What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files which are stored by the web browser on the user’s device in order to store specific information. During the next visit to our website via the same device, the information stored in the cookies is sent back to our website (“First-Party Cookie”) or another website to which the cookie belongs (“Third-Party Cookie”).
By means of the information stored in and sent back by the cookie, the respective website recognises that the user has already accessed and visited this website via his device’s web browser. We use this information in order to be able to optimally display the website to the user based upon his preferences.
However, in so doing, only the cookie itself is identified on the device. Any more extensive storage of personal data is done only if the user has provided us with his express consent to do so or if this storage is absolutely required in order to be able to utilise the service being offered and accessed.
Approval for the Usage of Cookies
Cookies which are not absolutely required in order to provide the services on this website shall only then be used after the user’s consent has been granted. If the user actively continues to use this website after the cookie banner is displayed, he shall be considered to have approved the usage of cookies.
The user can individually adjust his cookie settings at any time by, for example, activating or deactivating individual cookie categories.
How the user can generally deactivate or delete the cookies (including the absolutely-required cookies) in his browser is described under the point entitled "Deactivation or Deletion of All Cookies".
Categories of Cookies Used
Based upon the usage purpose and function, we break down the cookies used by the website into the following categories:
• Absolutely-required cookies;
• Functional cookies;
• Performance cookies;
• Marketing / third-party / consent-based cookies
Absolutely-required cookies ensure that this website and/or the service functions properly. That means that, without these cookies, this website and/or the service cannot be used as intended. This type of cookie is used exclusively by the website’s operator (first-party cookies) and all information that is stored in the cookies shall be sent only to this website.
On our website, the following absolutely-required cookies are used:
Name Purpose Timeframe
ckies_functional Opt-out for functional cookies 1 year
ckies_performance Opt-out for performance cookies 1 year
ckies_marketing Opt-out for marketing / third-party / consent-based cookies 1 year
The usage of absolutely-required cookies on this website is possible without the user’s consent. For this reason, absolutely-required cookies can also not be individually deactivated and/or activated. This function is available only for cookies requiring consent, thus the functional cookies, the performance cookies and the marketing / third-party / consent-based cookies. However, the user shall have at all times the option of generally deactivating cookies in his browser (see point entitled "Deactivating or Deletion of All Cookies").
The legal basis for the usage of first-party cookies is an entitled interest (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and the commercial operation of this website and its services) in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR.
Functional cookies enable this website to store the data that have been provided, e.g. the user name or the language choice and to offer the user, upon this basis, improved and personalised functions. These cookies collect and store exclusively anonymised information.
On our website, the following functional cookies are used:
Name Purpose Timeframe
cookielaw The cookie banner was clicked 1 year
shd Is placed whenever the user logs in on his Jimdo webpage 1 year
has_close_teaser Indicates whether the user has closed a teaser so that this will not be displayed anew Session
The user may at any time object to the usage of functional cookies by correspondingly adjusting his cookie settings.
The legal basis for the usage of the functional cookies is an entitled interest (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and the commercial operation of this website and its services) in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR.
Performance cookies collect information regarding how our webpages are being used in order to, upon this basis, improve their attractiveness, content and functionality. These cookies help us to determine, for example, whether and what subpages of our website are being visited and in what contents the users are particularly interested. We record the number of accesses of a webpage, the number of accessed subpages, the time spent on our website, the sequential order of the webpages visited, what search terms guided our users to us, the country, the region and, where applicable, the city from which the access is made as well as the percentage of mobile devices which access our webpages. A computer’s IP address that is transmitted for technical reasons shall be automatically anonymised and enables us to draw no inferences on the individual user.
The user of the website also have the right – for reasons based upon his own special situation – to object to the processing of his personal data which is being done for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 Para. 1 GDPR. In order to assert this right and other affected parties’ rights, an affected party may at any time contact us by using the contact address stated in the Imprint Section and/or in the Data Protection Declaration.
On our website, the following performance cookies are used:
Name Purpose Timeframe
The user of the website may at any time object to the usage of performance cookies by correspondingly adjusting his cookie settings.
The legal basis for the usage of performance cookies is an entitled interest (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and the commercial operation of our website and its services) in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. f GDPR.
Marketing / Third-Party / Consent-Based Cookies
Marketing / third-party / consent-based cookies originate from, among others, external advertising firms and are used in order to collect information regarding the webpages visited by the user in order to, for example, create target group-oriented advertising for the user.
Upon our website, the following marketing / third-party / consent-based cookies are used:
Name Purpose Timeframe
The user may at any time object to the usage of marketing cookies by correspondingly adjusting his cookie settings.
Owing to the aforementioned usage purposes, the legal basis for the processing of personal data while using cookies lies in Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the user, upon the basis of an indication that we have provided on the website (“Cookie Banner”), has granted his consent for the usage of cookies, the legality of the usage shall also be based upon Art. 6 Para. 1 Clause 1 lit. a GDPR.
Deactivation or Deletion of All Cookies
The user may adjust the settings on his web browser in such a manner that the storage of cookies on his device is generally prevented and/or he is asked each time whether he agrees to the placement of cookies. The user may at any time delete any cookies that have already been placed. How the entire process functions is described in the Help function of the respective web browser.
However, a general deactivation of cookies may possibly result in functional restrictions during the usage of this website.