What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by the web browser on the user’s device to store certain information. The next time you visit our website with the same device, the information stored in cookies is sent back to our website (“first-party cookie”) or another website to which the cookie belongs (“third-party cookie”).
Through the information stored and returned in the cookie, the respective website recognizes that the user has already accessed and visited it with the web browser of his end device. We use this information in order to be able to optimally display the website to the user according to his preferences.
However, only the cookie itself is identified on the device. Any further storage of personal data takes place only if the user gives us his express consent or if this storage is absolutely necessary in order to be able to use the service offered and called up.
The user can adjust his cookie settings individually at any time, for example by activating or deactivating individual cookie categories.
How the user can generally deactivate or delete cookies (including the absolutely necessary cookies) in his browser is described under “Deactivation or deletion of all cookies”.
Categories of cookies used
Depending on the purpose and function, we divide the cookies used by the website into the following categories:
Absolutely necessary cookies
Marketing / third party / consent requiring cookies
Absolutely necessary cookies
Absolutely necessary cookies ensure that this website or the service works properly. This means that without these cookies, this website or the service cannot be used as intended. This type of cookie is only used by the operator of the website (first-party cookie) and all information stored in the cookies is only sent to this website.
The following absolutely necessary cookies are used on our website:
Name Purpose Duration
lduser This cookie is necessary to deliver the appropriate features. 30 days
Absolutely necessary cookies cannot be deactivated or activated individually. The user has the option at any time to adjust his cookie settings or to generally deactivate cookies in his browser (see point “Deactivating or deleting all cookies”).
Functional cookies enable this website to store information provided, such as B. to save the user name or the language selection and to offer the user improved and personalized functions based on this. These cookies only collect and save anonymized information.
The user can object to the use of functional cookies at any time by adjusting their cookie settings accordingly.
Performance cookies collect information about how our websites are used in order to improve their attractiveness, content and functionality. These cookies help us, for example, to determine whether and which sub-pages of our website are visited and which content the users are particularly interested in. We record the number of hits on a page, the number of subpages called up, the time spent on our website, the order of the pages visited, which search terms have brought our users to us, the country, the region and, if applicable, the city of the Access takes place, as well as the proportion of mobile devices that access our websites. The IP address of a computer transmitted for technical reasons is automatically anonymized and does not allow us to draw any conclusions about the individual user.
The following performance cookies may be used on our website:
Name Purpose Duration
_ga This cookie collects anonymized information about how users use this website for analysis purposes. 2 years
_gat This cookie restricts data collection if too many requests are received on a page. Some requests are blocked and the results are extrapolated. 10 mins
The user of the website can object to the use of performance cookies at any time by adjusting their cookie settings accordingly.
Marketing / Third Party Cookies
Marketing / third party / consent-based cookies come from external advertising companies and are used to collect information about the websites visited by the user, e.g. B. to create target group-oriented advertising for the user.
No marketing / third party / consent requiring cookies are used on our website.
The user can object to the use of marketing cookies at any time by adjusting their cookie settings accordingly.
Deactivation or deletion of all cookies
The user can set his web browser so that the storage of cookies on his device is generally prevented or he is asked every time whether he agrees to the setting of cookies. Once cookies have been set, the user can delete them at any time. How it all works is described in the help function of the respective web browser.
A general deactivation of cookies can lead to functional restrictions on this website.
When a user submits a request to us via a contact form, we collect the data entered on that form, including the detailed contact information provided, in order to answer the question asked and all subsequent questions. This information will not be passed on to third parties without the permission of the user.
Therefore, we will only process all data entered by the user in the contact form with his consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 a) GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time. Any form of email inquiry will suffice. The data processed prior to such a request will remain lawfully processed.
We will save the data provided by the user in the contact form until he requests deletion, revokes his consent to storage or if the reason for the storage is lost (e.g. after the user request service has ended). Binding and legal regulations, in particular regulations on mandatory retention periods for data, are not overridden by the above provisions.