Use of Cookies

This website uses so-called cookies in several places. These cookies serve to provide you with the best possible service. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the browser and filed on the terminal device. They do not cause any harm on the terminal device and do not contain any viruses.

The Operator uses cookies in order to be able to identify you for subsequent visits if you have access to the customer area with us. Otherwise, you will have to log in again for each visit.  
In particular, the data of the cookies is not linked to your other data that is possibly stored at the Operator of the website.

This website uses cookies as follows:

- Transient cookies
- Persistent cookies
- Third-party cookies

Transient cookies are deleted automatically when you close your browser. These include, in particular, session cookies, which store a so-called session ID, with which different requests of your browser can be assigned to a joint session. Your terminal device can thereby be recognized when you return to the website.  The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a predetermined period, which may differ, depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

Third-party cookies are cookies from third-party providers, which are placed, for example, for the tracking of websites and marketing activities.

You can configure your browser setting according to your wishes and refuse, for example, to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note, however, that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website.

You can set your browser so that you

- Are informed about the placement of cookies,
- Allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis,
- Exclude accepting cookies for certain cases or in general,
- Activate the automatic deletion of the cookies when you close your browser.

The functionality of this website can be restricted when cookies are deactivated.

Below you can see an overview of the cookies that are functionally necessary. Without them, you will not be able to use the website as intended. Therefore, you will not be able to deactivate these cookies via the functionality of this website.

Transient cookies

Cookie nameValidityDescription
AuthenticatedFor one browser sessionFunctionally necessary cookie, which is stored in the customer area after a user logs in.
JSESSIONIDFor one browser sessionFunctionally necessary cookie in order to store a browser session across page views.
XSRF-TOKENFor one browser sessionFunctionally necessary cookie for preventing cross-site scripting.
lbpersistenceFor one browser sessionFunctionally necessary cookie that makes it possible that one browser session is persistently constructed with regard to load balancing.

Persistent cookies

Cookie nameValidityDescription
epcosCookiesAcceptedExpiration date: 3 monthsFunctionally necessary cookie that makes sure that the legally required reference on cookie information is displayed or not. If the cookie has been placed, i.e., if the user has agreed to its use, the layer is no longer displayed.
referrerInfoExpiration date: 2 daysFunctionally necessary cookie that stores whether a user has turned off the reference area in the upper page area. If that is the case, the note is no longer displayed.
Analytics-Opt-OutExpiration date: 1 yearFunctionally necessary cookie that stores whether a user has consented to the activation/deactivation of the web tracking. In case of deactivation, no web tracking takes place.

Below you can receive an overview of the third-party cookies that are used on the website.

Tracking cookies

Cookie nameValidityDescription
ACOOKIEExpiration date: 2 yearsThe cookie serves to anonymize user data. The cookie is placed by the statistics server (, which is operated by Webtrends in the United States.
WT_FPC_AASExpiration date: 2 yearsThe cookie stores the user anonymized so that Webtrends can recognize the user as a returning user.

Deactivating tracking functionalities

Webtrends Analytics

This website uses Webtrends Analytics to analyze usage behavior. Webtrends Analytics stores information in so-called cookies on your computer and enables us to improve the website by analyzing the usage behavior. Information that is generated in this context is normally transmitted to one of Webtrends’ servers in the U.S. and stored there.

You can deactivate Webtrends Analytics on this website as shown below.