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Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy describes our collection, use, disclosure, retention, and protection of your information on the website.
If you are visiting this website from the EU, please see our page Cookie Richtlinien.

To ensure that our website is as user-friendly as possible we use so-called cookies. A “cookie” is a small text file which a webserver sends to your browser when you visit a website. Cookies pose no risk to your computer, as they are simply text files and not executable programs. No personal data is stored in the cookies used by us. It depends on your browser’s settings as to whether the cookie file is stored or deleted. If the file is stored, our webserver can recognize your terminal. Next time you visit the site or when you switch between functions requiring you to enter a pass-word, the cookie can save you re-entering information. This is how cookies make it easier for you to use websites requiring user input.

Additionally, cookies can help us offer you the most personalized, optimized surfing experience, if you give us permission to do so. That is unless you explicitly reject cookies and deactivate them as set out below: You can set your browser either to receive our cookies or use our website without cookie functionality. In the latter case, however, your text entries in our form fields cannot be saved for future searches, and you will have to input your data again when you next visit our website. In this case, we will also unfortunately not be able to present personally tailored content to you.

The website also includes the data contents of third parties. These thirdparty providers can set cookies, while you visit our website and in doing so can, for example, get the information that you called up our website. Please visit the websites of third party providers, to get further information on their use of cookies. If you have decided fundamentally not to provide or to revoke your consent (deactivation of cookies) for the use of cookies, which are subject to approval; you will only be able to use those features on our website that are guaranteed not to use cookies.

Cookies we use

Google Analytics: Third party analytics service providers will receive data regarding your usage of the website to provide analytics services to us. As of the date of this Policy, these service providers include Google Analytics. Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization, that means Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider.
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Further, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).