Our website uses so-called “cookies”. These are small text files which are stored on your terminal device with the aid of the browser. We use cookies to make our services more user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your terminal device even after leaving our website until you delete them. They allow us to recognize your browser again on your next visit.

If you do not agree to this, you can set up your browser to inform you whenever cookies are to be set and agree to this only on a case-by-case basis. The necessary settings differ depending on the browser and the terminal device, they usually can be found in the ‘Support’ of the device or browser.

Deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of our website.

Tracking tools and the use of google analytics

Analysis tools are used on our website to collect general information on visitors’ usage patterns. This comprises, for example, pages viewed, viewing time, linking pages and general information about your computer system, such as your operating system, screen resolution, browser used, etc. All collected data is stored anonymously and cannot be attributed to you personally. If you do not agree with this anonymised detection of your usage patterns, you can prevent this by deactivating cookies in your browser.

This Internet page also uses Google Analytics, an Internet analysis service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies that enable the analysis of your usage of the website.

The information generated by the cookies concerning your usage of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to provide other services related to the usage of the website and of the Internet. Google may also pass on this information to third parties insofar as this is required by law or insofar as third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. You can prevent cookies from being installed by changing the appropriate settings in your browser software; however please be aware that, in this case, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions our website offers. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data collected about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

We hereby inform you that this website uses Google Analytics exclusively in combination with a deactivation add-on “_anonymizeIp()”. Your IP address will not be completely stored. The identification by the IP address of the user of the website by Google Analytics is thereby excluded.

You can object to this by installing the browser add-on for the deactivation of Google Analytics ( This informs Google Analytics that no information regarding your usage of the website may be transmitted to Google Analytics. We will not use tracking tools to collect personal data about you without your being aware of this without your express permission, or transmit any such data to third-party providers and marketing platforms or link the data to your personal data (name, address, etc.).

Use of social sharing

We do not use plugins for the respective social media services for social sharing functionalities. Instead, we merely set a text or graphics link. These do not transmit any data, such as your IP address, browser used, screen resolution, websites viewed, date and time, to the respective social media services.

These links look something like this:

If you click on a social sharing link while logged into your respective social media account, you can share the contents of our pages on your profile. This allows the social media service to assign your visit to our pages to your user account. Please note that as the provider of the pages, we are informed of neither the content of the transmitted data nor their use by Facebook.

Right to object

You may revoke the right for your anonymised data to be processed by the abovementioned web-based analysis tools at any time so that your visits to our internet sites will no longer be captured.

This requires you to activate the so-called opt-out cookies option. Please click on the following links if you wish to prevent your data being anonymised and processed:

Alternatively, you can deactivate the use of cookies by third parties by means of the opt-out page of the Network Advertising Initiative –!/

Please note that, in this case, you will no longer have access to the full range of features offered on this website. Further information about Google’s terms and conditions –