Data Protection

Cookie Guidelines

In these guidelines we use the term “cookies” to refer to cookies and other similar technologies that are covered by the EU directive on the processing of personal data the protection of privacy in electronic communication.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files containing data, which are created by a visited website. They are saved on the computer of the visitor to a website, to allow the user access to various functions. A session cookie is temporarily saved on a computer while the visitor navigates through the website. A cookie of this type is deleted when the user closes his or her Internet-browser or after a certain period of time has passed (i.e. when the session expires). A permanent cookie remains on the visitor’s computer until it is deleted.

Which cookies are used?

Google Analytics (http://www.google.de/analytics)

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. Google Analytics uses so called “cookies”, text documents stored on your computer which render an analysis of the way the website is used possible. The information generated by cookies concerning the use of the website (including the IP address) is transported to a server in the US where it is saved. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website in order to create reports on website activities for further use by website owners and to establish which further uses and services can be provided through website and internet use. Google will pass this information on to third parties in so far as this is a legal requirement or third parties are using the data on behalf of Google. Google will not connect your IP address with other information held by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by means of an appropriate setting of your browser software. We would like to point out that in the event of this being the case then it may not be possible to make full use of all functions of this website. Using this website means that you agree with Google making further use of the data generated by your use of the website as described previously and for the aforementioned purposes.
This website also uses the function anonymizeIP(), which processes IP-adresses in a shortened form, so users can’t be personal referenced.
You can find more information about Google Analytics on http://www.google.com/analytics/.
If you don’t agree upon the data aquisition, you can prevent it by using a Google Browser-Plugin (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout).

How can I reject and delete cookies?

We absolutely do not use cookies for the collection of personal information about a visitor. You can reject or block cookies by changing your browser settings if you wish to do so. You can find out more about this under your browser’s “Help” function. Please note that most browsers automatically accept cookies. Therefore, if you wish to suppress the use of cookies, you may have to actively delete or block them. You can find further information on the use of cookies in mobile telephone browsers and the possibilities to reject or delete such cookies in your mobile telephone handbook. Please note, however, that if you reject the use of cookies, although you will be able to continue to use our websites, the operation of some functions may be impaired.

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