1. Information we collect through online technology
Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags, local and cloud storage, and scripts are used by us and our affiliates, and other companies, such as third-party technology service providers and web analytics providers. These technologies make it easier for you to navigate through our websites (including Mobile Applications) and to help us manage the content on our websites (including Mobile Applications) and are used to analyze trends, administer the sites, track users’ movements around the site (including which websites and Mobile Applications you clicked upon arrival at our websites or Mobile Applications), and gather demographic information about our user base.
2. Information we collect without your cooperation
2.1 Functional Purpose
In the case of use of our website for purely informational purposes, we collect and use the access data automatically transmitted to us by your Internet browser and store this in our so-called log file on the server. This involves the client’s file request, the date and time of the requested page view, the success of the page retrieval, the transferred quantity of data, the type of browser you used and the version, the operating system you use and also the IP address assigned to you by the provider, and the webpage from which you visit us. This data is technically necessary to operate our website on the Web server. In addition, the short-term storage of log files is expedient in order to subsequently investigate attempted attacks on the Web server or any misuse. Accordingly, our legitimate interest in this data processing consists of enabling us to provide you with our offers on the basis of these conditions. Your personal data shall be deleted if it is no longer required for this purpose.
We use so-called cookies on our website. Cookies are text files that are stored in your browser when you visit our website and that collect information about your use of our website. This information assists us in better understanding user requirements and the technical behaviour of our website in order to improve, based on this information, the content, operability and functionality of the website. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain any viruses. The cookies used on our website are primarily so-called session cookies that are automatically deleted when you close the browser. They create a so-called session ID for your browser with which various browser requests of your browser can be matched to a session so that you are recognized once again when you return with a browser to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you close the browser.
You have the option to set your browser so that these cookies are not stored in the first place, or so that the cookies are deleted at the end of your Internet session. However, in this case please note that where applicable, you cannot use all of the functions of our web pages.
The Viewer/User can use a cookies controller tool of the web browser to change the cookies settings. For further information, see
2.3 Web Analytics Services: Google Universal Analytics