Cookie policy

During your visit to, cookies are installed on your computer or mobile device. Some cookies are essential for the website to function properly. You cannot reject the installation of such cookies. We use other cookies for analysis purposes, which are only installed with your consent.

Cookies comprise personal data, thus their processing is governed by our privacy statement. Since essential cookies are necessary for the proper functioning and security of, they are processed on the basis of our legitimate interest. Other types of cookies will not be installed unless has obtained your consent.

This cookie statement is intended to inform you about our use of cookies.

What are cookies?

‘Cookies’ are small files or pieces of information that can be stored on your computer or mobile device when visiting websites. These text files store information such as your browser type, language preferences or geographical location. Upon subsequent visits to our website, the information compiled in the cookie is resent to our servers or the third party that has installed the cookie. This enables the retrieval of your language preference for example.

What types of cookies are there?

There are various types of cookies. They can be classified according to lifespan, purpose and origin.

Session cookies

These cookies simplify and keep track of a user's activity during the browser session. They are temporarily installed each time you open the browser screen. Session cookies are deleted as soon as the browser is closed.

Permanent cookies

These cookies remain present on your device for the lifespan of the cookies. They are activated each time you visit

First-party cookies

These cookies are installed directly onto the website by

Third-party cookies

These cookies are installed on by third parties, as a result of incorporating elements from other websites.

Essential cookies

These cookies ensure that all parts of the website function optimally. These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning and security of the website, such as the display of search results or the distribution of requests to the web server over a number of computers. These cookies can be installed without consent.

Non-essential cookies

These cookies are installed for statistical, social and commercial purposes. Such cookies are independent of technical support and do not satisfy the criteria for exemption from the consent requirement. Your consent is therefore necessary for the installation of these cookies.

Non-essential cookies additionally include the following types of cookies:

Technical cookies store user preferences and simplify the navigation of the website. They prevent you from having to enter the same information each time you visit our website for example.

Analytical cookies furnish us with statistical information pertaining to your use of our website. This information enables us to improve the usability of

Marketing cookies are used to track a visitor's browsing behaviour. This enables the creation of a user profile that displays more personalised information.

Social media cookies provide the option of including social network buttons, in order that you can share or ‘like’ web pages via the social networking site. Social network buttons exclusively contain a hyperlink to the relevant social network site page. None of your personal data is shared via our website. We have no influence on the use and manner in which your data is processed once you leave You can find more information in the privacy statements of the social networking sites concerned.

Which cookies are used on

Below is an overview of the cookies that are installed when using

Analytical cookies Provider Purpose Lifespan Type
_ga_* Measurement and tracking of how the user visits and uses the website, in order to improve our services. 2 years HTTP cookie
_gid Measurement and tracking of how the user visits and uses the website, in order to improve our services. 1 day HTTP cookie
gat_gtag_UA_* Used by Google Analytics in order to slow down the request speed. Session HTTP cookie
Essential cookies Provider Purpose Lifespan Type
*_session Temporarily saves the status of the user session. Session HTTP cookie
XSRF-TOKEN Provides security when submitting forms. Session HTTP cookie
cookie_preferences Ensures the correct operation of the cookie usage notification and settings. 2 years HTTP cookie
Technical cookies Provider Purpose Lifespan Type
_GRECAPTCHA Used to distinguish between humans and bots. 6 months HTML local storage
locale Keeps track of the user's language preferences. 5 years HTTP cookie