Cookie Information

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that are stored by your browser on your device. They do no harm. We use cookies to make our site user-friendly. Some of the cookies will remain stored on your device until you delete them. They enable us to recognise your browser when you next visit. Three types of cookies are used on this website, and these differ in their function and lifetime:

  • Session cookies: these are temporary and are deleted when you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies: these stay on your device until they expire after a certain time or are manually deleted.
  • Web beacons: these are graphics, pixel images which make it possible to keep records or analyse website use.

If you do not want these, you can disable the cookies listed below. Alternatively, you can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and allow it only in individual cases. To find out how this works in your browser, go to the browser’s help function. Alternatively, you will find instructions at

We would point out that disabling cookies may restrict the functionality of our website. The following section provides information about the cookies we use, classified in accordance with their intended purpose.

Cookie message

When you first visit our site, a cookie information message is displayed. When you first visit our site, a cookie information message is displayed. By accepting the cookie information message, you will be consenting to the use of the cookies and web beacons described above.


In the following you can prevent the use cookies for individual areas by setting an opt-out cookie, allowing you to revoke your consent at any time. To do this, click on the "Off" button next to the application area in question. Please note that you will have to reset these opt-out cookies if you delete your browser cookies yourself.

Cookies for the functionality of the website

This website uses cookies for the basic functionality of the site, such as the saving of search settings or, if necessary, to store your login status and login information.

The following cookies are used in the process:





Saves the user’s current session, is in most cases deleted when the browser is closed.




Web Analytics cookie

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is the analytical tool from Google which offers transparency to site and app owners concerning the interaction of their users with the resources they offer. Google Analytics may use certain cookies to collect data and pass on site usage statistics, without however gathering information which would make it possible for Google to identify individual users.

The following cookies are used in the process:


_gaHere, Google Analytics records the anonymised IP address per domain visit, allowing it to recognise repeat visitors to the site24 monthsWeb
_gidIs used to distinguish between users.24
_gatIs used to slow down the request