Information about the use of cookies

The website which can be called up under (“Website”) uses cookies to differentiate you from other users of the website. In this way, we can make your visit to our website more enjoyable and improve the site at the same time.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive associated with the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the entity placing the cookies (in other words us, in this case). Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make an Internet presence more user-friendly and efficient overall. We use cookies to identify you for follow-up visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise, you would have to log in again for each visit.

This website uses cookies, which can be distinguished for the duration of their deployment as follows:

Transient cookies (called session cookies) are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They store a so-called session identifier that can be used to assign various inquiries from your browser during the shared session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website or when you click through several pages. Session cookies are used, for example, in the shopping cart, so you find all the goods in the shopping cart when you go to the checkout.

Persistent cookies (called also permanent cookies) are automatically deleted after a prescribed time period, which can vary according to the cookie. You can delete these cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time. Persistent cookies help our website to remember your information and settings when you visit the website again in the future.

Third-Party-Cookies can be transient cookies as well as persistent cookies. These include, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services, such as analysis services of Internet traffic. We have no influence on the nature and extent of the use of this type of cookie. However, you can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, decline the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. We wish to point out to you however that you then may not be able to use all functions of this website.

Flash cookies are not captured in your browser but rather in your flash plug-in installed on your terminal. These cookies store the required data, independently of the browser you are using, and have no automatic expiration date.

The cookies we use can be distinguished by their function as follows:

Essential cookies These cookies are absolutely necessary so that you can navigate and take advantage of their features and services on the website. Without these cookies, our services would not be available. This includes, for example, the use of the website as a registered visitor, access to restricted areas of the website, or purchases that are made via the site. As with all public websites, our site uses cookies which are only absolutely necessary. Essential cookies can be transient or persistent cookies.

Functional cookies These cookies monitor the correct operation of the website. They include login, registration, and language choice cookies. They can be offered on the site according to functions customized to yourself, which makes the use more pleasant for you. Function-related cookies are persistent cookies.

Performance-related cookies These cookies are placed on the website by us or third parties for statistical, social or commercial purposes, or to create general visitor profiles. The purpose of performance-related cookies is generally to make surfing easier for you and to make it more fun and entertaining. These cookies do not collect any information with which individual users can be identified. The collected information will be summarized and anonymized. It is only used to optimize our website. Performance-related cookies may be transient or persistent cookies.

The help feature of most web browsers includes information on how you can stop your browser from accepting new cookies, how your browser can be informed when you receive a new cookie, or how you prevent receiving all cookies. You can turn off or delete flash cookies that are used by browser add-ons by changing the settings of the browser add-on or also via the website of the manufacturer of the browser add-on.

By activating the settings of your browser, whereby you can decline or use all or some cookies, you have the possibility to block cookies. If you set your browser settings such that all cookies are blocked (i.e. essential cookies), you can access our website either not at all or only partially.