Cookie notice

1 What are cookies?

Cookies are the smallest text files stored on your device via the browser when you use our website. These text files contain information for providing user-friendly services and are read by web browsers. Cookies allow our site to recognise you so that our web server can present you with a more personalised, better, faster and more customised website.

Please keep in mind that you may not be able to access some web content when you block cookies.

Basically, one distinguishes cookies in the following ways:

  • Session-related cookies: These are stored while surfing on our websites, on your computer or device and then deleted.
  • Long-lasting cookies: These cookies remain on your computer for a long time.
  • Third-party cookies: These cookies are created by affiliate websites and embedded in our site. They are used, for example, for the delivery of personalised advertising.

2 This is how we use cookies

In general, we use internet technologies (e.g. cookies, Java Script) only to facilitate the operation of our website and to optimise our offerings and your communication with our content:

  • We use so-called session-based cookies to keep the current session active.
  • We use cookies for data analysis. With this we can recognise, such as our forms are accepted, how many visitors use our pages or which are the most visited websites.
  • We use third-party cookies to improve your experience with our content and advertisements.

This website also uses Google web analytics services. For more information, see "privacy policy".

3. Third-party cookies:

Some third parties use cookies on your computer, especially to register visitor behaviour and to personalise offers (including advertising). Depending on the platform, several third-party cookies are set. How the third-party uses cookies, you can read on the appropriate pages of the network The information about the networks can be found below in the table. We have no control over third-party cookies. We therefore recommend that you review the relevant third-party websites to determine which cookies are used and how they can be managed. For popular third party providers like Facebook, Google and many more. offers the "Digital Advertising Alliance" a way to make a collective opt-out of all DAA companies. Further information can be found in section 4 and 5.

4 Currently we use the following cookies

  • __utma (Google Analytics): Enables the capturing of visitor data - 2 years
  • __utmb (Google Analytics): Used to discover new visits. - 30 minutes

  • __utmc (Google Analytics): This will determine, in conjunction with __utmb, whether it is a recent (erlich) visit. - Session cookie

  • __utmt (Google Analytics): Restrict Request Rate to Google Analytics. - 10 mins

  • __utmz (Google Analytics): Determines from which source / campaign the visitor comes. - 6 months

  • _ceg.s (Crazy Egg): Counts the visited websites of the user per session. - 3 months

  • _ceg.u (Crazy Egg): User identification - 3 months

  • fr (Facebook): Cookie for Facebook Pixel - 3 months

  • cookie-consent (self set): Cookie banner was seen and closed. - 1 year

  • be_typo_user (self set): Session cookie - session end

  • be_lastLoginProvider (self set): Saves the settings of the last backend session for editors - 3 months

  • 1P_JAR (Google Analytics): Collects website statistics and tracked conversion rates. - 1 month

  • APISID (Google/Youtube): This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. - 2 years

  • CONSENT (Google): This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. - 2 years

  • DSID (AdWords Remarketing): This cookie is used to store the preferences of the user. This is used, for example, to display individualised advertising. - 1 week

  • HSID (Google/Youtube): This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. - 2 years

  • IDE (AdWords Remarketing): Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the user's actions on the website after displaying or clicking on one of the provider's ads, for the purpose of measuring the effectiveness of an advertisement and the display of targeted advertising to the user. - 2 years

  • LOGIN_INFO (Youtube): This cookie is set by the video service YouTube on websites with embedded YouTube videos. - 2 years

  • NID (Google): This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. - 182 days

  • OTZ (Google): Google uses this cookie to personalise the advertising. - 1 month

  • PHPSESSID (self set): Needed to manage the self-stored cookies. - Session cookie

  • PREF (Youtube): This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. - ten years

  • SAPISID (Google/Youtube): This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. - 2 years

  • SID (Google/Youtube): This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. - 2 years

  • SIDCC (Google/Youtube): Security cookie that protects user data from unauthorised access. - 1 day

  • SSID (Google / Youtube): This cookie stores the preferences and other information of the user. These include, in particular, the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page, and the decision whether or not to activate Google's SafeSearch filter. - 2 years 

  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE (Youtube): This is a cookie that YouTube uses to calculate the bandwidth of the user. This information is used to determine if the user should use the player's new or old interface. - 1 year

  • YSC (Youtube): This cookie is set by the video service YouTube on websites with embedded YouTube videos. - Session cookie

5 Management of cookies / contradiction

In your browser menu you will find setting options for the use of cookies. Typically, a browser has the following setting options:

  • View cookies,
  • Allow cookies,
  • Disable all or certain cookies,
  • Disable all cookies when closing the browser,
  • Block cookies,
  • Notify if a cookie should be set and
  • Contradiction to the tracking web analysis

For the following browsers, you will find the instructions for deactivating cookies on the manufacturer pages. If you block our cookies in your browser, you will not be able to use some parts of our website.