9 Cookies & Tracking Tools
When you use our website, cookies are stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive, assigned to the browser you are using, and that provide certain information to the body that sets the cookie. Cookies can not run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more relevant and effective overall.
This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and operation of which are explained below:
9.1. Transient cookies
Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include the session cookies. These store a session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This will allow your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
9.2. Persistent cookies
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.
9.3. Flash cookies
Flash cookies 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, like Adobe Flash Cookie Killer , 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, browser history and web page settings on a regular basis.
9.4. Prevention of cookies
You can configure your browser setting according to your preferences or decline the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. Please be aware that you may not be able to use all functions of this website.
9.5. Legal basis and storage duration
The legal basis for possible processing of personal data by means of cookies and their storage duration vary and are presented in the following sections.
10 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Use includes the Universal Analytics operating mode. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID, thus, analyzing the activities of a user across devices.
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest functionality. In addition, you may 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 hl = DE download and install. Opt-out cookies prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. To prevent Universal Analytics tracking across devices, you must opt-out on all systems you use. If you click the following link, the opt-out cookie will be set: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/181881?hl=en.
11. Data Transmission
A transfer of your data to third parties - except in the above cases - does not take place, unless we are legally obliged to do so or the data transfer is necessary for the execution of the contractual relationship or you have previously expressly consented to the disclosure of your data.
We attach great importance to processing your data within the EU / EEA. However, it may happen that we use service providers that process data outside the EU / EEA. In these cases, we ensure that an adequate level of data protection is provided to the recipient prior to the transmission of your personal data. By this,through EU standard contracts or an adequacy decision, such as the EU Privacy Shield, a level of data protection is achieved that is comparable to standards within the EU.
12. Data Security
We have taken extensive technical and operational safeguards to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our security procedures are regularly reviewed and adapted to technological progress.