Cookie Policy

Last updated May 17, 2018

Our cookie policy is part of our privacy statement.

About Cookies

When visiting one of our websites, data is transmitted via cookies from your browser to our server. Cookies are essentially small text files that are stored on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. Most cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted at the end of your visit to the respective website.

In addition, we are also using so-called “permanent cookies” for the bookmark functionality.

Visitors to our website are thereby enabled to bookmark the respective page. The title and URL of the respective website are stored by us in cookies. If you, as a visitor, delete your cookies, all bookmarks will be deleted.

By default, browsers enable the use of cookies. However, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or mobile device by choosing “Block All Cookies” in your browser settings. You can also configure your browser to the effect that it asks you before storing a cookie. Finally, you can always delete already stored cookies. Please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions for further details. Of course you can also use our website without using cookies, but a deactivation may cause a loss of some of our websites’ functionality.

Web Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service 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 the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP-address that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link:

The Google Analytics privacy policy can be found here:

Social buttons

We use ‘social buttons’ to enable our users to share or bookmark web pages. These are buttons for third party social media sites. Through these social buttons, these sites may provide non-personal information about you such as log information about your activities on the Internet, including on this Website. Please review the respective terms of use and privacy policies of these sites to understand exactly how they use your information and to find out how to opt-out, or delete, such information.

External web services

We sometimes use external web services on this Website to display content within the web pages of this Website, for example to display images, show videos or run polls. As with the social buttons, we cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your use of this embedded content.

Email Communications

We may also use tracking technologies to determine whether you have read, clicked on, or forwarded certain email communications we send to you so that we can make our communications more helpful and interesting. If you do not wish us to confirm whether you have opened, clicked on or forwarded our communications, you will need to unsubscribe, as it is not possible for us to send these emails without tracking enabled. Registered subscribers can update their communication preferences at any time by contacting us, or you can unsubscribe following the instructions in the individual email communications you receive from us.


We may modify or amend this Cookie Notice from time to time at our discretion. When we make changes to this notice, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page and such modified or amended Cookie Notice shall be effective as to you and your information as of that revision date. We encourage you to periodically review this Cookie Notice to be informed about how we are using cookies.