We utilize so-called cookies on our site. These cookies are small data files of text that your internet browser files on your utilized terminal device and they will be stored there. A cookie itself does not basically contain or compile any personal information about you or your use of the internet. However, personal data can then be stored on cookies if you have consented to this action, or if this action appears to be absolutely essential for technical reasons (e.g., in order to enable a protected log-in).
However, the cookies on your computer or utilized terminal device can ensure that the services and content that are specially adapted to suit your requirements will be provided when visiting a web site: for example, to remind you about your chosen products and settings. However, only the cookie on your terminal device will be identified while doing so and not your terminal device or you yourself.
We utilize cookies in order to remind ourselves about your choice and your settings, as well as to increase the usability in this way by means of improving our web site and offering contents that are optimally tailored to suit your requirements.
The cookies enable us to store the following things, among others.
1. Your browser’s settings, like for example the type of browser that you utilize and which plug-in devices you have installed. This procedure prevents us from asking you during every visit to our web site about whether you have installed the necessary software for typically displaying the videos or graphics that we provide on our internet pages.
2. Your choice of countries and languages. If you have chosen English once as your preferred language at any time, then it becomes the standard language which will be utilized automatically during your next visit to our web site.
3. The chosen products in your shopping basket. If you have deactivated the cookies, then you will establish that the shopping basket or other functions do not function properly.
4. Your movements on our web site and their use. We do not compile any personal data during the course of this procedure but we do compile statistical data instead, which contributes to optimizing our web site.
We can also commission the media agencies or affiliated marketing companies that offer us their marketing services to set cookies. Their cookie is necessary in order to monitor whether our marketing campaigns are efficient. We can coordinate the contents of our web site with your requirements targetedly in this way and we can improve our offer for you as a result. However, these cookies do not store any personal data.
Some cookies are valid until you close your browser, whereas others will be stored for a longer period.
So-called remarking cookies will also be placed in your terminal device or computer during your visit to our web site. We utilize these cookies for advising about our special offers and giving information within the framework of advertisements, so that you will be interested in visiting our web site again. We do not compile any personal data either in this way within the framework of these advertisements and we are unable to contact you either in this way. You can discharge yourself from the cookies at any time, as is explained below.
How do I prevent the cookies from being placed?
Most of the web browsers accept cookies automatically. You can prevent the cookies from being stored on your computer or terminal device by adjusting your browser so that it does not accept any cookies. Some browsers offer a special mode in which the cookies will always be deleted after the visit to a web site. This function is called “In private browser” with Internet Explorer 8 or a newer version; “Incognito“ with Google Chrome Version 10 and newer: “Private mode” with Firefox Version 3.5 and newer; “Privates surfing” with Safari Version 2 and newer and “Private tab” with Opera Version 10.5 and newer. The “Help” area of your browser gives you precise instructions about how to alter your cookie settings. You can always delete the cookies that are already stored on your computer or device. If you generally decide not to accept any cookies for this purpose, then you can obviously visit and use our web site despite that; however, we cannot guarantee that the browsing experience will be optimum if the cookies are deactivated and it can happen that certain contents are unavailable and it is only possible to use the web site restrictedly as a result.
If you do not wish that we compile and analyse the information about your visit by means of utilizing the cookies, then you can always object to it for the future (opt-out).
A so-called “opt-out cookie” setting is required on your internet browser in order to implement this objection technically. This cookie then serves solely for assigning your objection. Please note that for technical reasons an opt-out cookie can only be utilized on the internet browser from which it has been set to operate, which means that you must also activate the opt-out again in the case that you delete the cookies or you utilize another internet browser or another terminal device.
In addition, the following cookies can be set up by the third parties who we have chosen as suppliers.
1.) Social plug-ins
We utilize social plug-ins (graphic interface control buttons) from facebook.com, which are operated by Facebook Inc., of 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, U.S.A. The plug-ins can be recognized on the graphic interface control button that corresponds with Facebook’s logo. The plug-in arranges for a representation of Facebook’s graphic interface control button, which corresponds with the browser that you utilize, to be downloaded during every single call-up of our web site. Facebook receives information in this way about the fact that our web site has been called up.
Facebook recognizes through the information that has been collected by the plug-in that you are visiting our web site, insofar as you have a Facebook profile and you are logged in there when you visit our web site; it allocates this information to your personal Facebook account. The information that you have visited on our web site will be forwarded to Facebook, irrespective of whether you click on the Facebook plug-in. In addition, if you click on the “I like it” button (“Like”) or make a comment, then your browser will transmit the corresponding information directly to Facebook, where it will be stored in your profile. We are unaware of the details about how Facebook handles your personal data. We do not have any influence on it whatsoever either. Please obtain this information from Facebook’s data-protection advice at "http://www.facebook.com/policy.php".
If you do not wish that Facebook compiles data about you via our web site and for it to be linked up with your data there, then you should deregister of Facebook before visiting our web site.
Moreover, external tools that can be used to block Facebook’s social plug-ins with add-ons for all commercially available browsers are available on the market. You can find information concerning this matter at “http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/”.
Moreover, we utilize the plug-ins on our web site from the supplier Twitter Inc., of 95 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, U.S.A. These plug-ins can be recognized by Twitter’s logo.
Such a plug-in, with which our web site is equipped, arranges for the browser that you are utilizing to download a corresponding description of Twitter’s components during every call-up. Twitter is informed through this operation that our web site has just been visited. We do not have any influence on the data that Twitter compiles in this way. Please obtain information concerning this matter from Twitter’s declaration about data-protection at “http://twitter.com/privacy”.
If you have a Twitter account, then you can alter your data-protection settings in the account settings at “http://twitter.com/account/settings”.
In addition, we use the service of pinterest.com. Pinterest.com is a service from Pinterest, Inc., of 08 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, U.S.A. You recognize it on the “pin it” button that is integrated into our web site. Pinterest receives in this way the information that our web site has been called up. Pinterest can allocate your visit to our site to your Pinterest account and link up this data as a result, insofar as you have a user’s account with Pinterest and you are logged in there. If you click on the “pin it” button on our site, then this data will be transmitted to Pinterest and stored there. You can obtain further information at “http://pinterest.com/about/privacy/” about the purpose and extent of compiling data, processing it and using it by Pinterest, as well as about your rights and possibilities for adjusting the setting concerning this matter, in order to protect your private sphere.
If you do not wish that Pinterest compiles data about you via our web site and it links up with your data there, then you should deregister yourself from your Pinterest account before your visit to our web site.
We also use the “+1” graphic interface control button from the supplier Google+ of Google Inc., of 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 U.S.A.
The plug-in arranges for the browser that you are utilizing to download a corresponding description of the graphic interface control button of Google +1 during every single call-up of our web site. Google obtains information in this way that our web site has just been visited.
We do not have any influence whatsoever on any data that Google compiles in this way. It is known that Google will not further evaluate your visit to our web site in this respect, if you are not logged into a Google account.
However, if you call up our web site and you are logged into Google during this session, then Google can record the information about your Google account whenever you confirm it by pressing the “share+1” button, which records the web site that you further recommend as well as your IP address and other information referring to the browser. Your “+1” recommendation can be stored and made publicly accessible as a result. It can then be superimposed as advice together with your account name and any photo that you have filed with Google in Google’s services, such as in the search results or in your Google account or in other places like for example on web sites and in advertisement on the internet.
In addition, it is possible that Google will link up your visit to our web site with your data that could be stored there. We do not have any influence whatsover on this matter.
You must deregister yourself from your Google account – insofar as your have such an account – before the visit to our internet site, in order to optimally prevent Google from recording your data.
You can find information at the following link: “https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy” about Google’s corresponding data-protection advice, as well as all further information about Google recording, transmitting and using the data, about your possibility for adjusting your profile’s settings and your rights concerning this matter.
2.) Further plug-ins
We utilize plug-ins sometimes on our web site, which are from various further social media service-providers like for example “You Tube”. The plug-ins can be recognized by their respective logos. If you click on a corresponding button, then the requested information will be transmitted directly to this company or service and stored there. Please obtain the details about how your personal data is handled by these services and companies, as well as your rights concerning this matter, from the data-protection advice that is given by the corresponding service on its web site.
3.) Google Analytics
This web site uses Google Analytics, which is an analytical web service from Google Inc., of 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 U.S.A. Google Analytics utilizes cookies that enable an analysis to be made about your use of our web site. The information that is ascertained by the cookie about your use of our web site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the U.S.A. and stored there. Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of our web site, in order to compile reports about the web site’s activities for the web site operators (therefore us) and in order to provide further services that are connected with using our web site and using the internet.
Google will also transfer this information to third parties if necessary, insofar as this is legally prescribed or insofar as third parties process this data on Google’s behalf. We do not have any influence on this matter. Google will not connect (i.e., link up) your IP address with Google’s other data, insofar as we are aware. You can prevent cookies from being installed by means of adjusting the settings on your internet browser correspondingly. Please note our advice concerning this matter, which is given under the point about “cookies”. We are pointing out to you in the case of altering the browser’s settings, that this action could cause restrictions with using our web site.
You can click on the following link in order to prevent the recording by Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie will be set, which prevents your data from being recorded in future during a visit to this web site.
We are pointing out to you that this web site utilizes Google Analytics with the “-anonymizeip” suffix in view of the discussion about the use of analytical tools with complete IP addresses and therefore the IP addresses will only be reprocessed briefly in order to exclude the personal reference of IP addresses.