Information on the use of cookies and tracking technologies

Here you will learn which web analytics and tracking tools we use on our website (web tracking, advertisements, cookies, plugins, etc.), how they work and details on how you can block the processing of your personal data as well as how you can delete personal data already collected. You can find more information in our privacy policy.

Use of cookies

Cookies are partly used in our websites. This standard technology stores small text files on your device, making it possible to create an easier or more secure visit to a website. Cookies also serve to better tailor offerings to the visitor’s interests or as a basis for generally improving statistical analyses.

You can decide if you want to allow or block browser cookies. Please be aware that, when cookies are blocked, some of the website functionality may be limited or even disabled.

Deleting cookies

You can delete individual cookies or all cookies in your browser settings. In addition, you will find information and instructions as to how to pre-emptively block or delete cookies. The required information can be found in the following links, depending on the browser:

In addition, you can by default block the loading of so-called scripts. NoScript allows the launching of JavaScript, Java and other plugins only in the domains of your choice. Information and instructions on how you can enable this function can be found on the websites of browser providers (e.g. for Mozilla Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/noscript/).

Consent management with Cookiebot

We use the Cookiebot tool to manage your consent. Cookiebot itself sets a technically required cookie, for which the use is based on our legitimate interest indicated in the consent documentation.  The way to delete cookies was explained in detail in the “Deleting cookies” section above.

Detailed information on cookies and the text that is presented when you first go onto a website are found below. In addition, information is provided on whether you have granted consent to cookies and to which ones. The decision you have made is always transparent and understandable.

You can always change or revoke your consent or refusal using the links below.

Information on our use of cookies

As soon as you allow the use of cookies or set this in your browser settings, the following cookies will become enabled on our websites:

The following sections provide information to you about these cookies if they also impact personal data.

Policy on the use of analysis and tracking tools

Use of Matomo

This website uses Matomo (formerly Piwik), an open source software for the statistical analysis of visitor access. InnoCraft Ltd., located at 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington in New Zealand, is the provider of the Matomo software.

Matomo uses cookies that you enable in order to analyse the use of the website. The information produced through the cookie about your use of the internet services is stored on a server in Germany. We have configured Matomo such that there is no profiling.

The IP address will be made anonymous immediately after processing and before storing by removing the last 2 bytes. You have the option to block the installation of the cookies by changing your browser settings. We would like to advise you, however, that changing your settings in this way may limit the functionality of the website.

More information about privacy settings in the Matomo software can be found in the following link: https://matomo.org/docs/privacy/.

Processors are the likely recipients of any data.

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for our collection purposes. In our case, this will happen automatically after 6 months.

There are three ways you can refuse consent to data processing through Matomo:
The first is that you can completely prevent the storage of cookies in your browser. This may disable some functions of our website that require identification. Second, you can enable the “do not track” setting in your browser. We have configured Matomo to respect this setting. Finally, with a mouse click you can select the so-called opt-out cookie, which is valid for two years. The consequence here is that Matomo will not register your next visits. Please note that the opt-out cookie will be deleted when you delete all cookies.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of a website's user traffic. The information obtained by the cookie about your use of this website will be transferred and stored to a Google server in the US. IP addresses visiting our website through Google are automatically made anonymous through the shortening of the address. In certain cases, IP addresses are first transferred to the Google server in the US and made anonymous there through the shortening of the address. On behalf of this website's operator, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities and to render other services to the website operator related to website and internet use. The data gathered from your IP address through your browser by Google Analytics will not be collected together with other Google data. You can block cookies by changing your browser settings; however, it is possible that you will not be able to use the entire functionality of this website. You can also block the collection of data regarding your website use produced by the cookie (incl. your IP address) for Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by installing the browser plugin in the following link: Browser Add-On to deactivate Google Analytics.

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, you can turn off tracking through Google Analytics on our website by clicking this link. An opt-out cookie will then be installed on your device. As long as this cookie remains installed on your browser, collection by Google Analytics for this website and this browser will be blocked.

Use of Google Remarketing and DoubleClick

This website uses Google’s Remarketing function. This function makes it possible to present interest-based advertisements to the website user within the Google advertising network. For this purpose, a cookie is stored on the visitor’s computer. The character sequence contained with the cookie serves to recognise a visitor who visits websites that are a part of the Google advertising network. Advertisements can be displayed to visitors related to content in previously visited websites that use Google Remarketing.

For this purpose, Google uses the so-called “DoubleClick” cookie. It is the same cookie that is used by websites that run advertising programs by Google’s subsidiary DoubleClick. Our website does not display any advertisements from third parties. The DoubleClick cookie here serves only for the Remarketing function.

Google does not collect personal data from your entries for the Remarketing function. If you do not want interest-based advertising through Google, you can deactivate this function in the settings using the following link: http://www.google.com/settings/ads. Alternatively, you can configure your browser such that it blocks all cookies or only accepts specific ones. Please be aware that blocking can limit functionality and usability of websites. You can also block the use of cookies for interest-based advertising through the advertising network initiative. Instructions can be found in the following link: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Analysis through WiredMinds

For the purposes of marketing and optimising our offerings, this site uses products and services from WiredMinds AG (www.wiredminds.de). Data that are produced via a user profile under a pseudonym will be collected, processed and stored. The user profile will be made fully anonymous where possible and practical. Cookies may be used in this case. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s internet browser and serves as a browser’s recognition system. The collected data, which can also contain personal data, will be transferred to WiredMinds or collected directly by WiredMinds. WiredMinds may use information collected through website visits to create anonymous user profiles. These data will not be used to personally identify visitors to this website and will not be combined with personal data of the bearer of the pseudonym without express permission from the person concerned. As soon as IP addresses are collected, they will immediately be made anonymous by the removal of the last digits. Future data collection, processing and storage can be refused at any time.

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