Use of cookies

In order to make visiting our website(s) more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us or our partner companies to recognize your browser the next time you visit (persistent cookies).

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. If you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited. The help function in the menu bar of most web browsers explains how you can prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how you can have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how you can delete all cookies you have already received and block all further cookies.

In Internet Explorer:
  • In the “Tools” menu, select “Internet Options”.
  • Click on the “Privacy” tab.
  • You can now make the security settings for the Internet zone. Here you can set whether and which cookies should be accepted or rejected.
  • Confirm your setting by clicking “OK”.
In Firefox:
  • In the “Tools” menu, select Settings.
  • Click on “Privacy”. In the drop-down menu, select “Use custom settings”.
  • You can now set whether cookies should be accepted, how long you want to keep these cookies, and add exceptions for which websites you always or never want to allow to use cookies.
  • Confirm your setting by clicking “OK”.
In Google Chrome:
  • Click on the Chrome menu in the browser toolbar.
  • Now select “Settings”.
  • Click on “Show advanced settings”.
  • Under “Privacy” click on “Content settings”.
  • Under “Cookies” you can make the following settings for cookies: delete cookies, block cookies by default, allow cookies by default, delete cookies and website data by default when closing the browser, allow exceptions for cookies from certain websites or domains.

The following data protection information gives you an overview of the collection and processing of your data. The complete information can be found in the detailed version of our data protection information. There you will also find more detailed information on how and why we use cookies.

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