What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are created by a website during your visit. They store information that could be useful for further navigation on the website. In this way, your information remains even when you switch to another page and your use of the website can be analyzed.
If you use our website, you agree to the use and storage of cookies on your terminal device. However, you can also view our website without cookies.
We recommend that you leave cookies enabled, otherwise you could miss a lot of information. Most browsers accept cookies automatically.
You have the possibility to control and, if necessary, prevent the acceptance of cookies yourself by configuring your browser.
We would like to point out that changes in settings always only affect the respective browser. If you use different browsers or change the device, the settings must be made again. Furthermore, you can delete cookies from your storage medium at any time. Please refer to the help function of your web browser for information on cookie settings, how to change them and how to delete cookies.
Below you will find links to the settings of the most common browsers:
The most common types of cookies are explained below for your understanding:
1. Session cookies
While you are active on a website, a session cookie is temporarily stored in your computer's memory, where a session ID is stored, for example, to prevent you from having to log in again each time you change pages. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or become invalid once your session has automatically expired.
2. Permanent or protocol cookies
A permanent or log cookie stores a file on your computer for the period of time specified in the expiration date. These cookies allow websites to remember your information and settings on your next visit. This leads to faster and more convenient access, as you do not have to change your language settings for our portal again, for example. Once the expiration date has passed, the cookie is automatically deleted when you visit the website that generated it.
3. Third-party cookies
Third-party cookies originate from providers other than the operator of the website. For example, they may be used to collect information for advertising, custom content and web statistics.
4. Flash cookies
Flash cookies are stored on your computer as data elements of websites when they are operated with Adobe Flash. Flash cookies have no time limit.