We use various common technologies to collect, store and analyse data when you use our services. These specifically include cookies that can be used to identify your browser or device.
Information about cookies
What is a cookie? A cookie is a small file that is sent to your computer or is stored automatically on your computer or mobile device by your web browser when you access one of our services. When you access the service again, it can recognise your browser or device using the cookie. Cookies can store user settings and other information. Along with so-called session cookies, which are deleted automatically after accessing our services, we also use temporary and permanent cookies, which are stored on your computer or mobile device for a longer period.
The cookies used on our website primarily serve to provide you with the functionalities of our various services conveniently and securely (for instance, logging in to your user account). In addition, the information collected using cookies makes it possible for us to improve our services according to customer requirements and provide you with personalised offers and advertising.
In addition to cookies, we can also make use of other technologies (e.g. pixels, web beacons, tags, advertising IDs) to analyse the use of our services, personalise our services and display offers and advertising tailored to you. For instance, when we send newsletters and emails, we can use technologies that allow us to analyse what content is interesting to users and whether, when and how they react to our offers (e.g. by downloading pictures in an email, clicking on URLs in an email or on a website, filling in form data, etc.).
Finally, we use various common web analysis and tracking tools to measure and evaluate the use of our services. These tools, which are usually provided by third parties, provide us with information and statistics on the use of our services that help us better understand the use of our services and adapt them to user needs accordingly.
What cookies do we use?
Below is a list of the cookies we use on our website. Our websites and applications are scanned regularly with a cookie scanning tool. This allows us to maintain as accurate a list as possible. We classify cookies into the following categories:
Performance cookies, functional cookies, targeting cookies and social media cookies are also collectively referred to as “non-essential cookies”.
Further information about cookies used by web analysis and tracking tools, social media and third parties
As mentioned above, we use various common web analysis and tracking tools to measure and evaluate the use of our services. These tools, which are usually provided by third parties, provide us with information and statistics that help us better understand the use of our services and adapt them to user needs accordingly.
How to grant or revoke consent to the installation of cookies
We respect your right to privacy. You can therefore choose not to allow some types of cookies. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we’re able to offer. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of a service if you do not allow certain cookies. Additionally, if cookies are deleted, any opt-out cookies set by you will also be deleted. Such opt-out cookies would then have to be re-activated when visiting the corresponding service again. Otherwise, you will be recognised as a new user and your data will be collected again.
ii. In addition, you can manage preferences for cookies directly from within your own browser, for example to prevent third parties from installing cookies. Through browser preferences, it is also possible to delete previously installed cookies, including cookies that may have saved the initial consent for the installation of cookies by this website. Users can, for example, find information about how to manage cookies in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
iii. Additionally, for cookies installed by third parties, users can manage their settings and revoke their consent using the means provided in the third party’s privacy/opt-out policy or by contacting the third party.
For more information on exercising your data privacy rights or contacting our data protection officer, please refer to our Privacy Statement.