Data processing in connection with online services

Our online services use various methods to obtain information about you, your surfing patterns and your device. To do this we access your web browser memory and store "identifiers" (such as cookies) there. This allows us, for a specific length of time, to recognise you and your device. We differentiate between the following two processing purposes.
 

1. Integral to the use of our online services

What´s the point of this? These forms of data processing are integral to you being able to use our website. 

Can you prevent this data processing? No. Without this data processing you will not be able to use our online services.

 

2. Web analysis

What´s the point of this? We use a web analysis tool to collect statistical usage and user behaviour data in relation to our website so that we can optimise our online offerings: Which website has a person come from? Which sub-pages were visited? How often and for how long was the website visited? Where did the user click through to? 

Can you prevent this data processing? Yes, you can. You can prevent these sorts of analysis by changing your data protection settings.

You would like to change your consent?

Services used by us

In order to perform the data processing described above, we use various service providers. You can read short descriptions of these services, and their processing purposes, here:

Consent Management Platform/"Cookie Banner" (integral)

We use "Commanders Act Consent Management Platform" to obtain, manage and document cookie consent. The operator of this platform is "Fjord Technologies" in France. 
https://www.commandersact.com/de/loesungen/customer-data-platform/

 

Webanalyse

Our web analysis provider: Adobe Systems Software Ireland

You can opt out of your data being collected and stored by Adobe by deactivating the category "Web analysis" in your data protection settings.

Important: If you erase all cookies on your computer, you will also erase this opt-out cookie.  If you still want to opt out of your data being collected by Adobe, you must reset the opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie is set per browser and computer.

 

List of cookies

Essential

Cookie Name: 98sb0, AHZ6p0, I174KBGq, N3aPf7, bDV3c1, iiJVOC, jNBwP9, xsY0LGk
Category: Integral
Active for: Session
Information stored: Anti-Phishing
 

Cookie Name: renderId
Category: Integral
Active for: Session
Information stored: Application load balancing


Cookie Name: JSESSIONID
Category: Integral
Active for: Session
Information stored: Prevention of CSRF attacks on our domain

Cookie Name: TC_PRIVACY
Category: Integral
Active for: 1 year
Information stored: Saves the type of approval or rejection

Cookie Name: TC_PRIVACY_CENTER
Category: Integral
Active for: 1 year
Information stored: Saves the type of approval or rejection via the settings of the Consent Management Platform 
 

Cookie Name: TCPID
Category: Integral
Active for: 1 year
Information stored: Stores a unique ID of the visitor

Adobe Systems Software Ireland

Cookie Name: s_ecid
Category: Web analysis
Active for: 2 years
Information stored: Contains a copy of the Experience Cloud ID (ECID) or MID. The MID is stored in a key-value pair that follows this syntax, s_ecid=MCMID

Cookie Name: s_cc
Category: Web analysis
Active for: Session
Information stored: This cookie is set and read by the JavaScript code to determine if cookies are enabled (simply set to “True”)

Cookie Name: s_sq
Category: Web analysis
Active for: Session
Information stored: This cookie is set and read by the JavaScript code when the ClickMap functionality or the Activity Map functionality are enabled; it contains information about the previous link that was clicked on by the user

Cookie Name: s_vi
Category: Web analysis
Active for: 2 years
Information stored: Unique visitor ID time/date stamp

Cookie Name: s_fid
Category: Web analysis
Active for: 2 years
Information stored: Fallback unique visitor ID time/date stamp

Simplecast - Podcast Hosting Platform        

Cookie name: xvwpktg3
Category: Essential
Active for: Permanently
Information stored: Theming/preferences for intercom chat window


Cookie name: intercom-id-#
Category: Essential
Active for: 270 days
Information stored: Allows the website to recoqnise the visitor, in order to optimize the chat-box functionality. 


Cookie name: intercom-session-#
Category: Essential
Active for: 6 days
Information stored: Sets a specific ID for the user which ensures the integrity of the website’s chat function. 
 

Cookie name: _fbp
Category: Marketing
Active for: 3 months
Information stored: Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.


Cookie name: _ga
Category: Statistics
Active for: 2 years
Information stored: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.


Cookie Name: _gid
Category: Statistics
Active for: 1 day
Information stored: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.


Cookie Name: _gcl_au
Category: Marketing
Active for: 3 months
Information stored: Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services. 


Cookie Name: sib_cuid
Category: Marketing
Active for: 6 months
Information stored: Collects information on the user's website navigation and preferences - This is used to target potential newsletter based upon this information.