websites, the same rules and data guidelines apply as for the social media platform. This cookie policy is not valid for the use of such social media websites. You will find more information on how we handle your personal data concerning social media platforms in our privacy statements.

Deny or delete Cookies

There are several methods of hindering or restricting the use of cookies on your device. Before employing cookies, we ask you for your permission (via pop-up window). You can decide, if you want to allow or deny the use of cookies.

For more information, consult the help function of your browser. More details about the deletion or denial of cookies and information about cookies in general you can find at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Please note that some functions of our website might not work properly, if you deny the use of cookies.

Last update: 24.5.2018