Cook­ie Policy


We use var­i­ous com­mon tech­nolo­gies in order to col­lect, store, and ana­lyze data when you use our Ser­vices. This specif­i­cal­ly includes cook­ies that can be used to iden­ti­fy your brows­er or device.

Where required under applic­a­ble law (such as the EU Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion and/​or oth­er EU pri­va­cy laws, if applic­a­ble), we will ask you for your con­sent to our use of cook­ies that are not strict­ly nec­es­sary for the pro­vi­sion of our web­site and ser­vices (“Non-Essen­tial Cook­ies”) when you first vis­it our website.

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 when you call up one of our ser­vices. When you call up a ser­vice again, it can rec­og­nize your brows­er or your device using the cook­ie. Cook­ies can store user set­tings and oth­er infor­ma­tion. Along with what are called “ses­sion cook­ies” which are auto­mat­i­cal­ly delet­ed after a vis­it to our ser­vices, we also use tem­po­rary and per­ma­nent cook­ies that remain stored on your com­put­er or mobile device for a longer period.

Why we use cook­ies and oth­er track­ing tech­nolo­gies: 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 desires, and to pro­vide offers and adver­tis­ing cus­tomized to you.

In addi­tion to cook­ies, we can also make use of oth­er tech­nolo­gies (e.g., pix­els, web bea­cons, tags, adver­tis­ing IDs) in order to ana­lyze the use of our ser­vices, to per­son­al­ize our ser­vices, and to dis­play offers and adver­tis­ing cus­tomized to you. For instance, when we send newslet­ters and e‑mails, we can use tech­nolo­gies that allow us to ana­lyze what con­tent is inter­est­ing to users and whether, when, and how they react to our offers (e.g., by down­load­ing pic­tures in an e‑mail, click­ing on URLs in an e‑mail 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. Such tools, which are usu­al­ly pro­vid­ed by third par­ties, pro­vide us with infor­ma­tion and sta­tis­tics on the use of our ser­vices that help us to bet­ter under­stand the use of our Ser­vices and to adapt them to User needs accordingly.

Cook­ies that we use

Below is a detailed list of the cook­ies we use on our Web­site. Our Web­sites and appli­ca­tions are scanned with a cook­ie scan­ning tool reg­u­lar­ly to main­tain a list as accu­rate as pos­si­ble. We clas­si­fy cook­ies in the fol­low­ing categories:

Per­for­mance Cook­ies, Func­tion­al Cook­ies, Tar­get­ing Cook­ies and Social Media Cook­ies are also joint­ly referred to as “Non-Essen­tial Cookies”.

Fur­ther Infor­ma­tion on Cook­ies used by Web Analy­sis, Track­ing Tools, Social Media & 3rd Parties

As men­tioned above, we use var­i­ous com­mon web analy­sis and track­ing tools to mea­sure and eval­u­ate the use of our Ser­vices. Such tools, which are usu­al­ly pro­vid­ed by third par­ties, pro­vide us with infor­ma­tion and sta­tis­tics that help us to bet­ter under­stand the use of our ser­vices and to adapt them to user needs accordingly.

For exam­ple, we use Google Ana­lyt­ics, a web analy­sis ser­vice of Google LLC and Google Ire­land Ltd. Google Ana­lyt­ics like­wise uses cook­ies. The infor­ma­tion gen­er­at­ed by the cook­ie on Your use of Our Ser­vices is gen­er­al­ly trans­ferred to a Google serv­er in the USA and stored there. IP anonymiza­tion is acti­vat­ed for Google Ana­lyt­ics on Our Ser­vices. Thus, your IP address is pre­vi­ous­ly short­ened by Google with­in the mem­ber states of the Euro­pean Union or in oth­er con­tract­ing states of the EEA. Full IP address­es are only trans­ferred to a Google serv­er in the USA and short­ed there in excep­tion­al cas­es. Google will use this infor­ma­tion to eval­u­ate the use of the cor­re­spond­ing web­site, to com­pile reports about the web­site activ­i­ties, and to pro­vide addi­tion­al ser­vices to the web­site oper­a­tor relat­ed to the web­site use and Inter­net usage.

More­over, please note that select­ed third par­ties, (e.g., adver­tis­ing part­ners) can use cook­ies and oth­er tech­nolo­gies on our ser­vices in order to ana­lyze use of the ser­vices, to per­son­al­ize the ser­vices, and to dis­play offers and adver­tis­ing cus­tomized to you.

How to pro­vide or with­draw con­sent to the instal­la­tion of Cookies

Because we respect your right to pri­va­cy, you can 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 are able to offer. 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 in case of anoth­er vis­it to the cor­re­spond­ing Ser­vice. Oth­er­wise, you will be rec­og­nized as a new User and Your Data will be col­lect­ed again.

i. You can man­age your pref­er­ences relat­ing to the use of cook­ies on our website’s Pri­va­cy Pref­er­ence Cen­tre. By click­ing on the dif­fer­ent cat­e­go­ry head­ings you can find out more and change our default settings.

ii. In addi­tion, you can man­age pref­er­ences for Cook­ies direct­ly from with­in your own brows­er and pre­vent, for exam­ple, third par­ties from installing Cook­ies. Through brows­er pref­er­ences, it is also pos­si­ble to delete Cook­ies installed in the past, includ­ing the 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: 

ii.            Addi­tion­al­ly, for cook­ies installed by third par­ties, users can as well man­age their pref­er­ences and with­draw­al of their con­sent by using the means pro­vid­ed in the third party’s pri­va­cy /​ opt-out pol­i­cy, or by con­tact­ing the third party.

Fur­ther Questions?

For more infor­ma­tion on exer­cis­ing your data pri­va­cy rights or con­tact­ing our Data Pro­tec­tion Office, please refer to our Pri­va­cy State­ment.