What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by the web browser on the user's terminal device to store certain information. The next time you visit this website with the same terminal device, the information stored in cookies is sent back to this website ("First Party Cookie") or another website to which the cookie belongs ("Third Party Cookie").
Through the information stored and returned in the cookie, the respective website recognizes that the user has already accessed and visited it with the web browser of his terminal device. This information is used to provide the user with the best possible display of the website according to his preferences.
However, in doing so, only the cookie itself is identified on the end device. Any further storage of personal data will only take place if the user has given us his explicit consent for this or if this storage is absolutely necessary in order to be able to use the offered and called service.
The user can adjust his cookie settings individually at any time, for example by activating or deactivating individual cookie categories.
How the user can deactivate or delete cookies in general (including the absolutely necessary cookies) in his browser is explained under the point "Deactivation or deletion of all cookies".
Categories of cookies used
Depending on the intended use and function, we divide the cookies used by the website into the following categories:
- Absolutely necessary cookies;
- Functional cookies;
- Performance cookies;
- Marketing / third-party / consent-requiring cookies
Absolutely necessary cookies
Absolutely necessary cookies ensure that this website, or the service, functions properly, i.e. without these cookies this website, respectively the service, is not usable as intended. This type of cookies is used exclusively by the operator of the website (First Party Cookies) and all information contained in the cookies are only sent to this website.
The following absolutely necessary cookies are used on our website:
|General session cookie in which the session data of the currently logged in user is stored in encrypted form
|If necessary, storage of the onboarding process variant
The use of absolutely necessary cookies on this website is possible without the consent of the user. For this reason, absolutely necessary cookies cannot be deactivated or activated. This function is only available for cookies requiring consent, i.e. the functional cookies, the performance cookies and the marketing / third party / consent-requiring cookies. However, the user has the possibility to deactivate cookies in his browser at any time (see point "Deactivation or deletion of all cookies").
The legal basis for the use of First Party Cookies is a legitimate interest (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of this website and services) within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
Functional cookies enable this website to store provided information such as the user name or language selection, and on such basis to provide the user with improved and personalized functions. These cookies collect and store only anonymous information.
The following functional cookies are used on our website:
|Shows whether the user has closed the cookie link notice so that it is not displayed again
|Various cookies that store whether the user has already clicked on the pop-up notices that appear in the process, so that these notices do not appear again when navigating through the process
The legal basis for the use of the functional cookies is a legitimate interest (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of this website and services) within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
Performance cookies collect information on how our websites are used in order to improve their attractiveness, content and functionality. For example, these cookies help us to determine whether and which sub-pages of our website are visited and what content users are particularly interested in. We record the number of hits on a page, the number of sub-pages called up, the time spent on our website, the order of pages visited, which search terms led our users to us, the country, region and, if applicable, the city from which the access is made, as well as the percentage of mobile devices accessing our websites. The IP address of a computer submitted for technical reasons is automatically anonymized and does not allow us to draw any conclusions about the individual user.
The legal basis for the use of performance cookies is a legitimate interest (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website and services) within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.
Marketing / third-party / consent-requiring cookies
Marketing / third-party / consent-requiring cookies originate from external advertising companies, among others, and are used to collect information about the websites visited by the user, for example, to create target-group-oriented advertising for the user.
The following marketing / third-party / consent-requiring cookies are used on our website:
Deactivation or deletion of all cookies
The user can set his web browser in a way that the storage of cookies on his terminal device is generally prevented or he is asked each time whether he accepts the setting of cookies. Once cookies have been set, the user can delete them at any time. How the whole thing works is described in the help function of the respective web browser.
A general deactivation of cookies will lead to functional limitations of this website.