What are cookies?
What types of cookies and other tools do we use?
We split cookies and other measuring tools into the following categories depending on their function and purpose:
Strictly necessary cookies are cookies that ensure the basic functionality of the website or our online services. They are usually only set in response to your activity, which is a request for a service such as logging on to a secure part of our website. These cookies are essential for the operation of our website or the given services.
Statistical cookies enable us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to get information about how the website is used (e.g. which pages a user opens most often and whether the user gets an error message from any pages). This helps us improve the function of the website, for example ensuring that users can easily find what they are searching for.
We only use preference cookies with your consent, and these enable us to recognise when you return to our website and enable us to offer you improved and personalised functions such as welcoming you by name and remembering your site preferences. You can set your own preferences in relation to ads and targeting cookies at any time in your web browser as described below, or in the Consent settings.
We only use marketing cookies with your consent. In such a case, they record your visit to our website, the pages you visit outside our website, and the links you follow. We use this information to serve you with ads that are relevant for you and your interests. This information is also used to reduce the number of repeated ads you see, and to measure the effectiveness of ad campaigns. For this purpose, we can also provide this information to third parties (like advertisers). You can set your own preferences in relation to ads and targeting cookies at any time in your web browser as described below, or in the Consent settings.
Consent to cookies storage
You can find the most commonly used browsers and information about setting them up here:
Our website contains links to social networks like Facebook, which can process your personal data, typically your IP address and the sites you visit, and potentially information about your device and your behaviour using e.g. cookies. The processing of your personal data in such a case is then subject to the principles adopted by the operators of these social networks, which are available on their websites.