IV. What are cookies?
- So that we can recognize you if you return to our website, and can display your desired defaults (e.g. language).
- So that you can use certain services e.g. display of the page in your language, personalization of our page etc.
- So that we can customize our website to better meet the requirements of our customers.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to analyze your use of the website.
The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website (including your IP address in anonymous form) will be passed on to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to produce reports on website activities for us as their operators, and to provide other services associated with website and Internet use. Google will also transfer this data to third parties if necessary, provided that this is legally mandated or insofar as third parties have been commissioned by Google to process this data. Google will never associate your IP address with any other Google data. By using this website, you agree that the data which Google collects about you may be processed as described above, and for the purpose described above. Data collection and storage can be withdrawn at any time with future effect.
This website uses the web analysis service "Digital Analytix", which measures and analyses the visit to the website.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies. The Help function in the menu bar of most Internet browsers explains how you can prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have your browser notify you if there is a new cookie or how you can deactivate all accepted cookies. If you deactivate cookies then some features of our website might become unavailable, and some websites may not display correctly.
We furthermore recommend that if you use a computer which you share with others, and which is set in such a way that it accepts cookies and Flash cookies, that you always sign out completely.
In addition, you can stop the collection of data created by the cookie about your usage of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available here .
As an alternative to a browser plugin, or when browsing on mobile devices, place a Google Analytics opt-out cookie, to prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics in the future (the opt-out works only in the browser and only for this domain). This places an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete this cookie in your browser then you must click the link again.
As well as the settings of your browser, you can also object to the collection and usage of the data by "Digital Analytix" with future effect by placing an opt-out cookie in your browser.