1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small units of information which your browser automatically stores in your computer’s memory. Cookies serve different functionalities, in particular the user-friendliness of the website. This allows a cookie to "remember" the settings you have made so you do not have to re-enter them each time.
Cookies are either downloaded directly from the servers (so-called first party cookies) or from other websites whose contents appear on our website (so-called third party cookies).
3. Types of cookies used on our website
We use both session and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you close your browser. A permanent cookie remains on your device for much longer or until you delete it manually. The duration of a permanent cookie stored on your device depends on the duration or expiry date of the cookie and your browser settings.
Functionality cookies: These cookies are used to provide specific functionalities on our websites in order to personalise our content for you, such as remembering your preferences. The information collected by these cookies may contain personally identifiable information that you have disclosed. If you do not accept these cookies, this may affect the performance and functionality of the website and limit access to content on the website.
Analytical cookies: These cookies collect information about the use of our websites, e.g. which pages a visitor has visited more frequently or whether the visitor has received an error message. We use this data and information to improve the presentation and user-friendliness of our websites. Analytical cookies do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. Rather, this data is only available to us in aggregated and anonymous form.
4. Management and deletion of cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. To manage cookies, most browsers allow you to accept or reject all cookies. Alongside there is also the option to accept only certain types of cookies. An instruction can usually be found in the help function integrated in the browser or under:
a) Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
b) Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
c) Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
d) Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH19214?locale=de_DE&viewlocale=en_US
e) Opera: http://blogs.opera.com/news/2015/08/how-to-manage-cookies-in-opera/