2.1 Technical information and cookies
You may visit our website without making any entries about your person. If you visit our websites, even if this happens, for instance, via a link in our newsletter or an advertisement, certain data is nevertheless collected and stored in so-called log files. Only access data without direct personal reference is collected, even if the visit takes place via newsletter links or advertisement links on the Internet. This data includes
- the website from where we are visited
- the website that is called up or the name of the requested file
- type and version of your browser,
- time and date of the visit
- the operating system on which the browser is installed
- the name of your Internet service provider
- the Internet address of the visitor (IP address)
- products and content in which the visitor is interested and the degree of interest, such as duration, frequency, interaction with forms, navigation elements and links.
A conclusion on your person is not possible on the basis of this data and will not be made without your separate consent. Where we learn a date which theoretically allows conclusions to be drawn about your person, e.g. with regard to the IP address, we have made it more difficult or almost impossible to refer back to you by making appropriate reductions.
If we integrate third-party content (e.g. embedded films or other information) into our websites, they receive your IP address for this purpose alone, as otherwise the content cannot be delivered to your browser.
Many cookies are automatically deleted from your hard drive after each browser session (end of the session) and are hence named session cookies. However, there are also cookies that remain stored permanently on your terminal device. For your convenience, their expiry time is usually set to a point in the far future. So the next time you visit our website, it is automatically recognized that you have already been there before and which entries and settings you prefer. (persistent cookies) Also some of these cookies serve the purpose of displaying information specifically tailored to your interests on our website or the website of our partners.
(cookies that do not require consent)
Cookies, which allow functions without which you could not use this website as intended, are only used by us and their contents are not made accessible to third parties. These cookies that do not require your consent are used by us on the basis of Article 6(1) point (b) of the GDPR.
For those cookies that, according to the will of the legislator, may not be set without your consent, a reference to this data protection information is already made even if you only visit our website.
Here we have listed an overview of the cookies used by us. Please also note the following general information on your technical possibilities of objection and our supplementary notes on special usages of cookies under 2.3.
Your technical possibilities of objection
Regardless of the set expiry date, you can manually delete cookies in your browser. In some browser settings, the acceptance of cookies is pre-set without restrictions. You can enable or disable temporary and stored cookies independently of each other in the privacy and security settings of your browser. Apart from browser settings that generally deactivate the automatic setting of cookies, you can also deactivate cookies by setting your browser so that cookies are blocked by a certain domain, e.g. "googleadservices.com". This setting prevents the execution of corresponding services that set cookies from this domain.
Some web services have an opt-out option. In this case, you set a generic cookie (hereinafter referred to as "block cookie") that informs, e.g. a web analysis service that you do not wish your activities to be tracked. Possibilities to set a blocking cookie are listed separately under the list of web services we use, which is to be found under 2.3
. If you use the option in your browser to delete all cookies, please remember that you may have to make the appropriate settings or set blocking cookies again! werden muss!
Google allows e.g. corresponding settings under https://myaccount.google.com/intro
. Possibilities of making advertising settings for numerous other networks can be found under http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices
. Under http://optout.aboutads.info/
and or http://optout.networkadvertising.org
you can inform yourself about many advertising measures and also disable them.
If you are using a mobile device, you can enable the "No Ad Tracking" (iOS) or "Disable personalised advertising" (Android) setting on the device with the corresponding operating system. This is to prevent the Advertising-ID (a non-personal device ID) from being used to provide interest-driven advertising.
If you use the option in your browser to delete all cookies, please remember that you may have to make the appropriate settings or set blocking cookies again!
Accepting cookies is not a prerequisite for visiting our website. However, if you do not accept cookies or deactivate them, certain options on our website (such as services, buying, saving a shopping cart for later or certain information) may not be available to you and some websites may not be displayed correctly.
If you wish to conclude contracts with us, you have to accept certain cookies. If you do not want to this, a contract cannot be concluded.
You can find further information on the usage of cookies on the websites of the EU’s independent data protection authority https://edps.europa.eu/edps-homepage_en?lang=en
If you do not wish the setting of cookies that require your consent, you can exercise your right by technical means, which we have described under 2.1
. "Your technical possibilities of objection". Or if you want to know more about the use of special cookies, see our notes under 2.3