What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored by the web browser on the user’s terminal device to store certain information. The next time the user visits our website using the same terminal device, the information stored in cookies is sent back to our website (“First Party Cookie”) or another website to which the cookie belongs (“Third Party Cookie”).

By means of the information stored and returned in the cookie, the respective website recognizes that the user has already accessed and visited it with the web browser of his or her terminal device. We use this information in order to provide the user with the best possible display of the website according to his preferences.

However, only the cookie itself is identified on the end device. Any further storage of personal data is only carried out if the user gives us his explicit consent or if this storage is absolutely necessary in order to be able to use the service offered and accessed.

Consent to use cookies

Cookies, which are not absolutely necessary to provide the services on this website, are only used after consent has been given. By agreeing to the use of cookies on the basis of a notice (“cookie banner”) provided by us on the website, the user agrees to the use of cookies.

The user can adjust his cookie settings individually at any time, for example by activating or deactivating individual cookie categories.

How the user can deactivate or delete cookies in general (including the absolutely necessary cookies) in his browser is described in the section “Deactivation or deletion of all cookies”.

The legal basis

If the user has given his or her consent to the use of cookies on the basis of an indication given by us on the website (“cookie banner”), the legality of the data processing is governed by Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO. If consent is not requested, our legitimate interest (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of this website and services) within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO constitutes the legal basis for the use of cookies.

Categories of the cookies

Depending on their purpose and function, we divide the cookies used by the website into the following categories:

  • Absolutely necessary cookies;
  • functional cookies;
  • performance cookies;
  • Marketing- / Third Party- / Cookies requiring consent

FUNCTIONAL COOKIES

Functional cookies enable this website to store information such as the user name or language selection and to offer the user improved and personalised functions based on this information. These cookies collect and store only anonymous information.

The following functional cookies are used on our website:

Name Purpose Term
cookielaw Was the cookie banner clicked 1 year
shd Set when the User logs in to their Jimdo site 1 year
has_close_teaser Shows whether the user has closed a teaser so that it is not displayed again Session

Users can object to the use of functional cookies at any time by adjusting their cookie settings accordingly.

ESSENTIAL COOKIES

Absolutely necessary cookies ensure that this website, or the service, functions properly. This means that without these cookies, the website or service cannot be used as intended. This type of cookie is only used by the website operator (first party cookies) and all information stored in the cookies is only sent to this website.

The following absolutely necessary cookies are used on our website:

Name Purpose Term
ckies_functional Opt-out for functional cookies 1 year
ckies_performance Opt-out for performance cookies 1 year
ckies_marketing Opt-out for marketing/third party/consent cookies 1 year

Cookies that are absolutely necessary cannot be deactivated or activated individually. The user has the option of adjusting his cookie settings at any time or deactivating cookies in general in his browser (see item “Deactivation or deletion of all cookies”).

PERFORMANCE COOKIES

Performance cookies collect information on how our websites are used in order to improve their attractiveness, content and functionality. These cookies help us to determine, for example, whether and which sub-pages of our website are visited and what content users are particularly interested in. We record the number of times a page is accessed, the number of sub-pages accessed, the time spent on our website, the sequence of pages visited, which search terms led our users to us, the country, region and, if applicable, the city from which the access takes place, as well as the proportion of mobile devices that access our websites. The IP address of a computer transmitted for technical reasons is automatically anonymised and does not allow us to draw any conclusions about the individual user.

The following performance cookies are used on our website:

Name                 Purpose                         Duration

The user of the website can object to the use of performance cookies at any time by adjusting his cookie settings accordingly.

 

MARKETING- / THIRD PARTY-COOKIES

Marketing/third-party/consent cookies originate, among other things, from external advertising companies and are used to collect information about the websites visited by the user, for example to create target-group-oriented advertising for the user.

The following marketing / third party / consenting cookies are used on our website:

Name           Purpose                                                Duration
__utma        statistics function (Google Analytics)    2 years
__utmb        statistics function (Google Analytics)    1 day
__utmc        statistics function (Google Analytics)    Session
__utmz        statistics function (Google Analytics)    6 months
__utmt_b     statistics function (Google Analytics)    1 day

Users can object to the use of marketing cookies at any time by adjusting their cookie settings accordingly.

 

Deactivation or deletion of all cookies

The user can set his web browser to generally prevent the storage of cookies on his terminal device or to ask him each time whether he agrees to the setting of cookies. Once cookies have been set, the user can delete them at any time. How this works is described in the help function of the respective web browser.

A general deactivation of cookies may lead to functional limitations of this website.