What are "cookies"?
"Cookies" are small text files that are stored by your browser on your computer's or device's hard drive.
What are they used for?
In addition, cookies enable us to offer you certain content on our website. We may use insights about your behaviour on our website to send you targeted advertisements on third-party website in an effort to remarket our products and services to you.
What cookies do we use?
Session cookies: We use "session cookies", which are only stored for the duration of the current visit to our online presence (e.g., in order to be able to save your login status or the shopping basket function and thus enable the use of our online offer at all). A randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. These cookies cannot store any other data. Session cookies are deleted when you have finished using our website and log out or close the browser, for example.
Performance cookies: these cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our website by providing data about which websites or search terms bring users to our website, how long they typically stay on our website, or how many subpages they view on average. We use this data to improve the content of our website and to compile statistics for internal market analysis purposes about individual use of our website.
Functional cookies: these cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make (for example, your username, language, or the region you live in) to provide you with a more personalised online experience. They also allow you to watch videos and interact with social tools.
Analytical cookies: Analytical cookies are used by third parties. These cookies allow third parties to recognise that you have visited our website. We and our third-party providers may also combine information obtained from these cookies with personal data available from other sources, including data collected about you when you use other websites and data collected about you when you are offline, whether on our website or data maintained by the third-party provider.
The legal basis for the use of technically non-essential cookies (and the associated collection and processing of personal data) is your consent given voluntarily when you first visit our website as part of our cookie banner.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. Your consent to the use of technically non-essential cookies and the associated processing of your personal data is not necessary for the use of our website, i.e., you can also use our website without technically non-essential cookies.
_ga - Analytics - 2 years
The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.
_gid - Analytics - 1 day
Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website's performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.
_gat - Performance - 1 minute
This cookie is installed by Google Universal Analytics to restrain request rate and thus limit the collection of data on high traffic sites.
How to delete and block cookies?
If you do not want cookies to collect information, you can change the setting in your internet browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including necessary cookies), you may not be able to access parts or all of our website. Our website places cookies whenever you visit our website. Disabling or deleting cookies does not prevent devices from being identified and associated data from being collected. This can only be achieved by changing your browser settings.
How do you disable cookies?
You can change your cookie settings in your browser. These settings are usually found under the "Options" or "Preferences" menus of your browser. The links below may be helpful in understanding these settings. You can also find more information under "Help" in your browser.
Can I withdraw my consent?
Further information on data protection