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Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". Their purpose is to provide technical availability for the services offered on our website. After your visit, these cookies are automatically deleted from your browser.
Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us to recognize your device on your next visit (so-called “persistent” or “permanent cookies”).
The next time you visit our website using the same device, the information stored in cookies is sent back either to our website (“first party cookie”) or to another website to which the cookie belongs (“third party cookie”).
These cookies are automatically deleted from your system after a pre-set period that differs depending on the cookie.
On the basis of the information that is stored and returned, the respective website recognizes that you have already accessed and visited it using the browser on your device.
We use this information to optimize the display and design of our website in accordance with your preferences. However, in this context, only the cookie itself is identified on your device.
Personal data will only be stored beyond this purpose with your express consent, or if this is absolutely necessary in order to be able to use the respective offering that you have accessed.
This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:
• Essential cookies
• Functional cookies
• Marketing/Tracking cookies
Essential cookies ensure functionality without which you cannot use our web pages as intended. We use these cookies exclusively, and they serve, for example, to ensure that you as a registered user always remain logged in when accessing various sub-pages on our website and thus do not have to re-enter your login data each time a new page is accessed.
The use of essential cookies on our website is possible without your consent.
Functional cookies enable our website to store information that has already been entered (such as registered name or language selection) and to offer you improved and more personalized functions based on this information. These cookies collect and store only anonymous information; they cannot track your movements on other websites.
The legal basis for the use of these cookies is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest comprises the purposes set out above.
You may deactivate cookies generally in your browser at any time (see below).
However, disabling cookies may limit your ability to use some functions of this website.
Marketing and/or tracking cookies are only set with your active consent.
The legal basis for data processing in such cases is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.
These cookies originate from third parties (third-party cookies) and are used to collect information about the websites visited by the user in order to create target group-oriented advertising for users.
You can also manage cookies used for online marketing purposes using tools developed in many countries as part of self-regulatory programmed, such as the US-based https://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU-based http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the placement of cookies and only allow cookies in specific cases, such as third-party cookies (cookies placed by third parties, i.e., not by the website you are currently viewing), exclude the acceptance of cookies generally, or just for certain cases, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing your browser. You can delete cookies that have been saved at any time using your browser settings.
Disabling cookies may limit your ability to use some functions of this website.
Use the following links to learn about options for the most commonly used browsers:
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If you have not made or do not make any other settings, cookies that enable or are intended to ensure necessary technical functions remain on your device until you close the browser; other cookies may remain on your device for longer (maximum 6 months).
To safeguard your privacy, you should regularly check the cookies on your respective device as well as your browsing history and delete them on your own.
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