Cookies Terms and Conditions

Information on the Use of Cookies

Scope of Processing Personal Data
On various pages, we integrate and use cookies to enable certain functions of our website and to integrate external web services. These so-called "cookies" are small text files that your browser can store on your access device. These text files contain a characteristic string that uniquely identifies the browser when you return to our website. The process of storing a cookie file is also referred to as "setting a cookie." Cookies can be set by the website itself as well as by external web services.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data
Relevant are Articles 6 et seq. of the Data Protection Act (DSG, Principles), as well as Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (legitimate interest) or Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR (consent). In general, with cookies collected based on a legitimate interest, our legitimate interest is to ensure the functionality of our website and the services integrated therein (technically necessary cookies). Additionally, cookies may enhance user-friendliness and enable more personalized communication. Here, we have conducted a balance between your interests and our interests. With the help of cookie technology, we can identify, analyze, and track individual website visitors only if the website visitor has consented to the use of cookies in accordance with Article 6(6) of the DSG or Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR.

Purpose of Data Processing
The cookies are set by our website or external web services to maintain the full functionality of our website, improve user-friendliness, or pursue the purpose specified with your consent. Cookie technology also allows us to recognize individual visitors based on pseudonyms, such as an individual or random ID, so that we can offer more personalized services. If cookies were set based on your consent, you can revoke your consent at any time in the cookie settings.