Cookie Policy

Our websites use what are known as “cookies:” text files that are stored on your computer to enable optimal use of the websites, personalize content and ads, analyze traffic, and personalize advertising with our partners. Please visit our Data Protection Notice for information on the personal data we collect, process and use from you, and for what purposes.

The cookies used by our web servers are mostly so-called “session cookies” that are automatically deleted from your hard disk after the end of the browser session. Other cookies remain on your computer system and allow us to recognize your computer system when you visit us again (these are known as “persistent cookies”).

The information contained in cookies, which may also be personal, is read by our web servers when our websites are accessed again. This information is used to analyze your use of the websites, to compile reports about website activities, and to provide additional services relating to website and Internet usage.

You can use the settings in your browser to specify which cookies should be accepted or delete existing cookies at any time.

In addition, the first time you visit the website, a cookie banner appears that gives you the option of setting which categories of cookies you want to allow. You may change these settings whenever you wish.

If you choose not to use cookies, you may not be able to use all the functions of our websites, or perhaps individual functions will be available to you only to a limited extent, including the cookie banner.

The cookies we use can be divided into the following categories:

  • Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the websites. The websites cannot function properly without these cookies.
  • Preference cookies allow a website to store information that changes the behavior or appearance of the website, such as your preferred language or the region in which you are located.
  • Statistical cookies collect and report information anonymously to help website operators understand how visitors interact with their websites.
  • Marketing cookies are used to track website visitors. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and appealing for the individual user and thus more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers.