Last revised: 06 February 2019
Cookies are small text files that are transferred from web sites locally to the hard disk of your computer or mobile device and stored there when you visit the web sites. This will save your actions and your preferred settings during your browser session or for your next visit to the web sites. Cookies can be used to track your preferences and statistically evaluate the usage data for the web sites in order to improve our offer, our Internet presence and our advertising in terms of content, graphics and technology according to your needs. On our web sites we may use similar techniques, such as pixels, Conversion tracking, etc. For the sake of consistency, all these techniques combined will be hereafter referred as Cookies.
2. Types of Cookies
Various cookies can be used on WEB sites:
3. Further information on Cookies on our web sites
In the following sections we will provide you further information on Cookies on our web sites.
3.1 Analytics Cookies
The use of web beacons does not provide us any personal information and we do not use this technology to access your personal information. This Web site does not use targeting cookies to deliver targeted advertising on this Web site.
3.3 Duration of Storage
Cookies are stored for different periods of time. On our web sites we use session cookies. Session Cookies are only stored for the duration of your visit to our web sites, hence your current visit to one of our web sites or a browser session.
4. Cookie Information
This web site uses Google Analytics, the web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google“). Google Analytics uses “Cookies“, which are text files that are stored on your computer and that enable the analysis of your use of the web site. The information generated by the cookies regarding your use of the web site (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there.
This Web site uses IP anonymization. This way, Google’s IP address is compressed within European Union member states, or states party to the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the United States and is compressed there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the web site in order to generate reports regarding web site activity for the Web site operator and to provide further services associated with the web site utilization and internet utilization.
Your anonymized IP address taken by your browser for Google Analytics will not be linked with other data stored by Google. You may prevent the installation of cookies by using a corresponding setting on your browser software; however please be reminded that in that case you will not be able to use all Web site functions extensively. You can choose to prevent Google from receiving and processing the data generated by the cookies regarding your use of the web site (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin, available at:
5. Administration and deletion of Cookies and exercise of your right of withdrawal
Please note that you can still visit and use our web sites after deactivating Cookies by changing your browser settings. Under certain circumstances, however, deactivating Cookies may mean that you can no longer make full use of the functions of our web sites.
In case you share your device with other person, you have to make sure that they are adequately informed and can exercise their rights.