Cookie statement

On our website we make use of cookies. A cookie is information stored on your device (e.g. computer, mobile phone) by a website you visit. It can contain personal data e.g. the name of the server that placed it there, an online identifier like the IP address or cookie identifier in form of a unique number. A server can access the cookie to read and record the information. In most cases, the data on your surfing behavior is collected and analyzed anonymously and can therefore not identify you in the real world.

1. Why does this website use cookies?

On our website, we make use of cookies to tune our services to your needs and to better align structure, navigation and content of the website. This will, for example, facilitate your browsing, store your preferences and make the interaction between you and the website faster and easier.

2. What types of cookies is this website using?

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies: Such cookies measure your behavior on our website. In order to find out which parts of our websites are interesting for our visitors, we collect data with respect to the use of our website. For example, we track the number of visitors, the most visited pages, surfing behavior of the visitors or the duration of a visit of the website. This data is not used for any other purpose.

Functional Cookies: These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Targeting Cookies: These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Social Media Cookies: These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

3. How can I control the use of cookies?

Browser settings: Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically, but you can deactivate this function if you wish. Refer to the information provided by your browser supplier to find out how. However, refusing all cookies could mean that you cannot take full advantage of our website. There are also other possibilities to opt-out from specific cookies like browser plug-ins (see section 4) or websites that can help you to understand and control the use of cookies like www.youronlinechoices.com (Europe) or https://youradchoices.ca/ (Canada).

Website settings: On this website we use the OneTrust Consent Management Platform to enable you to manage your cookie preferences. That means you can either “Accept all Cookies” or choose not to allow some types of cookies through clicking on the “Cookies-Settings” button. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. Strictly necessary cookies cannot be switched off in our systems because they are strictly necessary for the website to function. You can change your cookie settings at any time by clicking on the ‘Cookie’ icon (in left corner of website). You can then adjust the available sliders to ‘On’ or ‘Off’, then clicking ‘Save and close’.

4. Cookies on this website

OneTrust (Strictly Necessary): We use OneTrust Consent Management Platform for cookie compliance. The functional cookies of OneTrust (OptanonAlertBoxClosed, OptanonAlertBoxClosed) store information about the categories of cookies the website uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. More information ab can be found on https://www.onetrust.com/privacy-notice/

Google Analytics (Performance): Google Inc. takes care of the installation of the cookies, the investigation, and analysis of the resulting information. For this analysis, information (e.g. IP address) is transmitted to Google. However, Google Analytics is designed in such a way as to keep the data anonymous. That means that your IP address will by anonymized and not combined with other data from Google. Google’s Privacy Statement gives you more information about it here https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Storage times of Google Analytics cookies vary from 1 min. up to 2 years.

For more technical information of Google cookies see here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage

To opt-out, you can download and install the browser plug-in available at:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

New Relic (Performance): The cookie of New Relic Inc. monitors the performance of the website, its underlying systems and architecture. The cookie used expires at the end of the user’s session. For the cookies that New Relic installs you can find more information here: https://bit.ly/2A4W0Hr

Hotjar (Performance): Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices.

Provider: Hotjar Ltd., EU and other countries (SCC) with a storage time of max. 365 days. To opt-out, you can use the one-click function at https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out/

More information: https://help.hotjar.com/hc/en-us/sections/115003180467-Privacy-Security-and-Operations

Youtube (Targeting): YouTube is used by the Website to store and show video content. We use cookies from YouTube, for example, to track the viewing of YouTube videos. For example, the cookies help to staminate the user’s bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

Provider: Google Inc.

Storage times of Youtube cookies vary from session cookies up to 180 days.

For more information: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en