Recording of data on our website
In some instances, our website and its pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your leave our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.
You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed and to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific situations or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction or to provide certain functions you want to use (e.g. language changer), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimised provision of the operator’s services. If other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your browsing patterns) should be stored, they are addressed separately in this Data Protection Declaration.
What is a cookie?
Cookies are a tool used by web servers to store and retrieve information about their visitors. It is a unique identifier in the form of a text file that is sent to the user’s device to record information, thus allowing the quality and security of the website to be improved. They have an expiry date after which they cease to be operational.
We use permanent cookies which are stored on the user’s device and which allow us to recover the navigation information on the next visit. They have an expiry date. These cookies allow us to personalise your visits, through your preferences (e.g. country and language).We also use third party cookies that allow us to manage and improve the services offered. For example, the statistical services of Google Analytics.
Statistical analysis and logging cookies
We use permanent cookies which are stored on the user’s device and which allow us to recover the navigation information on the next visit. They have an expiry date. These cookies allow us to personalise your visits, through your preferences (e.g. country and language).
We also use third party cookies that allow us to manage and improve the services offered. For example, the statistical services of Google Analytics. The following is an overview of the cookies described above and used on the website:
The necessary cookies help to make a website usable by activating basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary: Determines whether the visitor has accepted the cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary.
cookielawinfo-checkbox: Determines whether the visitor has accepted the cookie consent box. Expiration 1 year.
Preference cookies allow the website to remember information that changes the way the site behaves or looks, such as your preferred language or the region in which you are located.
yt-player-bandaid-host: Used to determine optimal video quality based on the visitor’s device and network settings. Expiration: Persistent
Statistical cookies help website owners understand how visitors interact with the website by gathering and delivering information anonymously.
pll_language: This cookie is used to determine the preferred language of the visitor and sets the language accordingly on the website, if possible.
Expiration: 1 year
yt-player-headers-readable: Used to determine the optimal video quality based on the visitor’s device and network settings.
- Cookies implemented by google:
- _ga: Used to distinguish users. (Default duration: 2 years).
- gid: 24 hours. Used to distinguish users. (Default duration: 24 hours).
- gat: Used to limit the percentage of requests. If Google Analytics has been implemented using Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be called _dc_gtm_<property-id>. (Default duration: 1 minute).
- __utmt: Used to limit the percentage of requests. (Default duration: 10 minutes).
- __utmc: Not used in ga.js. It is configured to interact with urchin.js. Previously, this cookie acted together with the __utmb cookie to determine if the user was in a new session or visit. (Default duration: End of browser session).
- __utmv: Used to store custom visitor variable data. This cookie is created when a programmer uses the _setCustomVar method with a custom visitor variable. It was also used for the _setVar method removed. The cookie is updated each time data is sent to Google Analytics (default duration: Two years from setup or update).
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors to the websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and attractive to the individual user, and therefore more valuable to publishers and third party advertisers.
SDI: Used by Google DoubleClick to record and report on user actions on the website after viewing or clicking on one of the advertiser’s ads for the purpose of measuring the effectiveness of an ad and presenting user-specific ads. Expiration: 1 year
test_cookie: Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies.
Expiration: 1 day
YSC: Records a unique ID to keep statistics of which You Tube videos the user has watched. Expiration: Session
How to delete the cookies in my browser
For example, you can see how to do this using the help provided by each browser, depending on which one you use:
- Firefox : Delete cookies in Firefox
- Chrome : delete cookies in Chrome
- Explorer : delete cookies in Explorer
- Safari : delete cookies in Safari
- Operate from here: delete cookies en Opera
What happens if cookies are disabled?
In the event of blocking or not accepting the installation of cookies, it is possible that certain services offered by our website that require their use will be disabled and, therefore, not available to you, so that you will not be able to take full advantage of all that our websites and applications offer you. It is also possible that the quality of the functioning of the website may be reduced.
Server log files
The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:
- The type and version of browser used
- The used operating system
- Referrer URL
- The hostname of the accessing computer
- The time of the server inquiry
- The IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the technically error free depiction and the optimization of the operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
Hence, the processing of the data entered into the contact form occurs exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.
Request by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.
The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.