What Are Cookies And Why Do We Use Them?
Cookies are small text files filed saved onto the working memory (“Session Cookie”) of your computer or permanently stored on the hard disk of your computer (“Permanent Cookie”). We collect cookies to analyze the use of the Website in general, to gain insights into how to improve our offering and to focus our marketing measures on the identifiable needs of our customers.
Which Cookies Do We Use?
• Functional Cookies
Functional cookies are used to ensure that you have a good experience when browsing on our Website.
• Analytics Cookies
We make use of analytics cookies to measure user behavior. In particular we make use of Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
Google Analytics uses “Cookies”. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA.
In case of the activation of IP anonymization on our website though, your IP address will be shortened by Google within a member states of the European Union or within other states that are parties to the European Economic Area Agreement. Only in exceptional cases will your IP-address be fully transferred to a server of Google in the United States and be shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
How Can I Remove Cookies?
Social plugins for various online social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter and Youtube) are integrated into our websites. These allow you to place bookmarks on these sites and share them with other members of the online social networks. You can recognize social plugins by means of the logos that can be seen on the websites of the online social networks.
If you call up a webpage containing these social plugins on our internet site, a direct connection is established with the servers of the online social network and from there the plugin image (which is now visible to you) and associated functions are communicated directly to your browser, which integrates them into the layout of our internet site. If you are logged into the online social network under your username and password at this point, the fact that you are visiting our site is communicated to said network and information to this effect can be assigned to your user account.
When you interact with the social plugins, for example if you share one of our sites or use the Facebook “Like” or “Share” or the Twitter “Tweet This” function, the content of our sites will be linked with your profile within the online social network. If you are not a member of the online social network or have logged out from these providers before visiting our website, there is still a possibility that at least your IP address will be communicated and stored there .
|Social Plugin||Operator of the online social network||Data protection declaration of the online social network|
|Facebook Like / Share Button||Facebook, Inc.,
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CA 94304, USA
|Twitter Tweet This Button||Twitter, Inc.,
795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco,
CA 94107, USA
|Youtube Button and Google Plus Button||Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA||http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/|
|LinkedIn Button||LinkedIn Inc. 2029 Stierlin, Court Mountain View, CA 94043 USA||http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy|