Using cookies

In order for this web page to function properly, we will sometimes save small files – so-called cookies – on your device. This is common practice for most websites.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file left on your computer, tablet computer or smartphone by a web portal when you visit it. This way, the portal can “remember” certain entries and settings (e.g. login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a set period, and you do not need to specify them for each additional visit or when navigating the portal.

How do we use cookies?

On our websites, we use cookies to save

  • your preferences regarding the display, e.g. contrast and font size
  • your potential participation in a survey on the usefulness of the contents (so you are not requested to answer them again by a pop-up window)
  • your decision for (or against the) use of cookies on this portal.

Some of videos embedded on our site will also use cookies to create anonymous statistics on previously visited websites and the chosen videos.

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Are other cookies used as well?

On some of our pages or sub-pages, additional or different cookies than described above might be used. As the case may be, there properties will be indicated in a special note, and your agreement to saving them requested.

Control over cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies at will. You can learn how at: You can delete cookies stored on your computer, and configure most browsers in such a way that storing cookies is prevented. However, this can result in you having to set some preferences manually for each visit of a website, and accept that some functions might be impeded.

This site was created with the aid of the suggestion of the European Commission: