Last revised on: July 15, 2015
In this policy, we use the term “cookies” for cookies and other similar technologies, about which users must be informed according to the EU Directive on the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in electronic communications.
1. What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text files created by a website during a visit. They are used to learn more about the interaction of visitors with website content, to increase user friendliness and thereby improve the site continuously. Information is retained even when switching to a different page in order to analyse the website-usage.
Cookies are secure
Cookies can only store information supplied by the browser: information that has been entered into the browser by the user or that is available on the website.
Cookies cannot execute codes and cannot be used to access your computer. If the information stored in the cookie is encrypted, it only can be read by the provider.
Types of cookies
There are two different types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. They are used for different purposes and store different information.
Session cookies store information that is used during the current browsing session. These cookies are automatically deleted when the browser is closed. After leaving the website, no information remains.
Persistent cookies store information in between two website visits. With this information, one will be recognized as a returning visitor on the next visit. The lifetime of a persistent cookie will be determined by the creator of the cookie and can range from a few minutes up to several years.
- collect personal data
- transfer personal data to third parties
- collect confidential information
For this we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. The generated information concerning the usage of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The collection and processing of this data by Google can be prevented by downloading and installing the browser plugin which is available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
4. How to give my consent?
Once you have approved cookies in the settings of your web browser and you continue to use our website, this means you agree to our usage of cookies. You can remove or disallow cookies set by our site. How it works, you will learn below. In this case, no information is stored. However, by not using our cookies, our site may not provide the expected functionality.
5. How can cookies be displayed?
Since cookies are ordinary text files, they can be viewed with most text editors. It can be opened by clicking on it.
Below is a list of links for displaying cookies in different browsers. If you use another browser, please read its cookie information. If you use a mobile phone, please find more information in the manual of the phone.
Internet Explorer 8-10
6. How can cookies be disallowed and deleted?
Within all web browsers, you can restrict or disable cookies by adjusting the settings or options of the browser. You can also display all cookies stored on your computer and delete them individually or all at once. Please note that you need to adjust the settings for each browser and computer you are using separately. For instructions see the help menu of your browser.
For information about the usage of cookies in the browsers of mobile phones and ways to disallow or delete them, please refer to the manual of your mobile phone.
Please remember that we cannot guarantee the proper working of our website if you disallow cookies on your computer. Some features of this website might be disabled and certain pages might be invisible.