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Cookies, web analysis services and social media

We would like your experience on our website to be a good one and therefore we use cookies, web analysis services and social media plug-ins as per Art. 6 para. 1 f of the GDPR.

For this purpose, we use various cookies and services to ensure full functionality of our website and to make it as informative and as user-friendly as possible for you. It is important to us that you are able to surf our website with ease, and therefore we place great value on making continuous improvements to it. This includes saving your settings and pre-filled forms so that you do not need to keep entering the same data. It is also important to us that you only see content that you are really interested in and that would make your online experience easier.

However, we will not forget to handle your personal data with care. In the following you will find detailed information about the use of cookies and services in operation on this website. Of course you can deactivate all cookies and services if you wish. You can do this either by blocking or deleting cookies via your internet browser or separately deactivating them by installing an opt-out cookie or following a link. Please remember that deactivation is necessary for all browsers that you use. If you delete all cookies in your browser, this also affects the opt-out cookie.

Functional cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by sites you visit, which allow any settings or other changes you have made to be reconstructed on your next visit.

These functional cookies ensure that our website works correctly. These cookies are stored for a maximum of two years – they are then automatically deleted. The following functions are possible with these cookies:

  • saving products that you have placed in the basket or saved to your wish list,
  • saving data that you have entered during checkout or while placing an order so that you do not need to enter it again,
  • saving settings such as language, location, number of search results, etc.,
  • saving settings for optimum video display, e.g. the desired buffer size and your screen’s resolution data,
  • recording your browser settings to allow our website to be displayed optimally,
  • recognising misuse of our websites and services, e.g. by recording numerous consecutive or failed attempts to register,
  • loading the website in full so that the website remains accessible or
  • saving your login data so that you do not need to enter it again each time.

You can prevent these cookies from being stored or delete cookies already stored. You can gain more detailed information from the manufacturer or from the help section of your internet browser. We must remind you that some functions on our website will either no longer be available or only to a limited extent if you do not allow these functional cookies.

Analysis services for statistical purposes

In order to determine what content on our website is the most attractive to you, we continually monitor the number of visitors and the most commonly viewed content. We use the data we collect for statistical purposes, such as:

  • recording the number of visitors to our websites,
  • recording the amount of time visitors spend on our site,
  • recording the order of the visits to the different websites,
  • determining which parts of our website need changing or
  • optimising the website.

We use the following services for statistical purposes; you can deactivate these by installing an opt-out cookie or following a link:

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies to allow the website operator to analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. The stored cookies of Google Analytics are automatically deleted after 14 months.

For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html and https://policies.google.com/?hl=en

To deactivate Google analytics, click on the following link to download and install a browser plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Google Maps

Google Maps API is a map service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. We use Google Maps API to display an interactive map and to create directions or to help with the search for a stationary market. When using Google Maps, information about your use of this website (including your IP address) may be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

For more information about Google Maps privacy and terms of use, please visit https://www.google.com/intl/eng_eng/help/terms_maps.html and https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=eng

Social media plug-ins

Our website offers you social media plug-ins from various social media sites so that you can connect to your social media channels. These plug-ins are marked with a logo or the words “social plug-in”. The integration of the plug-ins take place through AddThis.com, a service of Oracle America Inc., 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, USA.

To protect your privacy, we integrate social plug-ins with technical solution that prevents data (such as an IP address) being sent to AddThis.com or social networks when you open our website. Only with first clicking on the social media plug-ins, they are activated. As a result, your browser will retrieve the plug-ins from the AddThis.com servers and present them as part of our website. In doing so, information (e.g., IP address) is transmitted to AaddThis.com and to social networks. In addition, AddThis.com can store cookies or so-called "web beacons" on your computer.

Only with a second click of the social media plug-ins you can fully use the disseminate function (like "Like button"). If you are a member of a social network and click on the corresponding social plug-in, the social network provider may be able to link information about your visit to our website with your profile data there. Please inform yourself about these functionalities by the providers of the social networks you use.

For more detailed information on how AddThis.com works, please take a look in the privacy policy and additionally in the privacy information of the providers of the respective social media plug-ins.

The following social media plug-ins are integrated into our website:

Facebook Like / Share button

Provider: Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

Privacy Policy Facebook

Google+ button

Provider: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Privacy Policy Google+

Instragram Social Plugin

Provider: Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

Privacy Policy Instragram

Pin-it-Button

Provider: Pinterest Inc., 651 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

Privacy Policy Pinterest

Twitter Tweet Button

Provider: Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

Privacy Policy Twitter

YouTube Social Plugin

Provider: YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

Privacy Policy YouTube

Version: May 2018, Version 2.0