Use of cookies

Like many Internet sites, this site also uses cookies. This section explains what cookies are and how they are used.

What are cookies

Cookies are small files that are saved on your local computer when you access websites using your internet browser. Internet pages store various information in the files in order to make the use of the Internet pages you visit more convenient for you. Your login is often saved in cookies, for example, so that you can automatically log in when you visit the website at a later date, without having to manually enter your access data again.

How we use cookies

We use cookies for the following purposes:

  • Registration: When you register, your access data is stored in encrypted form as cookies so that you can automatically register when you visit the site at a later date. In the login window you can use the option “stay logged in permanently” to specify whether these cookies should be created.
  • Session: When you visit our site for the first time, a new session is started; this is assigned to your computer by a unique cookie. Sessions make it possible to recognize you between two page views and to be able to provide you with all functionalities. It is a temporary cookie that is automatically deleted when the Internet browser is closed.
  • Third-party services: The display of advertisements or the sharing of content on social networks or comparable websites can result in the generation of a cookie. These cookies are not generated directly by our side, but by the third party itself.

How to deactivate and remove cookies

Cookies can be managed and removed in the settings of your internet browser. In addition, the storage of cookies can be completely deactivated in the settings. Please refer to the following list for the appropriate instructions for handling cookies for the Internet browser you are using.