Cookies, Web Beacons and similar technologies

4. Cookies, Web Beacons and similar technologies

To enhance your experience on our website and to facilitate the use of certain functions, we use cookies, web beacons or similar technologies on various pages.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer. Cookies do not contain personal data. Some of the cookies we use are deleted again at the end of the browser session, i.e. when you close your browser (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and allow us or our partner companies to recognize your browser again when you next visit our website (persistent cookies). You can set up your browser in such a way that you are informed about the use of cookies and can choose to accept them on an individual basis, or can choose to accept cookies only in certain cases or generally reject them. The functionality of our website may be restricted, should you choose not to accept cookies.

Web beacons are small graphic files (“pixels”) embedded in our websites. Web beacons can be used to track the website usage. Similar technologies are for examples Flash cookies, HTML5 cookies or other technologies to locally store data in your browser or on your device (similar to cookies), in order to recognize your browser or device upon your next visit on our website or during a browser session.