Cookie policy

event_note Last updated 10 Jun 2019

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

For more general information about cookies, their utilisation and how they help enhance your online experience, visit AllAboutCookies, http://www.allaboutcookies.org or Youronlinechoices, http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/.

Which cookies do we use?

This website uses the following types of cookies: 
– Transient cookies
– Persistent cookies

Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include in particular the session cookies. These store a so-called “session ID”, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser. 
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.You can configure your browser setting according to your wishes and decline the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. Please be aware that you may not be able to use all features of this site.We use cookies to identify you for follow-up visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise you would have to log in again for each visit. We use functionality cookies which remember choices you make (such as language choices). These can then be used to provide you with an experience more appropriate to your selections and to make your visits to the Site more tailored. The information these cookies collect are anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. The Flash cookies used are not detected by your browser, but by your Flash plug-in. Furthermore, we use HTML5 storage objects, which are stored on your device. These objects store the required data regardless of your browser and do not have an automatic expiration date. If you do not want to process the Flash cookies, you must install a corresponding add-on, e.g. "Better Privacy" for Mozilla Firefox (https://addons.mozilla.org/en/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/) or the Adobe Flash killer cookie for Google Chrome. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by using private mode in your browser. We also recommend that you manually delete your cookies and browser history periodically. 

Third-party cookies on this website 

We allow third parties to place cookies on your computer through these web pages:

This website uses a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event of activation of IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. You may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by using the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de .

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp ()". As a result, IP addresses are processed shortened, a person-relatedness can be excluded. Insofar as the data collected about you is assigned a personal reference, it will be immediately excluded and the personal data will be deleted immediately.

We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. With the statistics we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which Personal Information is transferred to the US, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/Program-Overview. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is our legitimate interest.

Third-party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of Use: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html, Privacy Policy (Google Analytics): https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245, and the Privacy Policy (Google): http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy.

This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows conducted through a user ID. You can disable the cross-device analysis of your use by installing a Google Analytics opt-out add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.