With this cookie policy the website operator informs the user of the website about the use of cookies or similar storage technologies (hereinafter “cookies”) on this website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored by the web browser on the user’s end device to store certain information. The next time you visit our website using the same terminal device, the information stored in cookies is sent back to our website (“First Party Cookie”) or another website to which the cookie belongs (“Third Party Cookie”).

Through the information stored and sent back in the cookie, the respective website recognizes that the user has already accessed and visited it with the web browser of his terminal device. We use this information in order to provide the user with an optimal display of the website according to his preferences.

However, only the cookie itself is identified on the end device. Any further storage of personal data is only carried out if the user gives us his explicit consent or if this storage is absolutely necessary in order to be able to use the offered and called service.

Consent to the use of cookies

Cookies, which are not absolutely necessary to provide the services on this website, are only used after consent. By agreeing to the use of cookies on the basis of a notice (“cookie banner”) provided by us on the website, the user agrees to the use of cookies.

The user can adjust his Cookie-Settings individually at any time, for example by activating or deactivating individual cookie categories.

How the user can deactivate or delete cookies in general (including the absolutely necessary cookies) in his browser is described under the point “Deactivation or deletion of all cookies”.

Legal basis

If the user has given his consent to the use of cookies on the basis of a notice (“cookie banner”) provided by us on the website, the lawfulness of the data processing is governed by Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. If no consent is requested, our legitimate interest (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of this website and services) within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO represents the legal basis for the use of cookies.

Categories of the cookies used

Depending on their purpose and function, we divide the cookies used by the website into the following categories:

  • Absolutely necessary cookies;
  • Functional cookies;
  • Performance cookies;
  • Marketing / Third Party / Consent Cookies

Absolutely necessary Cookies

Cookies are essential to ensure that this website or service functions properly. This means that without these cookies, this website, or the service, cannot be used as intended. This type of cookies is only used by the operator of the website (first party cookies) and all information stored in the cookies is only sent to this website.

The following absolutely necessary cookies are used on our website:

Name Purpose Duration
ckies_functional Opt-out for Functional Cookies 1 year
ckies_performance Opt-out for Performance Cookies 1 year
ckies_marketing Opt-out for marketing/third party/consent Cookies 1 year

Cookies that are absolutely necessary cannot be deactivated or activated individually. The user can adjust his Cookie Settings at any time or deactivate cookies generally in his browser (see item “Deactivation or deletion of all cookies”).

Functional Cookies

Functional cookies enable this website to store information such as the user name or language selection and to offer the user improved and personalised functions based on this information. These cookies collect and store only anonymous information.

The following functional cookies are used on our website:

Name Purpose Duration
cookielaw If the cookie banner was clicked 1 year
shd Set when the User logs in to his strato site 1 year
has_close_teaser Shows whether the user has closed a teaser so that it is not displayed again Session

The user can object to the use of functional cookies at any time by adjusting his Cookie-Settings accordingly.

Performance Cookies

Performance-Cookies collect information on how our websites are used in order to improve their attractiveness, content and functionality. These Cookies help us to determine, for example, whether and which sub-pages of our website are visited and what content users are particularly interested in. We record the number of times a page is accessed, the number of sub-pages called up, the time spent on our website, the sequence of pages visited, which search terms led our users to us, the country, region and, if applicable, the city from which the access takes place, as well as the proportion of mobile devices accessing our websites. The IP address of a computer transmitted for technical reasons is automatically made anonymous and does not allow us to draw conclusions about the individual user.

The following Performance Cookies are used on our website:

Name Purpose Duration

The user of the website can object to the use of performance cookies at any time by adjusting his Cookie Settings accordingly.

Marketing- / Third Party-Cookies

Marketing- / third-party- / consent-Cookies originate, among other things, from external advertising companies and are used to collect information about the websites visited by the user, e.g. to create target group-oriented advertising for the user.

The following marketing / third party / consent cookies are used on our website:

Name Purpose Duration
__utma Strato statistics function (Google Analytics) 2 years
__utmb Strato statistics function (Google Analytics) 1 day
__utmc Strato statistics function (Google Analytics) Session
__utmz Strato statistics function (Google Analytics) 6 months
__utmt_b Strato statistics function (Google Analytics) 1 day

The user can object to the use of marketing cookies at any time by adjusting his Cookie-Settings accordingly.

Deactivation or deletion of all Cookies

The user can set his web browser in such a way that the storage of cookies on his terminal device is generally prevented or that he is asked each time whether he agrees to the setting of cookies. Once Cookies are set, the user can delete them at any time. How the whole thing works is described in the help function of the respective web browser.

A general deactivation of Cookies can possibly lead to functional limitations of this website.