What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. They save information that can be useful for your further navigation on the website. This way, your information remains even when you switch to another page and your use of the website can be analysed.

By using our website, you agree to the use and storage of cookies on your device. But you can also view our website without using cookies.

We recommend that you leave cookies enabled as you could otherwise miss out on all kinds of information. Most browsers automatically accept cookies.

Configuration of cookies

You have the option of controlling and preventing the acceptance of cookies yourself as desired, by changing your browser settings.

Please note that changing these settings only applies to the browser you are currently using. Should you change to a different browser or switch devices, you must change the settings anew. Furthermore, you can delete cookies from your storage device at any time. Please refer to the help feature of your web browser for further information on cookie settings and how to change them as well as deleting cookies.

Below are some links to the settings options of the most commonly used browsers:

Listed below are the common types of cookies explained for you:

1. Session cookies

While you are active on a website, a temporary session cookie is saved on your computer, in which a session ID is stored, which for example prevents you from having to log in every time you request a new page. Session cookies are deleted when the browser is closed or they become invalid when your session has automatically timed out.

2. Persistent cookies

A persistent cookie saves a file on your computer until its specified expiration date has run out. With these cookies, the website canrecognize your information and settings to use on your next visit. This leads to quicker and more convenient access, for example, you don’t have to change the language settings for our website the next time. When the expiration date has run out, the cookie is deleted automatically when you visit the website that created it.

3. Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies stem from websites other thanthose of the operator of this website. They can, for example, be used to collect information for advertising purposes, customized content and web analytics.

4. Flash cookies

Flash cookies are saved as data elementson your computer by websites using Adobe Flash. Flash cookies do not have an expiration date.

Cookies used

Name of the cookie Intended use Storage period Type of cookie
cookieRequired Hides the cookie consent after confirmation. 30 Days Persistent cookie
cookieYouTube Allows you to load YouTube videos. 30 Days Persistent cookie
cookieVimeo Allows you to load Vimeo videos. 30 Days Persistent cookie
cookieLocation Hides the location hint. 30 Days Persistent cookie
PHPSESSID Contains an anonymous user ID to map multiple requests from a user to the same HTTP session. At end of session Session cookie
csrf_contao_csrf_token Increases the security of the website against CSFR attacks. At end of session Session cookie
CONSENT Allows you to play YouTube videos. 1 Year Third-party cookie
PREF YouTube cookie, which stores user settings and behavior. 8 Months Third-party cookie
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Allows the bandwidth estimates for YouTube videos. 1 Year Third-party cookie
YSC Store cookie consent preferences for YouTube videos. At end of session Third-party cookie

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