In order to make your visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us or our partner companies to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be limited.
Cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the place that sets the cookie (in this case us). Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve us to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and more effective overall.
We use so-called technically necessary cookies on our website. Technically necessary cookies are cookies that are necessary for our website to function properly. They help make our website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website.
So-called session cookies (also called temporary or transient cookies) are used in particular. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This enables your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
If you consent, technically unnecessary cookies are also used in connection with the use of Google Analytics via Google. You can find more information on this under Section 6.
So-called persistent cookies are also used here. These enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website and to offer you an improved user experience. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which can differ depending on the cookie.
You can edit your cookie settings under the following link: data protection settings.
b) Legal basis
The legal basis for the use of technically necessary cookies is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Sentence 1, Letter f of the GDPR.
The legal basis for the use of technically unnecessary cookies, if any, is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke this at any time with effect for the future.
c) Third party services from Google
If we use the services of the third-party provider Google, the legal basis for using these services is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter a, 49 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter a GDPR. You can find more information on this in the following paragraphs.
Third party information:
Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001 (“Google”)
the overview of data protection at:
as well as the data protection declaration at:
There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy.
Note on the processing of your data collected on this website in the USA by Google:
By consenting to the use of the respective Google services, you also consent to the processing of your data in the USA in accordance with Article 49 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter a GDPR. The US is assessed by the European Court of Justice as a country with an inadequate level of data protection according to EU standards. In particular, there is a risk that your data may be processed by US authorities for control and monitoring purposes, possibly even without the possibility of redress. If you have not consented to the use of these Google services, the transmission described above will not take place.