I respect your privacy and take the protection of your personal data very seriously and do so in strict accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive (“PECD”).
What are cookies?
A cookie is a simple small file that is sent along with the pages of an Internet address and can be stored by the web browser on a PC or other device. The information stored in it can be sent to our servers or the servers of relevant third parties during subsequent visits.
What are scripts?
A script is a piece of program code used to provide functionality and interactivity to my website. This code is executed on our servers or on your device.
What is a web beacon?
A web beacon (also called a pixel tag), is a small invisible fragment of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on the website. To make this possible, various data about you is stored using web beacons.
What cookies do we use?
Session cookies: We use “session cookies”, which are only stored for the duration of the current visit to my website. A randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. These cookies cannot store any other data. Session cookies are deleted when you have finished using my website and log out or close the browser.
Performance cookies: Performance cookies help me understand how visitors interact with my website by providing data about which websites or search terms bring users to my website, how long they typically stay on my website, or how many subpages they view on average. We use this data to improve the content of my website and to compile statistics for internal market analysis purposes about individual use of my website.
Functional cookies: Functional cookies allow my website to remember the choices you make (for example, your username, language, or the region you live in) to provide you with a more personalized online experience. They also allow you to watch videos and interact with social tools, for example.
Analytical cookies: Analytical cookies are used by third parties. These cookies allow third parties to recognise that you have visited my website. We and our third-party providers may also combine information obtained from these cookies with personal data available from other sources, including data collected about you when you use other websites and data collected about you when you are offline, whether on my website or data maintained by the third-party provider.
The legal basis for the use of technically non-essential cookies (cookies used to analyze your behavior on a website (analytical cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (advertising cookies)) is your consent given voluntarily when you first visit my website as part of our cookie banner.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.
Your consent to the use of essential cookies (cookies that are essential for a website to function correctly) and the associated processing of your personal data is not necessary for the use of my website as without them my website would simply not work as intended.
The cookies we use
|_ga||Analytics||The _ga cookie, installed by Google Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps track of site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.||2 years|
|_gid||Analytics||Installed by Google Analytics, _gid cookie stores information on how visitors use a website, while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the data that are collected include the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.||1 day|
|_gat_gtag_UA_213988769_1||Analytics||Set by Google to distinguish users.||1 minute|
|_ga_T83MCPMG7K||Analytics||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics.||2 years|
We use Google Analytics, web analytics services provided by Google Inc (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. Various reports can be viewed, and configurations of a website can be made in the Search Console.
The legal basis for the processing of the data with the help of Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. (1) a) GDPR for the analysis and better design of my website.
How to delete and block cookies?
If you do not want cookies to collect information, you can change the setting in your internet browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including necessary cookies), you may not be able to access parts or all of my website. My website places cookies whenever you visit my website. Disabling or deleting cookies does not prevent devices from being identified and associated data from being collected. This can only be achieved by changing your browser settings.
Why do I provide information about cookies?
The legal basis for the collection of your Personal Data through cookies, including for profiling and analytical purposes, is your consent. The use of necessary cookies however is our legitimate interest and as such no consent would be required.
How do you disable cookies?
You can change your cookie settings in your browser. These settings are usually found under the “Options” or “Preferences” menus of your browser. The links below may be helpful in understanding these settings. You can also find more information under “Help” in your browser.
Can I withdraw my consent?
Further information on data protection