Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are created by a website during your visit. They store information that may be useful for further navigation on the website. Your information is retained when you move to another page and your use of the website can be analysed, for example.

You consent to the use and storage of cookies on your device when you use our website. However, you can also view our website without cookies.

We advise you to keep cookies enabled, since otherwise you might fail to see numerous items of information. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. 

Managing cookies

You yourself can control whether you wish to accept cookies and can prevent placement of them using the settings in your browser.

We point out that changes in a browser’s settings only affect that particular browser. If you use different browsers or switch to another device, you have to make the settings again. You can also delete cookies from your storage medium at any time. You can find information on the settings for cookies, how to change them, and how to delete cookies in your web browser’s Help function.

You can find information on the settings that can be made for the most common types of browser under the following links: 

The most common types of cookies are explained for you below:

1. Session cookies

While you are active on a website, a session cookie is stored temporarily in your computer’s memory and contains a session ID so that you do not need to log on again every time you switch to another page, for example. Session cookies are deleted when you log off or become invalid as soon as your session has automatically expired.

2. Persistent cookies

A persistent cookie stores a file on your computer for the period of time specified by the expiration date. These cookies enable websites to remember your information and settings when you visit them again. That permits quicker and easier access, since you no longer need to set the language you want to use for our portal, for example. When the expiration date is reached, the cookie is automatically deleted when you visit the website that generated it.

3. Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies come from providers other than the website operator. They may be used to collect information for advertising, customised content and web statistics, for example.

4. Flash cookies

Flash cookies are stored on your computer as data elements of websites if these are operated with Adobe Flash. Flash cookies do not have any time limit.

The following cookies are used on this website: 

Name of the Cookie Purpose Length of storage Type of Cookie
be_typo3user For user administration in the Typo3 backend. Session Session Cookie
fe_typo3user For user administration in the Typo3 frontend. Session Session Cookie
cookieinfoaccepted Saves the consent status of the user for cookies on the current domain. Session Sesssion Cookie
phpsessid Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a generic identifier used to manage user session variables. Normally this is a randomly generated number that may be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged in status for a user between pages. Session Session Cookie
1p_jar Google uses these cookies based on recent searches and interactions to customize ads on Google websites. 30 days Third-Party Cookie
apisid Used by Google to store user preferences and information from Google Maps. Session Third-Party Cookie
consent Unknown Unknown Third-Party Cookie
hsid

If you are logged into your Google account while visiting our site, Google is able to track your use of certain websites (such as ours) which use Google plug-ins. You will have agreed to this arrangement as part of signing up for a Google account, and Google will already have placed cookies on your device for this purpose. Google's privacy policy on the information which it obtains from these cookies can be found here.  

2  years Third-Party Cookie
nid Google uses these cookies, based on recent searches and interactions, to customise ads on Google websites. 6 month Third-Party Cookie
sapisid This cookie ensures that Google can collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube. 2 years Third-Party Cookie
sid Google uses these cookies, based on recent searches and interactions, to customise ads on Google websites. 2 years Third-Party Cookie
sidcc Google uses these cookies, based on recent searches and interactions, to customise ads on Google websites. 3 month Third-Party Cookie
ssid This cookie is used to ensure that Google can collect user information for videos hosted by YouTube. 2 years Third-Party Cookie