Whoever closes his eyes to the past is blind to the present.
Richard von Weizsäcker

Cookies are used to store information associated with a website or domain locally on the computer for some time and to re-transmit it to the server upon request. This allows the user to customize the website for themselves, eg. For example, you can choose the language and font size or design of the website in general. Cookies can also be used to authenticate visitors and they are used to store a session identifier

In 2009, the EU (at that time: EC) issued new cookie law provisions in Directive 2009/136 / EC, also known as the "Cookie Policy". In particular, Article 2 (5), which reads as follows, is important:

"Member States shall ensure that the storage of information or access to information, stored in a user's device is only permitted if the user has given his consent on the basis of clear and comprehensive information obtained, for example, for the purpose of processing, in accordance with Directive 95/46 / EC.
This does not preclude technical storage or access if the sole purpose is to carry out the transmission of a message over an electronic communications network or if this is strictly necessary for the provider of an information society service expressly desired by the subscriber or user to: can provide this service. This does not preclude technical storage or access if the sole purpose is to carry out the transmission of a message over an electronic communications network, or if absolutely necessary for the provider of a service to provide this service, if the user so wishes"

As a result, web site and app providers may only collect and store information stored in the user's devices (PCs, tablets, smartphones, etc.), in short, if:

1. the user has been informed clearly and comprehensively, and
2. The user has consented to the data collection and storage.

The cookie hint is compulsory according to Google since 30.09.2015. Cookies are small text files used by web pages to make the user experience more efficient.

By law, we may store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other cookie types we need your permission.

This page uses different cookie types. Some cookies may even be placed by third parties that appear on our pages.

Necessary cookies help to make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website may not work properly without these cookies.

  • Session cookies are saved so that users do not have to log in again on each subpage of a website (eg in a discussion forum or in a webshop), but stay logged in all the time.

Preference cookies allow a web page to remember information that affects the way a web page behaves or looks like, such as: Your preferred language or region you are in.

Statistics cookies help website owners understand how visitors interact with Web pages by collecting and reporting information anonymously.

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