What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto a device to allow a website to recognize that device and to store some information about the user’s preferences or past actions on that website. Almost all websites use cookie-technology. There are two different types of cookies, so-called session-cookies, which are deleted when you close your browser and temporary / permanent cookies that are stored on your computer for a longer period of time or unlimited.
These cookies help us to design and optimize our offering on the website to facilitate the use, for example by saving certain input from you so that you do not have to constantly repeat it.
Your cookie settings
You can change your browser settings that cookies are created only with your consent or generally rejected. However, we inform you that disabling cookies may limit the functionality of our website.
You have the option to control the use of "cookies" and prevent, if necessary, by configuring your browser as follows:
- Internet Explorer, => (https://support.microsoft.com/de-at/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies) Tools – Internet Options – Advanced Tab - under Security check the box "At Internet Explorer Visited Websites", check "Do Not Track" - confirm
- Firefox, => (https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-loeschen-daten-von-websites-entfernen) Menu - Settings - Privacy - at the point Chronicle on "create custom settings" set - at the point "cookies" make the desired settings - confirm
- Google Chrome, => (https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=de) Menu - Settings - Advanced Settings - in the section "Privacy" click on "Content Settings" - at the item "Cookies" set the desired checkmark - confirm
- Safari, => (https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=de_DE) Safari - Settings - Privacy - at the item "Cookies and website data" make desired settings - confirm
Below you will find details on all cookies used on our website, their purpose and information on how, and for which an opt-out is possible.
Currently this website uses the following cookies:
|Name||Provider||Duration||Purpose / Task|
|loc||AddThis||1 year||Geolocation used to determine how providers define how users who share information are geographically spread (state level)|
|mus||AddThis||1 year||not classified|
|na_tc||AddThis||1 year||not documented|
|na_id||AddThis||13 months||not documented|
|notice_gdpr_prefs||AddThis||13 months||not documented|
|notice_preferences||AddThis||13 months||not documented|
|ssc||AddThis||13 months||Cookie associated with an AddThis sharing button on the website|
|ssh||AddThis||13 months||Cookie associated with an AddThis sharing button on the website|
|sshs||AddThis||13 months||Cookie associated with an AddThis sharing button on the website|
|ouid||AddThis||1 year||not documented|
|uid||AddThis||1 year||Creates a unique, machine-generated user ID. AddThis, which belongs to Oracle, uses the user ID to allow the user to share content across social networks and to provide detailed statistics to different providers|
|uvc||AddThis||1 year||Detects how many times the social sharing service AddThis encounters the same user|
|__atuvc||AddThis||1 year||Updates the docial sharing features counter of a website|
|__atuvs||AddThis||Session||Ensures that the updated counter is displayed to the user when a page is shared with the AddThis social sharing service|
|1P_JAR||1 month||This cookie is used to support Google’s advertising services|
|CONSENT||20 years||This cookie is used to support Google’s advertising services|
|NID||20 years||This cookie is used to support Google’s advertising services|
|SIDCC||Secure cookie to protect user data from unauthorized access|
|APISID||2 years||not documented|
|HSID||2 years||Contains encrypted entries of your Google account and the last login time to protect against attacks and data theft from form entries.|
|SAPISID||2 years||not documented|
|SID||2 years||Contains encrypted entries of your Google account and the last login time to protect against attacks and data theft from form entries.|
|SSID||2 years||not documented|
|_ga||Google Analytics||24 months||For user identification for Google Analytics on the browser information|
|_gid||Google Analytics||1 day||For clear distinction of user and update rates|
Since this website also uses Google Analytics cookies, we offer our visitors for privacy reasons to disable them (OptOut). You can change your choice at any time.
For popular thirt party providers like Google, Facebook and many more the "Digital Advertising Alliance EU (EDAA)" offers a possibility to amke a collected Opt-Out of all DAA companies.
For more information about online advertising and opt-out in relation to interest-based advertising on the respective links for the following organizations.
- Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) – http://optout.networkadvertising.org/
- Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) – http://optout.aboutads.info/
- Digital Advertising Alliance Canada (DAAC) – http://youradchoices.ca/choices
- Digital Advertising Alliance EU (EDAA) – http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
- DAA AppChoices Seite – http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices
In order to constantly improve our offer and optimize we use so-called tracking technologies. For this we use the services of Google Analytics.
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (www.google.at). Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that allow you to analyze the use of the website, such as so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer. The generated information about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
DBy activating IP anonymization on this website, the IP address will be shortened prior to transmission within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The anonymized IP address provided by Google Analytics within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google.
Order processing contract
We have a data processing agreement in place with Google.
You can prevent the collection of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link : http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de .
This site uses reCAPTCHA owned by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google") to protect contact forms on this site. The query is used to distinguish whether the input is made by a human or abusive by automated, mechanical processing. It includes the sending of the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For this purpose, your input will be transmitted to Google for further processing. Google uses the information obtained to digitize books and printed materials and to update services such as Google Street View and Google Maps.
DThe IP address submitted by your browser as part of reCAPTCHA will not be merged with other data provided by Google, unless you are logged in to your Google Account at the time you use the reCAPTCHA plug-in. To prevent the transfer and storage of your information, you must log out of Google before visiting our site using the reCAPTCHA plug-in. This data is subject to Google's different privacy policies, which are available at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy.
Addthis Social Plugin
This website uses bookmark buttons with links to various social media platforms, such as: Facebook, LinkedIn, XING, Google+, SlideShare, Instagram. Clicking on these links or the bookmark buttons will take you to the corresponding social media operator pages. As a result, user data and possibly user data can be collected on the operator side. To what extent these data are collected and evaluated can not be influenced by us.