Cookie: A cookie is an identifier, which is stored on your device by your browser, if your browser is configured to do so. Most browsers can be configured to reject cookies or to inform you, when a cookie is stored.
By using cookies, we collect, process, and use your personal data in pseudonymous form for promotional and market research purposes and to adjust our website to your interests (unless you have opted out of this), for displaying or sending you - if applicable with your consent - information about us and to keep you updated about our products and services that might be of interest to you. Based on this technology we might get reports from our service providers that include references to personal or aggregated data. Aggregated data might include data like general demographic or usage characteristics describing the visitors of our websites.
More information about data protection and the mailing of our newsletters can be found in our Privacy Statement.
In the following you will find general descriptions about the types of cookies that are used on our website, including the purposes of these cookies.
Required Cookies: The Required Cookies enable the navigation and basic functionality of the websites, e.g. access to protected areas of the websites. Since these cookies are required for certain functionalities of the websites, there is no opt-out option available for such cookies. If you configure your browser to prevent the storage of Required Cookies, some parts of the website will not work properly.
Functional Cookies: The Functional Cookies allow us to analyze your website usage and your selections on the website (e.g. your login name, language, or region), so we can remember these settings and to offer you a more personal experience on our websites. These cookies can also be used to remember settings that you have chosen on the websites. You can configure your browser to prevent the storage of Functional Cookies. Please note that it might reduce the functionality offered by our websites, if you prevent these cookies from being stored.
Targeting/Advertising Cookies: In some cases we make use of third-party
service providers to track and analyze statistical information about the
usage and scope of content that is used by individual users of our websites.
This might result in cookies being set by the service
providers to track the performance of our advertisement. These
cookies might, for example store information about the browsers that have
been used to visit our websites. The information provided to third-party
providers by us does not include personal information, but the
collected information might be linked with other personal information gathered elsewhere.
Besides that we have contracts with advertising networks. These advertising networks track your online activities and navigation over time and across multiple websites or other online services by setting cookies. This might result in information being tracked about you across multiple browsing devices, like your PC or laptop, smartphone, or tablet. Third-parties use such information to target advertising for products and services based on your personal interests. This might result in advertisement being displayed on any of your browsing devices. The Advertising Cookies with their related services help us to analyze and monitor the effectiveness of our marketing activities. You can configure your browser to prevent the storage of Advertising Cookies.
PhpMyVisites: a local web analysis and traffic monitoring service on our web service.
AddThis: AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms.