Cookies are the text files that are saved by a browser on the end device to store certain information. The next time the website is accessed by using the same end device and browser, the information stored in cookies will be either sent back to our website ("First Party Cookie") or to another website to which the cookie belongs ("Third Party Cookie").
Through the stored and returned information, the respective website recognizes that it has already been accessed and visited with the browser of the end device. Only the cookie itself is identified on the end device. Further storage of personal data takes place only after express acceptance.
Cookies that are not absolutely necessary to provide services on our website are only used after consent has been given. These types of cookies are only used after clicking on the "Accept Cookies" button.
Depending on the purpose and function, we divide cookies into the following categories:
3.1 Required cookies
3.2 Performance cookies
3.3 Marketing cookies
Required cookies support functions without which the website cannot be used as intended. These cookies are used exclusively by the website. Therefore, they are so-called first-party cookies. This means that all information stored in the cookies is returned to the website.
Required cookies are used, for example, to ensure that a logged-in user remains logged in when accessing various pages on the website and does not have to re-enter the login data each time a new page is showing up.
The use of the required cookies on our website is possible without consent because of a legitimate interest in offering a technically flawless website (Art. 6, Para 1, lit. f GDPR). For this reason, absolutely required cookies cannot be deactivated or activated. However, there is the general option of deactivating cookies in the browser (see point 4). We process the required cookies for the duration listed in the list below.
The following required cookies are used on our website:
Description: Those cookies store fact that the use of performance cookies was accepted or rejected.
Duration: 1 year from the consent
Description: Those cookies store fact that the use of marketing cookies was accepted or rejected.
Duration: 1 year from the consent
Performance cookies are used on the website. Performance cookies collect information about how the website is used to continuously improve it. These cookies count whether and which sub-pages of the website were visited and what content the users were interested in. Specifically, the number of hits on a page, the number of pages accessed, the time spent on our website, the order of visited pages, searched terms, the country, and region, as well as the number of mobile devices, what access our websites.
Below there are listed the performance cookies used on the website:
Description: Google Analytics, to identify returning visitors.
Duration: 2 years
Currently the website do not use marketing cookies.
In general, the user can configure the Internet browser so that cookies are not saved on the end device or that the user is asked each time whether he/she agrees to the settings of cookies. Once the cookies are set, they can also be deleted at any time. How all this works in detail can be found in the help function of the browser. Please note that a general deactivation of cookies may lead to functional restrictions on the website.