Category 2 to 4 cookies may be deployed in the context of web tracking. In such case, the cookie helps to analyse web traffic. It may be combined with further information relating to your activities on our website and is processed in pseudonymous usage profiles. This helps us to analyse information about web traffic and improve our website in order to adapt it to users' needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis. In addition to cookie based web tracking, there is non-cookie based web tracking using other means such as your individual device settings to recognize you when revisiting our website.
Legal basis for deploying category 1 cookies is our legitimate interest in providing our website under Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Legal basis for deploying category 2 to 4 cookies and web tracking is your consent under Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. When you first visit our website or if necessary again, we will (i) inform you about the use of category 2 to 4 cookies and web tracking and (ii) ask for your consent. In order to request your consent, we display a respective banner.
If you click on "accept" or "OK" or simply continue surfing, you express your consent. You can restrict your consent to cookies deployment in whole or in part by configuring your browser settings and deactivating cookies in whole or in part. In addition, you can install a browser plugin. Plugins offer the possibility to prevent web analyses - e.g. AdBlock, Ghostery. NoScript or uBlock Origin (please refer to the data protection information of the respective plugin provider).
Visiting and surfing on our website is possible without cookies. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You may alter the security settings of your web browser in order to stop your device receiving and storing cookies, to allow receiving and storing cookies from selected websites only, or to be notified before receiving cookies. Please note, however, that these settings may have negative effects on the usability and user guidance of websites and other online services. You may delete cookies stored in your browser at any time. Information stored in such cookies will be removed from your device.
In addition, some web analytics providers are members of industry associations whose websites allow to centrally prevent the use of web tracking. Please find below reference to the websites of these associations for expressing your choices in regard to web tracking and processing data in pseudonymous profiles.
In case you do not consent to cookies deployment or delete cookies from your device, this may affect your ability to use the website or individual functionalities. Please refer to the below table for detailed information in regard to the particular cookies deployed on our website.