A cookie is a small text file stored in your computer. Cookies are normally used to increase website functionality for the user, for example to adapt the website according to the user's requirements and choices.

A permanent cookie is stored in the visitor's computer for a specified period. A session cookie is stored temporarily in the computer's memory during the visit to the website and is erased when the computer is turned off.

This website is using cookies in two ways:

  1. To manage session information, i.e. if and as whom a user is logged in. See "Session Information" below.
  2. To create statistics describing how the website is used. See "Google Analytics" below.

Session Information

To be able to know if a user is logged in to the website, one or more session cookies are used. These are automatically erased when the web browser is closed. However, one exception exists: If a user checks the "Remember me" checkbox when logging in, a permanent cookie is stored in the user's web browser that enables the website to recognize the system and automatically log in the user. This permanent cookie will be deleted if the user clicks the website's "Log out" button or if the user does not visit the website for 90 days.

Google Analytics

This website is using Google Analytics, a service for web analysis provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, which enables an analysis of the usage of the website by you. The information created by the cookie about your usage of this website (including your IP address) will be transferred to and stored at a server operated by Google in the USA. Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to generate reports about the website activities for the operator of the website, and to provide further services associated with the usage of the website and the internet. Google may transfer these data to third parties, as long as this is required by law or if third parties are processing these data on behalf of Google. On no account will Google associate your IP address with other data in Google's possession. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by respective settings of your browser software; but if you do that you will not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website you agree to the processing of the data which were collected about you by Google in manner described above and to the purpose named above.