a) “Session“-Cookies/ “Persistent”-Cookies
On its website, the provider uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that the internet browser used by the user stores and saves on the user’s device. These cookies individually process certain user information, such as browser and location data and IP address values.
The processing allows the provider to make its website more user-friendly, effective and secure. For example, the processing of the “Session”-Cookies enables the content to be displayed in different languages or, if necessary, the use of a shopping cart function.
“Persistent”-Cookies allow the web site to recognize the user by his browser during regular visits on the web site.
“Session”-Cookies are deleted as soon as the user closes their browser. “Persistent”-Cookies are automatically deleted after a deadline set by the provider. This deadline may vary for different cookies but does not exceed the period one year.
b) Third party cookies
If necessary, the web site of the provider also uses third party cookies. These third-party suppliers are partner companies with whom the provider cooperates for the purposes of advertising, analysis or website functionalities. Should this be the case, the purposes and legal bases of the corresponding processing are given in the following statements.
c) Cookie deletion
The user can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting the browser accordingly. Already saved cookies can also be deleted at any time. The relevant browser settings may vary for different browser types. For Flash cookies, the processing cannot be disabled by browser settings but by the appropriate setting of the Flash player. Should the user prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, this may result in the fact that not all functions of the web site can be used to the full extent.