What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.
As with most online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function correctly, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.
The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.
Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies are used for load-balancing the delivery of the site.
Statistics: These cookies temporarily store information such as the total number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.
Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.
Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.
The below list details the cookies used in our website.
|_ga||third party||2 years||Registers a unique ID, used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the site.|
|_gat||third party||1 day||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.|
|_gid||third party||1 day||Registers a unique ID, used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the site.|
|collect||third party||session||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.|
|CONSENT||third party||6713 days||Used to detect if the visitor has accepted the marketing category in the cookie banner. This cookie is necessary for GDPR-compliance of the website.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||persistent||1 hour||Used to remember whether the user has accepted the cookies categorised as necessary.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary||persistent||1 year||Used to remember whether the user has accepted the cookies categorised as non-necessary.|
|DYNSRV||session||session||Used in context with load balancing - This optimizes the response rate between the visitor and the site, by distributing the traffic load on multiple network links or servers.|
|GPS||third party||1 day||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.|
|IDE||third party||1 year||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.|
|NID||third party||6 months||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.|
|PREF||third party||8 months||Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.|
|test_cookie||third party||1 day||Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.|
|viewed_cookie_policy||persistent||1 year||Used to remember whether the user has viewed and accepted the use the of cookies.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||third party||179 days||Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.|
|YSC||third party||session||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.|
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) (f) of the DSGVO.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our plugin. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Article 6 (1) (f) of the DSGVO.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.