We use so-called cookies in our Internet offer. A cookie is a small file with numbers and letters that is transferred from our web server to your computer’s hard drive and stored there in the folder designated for cookies.

We use temporary cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our website (session cookies); these cookies expire at the end of the session; they are deleted at the latest when you close your web browser.

You can prevent the storage of cookies via the settings of your web browser software. Web browsers usually provide you with various functions for this purpose, which you can find out more about in the help section of your web browser software. You can usually set them to automatically block all cookies, or to only allow cookies from certain Internet sites, or to warn you before a cookie is stored. However, we would like to point out that the blocking of cookies from our website may, under certain circumstances, be associated with a functional restriction in the use of our website and also the websites of other service providers.

For example, Internet Explorer 7.0 allows you to block cookies as follows: Click on the “Tools” button, then on “Internet Options” and then on the “Privacy” tab. Move the slider to the privacy level you want. If you select the Block All Cookies privacy level, all cookies from all web sites will be blocked; web sites will not be able to read cookies that are already on your computer. You can also set custom privacy settings for web sites. For more information on blocking and deleting cookies, please refer to the help function of your web browser.