Cookies Policy

Are data collected when you visit our site?

1. Cookies

We use so-called cookies on our websites. Cookies are small files which are stored on your data storage device and store specific settings and data exchange with our system via your browser. This storing helps us to pattern the websites for you accordingly and facilitates the use in which, for example, specific entries by you are stored so that you do not constantly have to repeat this. Cookies (hence also session cookies) are automatically deleted again from your hard drive after the end of a browser session (the end of the session). There are cookies, however, that remain on your hard drive. The expiration date is set for your convenience (a few years) far into the future. Upon a further visit, it is then automatically recognized that you have already been on our site and which entries settings you prefer (so-called long-term cookies). Please also note our references for the use of cookies within the framework of customer access (“My Account”) for the configuration of the content of the eCourier, “social plugins” and “web analysis”.

– Your protection option

Regardless of the set duration period, you are also able to delete your browser cookies manually. Under security settings, you are able to permit or forbid independently from one another temporary and stored cookies. Apart from the browser setting, which generally deactivates automatically the insertion of cookies, you are also able to deactivate cookies while adjusting your browser so that cookies from a specific domain (e.g. “googleadservices.com”) are blocked. This setting then prevents the performance of corresponding services that cookies set from this domain.

Some web services work with opt-out cookies. For example, the cookie recognizes that you do not want any collection of data (e.g. a web analysis service). If you delete all cookies, please remember that the corresponding settings will have to be made again where applicable.

The acceptance of cookies is not a requirement to visit our online services. If you do not accept or deactivate cookies, there are specific options (e.g. order options, services and information) on our sites that will not be available and perhaps some websites will not be correctly displayed.

2. Web analysis and advertising

You can visit our websites without providing information about yourself. When you visit our websites, even if this takes place, for example, via a link in a newsletter or advertisement, specific data will be collected and stored nevertheless. We store – even if the visit via newsletter links or advertisement links if any on the Internet occurs – for access data only and without personal references, for example:

-the Internet site from which you visit us
-your browser type
-the name of your Internet service provider
-the name of requested files
-product and content that interest the visitor

The purpose is to use stored data for the cookies explained above. These data are utilized for the improvement of our offers and does not allow us to deduce information about you. Only if you have given your explicit consent, will we store such data about you and use the data only to meet your interests as much as possible with customized offers and information.

The analyses of the data without your consent take place only in an otherwise anonymous or fictitious form (e.g. information XY was called up by 45% of site visitors). Thus, we have the ability to adjust our offers of information to the interests of readers.

If we include third-party content on our sites (e.g. embedded films or special information), these contents only retain your IP address for that purpose, as the content otherwise cannot be delivered to your browser.

– Google Analytics

These websites use Google Analytics for web analysis. This is a service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”. The information about your use of our websites (including your IP address), generated by the cookie, is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google follows the data protection guidelines of the “US Safe Harbor Agreement” and is registered with the “Safe Harbor Program” of the US Department of Commerce. Google will use this information in order to analyze your use of the websites, compile reports about the web activities for us and further renders website use and Internet use of related services to us. If necessary, Google will also transmit this information to a third-party, provided that this is legally required or if a third-party handled these data on behalf of Google. Google will not connect your IP address with other Google data.

You can prevent the installation of cookies through a corresponding setting in your browser software. However, we would like to indicate that, in this case, you cannot use all the functions of the website or services requested of us to the full extent where required.

– Your protection options

If you do not wish for information about your web visits to be transmitted to Google Analytics, you have the possibility to install a “Deactivation Add-On” on your browser. You can download this add-on here. Please note, however, that this is only available at that moment for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.

As an alternative to or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click on the following link to object to the application of Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie will be set through the activation of the link, in order to prevent the gathering of data through Google Analytics within these websites in the future. Please note that these opt-out cookies only function on this browser and only for this domain. As soon as you delete your cookies on this browser, you have to click on the link again: Deactivate Google Analytics.

Moreover, we have made settings whereupon Google Analytics deletes the last part of the IP address of visitors to our website and, thereby, we cannot acquire data that allow information about you here either.

Without your explicit consent we will not utilize tracking tools either, in order to collect undetected personal data about you, to transmit such data to third-party suppliers and marketing platforms or link the data with your personal data (e.g. name, address, etc.).