Cookies

Cookies and data protection

1) What are cookies and further information
Cookies are small text files that are stored in the internet browser or by the internet browser on the user’s computer system. Cookies do not contain any programs and cannot place malicious code on your computer. If a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored in the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a distinctive character string that enables unique identification of the browser when the website is accessed again.
These cookies are beneficial to you. A cookie can allow data pertaining to individually retrieved information to be saved, so that your specific interests and needs can be recognised and addressed on your next visit.
Please see section VI. of our data protection declaration for further information on the scope of cookie use and its implications for data protection.

2) Which cookies do we use?
We currently use the following cookies on our websites:

 

Analysis cookies
Google Analytics
Google Tag Manager

Third-party cookies
AddThis

 

3.) How can you prevent or disable the setting of cookies?
To turn off all cookies, you can simply adjust your browser settings. However, please note that certain information and/or more user-friendly services on our website may no longer be available to you if cookies are disabled (e.g. easier navigation between pages, bookmarking of default settings such as language or screen resolution or bookmarking shopping carts).

Firefox
1. Open the Firefox browser.
2. Right-click on the page and select the entry “display page information” in the context menu.
3. In the page information window, go to the section “authorisations”.
4. Below the option “set cookies”, remove the tick by the option “apply default”.
5. Change the setting to “block”.

Google Chrome
1. Open Google Chrome.
2. Click on “settings”.
3. Click on “display advanced settings” at the bottom of the page.
4. In the section “data protection”, click on the option “content settings”.
5. You can determine what should happen to the cookies for individual websites via the option “manage exceptions”.

Internet Explorer
1. Open Internet Explorer.
2. Click on the “extras” button and then on “internet options”.
3. Click on the “data protection” tab.
4. Click on “sites”. Enter a website address in the field “address of website”. Use the buttons “block” or “allow” to determine what should happen to the cookies on these sites.

Safari
1. Open Safari.
2. Select “settings” via the “Safari” option in the top left-hand corner, and click on “data protection”.
3. Under “accept cookies”, you can specify whether and when Safari should accept cookies from websites. For more information, click on the help section (question mark in the same box in the bottom right-hand corner).