As data protection is so important and we are committed to being transparent, you will find some information below about the cookies used on our website. Furthermore, you will be informed on how to disable cookies, if you do not wish to enjoy the benefits they offer.
1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device (computer, tablet or smartphone) when you visit a website. They enable the website to identify your device as you click through its pages and if you return at a later point. This makes it easier for you to use the website and personalize the content.
The following terms will help you to understand and manage cookies:
Cookies that are installed on your device by the organization operating the website are called “first-party cookies”.
Cookies that are installed on your device by the website you visit are called “third-party cookies”. This could be a cookie installed by a web analytics company to provide the website operator with information about the number of visitors to its website.
“Persistent cookies” remain on your device, even if you close your internet browser. They are activated every time you visit the website that generated that particular cookie. For example, if a website uses a persistent cookie to remember your login credentials, you will not need to enter them again every time you visit that website..
“Session cookies”, on the other hand, are not stored permanently and are normally used to operate a website, e.g. by allowing a user to switch from one page to the next without having to log in again. All session cookies are deleted from your computer once you close your browser.
“Flash cookies” are installed by websites containing media (e.g. video clips). This also requires Adobe Flash software. These allow content accessed from your device to be downloaded more quickly and information to be stored.
2. Which cookies do we use?
We differentiate between cookies that are essential to the website’s technical functioning and other optional cookies.
2.1 Essential technical cookies
Essential technical cookies are needed to ensure that our website runs smoothly, e.g. to enable navigation and display all of the website elements. These essential technical cookies are used exclusively by us and are therefore classed as first-party cookies. We also use session cookies; these are only stored for the duration of your browser session.
We use the following essential technical cookies:
Cookie name: PHPSESSID
We may use essential technical cookies on our website without your consent. For this reason, they cannot be enabled or disabled individually. However, you have the option to disable cookies in general in your browser at any time (see point 3.1)
2.2 Optional cookies
Optional cookies are cookies that are only used after your consent. Your consent is voluntary and can be revoked at any time
with effect for the future (see point 3. 2).
We use the following optional cookies:
|Purpose||Website Analysis – Generates statistical data about how the visitor uses the website.|
|Cookie duration||2 years|
We use Google Analytics including the functions of Universal Analytics and Google Analytics 4 (collectively “Google Analytics”), a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google Analytics performs an anonymized analysis of your use of the website. The information generated about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there. However, your IP address will be anonymized before transmission within in the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the European Economic Area. Google will use this information on behalf of INVERTO GmbH for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and internet usage to the website operator.
By means of the standard anonymization of your IP address, a personal reference can be excluded. Insofar as the data collected about you is related to a person, this is therefore immediately excluded, and the personal data is immediately deleted.
You have the option to object to the storage of cookies at any time with effect for the future (see point 3. 2). In addition, you can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your internet browser settings accordingly (see point 3. 1).
|Purpose||This cookie is used in the context of Google Maps.|
|Cookie duration||6 months|
|Purpose||Used to check whether the user’s browser supports cookies.|
|Cookie duration||1 day|
|Purpose||Used by social networking service LinkedIn to track embedded services.|
|Cookie name||bcookie, bscookie|
|Cookie duration||1 year|
|Purpose||Ad Analytics – Used to track visitors to multiple Web pages to present relevant ads based on the visitor’s preferences.|
|Cookie duration||6 months|
|Purpose||Used for routing.|
|Cookie duration||1 day|
|Purpose||Adjusted by LinkedIn when a website contains a embedded “Follow Us” window.|
We use the external service „Opinion Stage” to offer polls and other content elements on our website. This service stores statistical data entered by website visitors in order to prevent repeated voting.
|Purpose||This cookie is used by poll elements and stores voting meta-information.|
|Purpose||This cookie is used by poll items and stores user responses to avoid repeated voting.|
|Purpose||This cookie protects the survey service from bot attacks, such as faking user responses. It does not contain any user-specific information.|
3. How can you manage cookies?
3.1 Changing your browser settings
You can find out how to manage your cookie settings in your browser’s help function. Detailed instructions for doing this on the most common browsers can be found via the links below:
Please note that disabling cookies in general may restrict the functionality of our website.
Click HERE to view our general privacy notice.