Cookies are small files that are stored by the browser on your device to store certain information or photo files, such as pixels. The next time you visit our website on your device, the information stored in the cookies will be transferred to our website (“First Party Cookie”) or to another website to which the cookie belongs (“Third Party Cookie”).

By the stored and returning information, the respective website recognizes that you have visited it with the browser you are using on your device. We use this information to optimally design and display the website in accordance with your preferences.

In that regard, only the cookie itself is identified on the device. Personal data will only be stored after you have given your explicit consent or if it is strictly necessary to use the service offered.

Consent to the use of cookies
Cookies that are not strictly necessary to continue using our service will only be used when we have received your consent. If you decide to continue on the website after the cookie banner has been displayed, you agree to the use of cookies.

You can of course adjust the cookie settings at any time, for example by activating or deactivating cookie categories.

Under the section “Deactivating and deleting all cookies” of this cookie policy, you can read how to deactivate or delete cookies in general (i.e. including essential cookies) in your browser.

Legal basis
When the user / visitor has given permission for the use of cookies based on information from us on our website ("cookie banner"), the legality of use is also governed by art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. The legal basis for the use of cookies is a legitimate interest (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic interest of our website and services) within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

Cookie categories
The cookies we use can be divided into the following categories, based on purpose and function:
Strictly necessary cookies; Functional cookies; Performance cookies; Marketing cookies / third party cookies / consent based cookies

Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly necessary cookies guarantee functions without which you would not be able to use this website and services as intended. These cookies are only used by us and are therefore first party cookies. This means that all information stored in these cookies will only be sent to our website.

Functional Cookies
The functional cookies allow our website to store information that is already known (such as the registered username or language choice) and based on this information, offer you improved and more personalized functions. These cookies only collect and store anonymous information.

Performance Cookies
Performance cookies collect information about how our websites are used to improve their attractiveness, content and functionality. These cookies help us, for example, to determine which pages on our website are visited and in which content visitors are particularly interested. In particular, we look at the number of visits to a page, the number of subpages visited, the time spent on our website, the order of the pages visited, which search terms brought you to us, the region and, if applicable, from which city you are viewed our website. We also record movement, clicks and mouse scrolling to understand which areas of our website are of particular interest to visitors. Thus, we can adapt and optimize the content on our website to more specifically meet the needs of our visitors. The IP address transmitted from your computer, for technical reasons, is automatically anonymised and does not allow us to draw any conclusions about the individual user.

The user has the right to object to the processing of personal data used for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 para.1 GDPR, for reasons arising from a specific situation of the user in question. In order to exercise the aforementioned and other rights of the data subject, the affected party may contact us at any time via the contact address which can be found in the imprint or privacy statement.

Marketing Cookies / Third Party Cookies / Consent Based Cookies
Marketing cookies / third-party cookies / consent-based cookies are used to collect information about websites visited by the visitor in order to target advertising for the user.

Deactivate and delete all cookies
You can set your browser settings so that cookies cannot normally be stored on your device and / or that you are asked each time whether you agree that cookies are enabled. You can also, at any time, delete cookies that have been re-enabled. You can find out how this works in detail via the help function of your browser. Here you can find out how to delete or disable cookies in Chrome.

Please remember that deactivating cookies can lead to functional restrictions of our website.