If you have any questions about Cookies or about data protection in general, you can reach us per e-mail using [email protected] or through our Contact Form.
What are Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies?
A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on your device and accessed from there to the extent you agree when you visit one of our sites. The other tracking technologies work similarly to cookies and place small files on your devices or monitor your web site activity to enable us to collect information about how you use our site. This enables our site to recognise your device as opposed to other users of the site. The information below about cookies also applies to these other tracking technologies.
You can find more information at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
What Types of Cookies Do We Use?
- Necessary cookies: these cookies are necessary for us to provide you with the basic features of our website and cannot be turned off in our systems.
- Non-essential cookies:
- Performance and analytics cookies: these cookies allow us to track visits and traffic sources to measure and improve the performance of our website.
- Functional cookies: These cookies are used to improve functionality and personalization during your visit.
Below you will find a list of the non-essential cookies (Performance and analytics we use, with their name, description, lifetime, and type, so you know what you are consenting to. Please note that this list may be updated from time to time.
- The test_cookie is set by doubleclick.net and is used to determine if the user's browser supports cookies.
- 15 minutes
- The __gads cookie, set by Google, is stored under DoubleClick domain and tracks the number of times users see an advert, measures the success of the campaign and calculates its revenue. This cookie can only be read from the domain they are set on and will not track any data while browsing through other sites.
- 1 year 24 days
- Google Ads Service uses this cookie to collect information about from multiple websites for retargeting ads.
- 1 year 24 days
- The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognize unique visitors.
- 1 year 1 month 4 days
- Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
- 1 day
- Google Analytics sets this cookie for user behavior tracking.
- 1 minute
What is Google Analytics?
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google LLC that tracks and reports website traffic. When Google Analytics is used, interactions of website visitors are primarily recorded and systematically evaluated with the help of analytical cookies. The following data is processed through the use of Google Analytics:
- 3 bytes of the IP address of the called system of the website visitor (anonymized IP address),
- the website called up,
- the website from which the user reached the accessed page of my website (referrer),
- the subpages accessed from the website,
- the time spent on the website
- the frequency with which the website is accessed.
Google states that it will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser accordingly. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
What is Facebook Remarketing?
We use so-called "Facebook pixels" of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Meta Websites Inc. With the help of the Facebook pixels, it is possible for Facebook to determine the visitors of our website as a target group for the display of advertisements, so-called "Facebook ads".
You can object to the collection by the Facebook pixels and use of your data for the display of Facebook ads. To do so, you can visit the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions there on the settings for usage-based advertising: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or declare the objection via the US page http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/.
We use Google AdSense, a web advertising service provided by Google LLC. Google AdSense uses so-called "DoubleClick DART Cookies" ("Cookies"). In addition, Google AdSense also uses so-called "web beacons" (small invisible graphics) to collect information, through the use of which simple actions such as user traffic on our website can be recorded, collected and evaluated. The information generated by the cookie and/or web beacon (including your IP address) about your visit to this website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Google uses the information thus obtained to carry out an evaluation of user behavior with regard to the AdSense ads. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google AdSense will not be merged with other Google data. The information collected by Google may be transferred to third parties where required to do so by law, and/or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.
How Can You Manage Cookies?
a) Browser control
b) Pop-up consent tool
Regardless of your initial decision, you may from time to time withdraw your consent or adjust your preferences through browser control settings, clearing your cookie folder, or by changing your preferences in our Pop-Up Consent Tool.
The legal basis for the use of technically non-essential cookies (cookies used to analyses your behavior on a website (analytical cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (advertising cookies)) is your consent given voluntarily when you first visit a website as part of our cookie banner.
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