Cookie notice

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are stored on your end device via your browser when you use our website. These text files contain information on the provision of user-friendly services and are selected by web browsers. Cookies allow our website to recognize you, so that our web server can provide you with a more customized, better and quicker website better suited to your needs.

Please consider that you may not be able to access some web contents if you block cookies. Cookies are generally divided into the following types:

  • Session-based cookies: These are stored on your computer or end device while you surf on our websites 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 may be used to deliver personalized advertising.
     

2. How we use cookies

We generally only use internet technologies (e.g. cookies, Java script) to simplify the use of our website for you and to optimize our service and your communication with our content:

  • We use session-based cookies to keep the present session active.
  • We use cookies for data analysis. For instance, we can identify how our forms are accepted, how many visitors use our websites or what the most frequently visited web pages are.
  • We use cookies of third-party providers. These help to improve your experiences with our content and advertisements. This website also uses Google web analysis services. You can find further information on this atData protection“.

 

3. Cookies of third-party providers

Some third-party providers use cookies on your computer to specifically register visitor behaviour and personalise services, including advertising. Depending on the platform, several cookies may be installed by third-party providers. Read about how third-party providers use cookies on the relevant sites of the network. You can find information about the networks in the table below. We have no control over cookies from third-party providers. We therefore recommend that you check the third-party websites to see which cookies are used and how they can be managed. For conventional third-party providers such as Facebook, Google and many others, the "Digital Advertising Alliance" offers an option for applying a collective opt-out for all DAA companies. More information about this can be found in points 4 and 5.

 

4. We are currently using the following cookies

Persistent cookies:

  • Cookie / Provider / Application / Duration
  • _ga / Google Analytics / Allows you to track visits and visitors. / 2 years
  • _gac_UA-9024242-1 / Google Analytics & Google AdWords / Contains user's campaign information (AdWords website conversion tags). / 3 months
  • _gat_UA-9024242-1 / Google Analytics / Cookie prevents the call to Google Analytics (opt-out). / 1 minute
  • _gcl_aw / Google AdWords / Google AdWords Third Party Cookies. These are used when you are referred to our website when you click on an ad. / 3 months
  • _gid / Google Analytics / Allows visitors and visitors to be tracked./ 1 day
  • cookie_banner_seen / set yourself / confirmation of cookie hint. / 1 year
  • 1P_JAR / Google Analytics / Collect website statistics and tracked conversion rates. / 1 month
  • AID / Google / Google use this cookie to link your activity on different devices if you previously signed in to your Google Account on another device. This serves to coordinate the ads that appear on different devices for you, as well as to measure conversion events. / 18 months
  • APISID / Google & YouTube / This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. / 2 years
  • CONSENT / Google / This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. This includes, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. / 20 years
  • DSID / AdWords Remarketing / This cookie is used to store the user's preferences. For instance, it is used to display individualized advertising. / 1 week
  • DV / Google / This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. / 10 mins
  • HSID / Google & YouTube / This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. This includes, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. / 2 years
  • IDE / AdWords Remarketing / Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the user's actions on the website after displaying or clicking on one of the provider's ads, for the purpose of measuring the effectiveness of an advertisement and the display of targeted advertising for the user. / 2 years
  • NID / Google / This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. This includes, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. / 182 days
  • OGPC / Google / Are set by YouTube and / or Google as soon as a video is embedded on a page and / or played. / 2 months
  • OTZ / Google / Google uses this cookie to personalize advertising. / 1 month
  • SAPISID / Google & YouTube / This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. This includes, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. / 2 years
  • SID / Google & YouTube / This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. This includes, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. / 2 years
  • SIDCC / Google & YouTube / Security cookie that protects user data from unauthorized access. / 1 day
  • SSID / Google & YouTube / This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. This includes, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. / 2 years
  • LOGIN_INFO / YouTube / This cookie is installed by the YouTube video service on websites with embedded YouTube videos. / 2 years
  • PREF / YouTube / This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. This includes, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. / 10 years
  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE / YouTube / This is a cookie that YouTube uses to calculate the bandwidth of the user. This information is used to determine if the user should use the player's new or old interface. / 1 year

Session-related cookies:

  • Cookie / Provider / Application / Duration
  • _gat / Google / Used by Google Analytics to limit the request rate. / Session cookie
  • YSC / YouTube / This cookie is set by the video service YouTube on websites with embedded YouTube videos. / Session cookie

 

5. Management of cookies / Objection

In your browser menu, you can find settings options for the use of cookies. A browser usually has the following optional settings:

  • View cookies
  • Allow cookies
  • Deactivate all or specific cookies
  • Deactivate all cookies when closing the browser
  • Block cookies
  • Messages when a cookie is to be installed
  • Objection to tracking web 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 certain of the areas of our website.