1. What are cookies and similar technologies?
Cookies are small files that are sent to your end device (e.g. your computer or smartphone) and stored there when you visit a website. A cookie usually contains the name of the website from which the cookie originated and the lifetime of the cookie (i.e. how long it remains stored on your device). Some cookies are deleted after the end of the browser session (so-called “session cookies”). Other cookies remain on your terminal (“permanent cookies”). When you return to this website, we may record your return visit, even if we often do not know your identity. Cookies can also be used to collect information about your usage behaviour.
- (i) Technically required cookies: These cookies are necessary for the technical operation of our website. They also enable security-relevant functionalities such as secure access to the eService login.
- (ii) Analysis and performance cookies: In order to continuously improve our services and our websites, we collect data via cookies and similar technologies (also from third parties) for statistics and analyses on the use of our websites. For example, we can determine the number of visitors and the impact of our websites and optimize content accordingly.
- (iv) Cookies for advertising purposes: Cookies and similar technologies (also from third parties) may record your visit to our websites, the pages you visit and the links you click. We use such information to tailor our websites and the advertisements displayed to your interests. For this purpose, we may also disclose this information to third parties who process this information on our behalf.
Our cookies can also be read on the websites of our partners and be used, for example, for advertising purposes. Such cookies and similar technologies are mainly used to display content according to your interests and to evaluate the use of our content.
3. Privacy settings
You can set your browser so that cookies are reported or blocked. You will find more information on the following pages:
Please note that your settings may be lost or ignored if you reset your browser or access a website from another device, for example.
5. Third-party technology
Version: June 2022