3. Cookies and web-analysis
In order to make a visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, to display suitable products or for market research, we use so-called cookies on various pages, provided that you have given your consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) 1 a GDPR.
Cookies are small text files that are automatically stored on your end device. Some of the cookies used by us are deleted again after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us (persistent cookies). You can see the storage duration in the cookie settings of your web browser. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be limited. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You will find these for each browser under the following links:
Microsoft Edge™ / Safari™ / Chrome™ / Firefox™ / Opera™
Below we present information on cookies we use and how you can customise your browser in that respect.
These cookies are necessary to enable you to use our website. This includes e.g. cookies that enable you to log into the visitor area.
Analytical / performance cookies
These cookies enable collecting anonymised data about user behaviour on our website. We analyse them e.g. to improve the functionality of our website and recommend you products that will be interesting to you.
These cookies are used for certain features of our website, e.g. to improve the website’s navigation, or deliver to you customised and relevant information (e.g. ads that match your interests).
These cookies record information about your visit to the website, previously viewed pages and links you clicked. We use this information to tailor our website and displayed ads to your interests.
The cookies of some of our advertising providers help make the on-line offering and our website more attractive to you. Therefore, cookies of our partner providers are also saved to your hard disk when you are visiting our website. These are temporary cookies and are automatically deleted after a specific timeframe. As a rule, cookies of our partner providers are deleted a few days or up to 24 months later, or in some cases after several years. Cookies of our partner providers do not collect personal data, either. They will collect exclusively pseudonymised data under a user ID. These pseudonymised data will not be associated with your personal data at any time.
Using of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analytics
Insofar as you have given your consent according to Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. a GDPR, this website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google for the purpose of website analytics. Google Analytics is an offer from Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under Irish law with its registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (www.google.com). Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods, like e.g. cookies, that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information collected automatically by cookies about your use of this website are as a rule transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. At the same time, as IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, the IP address will be shortened before being transmitted within the area of member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Generally, Google does not associate the anonymised IP address, transmitted from your browser through Google Analytics, with any other data held by Google.
Where information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the United States, the U.S. company Google LLC is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. You will see the up-to-date certificate here. Based on this agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has recognised entities certified to the Privacy Shield as those ensuring an adequate level of data protection.
You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect by downloading and installing the browser plug that is available at this link.This prevents the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google.
Alternatively to the browser plugin, you may click this link, to prevent Google Analytics from recording your data on this website in the future. In this process, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your end-user device. If you clear your cookies, you will be asked to provide your consent again.
If you have given your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) 1 lit. a GDPR, this website also uses Google Signals. This is an extension function of Google Analytics that enables so-called "cross-device tracking". This means that if your Internet-enabled devices are linked to your Google Account, Google can generate reports on user behaviour (in particular the number of users across devices), even if you change your terminal device. Google will use data for this purpose if you have activated the setting "personalised advertising" in your Google account.
We do not process personal data in this respect, we only receive statistics based on Google Signals.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under this link. This will prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie in relation to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google. In addition, you can deactivate the setting "personalised advertising" in your Google account. Details you will find here.