What are cookies and why do you need them?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer's disk by a web server. Its main purpose is to store settings and other information on your computer so that the next time you visit our website, you don't have to re-enter all the information. Cookies cannot execute programs or infect your computer with viruses. A cookie does not allow us to access your system or data. All modern web browsers allow you to set cookies. Browsers can be set to accept or reject all or some cookies or to prompt users each time a cookie is offered. Changing your browser settings to receive cookies may limit your ability to interact with our website. You can always delete cookies that are stored on your computer using your browser's tools (history and cookies).
Cookies that collect information about the use of the website
This website also collects information about the use of the websites and online services. For example, the site analysis tool in your browser provides information about what page you came from, what search engines and keywords you are looking for, the pages you have viewed on our site and, complementary to that, what scale and height with your browser. Through various tracking technologies, we may collect information about the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions you take on our website. In addition, we collect standard information that your web browser sends to each website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and website addresses.
Types of cookies we use
1 Necessary cookies (own cookies) Such cookies enable the use of essential components necessary for the proper functioning of the website and its functions. Without these cookies, the services you wish to use on this website may not function properly (e.g. logging in as a website user).
2 Handshake cookies (temporary cookies) These cookies collect information about how users behave on the website in order to improve the experiential components of the website (e.g. which parts of the website they visit most often). These cookies do not collect information through which they can identify the user, so we use them to improve the performance of the website in a future release.
3 Functional cookies (persistent cookies) These cookies allow the website to remember some of your preferences and choices (e.g. your username) and provide a better user experience and advanced, personalised features.
4 Advertising and targeting cookies (temporary cookies) These cookies are often used by advertising and social networks (third parties) to show you more targeted advertisements, limit ad repetition or measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns.