What are cookies?
Cookies are pieces of information that are transmitted from our web server or third-party web servers to the user's web browser and stored there for later retrieval. Cookies can be small files or other types of information storage.
What are they used for?
In addition, cookies enable us to offer you certain content, such as videos on our website. We may use insights about your behaviour on our website to send you targeted advertisements on third-party website in an effort to remarket our products and services to you.
What cookies do we use?
Session cookies: We use "session cookies", which are only stored for the duration of the current visit to our website. A randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. These cookies cannot store any other data. Session cookies are deleted when you have finished using our online offer and log out or close the browser, for example.
Performance cookies: these cookies help us understand how visitors interact with our website by providing data about which websites or search terms bring users to our website, how long they typically stay on our website, or how many subpages they view on average. We use this data to improve the content of our website and to compile statistics for internal market analysis purposes about individual use of our website.
Functional cookies: these cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make (for example, your username, language, or the region you live in) to provide you with a more personalised online experience. They also allow you to watch videos and interact with social tools.
Analytical cookies: Analytical cookies are used by third parties. These cookies allow third parties to recognise that you have visited our website. We and our third-party providers may also combine information obtained from these cookies with personal data available from other sources, including data collected about you when you use other websites and data collected about you when you are offline, whether on our website or data maintained by the third-party provider.
The legal basis for the use of technically non-essential cookies (and the associated collection and processing of personal data) is your consent given voluntarily when you first visit our website as part of our cookie banner.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. Your consent to the use of technically non-essential cookies and the associated processing of your personal data is not necessary for the use of our website, i.e., you can also use our website without technically non-essential cookies.
We use Google Analytics, a service provided by provided by Google Inc of 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, US. This means that the data collected can in principle be transmitted to a Google server in the USA, whereby the IP addresses are anonymised by means of IP anonymisation so that an allocation is not possible. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can object to the collection and processing of this data by Google Analytics by setting an opt-out cookie that prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f) GDPR, our legitimate interest. The use of Google Analytics is based on your consent according to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.
Within our website, so-called "Facebook pixels" of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Meta Platforms Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or if you are a resident of the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"), are used. With the help of the Facebook pixel, it is possible for Facebook to determine the visitors to our offer as a target group for the display of advertisements, so-called "Facebook ads". Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel to display the Facebook ads placed by us only to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our website. This means that with the help of the Facebook pixel we want to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of the users and do not have a harassing effect. With the help of the Facebook pixel, we can also track the effectiveness of the Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad.
You can object to the collection by the Facebook pixel and use of your data for the display of Facebook ads. To do so, you can visit the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions there on the settings for usage-based advertising: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or declare the objection via the US page http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f) GDPR, our legitimate interest. The use of Facebook Remarketing is based on your consent according to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.
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We use Hotjar, a web analytics service provided by Hotjar Ltd, Level 2, St Julian's Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julian's STJ 1000, Malta ("Hotjar"), to better understand usage patterns, to better understand the needs of our users and to optimize our services and user experience. Hotjar enables us to better understand the user experience on our sites (i.e., how long users spend on which of our sites, which links they click, what they like and dislike, etc.) so that we can tailor our offerings based on user feedback.
How to delete and block cookies?
If you do not want cookies to collect information, you can change the setting in your internet browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including necessary cookies), you may not be able to access parts or all of our website. Our website places cookies whenever you visit our website. Disabling or deleting cookies does not prevent devices from being identified and associated data from being collected. This can only be achieved by changing your browser settings.
How do you disable cookies?
You can change your cookie settings in your browser. These settings are usually found under the "Options" or "Preferences" menus of your browser. The links below may be helpful in understanding these settings. You can also find more information under "Help" in your browser.
Can I withdraw my consent?
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