Cookies are small files that are stored on your end device. They can be used to determine whether there has been any contact between us and your end device in the past. Only the cookie on your end device is identified. Personal data can only be saved in cookies if you have given your consent or if it is essential for technical reasons, e.g. tenable a secure login.
By using our website, you consent to the use and storage of cookies on your end device. However, you can also view our website without cookies. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can prevent cookies from being saved on your end device by setting your browser to not accept cookies. You can delete cookies stored on your end device at any time. The exact instructions for how to do this can be found in the manual for your browser or end device. Further information about deactivating local shared objects can be found here.
Information about deactivating local shared objects: If you choose not to accept cookies, it may result in a reduced availability of theservices provided on our website
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.
We use [only session cookies / only persistent cookies / both session and persistent cookies] on our website.
The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:
Essential cookies (type 1)
Functional cookies (type 2)
Performance cookies (type 3)
Third-party cookies (type 4)
We use the following cookies on our website:
This cookie stores the band width of your internet connection in order to optimise content delivery.
This cookie stores the country code of the country from which you are accessing the website. This enables us to show you the content in your language
This cookie assigns an anonymized ID (session ID) to your device for the duration of your visit in order to be able to bundle several related queries to the server and allocate them to a session.
Search _suggest, search _term, search _nba _ref
These cookies store data relating to your search requests (e.g. previously entered search text, last search suggestion) in order to improve your search results.
show_ info box:
This cookie prevents repeated display of the Welcome sequence on our homepage.
S _cc, s _cpc, s _fid, s _fv, s_prop52, s _ria, s_ resort, s_ tracking_ resort,s_ sq,s _tracking_ belt, s_ vi.:
These cookies store information on how visitors use our website and help us to continuously further develop our website in line with their interests.
In order to improve our website, we conduct regular online surveys on the quality of our pages and information offering. This cookie shows whether a user has accepted or rejected the invitation to the survey
Cookies are set by YouTube and/or Google when you play a video on the site. For information about the types of cookies their usage and purpose please read more:http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/
We use [Google Analytics] to analyse the use of our website. Google uses analytics. Analysis of usage data:
Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.
Names of the analytics cookies used on the website are:
s_ cc, s_ cpc, s_ fid, s_ fv, s_prop52, s_ria, s_resort, s_tracking_resort, s_sq, s_tracking_belt, s_vi These cookies store information on how visitors use our website and help us to continuously further develop our website in line with their interests.
psyma_participation In order to improve our website, we conduct regular online surveys on the quality of our pages and information offering. This cookie shows whether a user has accepted or rejected the invitation to the survey.
ACTIVITY, GEUP, PREF, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, YSC, HSID, APISID, LOGIN_INFO, SID, SSID Cookies are set by YouTube and/or Google when you play a video on the site. For information about the types of cookies, their usage and purpose please read more:http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: [_utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz].
The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.
Our website does not serve any third party cookies to users
Only Google AdSense advertisements or any other online based advertisement are published on the website.
There are no any cookie preference management facilities available to users on the website
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
Our website also uses third party cookies.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;
(b) in Firefox (version 36) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 41), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:
(a) in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);
(b) in Firefox (version 36), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and
(c) in Chrome (version 41), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.
Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.