These cookies may provide you with content and services specially adapted to your interests by memorizing your settings and the products you selected. In this process, only the cookie on your devices is identified not your device itself or you.
Cookies enable us to store the following information:
• Your browser information, for example your type of browser and the plug-ins installed. This prevents the question being asked if you have installed the necessary software to display videos or diagrams at every visit of our website.
• Your country and language selection. If you have selected English as your preferred language it will become your default language and will automatically be used at your next visit.
• Your movements on the website and the way you use or website. We do not collect personal data but statistical data to improve our website.
Some cookies are only valid until you shut down your browser, others are stored for longer periods.
How do I prevent cookies from being placed?
Most web-browser automatically accept cookies. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or device by setting your browser to not accept cookies.
Some browsers have a special mode that deletes cookies directly after your visit. Internet explorer 8 or newer calls this function „in private- brows“; Google Chrome Version 10 calls it „ Inkognito“, Firefox 3.5 calls it „private mode“; Safari Version 10 calls it „private surfing“ and Opera 10.5 calls it „private tab“.
You can find instructions on how to change your cookie settings in the „help“ area of your browser. You can delete cookies already stored on your computer or device at any time. Furthermore, you can object to the collection and transfer of personal data or prevent the use of your data by deactivating java-script in your browser or installing a tool to prevent it.
An opt-out-cookie in your internet browser is needed to implement the objection technically. This cookie only serves the purpose of assigning your objection. Please note that the opt-out cookie is only valid for the internet browser in which it was placed. This means that if you delete cookies or use a different internet browser you have to opt-out again. If you decide not accept cookies in general you can naturally still visit and use our website but we cannot guarantee an optimal browsing experience. Additionally, some content may not be available and the use may be limited.
We currently use the following third-party cookies:
This website uses Google Analytics of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; „Google“). The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information reached an agreement with Google based on the decision of the Düsseldorf Group on data protection Therefore it is possible to use Google Analytics in a manner which is compliant with applicable law and does not raise any concerns. We will comply with these requirements. In particular we draw your attention to the fact that Google Analytics is supplemented by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” on this website to guarantee the anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking). Please also note the following information about the use of Google Analytics:
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”; these are text files which are stored on your computer to analyses the way you use the website. The information about the way you use this website created by the cookie is sent to and stored on a Google server in the USA.
If the IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will first truncate your IP address in Member States of the European Union or in other state parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to and truncated on a Google server in the USA. Google uses this information on behalf of the website operator to evaluate the way you use the website, to collate reports on website activities and to provide the website operator other services related to website and Internet use.
The IP address sent by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data held by Google. You can change your browser settings to prevent cookies from being stored; however, we draw your attention to the fact that, in these circumstances, you may find that you are unable to make full use of functions on the website. You can also prevent the data (including your IP address) relating to your use of the website which is captured by the cookie being sent to or processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in from the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics
We also use Google Analytics to evaluate data from the DoubleClick cookie for statistical purposes. If you object, you can opt out using Ads Preferences, http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en
Google Tag Manager
In the interests of transparency we draw your attention to the fact that we use Google Tag Manager. Google Tag Manager does not collect any personally identifiable information.
Google Tag Manager is a solution to implement and manage our website tags. Website tags are tiny bits of website code that allows to measure traffic and visitor behavior, understand the impact of online advertising and social channels, use remarketing and audience targeting, test and improve websites. If you have opted-out, you will stay opted-out for the tag in Google Tag Manager. For further information please see https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html
We use the web analysis plugin New Relic to receive statistical evaluations of the speed of this website. This service is provided by New Relic Inc., 188 Spear Street, Suite 1200 San Francisco, CA 94105, USA (“New Relic”).
If a user calls up this service, which contains the plugin, the browser establishes a direct connection with servers of New Relic. The provider does not have influence on the amount of data that New Relic collects via the plugin and informs the user according to his state of knowledge:
By implementing this plugin New Relic is provided with the information that a user has called up the website. If the user is logged in via New Relic New Relic can connect his visit to his New Relic account. If the user does not have an account there is still a possibility that New Relic collects and stores its IP-address.
You can find information about the purpose and extent of the data collection and about the further use of data by New Relic as well as information about your rights and data protection settings here: https://newrelic.com/privacy
If a user is member at New Relic and does not want New Relic to collect information via this service and combine this information with member data, he has to log out of New Relic before calling up this site.
This website uses marketing automation technology (eMarketeer) to collect data on visitor behavior. The eMarketeer Web Monitor stores a cookie. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s local browser cache. It is possible to use these cookies to recognize a visitor’s browser. The eMarketeer cookie only contains a random string (example: EmarketeerPing = Z3PxJgEvkY7eb2ikUDkf) and will not store any identifiable data. When visiting our website, the eMarketeer tracker script sends the above string to the eMarketeer server, located in Sweden, together with the URL of this website. The data is collected for use in marketing and optimization.
If any of your personal data (name, email address or other information) has already been provided to eMarkeeter, then the above-mentioned string, together with this URL, will be matched with your profile. This information is used only by us to provide specific marketing information to the visitor. We do not share this information with anyone but eMarketeer, where the information is stored. The collection and storage of data may be revoked at any time with respect to future services by blocking eMarketeer’s cookies in your browser settings.
Hotjar Web Analytics Service
We use Hotjar - an analytics and feedback tool of Hotjar Ltd., Level 2, St Julians Business Centre 3, Elia Zammit Street St Julians STJ 3155, Malta, Europe, which helps us to improve the usability of our site. Hotjar sets persistent cookies (up to 365 days) for analytics purposes and to display the correct content to our visitors. You can read about what cookies are stored by visiting Hotjar's website
. Hotjar also records visitor information including mouse clicks and movements, scrolling activity and user input on our website (for example on the search box) - this information is anonymous. Recordings are automatically destroyed after 365 days.
. You can opt out of Hotjar collecting your information at any time by following these instructions
We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos.
Read more at YouTube’s embedding videos information page
This Website uses the following social plugins:
(operator: Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA)
(operator: Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA)
(operator: LinkedIn, 2029 Stierlin Ct, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA)
(operator: YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066)
• Google (operator: Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA)
These plugins collect personal data by default and transfer them to the server of the respective operator.
To guarantee the protection of your privacy we have taken technical measures to prevent data from being transferred to the social network without your consent. At the initial calling up of the site the plugin is deactivated. By clicking on the symbol of the social network you consent to the transfer and the data is transferred.
• Google Plus
As of 25 May 2018