What are session and persistent cookies?
A distinction is made among session cookies, which are deleted when you close your browser, and permanent cookies, which are stored even after your visit has expired. We inform you about the duration of the storage of each cookie or similar technology in the tables below.
What are first-party and third-party cookies?
If the cookie is placed directly by the website the user is visiting, we’re talking about a first-party cookie. Conversely if a domain other than the one the user is visiting places the cookie, we’re talking about a third-party cookie. A third-party cookie is usually set when an element from another website is incorporated and the browser fetches the element from other sites. It may include for example images, advertisements or cookies.
What are the different categories of cookies on this website?
Cookies and other technologies can serve different purposes of processing. Our website uses different categories of cookies and similar technologies as detailed below. We make sure to inform you about how we use each of the technologies on our website.
What is the legal basis for processing cookies?
When processing “strictly necessary cookies and similar technologies” we will do it in accordance with our legitimate purposes explained below in accordance with Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.
With regards to any other category of cookies or similar technologies, we process your personal data based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR. We will, in those cases, obtain your previous consent and record it through our cookie banner.
If you want to change your preferences, please click here. Please note that if certain cookies or similar technologies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all the functions that the website offers.
Strictly necessary cookies and similar technologies
Strictly necessary cookies are essential to provide you with the services that you request within our website. Those include technical resources to ensure that the page is loaded quickly and that you are able to view our page on different devices. We may also use strictly necessary cookies to comply with our obligations such as obtaining and recording your consent. Those cookies store different categories of personal data which depend on the scope, purpose and retention period of the cookie or similar technology. The information may contain your shortened IP address, information about your behaviour on our website, referral information which explains how you accessed our website or other details such as information relating to the device you use.
Functional Cookies and similar technologies
We use functional cookies to provide you with extended functionalities and to facilitate your navigation. Certain settings are saved as your preferences so that you do not have to enter them again. For example, we save your language setting for this purpose. The processing of your personal data in this context is carried out based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR.
Analytical Cookies and similar technologies
We use analytical cookies to create statistics and to update the design of our website. For this purpose, the providers mentioned below create and store user profiles and permanent cookies on your end device. In addition, it is possible that we access recognition features for your browser or terminal device (e.g. a browser fingerprint or your unabridged IP address. This would allow us to recognise returning visitors and count them as such. In addition, we use the following functions in the context of visitor measurement.
We enrich the pseudonymous data with additional data provided by third parties. We can record demographic characteristics of our visitors by using this method, such as age, gender and place of residence.
In the case of Google Analytics cookies, we have made sure that the last digits of your IP address are masked and deleted before transferring it to Google. Google will therefore only receive pseudonymous IP addresses to perform the analytic functionalities.
The processing of your personal data in this context is carried out based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR.
Third-party tracking technologies for advertising purposes
We use tracking technologies to display targeted advertising on other websites based on your visit to our websites and to help us determine how effective our advertising efforts have been.
What is tracking?
When you visit our websites, it is possible that the third-party providers listed below may call up recognition features for your browser or end device (e.g. a browser fingerprint), evaluate your IP address, save or review recognition features on your end device (e.g. cookies) or gain access to individual tracking pixels. Your individual features can be used by third parties to recognize your end device on other Internet sites. We may request the relevant third-party providers to display advertisements based on the pages visited on our website.
What does cross-device tracking mean?
If you log in to the third-party provider with your own user data, the recognition features of different browsers and end devices can be linked with each other. For example, if the third-party provider has created a separate feature for each of the laptops, desktop PCs, smartphones or tablets you use, these individual features can be assigned to each other as soon as you use a third-party service with your log-in data. This allows the third party to target our advertising campaigns across multiple devices.
The processing is carried out on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR.