Cookies

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your device by your browser when you use our website. These text files contain information to provide you with user-friendly services and are read by web browsers. Cookies allow our website to recognize you so that our web server can offer you a better, more individual and faster website that is better tailored to your needs.

Please note that you may be unable to access some web content if you block cookies.

Cookies come in the following varieties:

  • Session cookies: These are stored on your computer or device while surfing our website and are then deleted afterwards.
  • Persistent cookies: These cookies remain on your computer for longer.
  • Third-party cookies: These cookies are created by partner websites and are embedded in our website. They are used to provide personalized advertisements, for example.

2. How we use cookies

Generally, we only use Internet technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript) to make it easier for you to use our website and to improve our services and how you communicate with our content:

  • We use session cookies to keep the current session active.
  • We use cookies to analyze data. We can see how, for example, our forms are accepted, how many visitors use our sites or which are the most frequently visited websites. 
  • We use third-party cookies to enhance your experience with our content and advertisements.

This website uses web analysis services of Google. For detailed information, see “Data Protection Statement“.


3. Third-party cookies:

Some third parties set cookies on your computer, in particular to record visitors’ behavior and to personalize their services (including advertising). Depending on the platform, several third-party cookies may be used. You can read about how third parties deal with cookies on the appropriate pages of the network. Please see the table below for notes on the networks. We have no control over third-party cookies. We therefore recommend that you check the respective third-party websites to verify what cookies are used and how you can manage them. For common third-party providers such as Facebook and Google etc., the “Digital Advertising Alliance” offers an option to collectively opt out for all DAA companies. For more information, see items 4 and 5.

WE CURRENTLY USE THE FOLLOWING COOKIES

 

Cookie name Company Application Duration
PHPSESSID self set Required to manage self-stored cookies. Session cookie
YSC Youtube This cookie is placed by the video service YouTube on websites with embedded YouTube videos. Session cookie
Cookie name Company Application Duration
cookie_banner_seen self set Confirmation of cookie notice 1 year
_gid Google Analytics Allows us to track visits and visitors. 1 day
_gat_UA-16603268-3 Google Analytics Cookie prevents the call to Google Analytics (opt-out). 1 year
_ga Google Analytics Allows us to track visits and visitors. 2 years
_ceg.s Crazy Egg Counts the user's accessed webpages per session. 3 months
_ceg.u Crazy Egg User identification 3 months
  Facebook Cookie for Facebook pixels 3 months
1P_JAR Google Analytics Collects website statistics and tracked conversion rates. 1 month
AID Google For use of targeted advertising. 3 months from the last update
APISID Google/Youtube The user's preferences and other information are stored with this cookie. This includes in particular the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page as well as the decision as to whether the Google SafeSearch filter is to be activated not. 2 years
CONSENT Google/Youtube The user's preferences and other information are stored with this cookie. This includes in particular the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page as well as the decision as to whether the Google SafeSearch filter is to be activated not. 20 years
DSID AdWords Remarketing This cookie is used to store the user's preferences. This is used, for example, to show individualized advertising. 1 Week
HSID Google/Youtube The user's preferences and other information are stored with this cookie. This includes in particular the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page as well as the decision as to whether the Google SafeSearch filter is to be activated not. 2 years
IDE AdWords Remarketing Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the user's actions on the website after the display or a click on one of the provider's advertisements in order to measure the effectiveness of an advertisement and the display of targeted advertising for the user. 2 years
LOGIN_INFO Youtube This cookie is placed by the video service YouTube on websites with embedded YouTube videos. 2 years
NID Google The user's preferences and other information are stored with this cookie. This includes in particular the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page as well as the decision as to whether the Google SafeSearch filter is to be activated not. 182 days
OGPC Google Set by YouTube and/or Google as soon as a video is integrated into a page and/or played. 1 year
OTZ Google Google uses this cookie to personalize advertising. 1 month
PREF Youtube The user's preferences and other information are stored with this cookie. This includes in particular the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page as well as the decision as to whether the Google SafeSearch filter is to be activated not. 10 years
SAPISID Google/Youtube The user's preferences and other information are stored with this cookie. This includes in particular the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page as well as the decision as to whether the Google SafeSearch filter is to be activated not. 2 years
SID Google/Youtube The user's preferences and other information are stored with this cookie. This includes in particular the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page as well as the decision as to whether the Google SafeSearch filter is to be activated not. 2 years
SIDCC Google/Youtube Security cookie that protects user data against unauthorized access. 1 day
SSID Google/Youtube The user's preferences and other information are stored with this cookie. This includes in particular the preferred language, the number of search results to be displayed on the page as well as the decision as to whether the Google SafeSearch filter is to be activated not. 2 years
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE Youtube This is a cookie used by YouTube to calculate the user’s range. This information is used to determine whether the user should use the player's new or old user interface. 1 year
ewafutano Evalanche email statistics This cookie helps the Evalanche newsletter to exchange data with the homepage and the recognition of users. 2 years

5. Managing cookies/Objection

You can find the settings options for the use of cookies in your browser menu. A browser typically has the following settings options:

  • View cookies,
  • Allow cookies,
  • Disable all cookies or particular cookies,
  • Disable all cookies when the browser is closed,
  • Block cookies,
  • Notify when a cookie is to be placed and
  • Do not allow tracking using web analytics

 

The instructions for disabling cookies in the following browsers can be found on the manufacturers’ sites. If you block our cookies in your browser, you may be unable to use some areas of our website.

 

You can disable all non-essential first-party and third-party cookies here: