Cookies Policy

Cookies and the right to object to direct advertising

'Cookies' are small, non-executable files that are stored on a user's computer. Cookies can store different kinds of data about users. They are stored on the users' devices during and/or after users visit a website or online store.

'Temporary cookies', 'session cookies', or 'transient cookies' are cookies that are deleted after users leave an online store and close their browsers. With such cookies, for example, the content of a shopping basket can be stored in an online shop or a login bottleneck.

However, other cookies are referred to as 'permanent' or 'persistent' and remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, a users' login status can be saved when they visit a shop after several days. Likewise, permanent cookies can measure the 'range' of a website (where the users are geographically located) or information on the users' interests. This information is used for marketing purposes.

'Third-party cookies' are cookies that are offered by the original providers (who operate the online store or website) to other parties. (If the original provider is the one using the cookies, they are often called 'first-party cookies').

It is useful to know the above terms so that you understand our cookie policies and data protection agreement.

If, as a customer or as a visitor to our websites or interfaces, you do not wish cookies to be stored on your computer, we ask you to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of your browser. You can also delete stored cookies in the system settings of your browser. However, if you do these things, it will likely lead to problems when you try to use interfaces.

If you would like to "opt out" of the use of cookies for online marketing and tracking purposes, you may be interested these two sites to help you:

1) the US site
2) the EU site

Furthermore, you can deactivate cookies from being stored on your computer or device by changing your browser settings. However, if you do this, it will likely lead to problems when you try to use websites, interfaces, and features on the interfaces.