What are cookies?
Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognise your browser and optimise website functionality. Cookies are small files placed on your terminal device. They can be used to establish whether communications from your terminal device with our websites have already existed. Thereby, we can match the contents of our websites with your needs in a targeted manner and so improve our offer to you. Personal data can be stored by Cookies if this is mandatory for technical reasons, for example, to enable a secure log-in.
Cookies are mandatory for the proper functioning of our website. Therefore, when you visit our website, we will ask you first whether you consent to the use and storage of Cookies on your terminal device. In so doing, we will also inform you how you can disable Cookies or accept them again later.
The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-on’s settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.
If you do leave cookies turned on, be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.