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In order to make visiting our website(s) more attractive and facilitate the use of certain functions, we are using so-called cookies on a variety of pages. These are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of the cookies that we are using are deleted again once the browser session has ended, i.e. after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us or our partner companies to recognise your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies).

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept them or decide to exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or generally. If you do not accept the cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited. The Help function in the menu bar of most web browsers explains how you can stop your browser from accepting new cookies, how to notify your browser when you receive a new cookie and also how you can delete all of the cookies that you have already received and block any further cookies.

In Internet Explorer:
From the “Tools” menu, select the item “Internet Options”.
Click on the “Privacy” tab.
Now you can make the security settings for the Internet zone. Here you can specify whether and which cookies
should be accepted or rejected.
Click “OK” to confirm your settings.

In Firefox:
From the “Tools” menu, select the item “Options”.
Click on “Privacy”.
From the drop-down menu, select the entry “Use custom settings for history”.
Now you can specify whether cookies should be accepted, how long you want to keep these cookies and add
exceptions, and which websites you want to always or never allow to use cookies.
Click “OK” to confirm your settings.

In Google Chrome:
Click on the Chrome menu in the toolbar of the browser.
Now select “Settings”.
Click on “Show advanced settings”.
Under “Privacy”, click on "Content settings".
Under “Cookies”, you can make the following settings for cookies:
Delete cookies
Block cookies as standard
Allow cookies as standard
Delete cookies and website data as standard once the browser is closed
Allow exceptions for cookies from specific websites or domains