What is a cookie?
Use of session cookies
A session cookie enables us to see which parts of the website you have viewed during your visit. This allows us to tailor our services as widely as possible to the surfing behaviour of our visitors. These cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
Tracking cookies from our advertisers
With your permission, our advertisers place tracking cookies on your equipment. They use these cookies to track which pages you visit from their network, in order to build a profile of your online surfing behaviour. This profile is partly built up on the basis of comparable information they receive from your visits to other websites in their network. This profile is not linked to your name, address, e-mail address and such like as known to us, but only serves to gear advertisements to your profile so that they are as relevant to you as possible.
Through our website, a cookie is placed by the American company Google, as part of the „Analytics“ service. We use this service to keep track of and receive reports on how visitors use the website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where it is required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. This is not something we have any control over. We have allowed Google to use the analytics information obtained for other Google services.
The information Google collects is anonymised as widely as possible. Your IP address is emphatically not provided. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers based in the United States. Google claims it acts in compliance with the Safe Harbor principles and is a member of the Safe Harbor program of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This means an appropriate level of protection is in place for the processing of any personal data.
Right of access and rectification or deletion of your data
You have the right to request access to your data and to have them rectified or deleted. In order to prevent abuse, in processing your request we may ask you to duly identify yourself. If your request relates to access to your personal data linked to a cookie, you will be required to send a copy of the cookie in question. You will find this cookie in your browser settings.
Removal of cookies
More information about enabling, disabling and deleting cookies can be found in the instructions and/or by using the Help function of your browser.
Removal of tracking cookies placed by third parties
Some tracking cookies are placed by third parties who use our website, in amongst other media, to show you advertisements. You can delete these cookies centrally via Your Online Choices so that they are not placed back on a third party website.