What are cookies?
We use so-called “cookies” to provide you with comprehensive functionality, to make
your user experience more convenient and to optimise our offering. A cookie is a
small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of
your computer or mobile phone, if you agree.
Types of cookies
we distinguish between cookies based on their necessity from a technical
perspective (technical necessity), how long the cookie is stored and used (storage
duration) and whether it is saved via our own online service or by a third party,
including which provider saves the cookie (cookie provider).
Technically necessary cookies: we use certain cookies because they are absolutely
necessary in order for its functions to work correctly. These cookies are saved
automatically when the website or a particular function is requested unless you have
disabled cookies in your browser settings.
Technically not absolutely essential cookies: by contrast, non-essential cookies are
saved, for example, to improve the convenience or performance of our website or to
save particular settings configured by you. We also use non-essential technical
cookies to obtain information on the frequency of use for certain areas of our website
so that we can adjust the system to meet your particular needs more closely in
future. We do not store any technically non-essential cookies until you have
confirmed that you have read our cookie information by clicking on the relevant field
and you continue to use our website.
Session cookies: most cookies are only required for the duration of your current
service request or for your session and they are deleted or become invalid as soon
as you leave our website or when your current session expires (so-called “session
cookies”). Session cookies are used, for example, to hold certain information such as
your registration on our website or your shopping basket.
Permanent cookies: just occasionally cookies are stored for a longer period, for
instance to recognise you when you re-invoke our website at a later time and in
order to be able to retrieve saved settings. This enables you to access our website
more quickly or conveniently and without having to reconfigure certain settings.
Permanent cookies are automatically deleted after a predefined period of time if you
visit the page or domain which issued the cookie.
Third-party cookies: so-called “third-party cookies” are saved and used by other
bodies or websites, for instance by the providers of web analysis tools. Third-party
social networks, such as social plugins.
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc.,
(“Google”). Google Analytics uses third-party cookies to determine the frequency of
use for certain areas of our website and particular preferences. The information
about your use of our website which is obtained from the cookies (including your
truncated IP address) is transmitted to and then stored on a Google server. Google utilises this information on our behalf and on the basis of a
contract on order processing in order to evaluate your use of our website, to compile
reports for us about our website activities and to carry out other services associated
with service and internet usage. The legal foundation for our use of Google Analytics
is Article 6 paragraph 1 (f) GDPR; our legitimate interest in this regard arises from
the aforementioned purposes, especially the analysis, optimisation and commercial
operation of our website.
It is not obligatory to accept cookies when using our website; if you do not want
cookies to be stored on your device, you can disable this via the relevant option in
the system settings for your browser. You can delete saved cookies at any time in
the browser system settings. However, if you disable cookies, this can restrict the
functionality of the services we offer.
You can also disable the use of Google Analytics cookies by means of a browser
add-on in order to opt out of this website analysis. For more information on Google
Analytics, please click here
This results in so-called “opt-out” information being saved on your device which
records you are disabling of Google Analytics. Please note that this kind of “opt-out”
information only disables Google Analytics for the device and the relevant browser
from which it was set. In addition, you may need to reset this option if you delete
cookies from your device.
You can also enable the “do not track function” on your device. If this functionality is
enabled, your device will inform the relevant service that you do not want to be