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Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires automatically when you close your browser. A permanent cookie remains until it expires or you delete your cookies. The expiry dates are set in the cookies themselves – some can expire after a few minutes, others only after several years. Cookies placed by the website you are visiting are known as “first party cookies”.
Below is a detailed list of the cookies we use on our website. Our website is regularly scanned by our cookie scanning tool to keep the list as accurate as possible. We divide cookies into the following categories:
These cookies are necessary for our website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are what enable you to navigate within the website and use its functions. If you deactivate or remove these cookies, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to use our website.
Analysis cookies help us to improve the functioning of our websites (e.g. by ensuring that users can easily find what they are looking for). These collect information about visits to the websites so that we can make improvements and report on our performance. For example: analysis of visitor and user behavior in order to provide more relevant content or to suggest certain activities. These cookies also collect information about how visitors use the website, what website the user came from, the number of visits each user made and the length of time they spent on the websites. We may also use analytics cookies to test new pages or features and see how users react to them.
Settings cookies are used to provide services or to save your choices so that we can personalize content for you (e.g. by saving your user name, language settings or region). These settings are saved through the use of permanent cookies. So you don’t have to set them again the next time you visit the website.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
Most browsers allow you to manage cookies through their “settings”. However, if you restrict the ability of websites to set cookies, you can worsen your general user experience as it will no longer be personalized for you. This can also prevent you from being able to save custom settings such as credentials. Browser manufacturers offer help pages for managing cookies in their products. Please see below for more information.
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