"A cookie, in its original form, is a text file on a computer. It typically contains data about visited web pages that the web browser stores when you browse the internet."(Source:https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie)
To put it in your own words, these are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your internet browser. These files allow us to recognise your browser. We do not consolidate this information with your other private data, such as your name, address and email, which you may have given us when you signed up for our newsletter.
By using our website, you consent to the use and storage of cookies on your terminal device. However, you can also view our website without cookies. The majority of internet browsers accept cookies automatically. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your terminal device by selecting *do not accept cookies* in your browser options. You can remove currently stored cookies from your end device at any time and avoid storing cookies in the future. Please refer to the instructions of your browser or end device manufacturer for details of how this works.
"Google Analytics is Google's analysis tool that makes the interaction of your users with the resources offered transparent for website and app owners. Google Analytics may use certain cookies to collect data and share website usage statistics, but without collecting information that makes individual users personally identifiable to Google. The main Google Analytics cookie is called "__ga. " (Source: http://www.google.de/policies/technologies/types/)
The data generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, in the event of IP anonymisation taking effect on this website, your IP address will be censored in advance by Google within member states of the EU or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this data for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address sent by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be linked to any other data held by Google. You have the possibility to prevent the storage of cookies by a certain setting of your browser software. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the possibilities of this website in full. You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this information by Google by clicking here and downloading and installing the available browser plugin. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).