If you have any questions about the cookies we use or about our data protection practices in general, you can reach us via email using [email protected]
What cookies are?
On this website we use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the memory of your device via your browser. Cookies store certain information (e.g., your preferred language or page settings) which can be sent back to us by your browser when you visit the website again (depending on the lifetime of the cookie).
Which cookies do we use?
We distinguish between two categories of cookies:
Essential or Necessary cookies. These cookies are essential or necessary to ensure that a website works properly and is secure so that you can navigate a website and use its features. Without these cookies, certain features of a website would not function, and thus you would not be able to use certain services.
Optional cookies. These cookies are non-essential for the website to function and require your consent. When it comes to optional cookies the following distinctions are made:
● Functional cookies or sometimes called convenience cookies. These cookies allow a website to remember the options a user has made (including user ID`s stored, consents given, or languages selected) and other personalization options you have selected when browsing.
● Analysis and performance cookies, which are used to monitor and improve the function and service of a website. Those can track down problems when using a website, facilitate online surveys, record visitor numbers, and provide analytics metrics.
● Advertising cookies or targeting cookies. They are used to deliver customised advertising to the user. This can be very convenient, but also very irritating.
The above mentioned laws require us,
● to ask for your consent when using specific cookies (in particular any cookie that is not strictly necessary for the operation of the website, for example, Functional cookies, Analysis and performance cookies and Advertising cookies or targeting cookies “Optional cookies”); and
Subject to your consent
We only use optional cookies with your prior consent. If you are visiting our website for the first time, a banner will appear on our website asking for your consent to use optional cookies. If you consent to this, we will store a cookie on your computer and the banner will not be displayed again for the lifetime of the cookie. Thereafter, or if you actively delete this cookie beforehand, the banner will be displayed again the next time you visit our website in order to obtain your consent again.
● 3 bytes of the IP address of the called system of the website visitor (anonymised IP address),
● the website called up,
● the website from which the user reached the accessed page of my website (referrer),
● the subpages accessed from the website,
● the time spent on the website
● the frequency with which the website is accessed.
Google states that it will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. The use of this service is based on your consent.
Pixel Cookies and Tags
Event data collected through Pixel Cookies is used for targeting our advertisements and improving ad delivery and personalised advertising. For this purpose, the event data collected on our website by means of Pixel Cookies is transmitted to the relevant operator of the Pixel Cookie and in part, also stored on your device. However, this only happens with your consent, and we and the relevant operator of the Pixel Cookie are considered joint controllers. Nonetheless, for the subsequent processing of the transmitted Event Data, the relevant operator of the Pixel Cookie is the sole controller.
For more information about how the relevant operator of the Pixel Cookie processes personal data, including the legal basis on which they rely on and how you can exercise your rights against, please refer to the following Privacy Policies: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube (Google) and TikTok.
You can disable tracking by Google Analytics with future effect by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser following this link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
If you do not wish to participate in usage-based advertising through Facebook you can object here: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads
If you do not wish to participate in usage-based advertising through Instagram you can change your ad settings by following these instructions: https://help.instagram.com/911879456838933
If you do not wish to participate in usage-based advertising through YouTube you can change your ad settings by following these instructions: https://www.youtube.com/howyoutubeworks/user-settings/ad-settings/
If you do not wish to participate in usage-based advertising through Linkedin you can change your ad settings by following these instructions: https://www.tiktok.com/safety/en/ads-and-data/
If you do not wish to participate in our advertising personalization or retargeting/tracking you can object to behavioural advertising at the following websites: Your Online Choices, Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada, Network Advertising Initiative, AdChoices and the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (Europe only).
Does this policy change?
Who should I contact for more information?