What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your device to save certain information or image files, such as pixels. The next time you visit our website on the same device, the information saved in the cookies will subsequently be transmitted either to our website (“First Party Cookie”) or to another website to which the cookie belongs (“Third Party Cookie”).
Through the information saved and returned, the respective website recognizes that you have already accessed and visited it with the browser you use on that device. We use this information to be able to design and display the website in an optimum way in line with your preferences.
In that respect, only the cookie itself is identified on your device. Beyond this extent, your personal data will only be saved upon your express consent or if it is strictly necessary to be able to use the service offered to and accessed by you accordingly.
You can, of course, customize your cookie settings at any time, for example by activating or deactivating individual cookie categories.The following links explain how to access cookie settings in various browsers:
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit this link:
You can withdraw your consent to the use of Marketing / Third Party Cookies individually and at any time with effect for the future by adjusting your Cookie Settings accordingly.
Please note that generally deactivating cookies may lead to functional restrictions on our website.
Types of Cookies
Cookies can be classified according to their type, duration and category.
First-party cookies: Cookies that are set by this website. Only this website can read them.
Third-party cookies: Cookies that are placed and used by external services.
Session (or transient) cookies: These cookies are erased when you close your browsers. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not identify you personally.
Persistent (or permanent or stored) cookies: These cookies are stored on your hard drive until they expire (at a set expiration date) or until they are deleted. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about you, such as web surfing behavior or your preferences for a specific site.
Strictly necessary cookies: These are the cookies that let you browse through our site. They are also necessary for security reasons.
Functional cookies: These cookies "remember" registered visitors/customers in order to improve your user experience.
Cookies on this Website
First Party Cookies – Strictly Necessary
Cookie name: ForceFlashSite, Duration: Session, Purpose: When viewing a mobile site (old mobile under m.domain.com) it will force the server to display the non-mobile version and avoid redirecting to the mobile site,
Cookie name: hs, Duration: Session, Purpose: Security
Cookie name: smSession, Duration: Persistent (Two days or two weeks), Purpose: Identifies logged in site members
Cookie name: XSRF-TOKEN, Duration: Session, Purpose: Security
First Party Cookies – Functional
Cookie name: sv, Duration: SessionPersistent (Two years), Purpose: Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site
Cookie name: SSR-caching, Duration: Session, Purpose: Indicates how a site was rendered.
Cookie name: smSession, Duration: Persistent (Two weeks), Purpose: Identifies logged in site members
Third Party Cookies – Functional
Cookie name: TS*, Duration: Session, Purpose: Security
Cookie name: TS01*******, Duration: Session, Purpose: Security
Cookie name: TSxxxxxxxx (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters), Duration: Session, Purpose: Security
Cookie name: TSxxxxxxxx_d (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters), Duration: Session, Purpose: Security
Third Party Cookies – Other
Some of our pages display content from external providers, e.g. YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
To view this third-party content, you have to accept their specific terms and conditions. This includes their cookie policies, which we have no control over. If you do not view this content, no third-party cookies are installed on your device.
Below you find links to the policies of third-party providers we may sometimes use on this website: