What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are created by a website during your visit. They store information that could be useful for further navigation on the website. This will keep your information up to date when you switch to another site, and your use of the site can be analyzed.
You have the option of controlling the acceptance of cookies yourself and possibly prevent them by configuring your browser.
Please note that changes to the settings only affect the respective browser. If you use different browsers or change the terminal, the settings must be made again. In addition, you can delete cookies from your storage medium at any time. For information about the cookie settings, their changes and the deletion of cookies, please refer to the help function of your web browser.
Below are links to the settings of the most common browsers:
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
If you do not have a Facebook account you can deactivate Facebook’s user-based advertisement at the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/
The following are the most common types of cookies for your understanding:
1. Session cookies
While you are active on a website, a session cookie is temporarily stored in the memory of your computer in which a session ID is stored, for example, to avoid having to log in each time you switch pages. Session cookies are deleted at logoff or lose their validity as soon as their session expires automatically.
2. Permanent or tracking cookies
A permanent or tracking cookie stores a file on your computer for a specific period of time. With these cookies websites remember your information and settings the next time you visit. This leads to a faster and more convenient access because, for example, you do not have to change your language setting for our portal again. When the expiration date expires, the cookie will be automatically deleted when you visit the website that created it.
3. Third-party cookies
Third-party cookies are provided by other providers than the operator of the website. For example, they can be used to collect information for advertising, custom content, and web statistics.