Cookies

Technologies used on the Website

We use cookies on our Website. A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information that is downloaded on your device's storage mechanism when you access a webpage on the Website, and that can subsequently be accessed by our web servers.

We use session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporary. They allow us to link your actions on the website from the moment you open the browser window until you close the browser window. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted. Persistent cookies remain on your device for a set period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time you visits the Website.

We also use pixel tags/web beacons on our Website. A pixel tag (also known as a web beacon) is a piece of code embedded on the Website that collects information about your engagement on that web page. The use of a pixel allows us to record, for example, that you have visited a particular web page or clicked on a particular advertisement.

These technologies automatically track and collect certain technical information that your computer or device, such as your IP addresses, date and time of activity on our Website, browser types, browser language, referring and exit pages, URLs, location information, session ID, platform type, details on the mobile device used and ID, operating system, the number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, clickstream data, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, log-in/authentication details and other similar information.

We use cookies and similar technologies for a variety of reasons, including to: (i) provide you with the service requested and for the website to function; (ii) allow us to remember your preferences and information provided in contact forms (e.g., for future visits to the Website); (iii) allow you to securely and more easily login to our Website; (iv) to recognize you as a previous visitor; (v) analyze the usage of our Website; (vi) provide a more personalized experience; (vii) manage advertising; (viii) help make your use of our Website more efficient and more valuable by providing you with a customized experience and recognizing you when you return.

Our Website includes social media integrations such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn (that might include widgets such as the share this button or other interactive mini-programs). These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our Website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. These social media features are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Your choices

Some of the cookies we deploy are essential for the website to work or to provide you with certain specific content. You can disable these cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Note, however, that if you block the placing and accessing of these strictly necessary cookies, you will not be able to use the Website or we may not be able to provide the requested service.

For other cookies we obtain your consent prior to deploying them. You can withdraw your consent at any time by changing your browser settings. Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers by clicking on the following relevant links: Google Chrome; Microsoft Edge; Mozilla Firefox; Microsoft Internet Explorer; Opera and Apple Safari. To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer's website.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and to disable them, visit www.aboutcookies.org.

Google Analytics

Our Website uses Google Analytics, which are web analytics tools/cookies provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze use of the Website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. We deploy these cookies not to identify you, but rather to receive statistical information that helps us understand the general interaction of our Website users. These statistics do not contain any personal data and are only used by our technical staff and marketing specialists to administer the Website. The personal data generated by the Google Analytics cookie about your use of the Website will usually be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. Your IP address/UDID will be shortened previously by Google within EU member states or other member states of the European Economic Area. The IP address/UDID transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be associated with other data held by Google. To view Google’ privacy policy, please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

You can avoid the collection of data generated by the Google Analytics cookie relating to your use of the Website (including your IP address/UDID) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.