What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your device to save certain information or image files, such as pixels. The next time you visit our website on the same device, the information saved in the cookies will subsequently be transmitted either to our website (“First Party Cookie”) or to another website to which the cookie belongs (“Third Party Cookie”).
Through the information saved and returned, the respective website recognizes that you have already accessed and visited it with the browser you use on that device. We use this information to be able to design and display the website in an optimum way in line with your preferences.
In that respect, only the cookie itself is identified on your device. Beyond this extent, your personal data will only be saved upon your express consent or if it is strictly necessary to be able to use the service offered to and accessed by you accordingly.
We divide the cookies we use into the following categories based on their purpose and function:
- Strictly Necessary Cookies;
- Functional Cookies;
- Performance Cookies
- Marketing / Third Party / Consent Based Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly necessary cookies guarantee functions without which you cannot use this web page and service as intended. These cookies are used exclusively by this website and are therefore first party cookies. This means that all information stored in the cookies will be returned to this website.
Strictly necessary cookies cannot be activated or deactivated individually. However, you can deactivate all cookies in your browser at any time (see below ”Deactivation or deletion of all cookies”).
Functional cookies enable our website to store information already provided (such as registered name or language selection) and to offer you improved and more personalized functions based on this information. These cookies collect and store only anonymous information.
Performance cookies collect information about how our websites are used in order to improve their attractiveness, content and functionality. These cookies help us, for example, to determine whether and which subpages of our website are visited and in which content you are particularly interested. In particular, we record the number of visits to a page, the number of subpages accessed, the time spent on our website, the order of the pages visited, which search terms led you to us, the country, region and, if applicable, the city from which access is made, and the proportion of mobile devices accessing our websites. We also capture movement, clicks and scrolling with the computer mouse to understand which areas of our website are of particular interest to you. As a result, we can tailor the content of our website more specifically to your needs and optimize our offering. The IP address of your computer transmitted for technical reasons is automatically anonymized and does not allow us to draw any conclusions about you, as an individual user.
We reserve the right to use information that we have obtained through cookies from an anonymous analysis of the usage behavior of visitors to our websites to display specific advertisements for certain products on our own websites. We believe that you, as a user, benefit from this because we display advertisements or content that, based on your browsing habits, in our option, matches your interests. This will allow you to see less randomly distributed ads or content that may interest you less.
Marketing / Third Party Cookies
Marketing / Third Party Cookies originate from external advertising companies (among others) and are used to gather information about the websites visited by you, in order to e.g. create targeted advertising for you.
Deactivation or deletion of all cookies
You can set your web browser in such a way that cookies are generally prevented from being saved to your device and/or that you are asked each time whether you are in agreement with cookies being enabled. You can also at any time delete cookies that have been enabled again. You can find out how all this works in detail via your browser’s help function.
Please note that generally deactivating cookies may lead to functional restrictions on our website.