Cookie policy

Use of Cookies
  1. Description and scope of data processing

When you visit our website, we use technical tools for various functions, in particular cookies, which can be stored on your device. When you visit our website for the first time and at any time later, you have the choice of whether you generally permit the setting of cookies or which individual additional functions you would like to select. You can make changes in your browser settings or via our consent manager. Cookies are text files or information in a database that are stored on your hard drive and assigned to the browser you are using so that certain information can be passed to the entity that sets the cookie. Below we describe what kind of cookies we use:

We use technically necessary cookies, which are required for the technical structure of the website. Without these cookies, our website cannot be displayed (completely correctly) or the support functions are not possible.

The following data is stored and transmitted in the technical necessary cookies:

    • Language settings
    • Storage of search queries

We use cookies on our website that are not technically necessary. Technically unnecessary cookies are text files that are not only used for the functionality of the website, but also collect other data.

As a result, the following data will be processed:

    • IP-address
    • Internet user location
    • Date and time of the website visit
    • Tracking of the surfing behavior
  1. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to ensure the functionality of our website. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

We need technical necessary cookies for the following purposes:

    • Applying language settings

The use of technically not necessary cookies is carried out for the purpose of improving the quality of our website, its content and thus our reach and profitability. By setting these cookies, we learn how the website is used and can thus constantly optimize our offer. These cookies serve us particularly for the following purposes:

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  1. Legal basis for data processing

The regulations of the Telecommunications-Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG) are relevant for the storage of information in the end user's terminal equipment and/or access to information already stored in the end user's terminal equipment. If the setting and reading of cookies is technically necessary, this is done to ensure the functionality of our website. In this case, the storage of and access to cookies on your terminal equipment is carried out on the basis of § 25(2)(2) TTDSG. This storage of and access to the information in your terminal equipment serves to facilitate your use of our website and to be able to offer you our services as you have requested. Some functions of our website also do not work without the use of these cookies and could therefore not be offered. The cookies are generally deleted after the session ends (e.g. logging out or closing the browser) or after the expiry of a specified duration. Information on different storage periods for cookies can be found in the following sections of this data protection declaration.

As far as cookies are set that are not technically necessary, this is done on the basis of your expressed consent, which you can provide via the cookie banner. The basis for storing and accessing information in this case is § 25(1) TTDSG in conjunction with. Art. 6(1)(1)(a), Art. 7 GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future or subsequently grant it again by configuring your settings for cookies accordingly. Alternatively, you can prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser software. Please note that the browser settings you make only affect the browser you are using. If personal data is processed following the storage of and access to the information on your terminal equipment, the provisions of the GDPR are relevant. Information on this can be found in the following sections of this privacy policy.