Types of cookies
Cookies from first-party providers
Cookies from the first-party providers are the files placed by the website you are visiting and that can be read only by this website.
Cookies from third-party providers
Cookies from third-party providers are files placed by other organisations that we utilise for various services. For instance, we utilise external analysis service providers who place cookies on our behalf so that they can tell us what visitors like or don’t like on our website. Moreover, the website you have visited may contain embedded content (e.g. from YouTube) that may place its own cookies.
Why should I accept cookies?
The information contained in the cookies enhances the performance of the services in ways such as the following:
Cookies enable a service to recognise your device so that you do not have to enter repeatedly the same data during one activity or session (e.g. filling out web forms or surveys).
They enable the trouble-free functioning of video players.
They measure how many people use services and make it possible to simplify the use of the services and to ensure that adequate capacities for fast performance are made available.
They analyse anonymised data so that we understand how users interact with the various aspects of our online services so that we can improve these services. We anonymise your IP address with 2 bytes so that only the first half of your IP address is visible; this makes it impossible to trace it back to you.
What happens if I do not accept?
If you do not accept the cookies, it is possible that certain functions on this website may not be displayed or executed correctly. This can limit your opportunities to utilise the website in full and may have a negative effect on its appearance and your user experience.
This can affect the following and other functions:
Playing of videos
Display of embedded content
Cookies placed by this website
This website places the following cookies:
Your first visit is preceded by a question about your age so that we can verify that you are over the age of 18. Your confirmation is also saved in the form of a cookie so that you are not repeatedly asked for your age every time you open one of the sub-pages of the site.
Web analysis with Piwik
This website uses “Piwik”, an open source software program for the statistical analysis of user visits. “Piwik” uses so-called cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your anonymised IP address) remains on the local server of the operator in Germany and is not forwarded.
We use this information to evaluate your activities on the website, to compile reports about these website activities for the website operator and to perform further services related to the use of the website and the internet. You can prevent the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, we expressly point out to you that doing so may prevent you from being able to use all of the functions on this site in their full scope.
Your use of this website constitutes your acceptance of the processing of your data that have been collected in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.
As we appreciate the concerns that have been expressed regarding the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out once again that this website uses the web analysis service “Piwik” with the extension “AnonymizeIP”, so IP addresses are saved and processed further solely in abbreviated form and any direct correlation to specific persons is excluded.
Disable Piwik for this website
You can prevent the collection of the data related to the use of the website that are generated by the cookie (including your anonymised IP address) and the processing of these data by enabling the following check box. This produces an opt-out cookie that prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website.
These cookies are placed and used by the video service “YouTube”. They are used to evaluate how videos are used on this website.