What are cookies?

Cookies are small data or text files that are placed on your local computer. Cookies are used to ensure our websites function optimally and to better align our communication and products/services with your interests and needs. We may also use cookies to improve your future sessions and activities on our websites.

There are different types of cookies that can be distinguished on the basis of their origin, function and lifespan.

Which cookies are used on our online services?

Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are indispensable to ensure people can visit our websites and use certain parts. These cookies allow you, among other things, to navigate between the different parts of our websites. If you refuse these cookies, certain parts of our websites will not work or will no longer work optimally.

Functional cookies

These cookies facilitate the website’s functioning and provide a more personalized browsing experience. For example, there are cookies that remember your language preference.

Performance and analysis cookies

These cookies are used to make statistical analyses. Based on that information, we can optimize the structure, navigation and content of our online services and improve the user-friendliness in general.

Third-party cookies

Our websites also contain elements from other third parties such as social media buttons and video services.

How long do the cookies stay?

Temporary cookies

Temporary cookies are temporarily stored in your browser or application. As soon as you close and leave your browser or application, the cookies are deleted.

Permanent cookies

Permanent cookies stay - even after you have closed your browser or application on your computer or mobile device - until their end date has expired, until a new cookie is installed or until you have removed them in your browser settings.

How can you manage or delete cookies yourself?

In your browser settings you can refuse or manage the installation of cookies. You can also always delete the already installed cookies from your computer or mobile devices at any time.

For more information about the deletion or blocking of cookies you can visit the following website: http://www.aboutcookies.org

Privacy policy

You should always read this Cookie policy together with our Privacy Policy.

Cookies can be used to collect certain usage data. Our Privacy Policy states which data we collect, why we collect and how we want to use these data.