1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device via the browser when you use our website. These text files contain information on the provision of user-friendly services and are read by web browsers. Cookies enable our website to recognise you, so that our web server can present you with a more individualised, better, faster and more customised website.
Therefore, please bear in mind that, when you block cookies, you may not be able to access some web content.
Basically, a distinction is made between the following types of cookies:
- Essential cookies:These cookies are essential for the website to function. Without these cookies, services such as myPFT would not work.
- Functional cookies:These cookies allow a website to store information that has already been provided and to offer the user improved, more personalised functions.
- Performance cookies:These cookies are used to improve the usability of our website and therefore the user experience. They collect information about how our website is used, the number of visits, average time spent, pages viewed. Performance cookies help us, for example, to identify the most frequently used elements of the website and to further develop the website based on your needs.
We also use so-called analysis cookies in connection with web analysis. Cookies can also be permanent or temporary. So-called permanent cookies store a file on your end device for a certain period of time until the cookie expiry date (or until you delete it prior to this date). This action serves to save language settings, for example, so that you do not have to adjust these repeatedly for our website. A so-called session cookie temporarily stores a session identifier while you are active on the website. This prevents you from having to log in again when you change pages, for example. Session cookies are deleted when you log out, or lose their validity as soon as your session has expired.
Cookies can also be used as third-party cookies. Third-party cookies originate from providers other than the website operator. They may be used to collect information for advertising, custom content and web statistics, for example.
2. Legal basis and purpose of cookies
As a general rule, we use internet technologies (e.g. cookies, Java script) on the basis of legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 Para.1 clause 1 lit. f) GDPR to make it easier for you to use our website and to optimise our site and your communication with our content:
- We use so-called essential cookies to keep the current session active
- We use third party cookies to improve your experience with our content and advertisements. This website also uses web analysis services from Google. Further information can be found under "Data protection".
3. Third-party cookies
Some third-party providers set cookies on your computer, especially so as to register visitor behaviour and personalise offers (including advertising). Depending on the platform, several cookies are set by third parties. You can read how the third-party provider handles cookies on the corresponding pages of the network. The notifications regarding the networks can be found in the chart below. We have no control over third-party cookies. We therefore recommend that you check the websites of third parties to determine which cookies are used and how they can be managed.
4. Currently we use the following cookies
Under the COOKIE LIST below, you will find a summary of the cookies we use, which should inform you about the purpose and type of the respective cookie as well as its storage period.
5. Administration of cookies / objection
- View cookies
- Allow cookies
- Disable all or specific cookies
- Disable all cookies when shutting down your browser
- Block cookies
- Notify me when a cookie should be set
- Objection to tracking web analysis
If you block our cookies in your browser, you will not be able to use some areas of our website.