Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.
Below, we explain what cookies are and why they are used to help you better understand the following privacy statement.
Whenever you surf the Internet, use a browser. Well-known browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge. Most web pages store small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.
Cookies store certain user data about you, such as language or personal page settings. When you return to our site, your browser will return the "user-related" information to our site. Thanks to the cookies, our website knows who you are and gives you the attitude you are used to. In some browsers, each cookie has its own file; in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.
There are both first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly from our site, and third-party cookies are created by partner websites (such as Google Analytics). Each cookie is to be evaluated individually, since each cookie stores different data. The expiry time of a cookie also varies from a few minutes to a few years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other "pests". Cookies also can not access information from your PC.
For example, cookie data may look like this:
Name: strong> _ga
Value: strong> GA1.2.1326744211.152211109114 Purpose: strong> Website Visitor Distinction
Expiration Date: strong> after 2 years
These minimum sizes should be able to support a browser:
There are 4 types of cookies:
strong> These cookies are necessary to ensure basic functionality of the website. For example, these cookies are needed if a user puts a product in the shopping cart, then continues surfing on other sites and later goes to the checkout. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart, even if the user closes his browser window.
strong> These cookies collect information about user behavior and whether the user receives any error messages. In addition, these cookies are also used to measure the load time and behavior of the website on different browsers.
strong> These cookies are designed to improve usability. For example, stored locations, font sizes or form data are stored.
strong> These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They are used to provide the user with customized advertising. This can be very convenient, but also very annoying.
Usually, the first time you visit a webpage, you are asked which of these cookie types you want to allow. And of course, this decision is also stored in a cookie.
If you want to know which cookies have been saved in your browser, if you want to change or delete cookie settings, you can find this in your browser settings:
If you basically do not want to have cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. So you can decide with each single cookie whether you allow the cookie or not. The procedure varies depending on the browser. It's best to search Google for "Chrome cookies" or "Disable cookies Chrome" in the case of a Chrome browser.
Since 2009 there are the so-called "cookie guidelines". It states that the storage of cookies requires the consent of you. Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these guidelines. In Austria, however, the implementation of this directive was carried out in Section 96 (3) of the Telecommunications Act (TKG).
If you want to know more about cookies and do not shy away from technical documentation, we recommend https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265 , the Request for Comments of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) called" HTTP State Management Mechanism ".