I. Cookies - Definition and types of cookies

"Cookies" are small files that are stored on users' computers. Within the cookies, different details can be stored. A cookie is primarily used to store the details of a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or even after his visit within an online offer, as well as to improve the usability of our website. You can also call our website without cookies in principle. If you want to use our website fully or comfortably, you should, however, accept those cookies that enable the use of certain functions or make the use more convenient. The purposes of the cookies used by us can be found in the following overview.

1. session cookies

"Session cookies" or "transient cookies" (German: Sitzungs-Cookies are cookies, designated, which are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. In such a cookie can be stored, for example, the contents of a shopping cart in an online store or a login status.

2. Permanent or protocol cookies

As "permanent" or "persistent" are cookies that remain stored even after closing the browser. For example, the login status can be stored if users visit them after several days. Likewise, the interests of users can be stored in such a cookie, which is used for range measurement or marketing purposes.

3. "Third-party cookie" (third-party cookies)

As "Third-Party-Cookie" cookies from other providers than the responsible party, which operates the online offer, are called (otherwise, if it is only their cookies are called "First-Party Cookies").

4. Flash Cookies

Flash cookies are stored on your computer as data elements of web pages when they are powered by Adobe Flash. Flash cookies do not have a time limit.

II. Cookies and right to object to direct marketing

1. We use temporary and permanent cookies and clarify this as part of our cookie policy. If you as a user do not want cookies to be stored on your computer, you will be asked to disable the corresponding option in the system settings of your browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies may lead to functional limitations of this online offer.

2. Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by means of their disabling in the settings of the browser. Please note that then possibly not all functions of this online offer can be used. In addition, Changes in settings always affect only the respective browser. If you use different browsers or change the terminal device, the settings must be made again. In addition, you can delete cookies from your storage medium at any time. Information on cookie settings, their modification and the deletion of cookies can be found in your browser.

3. A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be declared for a large number of the services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ page.