1. What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files, which are stored on your end device via the browser when you use our website. These text files contain information for the provision of user-friendly services and are exported from web browsers. Cookies allow our website to recognise you, so that our web server can present you with a more customised, better, faster website, which is tailored more to your requirements.
Therefore, please consider that you may not receive any access to some website contents if you block cookies.
A differentiation is basically made between the following types of cookies:
- Session-based cookies: These are stored on your computer/end device while you surf on our website and are then deleted afterwards.
- Permanent cookies: These cookies remain on your computer for a longer period of time.
- Cookies of third-party providers: These cookies are generated by partner websites and are embedded in our website. They are for the purpose of delivering personalised advertising, for example.
We generally only use Internet technologies (e.g. cookies, Java script) to simplify the use of our website for you and optimise our service and your communication with our contents:
- We use so-called session-based cookies to keep the present session active.
This website also uses Google web analysis services. You can find further information about this at Privacy.
3. Cookies of third-party-providers
4. Used cookies
- __utmc - Google Analytics: This is used, in conjunction with __utmb, to determine whether this is a new (or more recent) visit.
- fe_type_user - TYPO3: Frontend Session Cookie
- PHPSESSID: PHP Session Cookie
Session-based cookies will be deleted, when the browser gets closed.
- __utma - Google Analytics: Allows you to track visits and visitors.. Lifespan: 2 years
- __utmb - Google Analytics: This is used to identify new visits. Lifespan: 30 minutes
- __utmt - Google Analytics: Request rate to restrict Google Analytics. Lifespan: 10 minutes
- __utmx - Google Analytics: A cookie that is set specifically for testing and experimentation in Google Analytics. Lifespan: 18 months
- __utmz - Google Analytics: Determines which source / campaign the visitor comes from. Lifespan: 6 months
- _gat - Google Analytics: Function-related cookie whose function can vary. Lifespan: 2 years
- cookie-consent: Used for the cookie-consent notification.
5. Management of cookies / objection
- View cookies,
- allow cookies,
- deactivate all or specific cookies,
- deactivate all cookies when closing the browser,
- Cookies blockenblock cookies,
- messages when cookies are to be set and
- objection to tracking analysis
For the following browsers, you can find the instructions for deactivating cookies on the manufacturers’ websites. If you block our cookies in your browser, you may not be able to use some of the areas of our website.