Cookie policy


In order for this website to function properly, we sometimes place small files - so-called cookies - on your device. This is common for most large websites.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are sent by us to the browser of your end device and stored there during your visit to our website. Alternatively to the use of cookies, information can also be stored in the local storage of your browser. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies or local storage (technically necessary cookies). On the other hand, other cookies enable us to carry out various analyses, so that we are able, for example, to recognise the browser you are using when you visit our website again and to transmit various information to us (not necessary cookies). Cookies enable us to make our website more user-friendly and effective for you, for example by tracking your use of our website and determining your preferred settings (e.g. country and language settings). If third parties process information via cookies, they collect the information directly via your browser. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device. They cannot execute programs and cannot contain viruses.

We provide information about the respective services for which we use cookies in the individual processing procedures. Detailed information on the cookies used can be found in the

[Cookie settings of the privacy policy / Consent Manager].

How do we use cookies?

In order to enable the use of certain functions or to make visiting our website attractive and to improve it continuously, we use so-called cookies on various pages. We use cookies to improve our website and to offer you products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. You can delete or block cookies from this site, but this may affect the functionality of the website. None of the cookies used on our website collect information that can be used to identify you personally. Preferences must be set separately for each browser you use, with different browsers offering different features and options.

We use the following cookies on our pages:

Domain Name Description Storage duration __cflb This cookie is used by Cloudfare for load balancing. 31 minutes _dc_gtm_UA-39493538-1 This cookie is linked to websites that use Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page. When used, it can be considered essential, as other scripts may not work properly without it. The end of the name is a unique number, which is also an identifier for an associated Google Analytics account. 1 minute _ga This cookie name is linked to Google Universal Analytics - an important update for Google's more frequently used analysis service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client ID. It is included in every page request in a website and is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for website analysis reports. By default it expires after 2 years, although this can be adjusted by website owners. approx. 2 years _gcl_au Used by Google AdSense to experiment with the efficiency of advertising on websites using their services approx. 3 months _gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and no information will be available from Google from spring 2017. It seems to store and update a unique value for each page visited. approx. 1 day CookieConsent This cookie stores the user's cookie permission status for the current domain. approx. 1 year IDE This cookie contains information about how the end user uses the website and any advertisements that the end user may have seen prior to visiting the website. approx. 2 years NID This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to create a profile of your interests and display relevant ads on other websites approx. 6 months PHPSESSID Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a generic identifier used to manage user session variables. It is usually a randomly generated number, as it is used can be specific to the website, but a good example is maintaining a logged in status for a user between pages. Session

Status | November 2020