Privacy Policy

Data protection privacy
We have written this privacy statement (version 30.11.2019-311132365) to explain to you, in accordance with the provisions of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, which information we collect, how we use data and what options you have as a visitor to this website ,

Unfortunately, it is in the nature of things that these explanations sound very technical, but we have tried to make the most important things as simple and clear as possible.

Automatic data storage
When you visit websites today, certain information is automatically created and stored, including on this website.

If you visit our website as it is now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically saves data such as

the address (URL) of the website you are visiting
Browser and browser version
the operating system used
the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
the host name and IP address of the device from which it is accessed
Date and Time
in files (web server log files).

As a rule, web server log files are stored for two weeks and then deleted automatically. We do not disclose this information, but we can not rule out that it will be seen in the event of unlawful behavior.
The legal basis, according to Article 6 paragraph 1 f DSGVO (lawfulness of processing), is that there is a legitimate interest in enabling the error-free operation of this website by capturing web server log files.

cookies
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.

What exactly are cookies?
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.

One thing can not be dismissed: cookies are really useful helpers. Almost all websites use cookies. More precisely, they are HTTP cookies, as there are other cookies for other applications. HTTP cookies are small files that are stored by our website on your computer. These cookie files are automatically stored in the cookie folder, the “brain” of your browser. A cookie consists of a name and a value. When defining a cookie, one or more attributes must also be specified.

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 offers you your usual standard setting. 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: _ga
Expiration time: 2 years
Use: Differentiation of website visitors
Exemplary value: GA1.2.1326744211.152311132365
A browser should support the following minimum sizes:

A cookie should be able to contain at least 4096 bytes
Per domain at least 50 cookies should be stored
In total, at least 3000 cookies should be stored
What types of cookies are there?
The question of which cookies we use in particular depends on the services used and will be clarified in the following sections of the privacy policy. At this point we would like to briefly discuss the different types of HTTP cookies.

There are 4 types of cookies:

Absolutely necessary cookies
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.

Functional cookies
These cookies collect information about the user behavior and whether the user gets any error messages. In addition, these cookies also measure the load time and behavior of the website on different browsers.

Targeted cookies
These cookies make for better usability. For example, stored locations, font sizes or form data are stored.

Advertising cookies
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.

How can I delete cookies?
You decide for yourself how and whether you want to use cookies. Regardless of which service or which website the cookies come from, you always have the option of deleting cookies, only partially approving or deactivating them. For example, you may block third-party cookies but allow all other cookies.

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:

Chrome: Delete, activate, and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and site data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

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 is best that you search Google for “Chrome cookies” or “Disable cookies Chrome” in the case of a Chrome browser or replace the word “Chrome” with the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari out.

What about my privacy?
Since 2009 there are the so-called “cookie guidelines”. It states that the storage of cookies requires the consent of the website visitor (ie you). Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these guidelines. In Germany, the cookie guidelines were not implemented as national law. Instead, the implementation of this directive was largely in § 15 paragraph 3 of the Telemedia Act (TMG).

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”.

Storage of personal data
Personal data that you submit to us electronically on this website, such as name, e-mail address, address or other personal information in the course of submitting a form or comments in the blog, will be transmitted by us together with the time and IP address. Address used only for the purpose specified, kept safe and not disclosed to third parties.

We only use your personal data for communication with visitors who expressly request contact and for the processing of the services and products offered on this website. We will not disclose your personal information without consent, but we can not rule out that it will be seen in the event of unlawful behavior.

If you send us personal data by e-mail – outside of this website – we can not guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential information via email.

The legal basis under Article 6 (1a) of the GDPR (lawfulness of processing) is that you give us consent to the processing of the data you enter. You can revoke this consent at any time – an informal e-mail is sufficient, you will find our contact details in the imprint.

Rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation
According to the provisions of the GDPR, you have the following rights in principle:

Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
Right to cancellation (“Right to be forgotten”) (Article 17 GDPR)
Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
Right to Notification – Obligation to Notify in Connection with Correction or Deletion of Personal Data or Restriction of Processing (Article 19 GDPR)
Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR)
Right of objection (Article 21 GDPR)
Right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – (Article 22 GDPR)
If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in any way, you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).

Evaluation of visitor behavior
In the following privacy policy we inform you about whether and how we evaluate data of your visit to this website. The evaluation of the collected data is usually anonymous and we can not infer from your behavior on this website on your person.

You can read more about the possibilities of this evaluation of the visit data in the following privacy statement.

TLS encryption with https
We use https to transmit data securely on the Internet (data protection through technology design Article 25 paragraph 1 GDPR). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission over the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You acknowledge the use of this safeguarding of the data transfer at the small lock symbol in the upper left corner of the browser and the use of the scheme https (instead of http) as part of our Internet address.

Google Fonts Local Privacy Policy
We use Google Fonts from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website. We have the Google fonts locally, i. on our web server – not on the servers of Google – integrated. As a result, there is no connection to Google’s server and thus no data transmission or storage.

What are Google fonts?
Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is an interactive directory of over 800 fonts that Google LLC provides for free use. With Google fonts you could use the fonts without uploading them to your own server. However, in order to prevent any transmission of information to the Google server, we downloaded the fonts to our server. In this way, we act in compliance with data protection and do not send any data to Google Fonts.

Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unrestricted access to all fonts. So we can access unlimited fonts and get the most out of our website. More about Google Fonts and other questions can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=311132365.

Google Fonts Privacy Policy
We use Google Fonts from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.

You do not need to sign in or have a password to use Google fonts. Furthermore, no cookies are stored in your browser. The files (CSS, fonts) are requested through the Google domains fonts.googleapis.com and fonts.gstatic.com. According to Google, the requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google Account, you do not need to worry about your Google Account information being sent to Google while using Google Fonts. Google records the use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and the fonts used and stores this data securely. As the data storage looks exactly, we will look at the details.

What are Google fonts?
Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is an interactive directory of over 800 fonts that Google LLC provides for free use.

Many of these fonts are published under the SIL Open Font License, while others have been released under the Apache license. Both are free software licenses. Thus, we can use them freely without paying royalties.

Why do we use Google fonts on our website?
With Google Fonts we can use fonts on our own website and do not have to upload them on our own server. Google Fonts is an important building block to keep the quality of our website high. All Google fonts are automatically optimized for the Web, and this saves data volume and is a great advantage especially for mobile device use. When you visit our page, the low file size ensures fast loading time. Furthermore, Google fonts are so-called secure web fonts. Different image synthesis systems (rendering) in different browsers, operating systems and mobile devices can lead to errors. Such errors can partially distort texts or entire websites visually. Thanks to the fast Content Delivery Network (CDN), there are no cross-platform issues with Google Fonts. Google Fonts supports all major browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera) and works reliably on most modern mobile operating systems, including Android 2.2+ and iOS 4.2+ (iPhone, iPad, iPod).

So we use the Google fonts to make our entire online service as beautiful and consistent as possible. According to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. F DSGVO already constitutes a “legitimate interest” in the processing of personal data. In this case, “legitimate interest” means legal as well as economic or non-material interests that are recognized by the legal system.

What data is stored by Google?
When you visit our website, the fonts will be reloaded via a Google server. This external call sends data to the Google servers. Google also recognizes that you or your IP address is visiting our website. The Google Fonts API is designed to reduce the collection, storage and use of end-user data to what is needed for efficient font delivery. Incidentally, API stands for “Application Programming Interface” and serves, among other things, as a data transmitter in the software area.

Google Fonts securely stores CSS and font requests on Google and is thus protected. Through the collected usage figures, Google can determine the popularity of the fonts. Google publishes the results on internal analysis pages, such as Google Analytics. In addition, Google also uses data from its own web crawler to determine which websites use Google fonts. This data is published in Google Fonts’ BigQuery database. BigQuery is a Google web service for companies that want to move and analyze large amounts of data.

It should be kept in mind, however, that any Google Font request will also automatically transfer information such as IP address, language settings, browser screen resolution, browser version, and browser name to the Google servers. Whether this data is also stored, is not clear or is not clearly communicated by Google.

How long and where is the data stored?
For a day, Google stores requests for CSS assets on its servers, which are mainly located outside the EU. This allows us to leverage the fonts using a Google style sheet. A style sheet is a style that allows you to quickly and easily find out, for example, a style sheet. can change the design or font of a web page.

The font files are stored at Google for one year. Google is pursuing the goal of generally improving the load time of websites. If millions of web pages refer to the same fonts, they will be cached after the first visit and immediately appear on all other later visited web pages. Sometimes Google updates font files to reduce file size, increase language coverage, and improve design.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
Data that Google stores for a day or a year can not simply be deleted. The data is automatically transmitted to Google when the page is viewed. To prematurely delete this information, you must contact Google Support at https://support.google.com/?hl=en&tid=311132365. In this case, you prevent data storage only if you do not visit our site.

Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unrestricted access to all fonts. So we can access unlimited fonts and get the most out of our website. More about Google Fonts and other questions can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=311132365. Although Google addresses privacy issues, it does not include detailed information about data storage. It is relatively difficult (almost impossible) for Google to get really accurate information about stored data.

You can also see what data Google collects and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

Google Analytics Privacy Policy
We use Google Analytics from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to statistically analyze visitor data. Google Analytics uses targeted cookies.

Cookies from Google Analytics
_ga
Expiration time: 2 years
Use: Differentiation of website visitors
Exemplary value: GA1.2.1326744211.152311132365
_gid
Expiration time: 24 hours
Use: Differentiation of website visitors
Exemplary value: GA1.2.1687193234.152311132365
_gat_gtag_UA_ <property-id>
Expiry time: 1 minute
Use: Used to throttle the request rate. If Google Analytics is provided through Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_ <property-id>.
Exemplary value: 1
For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html or https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

pseudonymization
Our concern in the sense of the DSGVO is the improvement of our offer and our web appearance. Since the privacy of our users is important to us, the user data is pseudonymized. Data processing is based on the statutory provisions of Art. 6 EU-DSGVO Abs. 1 lit. a (consent) and / or f (legitimate interest) of the GDPR.

Deactivation of data collection by Google Analytics
The browser add-on for disabling Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js) allows site visitors to prevent Google Analytics from using their data.

You may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google .com / dlpage / gaoptout? hl = en

 

Google Maps Privacy Policy
We use Google Maps from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website. With Google Maps, we can visually better visualize locations and improve our service. Using Google Maps, data is transferred to Google and stored on Google’s servers. Here we want to go into more detail on what Google Maps is, why we use this Google service, what data is stored and how you can prevent this.

What is Google Maps?
Google Maps is an online map service provided by Google Inc. With Google Maps, you can search the Internet for a city, tourist site, property, or business using a PC or app. If companies are on Google My Business, more information about the company is displayed next to the location. In order to indicate the accessibility, map sections of a location can be integrated into a website via HTML code. Google Maps displays the Earth’s surface as a road map or as an aerial or satellite image. Thanks to the Street View images and the high-quality satellite imagery, very accurate depictions are possible.

Why do we use Google Maps on our website?
All our efforts on this site are intended to provide you with a useful and meaningful time on our website. By integrating Google Maps, we can provide you with the most important information about various locations. Thanks to Google Maps you can see at a glance where we are based. The directions always show you the best or fastest way to us. You can access the route by car, by public transport, on foot or by bicycle. For us, the provision of Google Maps is part of our customer service.

What data is stored by Google Maps?
For Google Maps to fully deliver its service, the company must collect and store data from you. These include, among other things, the entered search terms, your IP address and the latitude or longitude coordinates. If you use the route planner function, the entered start address will also be saved. However, this data storage happens on the websites of Google Maps. We can only inform you about it, but we can not influence it. Since we have Google Maps integrated into our website, Google sets at least one cookie (name: NID) in your browser. This cookie stores data about your user behavior. Google uses this data primarily to optimize its own services and to provide individual, personalized advertising for you.

The following cookie is set in your browser due to the integration of Google Maps:

Name: NID
Expiration time: after 6 months
Usage: NID is used by Google to tailor advertisements to your Google search. With the help of the cookie, Google “remembers” your most frequently entered search queries or your previous interaction with ads. So you always get customized advertisements. The cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to collect the user’s personal settings for promotional purposes.
Example value: 188 = h26c1Ktha7fCQTx8rXgLyATyITJ311132365
Note: We can not guarantee completeness in the details of the stored data. Especially when using cookies, changes to Google can never be ruled out. To identify the cookie NID, a separate test page was created, where only Google Maps was included.

How long and where is the data stored?
Google servers are located in data centers around the world. Most servers are in America. For this reason, your data are also increasingly stored in the US. You can read exactly where the Google data centers are located here: https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=en

The data is distributed by Google on different data media. As a result, the data are retrievable faster and are better protected against any attempted manipulation. Each data center also has special emergency programs. For example, if there are issues with Google hardware or a natural disaster affects the servers, the data is most likely still protected.

Some data Google stores for a specified period. For other data, Google only provides the option to manually delete them. The company also anonymizes information (such as advertising data) in server logs by deleting part of the IP address and cookie information after 9 or 18 months respectively.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
With the location and activity data auto-deletion feature introduced in 2019, location and web / app activity information is stored either 3 or 18 months, depending on your decision, and then deleted. In addition, you can manually delete these data from the Google Account at any time from the history. If you want to completely prevent your site tracking, you’ll need to pause the Google Account under the “Web and App Activity” section. Click “Data and Personalization” and then the “Activity Setting” option. Here you can switch the activities on or off.

You can also deactivate, delete or manage individual cookies in your browser. Depending on which browser you use, this works in different ways. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate, and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and site data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

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 individual cookie whether you allow it or not.

Google is an active participant in EU-US. Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. More information can be found at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG. To learn more about Google’s data processing, we encourage you to read the company’s own privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Embedded Social Media Elements Privacy Policy
We integrate elements of social media services on our website to display pictures, videos and texts.
By visiting pages representing these elements, data is transferred from your browser to the respective social media service and stored there. We do not have access to this data.
The following links lead you to the pages of the respective social media services where it is explained how they deal with your data:

Instagram Privacy Policy: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875
For YouTube, the Google Privacy Policy applies: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Facebook Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
Twitter Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/privacy
Facebook Privacy Policy
We use Facebook’s Facebook tools on our website. Facebook is a social media network owned by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2 Ireland. With these tools we can offer you and people who are interested in our products and services the best possible offer. Below is an overview of the various Facebook tools, which data is sent to Facebook and how you can delete this data.

What are Facebook tools?
In addition to many other products, Facebook also offers the so-called “Facebook Business Tools”. This is the official name of Facebook. Since the term is hardly known, we have decided to call it just Facebook tools. These include:

Facebook Pixel
social plug-ins (such as the “Like” or “Share” button)
Facebook login
Account Kit
APIs (programming interface)
SDKs (collection of programming tools)
Platform integrations
plugins
codes
specifications
documentaries
Technologies and services
Through these tools, Facebook expands services and has the ability to receive information about user activity outside of Facebook.

Why do we use Facebook tools on our website?
We only want to show our services and products to people who really care about them. Advertisements (Facebook Ads) allow us to reach exactly these people. However, Facebook needs information about the wishes and needs of the people in order to be able to show users appropriate advertising. Thus, the company information about the user behavior (and contact details) are provided on our website. As a result, Facebook collects better user data and can show interested people the appropriate advertising about our products or services. The tools thus enable tailor-made advertising campaigns on Facebook.

Data about your behavior on our website Facebook calls “event data”. These are also used for measurement and analysis services. Facebook can create “campaign reports” about the impact of our advertising campaigns on our behalf. Furthermore, we get through analysis a better insight on how you use our services, website or products. As a result, we use some of these tools to optimize your user experience on our website. For example, you can use the social plug-ins to share content on our page directly on Facebook.

What data is saved by Facebook tools?
By using individual Facebook tools personal data (customer data) can be sent to Facebook. Depending on the tools used, customer data such as name, address, telephone number and IP address can be sent.

Facebook uses this information to match the data with its own data that it has (if you are a Facebook member). Before customer data is transmitted to Facebook, a so-called “hashing” takes place. This means that an arbitrarily large data set is transformed into a character string. This also serves to encrypt data.

In addition to the contact data, “event data” is also transmitted. By “Event Data” we mean the information we receive about you on our website. For example, which subpages you visit or which products you buy from us. Facebook does not share the information it receives with third parties (such as advertisers) unless the company has explicit permission or is legally required to do so. Event data can also be linked to contact information. This allows Facebook to offer better personalized advertising. After the already mentioned matching process Facebook deletes the contact data again.

In order to be able to deliver advertisements in an optimized way, Facebook only uses the event data if it has been combined with other data (which has been collected by Facebook in other ways). This event data is also used by Facebook for security, protection, development and research purposes. Many of these data are transmitted to Facebook via cookies. Cookies are small text files that are used to store data or information in browsers. Depending on the tools used and whether you are a Facebook member, different numbers of cookies are created in your browser. In the descriptions of the individual Facebook tools, we will take a closer look at individual Facebook cookies. General information on the use of Facebook cookies can also be found at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies.

How long and where is the data stored?
Basically, Facebook stores data until they are no longer needed for their own services and Facebook products. Facebook has distributed servers around the world where your data is stored. However, customer data is deleted within 48 hours after it has been reconciled with its own user data.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
According to the data protection basic regulation you have the right to information, correction, transferability and deletion of your data.

A complete deletion of the data takes place only if you delete your Facebook account completely. Here’s how deleting your Facebook account works:

1) Click Settings on the right side of Facebook.

2) Then click on “your Facebook information” in the left column.

3) Now click “Deactivation and deletion”.

4) Now select “Delete account” and then click “Next and delete account”

5) Now enter your password, click on “Next” and then on “Delete account”

The storage of the data that Facebook receives via our site is, among other things, via cookies (for example, social plugins). In your browser, you can disable, delete or manage any or all cookies. Depending on which browser you use, this works in different ways. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate, and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and site data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

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 individual cookie whether you allow it or not.

Facebook is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. More information can be found at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG. We hope we have brought you the most important information about the use and data processing through the Facebook tools. If you would like to know more about how Facebook uses your information, we recommend that you review the data policies at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update.

Instagram Privacy Policy
We have implemented Instagram features on our website. Instagram is a social media platform owned by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA. Instagram has been a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. since 2012 and is one of the Facebook products. Embedding Instagram content on our website is called embedding. This allows us to show you content such as buttons, photos or videos from Instagram directly on our website. When you visit web pages on our website that have an Instagram feature, data is sent to Instagram, stored and processed. Instagram uses the same systems and technologies as Facebook. Your data will thus be processed across all Facebook companies.

In the following, we want to give you a closer look at why Instagram collects data, what data it is about, and how you can largely control data processing. Since Instagram belongs to Facebook Inc., we get our information from Instagram policies, but also from the Facebook data policy itself.

What is Instagram?
Instagram is one of the most popular social media networks worldwide. Instagram combines the benefits of a blog with the benefits of audiovisual platforms like YouTube or Vimeo. You can upload photos and short videos to “Insta” (as many of the users call the platform casual), edit them with different filters and also distribute them on other social networks. And if you do not want to be active yourself, you can only follow other interesting users.

Why do we use Instagram on our website?
Instagram is the social media platform that went through the roof in recent years. And of course we have responded to this boom as well. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible on our website. That’s why a varied presentation of our content is a matter of course for us. With the embedded Instagram features, we can enrich our content with helpful, fun or exciting content from the Instagram world. Since Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook, the collected data may also be useful for personalized advertising on Facebook. This way, our ads are only shown to people who are really interested in our products or services.

Instagram also uses the collected data for measurement and analysis purposes. We get summarized statistics and thus more insight about your wishes and interests. It is important to note that these reports do not personally identify you.

What data is saved by Instagram?
If you come across any of our sites that incorporate Instagram features (such as Instagram images or plug-ins), your browser will automatically connect to Instagram’s servers. This data is sent to Instagram, stored and processed. Regardless of whether you have an Instagram account or not. This includes information about our website, your computer, purchases made, advertisements you see and how you use our services. Furthermore, the date and time of your interaction with Instagram are saved. If you have an Instagram account or are logged in, Instagram saves significantly more data about you.

Facebook distinguishes between customer data and event data. We assume that this is exactly the case with Instagram. Customer data includes, for example, name, address, telephone number and IP address. It’s important to note that these customer details are not submitted to Instagram until you have “hashed” them. Hashing means that a record is transformed into a string. This allows you to encrypt the contact information. In addition, the above-mentioned “event data” will also be transmitted. By “event data” Facebook – and consequently Instagram – understands your user behavior. It may also happen that contact data is combined with event data. The collected contact data will be compared with the data Instagram has already provided.

About small text files (cookies), which are usually set in your browser, the collected data is transmitted to Facebook. Depending on the Instagram features used and whether you have an Instagram account yourself, different amounts of data are stored.

We assume that data processing works the same on Instagram as on Facebook. This means that if you have an Instagram account or visited www.instagram.com, Instagram has at least one cookie set. If that’s the case, your browser will send info to Instagram via the cookie as soon as you come into contact with an Instagram feature. At the latest after 90 days (after adjustment) these data are again deleted or anonymized. Although we’ve been working intensively on Instagram’s data processing, we can not say exactly what data Instagram collects and stores exactly.

Below, we’ll show you cookies that are set in your browser at least when you click on an Instagram feature (such as Button or an Insta image). In our review, we assume that you do not have an Instagram account. If you are logged in to Instagram, of course, significantly more cookies are set in your browser.

These cookies were used in our test:

Name: csrftoken
Value: “”
Purpose: This cookie is most likely set for security purposes to prevent forgery of requests. But we could not find out more exactly.
Expiration date: after one year

Name: mid
Value: “”
Intended Use: Instagram uses this cookie to optimize its own services and offerings on and off of Instagram. The cookie sets a unique user ID.
Expiration date: after the end of the session

Name: fbsr_311132365124024
Value: no information
Purpose: This cookie stores the login request for users of the Instagram app.
Expiration date: after the end of the session

Name: rur
Value: ATN
Purpose: This is an Instagram cookie that ensures functionality on Instagram.
Expiration date: after the end of the session

Name: urlgen
Value: “{\” 194.96.75.33 \ “: 1901}: 1iEtYv: Y833k2_UjKvXgYe311132365”
Intended Use: This cookie is used for marketing purposes by Instagram.
Expiration date: after the end of the session

Note: We can not claim completeness here. Which cookies are set in an individual case depends on the embedded functions and their use of Instagram.

How long and where is the data stored?
Instagram shares the information it receives between the Facebook companies with external partners and with people you connect to worldwide. The data processing takes place in compliance with the own data directive. For safety reasons, your data is distributed on Facebook servers around the world. Most of these servers are in the USA.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
Thanks to the Basic Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to information, transferability, rectification and deletion of your data. In the Instagram settings you can manage your data. If you want to completely erase your data on Instagram, you’ll need to permanently delete your Instagram account.

And this is how the cancellation of the Instagram account works:

First, open the Instagram app. On your profile page, go down and click on “Help section”. Now you come to the company website. On the webpage, click “Manage the account” and then “Clear your account”.

If you delete your account altogether, Instagram will delete posts such as your photos and status updates. Information shared by others about you is not part of your account and will not be deleted.

As mentioned above, Instagram stores your data primarily through cookies. You can manage, deactivate or delete these cookies in your browser. Depending on your browser, the administration always works a bit differently. Here we show you the instructions of the most important browsers.

Chrome: Delete, activate, and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and site data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

You can also set up your browser so that you are always informed when a cookie is to be set. Then you can always decide individually whether you want to allow the cookie or not.

Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. and Facebook is an active participant in EU-US. Privacy Shield Framework. This framework ensures proper data transfer between the US and the European Union. Find out more at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG. We’ve tried to bring you the most important information about processing through Instagram. At https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875
Get to know Instagram’s data guidelines even more closely.

YouTube Privacy Policy
We have included YouTube videos on our website. So we can present you interesting videos directly on our site. YouTube is a video portal that has been a subsidiary of Google LLC since 2006. The video portal is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page on our website that has a YouTube video embedded, your browser automatically connects to the servers of YouTube or Google. Depending on the settings, different data will be transferred. Google is responsible for all data processing and therefore Google’s privacy policy.

In the following, we want to explain in more detail what data is processed, why we have included YouTube videos and how you can manage or delete your data.

What is YouTube?
On YouTube, users can watch, rate, comment and upload videos for free. Over the last few years, YouTube has become one of the most important social media channels in the world. In order for us to be able to display videos on our website, YouTube provides a code snippet that we have incorporated on our site.

Why do we use YouTube videos on our website?
YouTube is the video portal with the most visitors and the best content. We make every effort to offer you the best possible user experience on our website. And of course, interesting videos should not be missing. With the help of our embedded videos, we provide you with additional helpful content in addition to our texts and images. In addition, our website is easier to find on the Google search engine through the embedded videos. Even though we run ads through Google Ads, Google – thanks to the data collected – can only show those ads to people interested in our offerings.

What data is stored by YouTube?
Once you visit one of our sites that has a YouTube video built in, YouTube will at least set a cookie that stores your IP address and URL. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube may use cookies to associate your interactions on our website with your profile. This includes such things as session duration, bounce rate, approximate location, technical information such as browser type, screen resolution, or your ISP. Other data may include contact information, any reviews, sharing content through social media, or adding to your Favorites on YouTube.

If you’re not signed in to a Google Account or Youtube account, Google will store data with a unique identifier associated with your device, browser, or app. For example, your preferred language setting is retained. But many interaction data can not be saved because fewer cookies are set.

In the following list we show cookies that were set in a test in the browser. On the one hand, we show cookies that are placed without a registered YouTube account. On the other hand, we show cookies that are set with a logged in account. The list can not claim completeness, because the user data always depends on the interactions on YouTube.

Name: YSC
Value: b9-CV6ojI5Y
Purpose: This cookie registers a unique ID to store statistics of the video being viewed.
Expiration date: after the end of the session

Name: PREF
Value: f1 = 50,000,000
Purpose: This cookie also registers your unique ID. Google gets PREF statistics about how to use YouTube videos on our website.
Expiration date: after 8 months

Name: GPS
Value: 1
Purpose: This cookie registers your unique ID on mobile devices to track the GPS location.
Expiration date: after 30 minutes

Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Value: 95Chz8bagyU
Intended Use: This cookie attempts to estimate the bandwidth of the user on our web pages (with built-in YouTube video).
Expiration date: after 8 months

Other cookies set when you sign in with your YouTube account:

Name: APISID
Value: zILlvClZSkqGsSwI / AU1aZI6HY7311132365-
Intended Use: This cookie is used to create a profile of your interests. The data are used for personalized advertisements.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: CONSENT
Value: YES + AT.de + 20150628-20-0
Purpose: The cookie stores the status of a user’s consent to use various services provided by Google. CONSENT also provides security to verify users and protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Expiration date: after 19 years

Name: HSID
Value: AcRwpgUik9Dveht0I
Intended Use: This cookie is used to create a profile of your interests. These data help to display personalized advertising.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: LOGIN_INFO
Value: AFmmF2swRQIhALl6aL …
Intended Use: This cookie stores information about your login information.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: SAPISID
Value: 7oaPxoG-pZsJuuF5 / AnUdDUIsJ9iJz2vdM
Intended Use: This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device. It is used to create a profile about your interests.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: SID
Value: oQfNKjAsI311132365-
Purpose: This cookie stores your Google Account ID and your last login time in digitally signed and encrypted form.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: SIDCC
Value: AN0-TYuqub2JOcDTyL
Purpose: This cookie stores information about how you use the website and what advertising you may have seen before visiting our site.
Expiration date: after 3 months

How long and where is the data stored?
The data that YouTube receives from you and processes are stored on Google’s servers. Most of these servers are in America. See where Google’s data centers are located at https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=en Your data is distributed on the servers. This makes data retrievable faster and better protected against manipulation.

The collected data Google stores for different lengths. Some data can be deleted at any time, others are automatically deleted after a limited time and others are stored by Google for a long time. Some data (such as My Activity items, photos or documents, products) stored in your Google Account will be kept until you delete them. Even if you’re not signed in to a Google Account, you can delete some of the data associated with your device, browser, or app.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
Basically, you can manually delete data in the Google Account. With the automatic deletion feature of location and activity data introduced in 2019, information is stored for either 3 or 18 months and then deleted, depending on your decision.

Regardless of whether or not you have a Google Account, you can configure your browser to delete or disable Google cookies. Depending on which browser you use, this works in different ways. The following instructions show how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate, and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and site data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

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 individual cookie whether you allow it or not. Since YouTube is a subsidiary of Google, there is a common privacy policy. If you want to learn more about how we handle your information, we recommend that you visit the privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

Twitter Privacy Policy
On our website we have built functions of Twitter. These are, for example, embedded tweets, timelines, buttons or hashtags. Twitter is a short message service and social media platform of Twitter Inc., One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland.

To the best of our knowledge, in the European Economic Area and in Switzerland, the mere integration of the Twitter function does not transfer any personal data or data about your web activities to Twitter. Only when you interact with the Twitter features, such as clicking on a button, data can be sent to Twitter, stored there and processed. We have no influence on this data processing and are not responsible. As part of this privacy policy, we want to give you an overview of what data Twitter stores, what Twitter does with this data, and how you can protect yourself before data transfer.

What is Twitter?
For some, Twitter is a news service, for others it’s a social media platform, and still others are talking about a microblogging service. All these designations are justified and more or less the same.

Both individuals and businesses use Twitter to communicate with interested people via short messages. Twitter allows only 280 characters per message. These messages are called “tweets”. Unlike Facebook, for example, the service does not focus on building a network for “friends”, but wants to be understood as a global and open news platform. On Twitter you can also keep an anonymous account and tweets can be deleted by the company on the one hand and by the users themselves on the other hand.

Why do we use Twitter on our website?
Like many other websites and companies, we try to offer our services and services through various channels and to communicate with our customers. Especially Twitter has come to our hearts as a useful “little” news service. Again and again we tweet or retweet exciting, funny or interesting content. We realize that you can not follow each channel separately. After all, you also have something else to do. That’s why we’ve included Twitter features on our website. You can join our on-site Twitter activity, or come to our Twitter page via a direct link. Through the integration we want to strengthen our service and the user-friendliness on our website.

What data is stored by Twitter?
On some of our subpages you will find the built-in Twitter features. When you interact with the Twitter content, such as clicking on a button, Twitter can collect and save data. Even if you do not have a Twitter account yourself. Twitter calls this data “log data”. These include demographic data, browser cookie IDs, your phone’s ID, hashed email addresses, and information about which pages you’ve visited on Twitter and what you’ve done. Of course, Twitter stores more data if you have a Twitter account and are logged in. Mostly this storage happens via cookies. Cookies are small text files that are usually placed in your browser and transmit different information to Twitter.

What cookies are set, if you are not logged in to Twitter, but visit a website with built-in Twitter features, we show you now. Please consider this list as an example. We can not guarantee a claim to completeness here, as the choice of cookies always changes and depends on your individual actions with the Twitter content.

These cookies were used in our test:

Name: personalization_id
Value: “v1_cSJIsogU51SeE311132365”
Purpose: This cookie stores information about how you use the website and about which advertising you may have come to Twitter.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: long
Value: de
Purpose: This cookie stores your default or preferred language.
Expiration date: after the end of the session

Name: guest_id
Value: 311132365v1% 3A157132626
Purpose: This cookie is set to identify you as a guest.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: fm
Value: 0
Purpose: Unfortunately, we could not find out about the purpose for this cookie.
Expiration date: after the end of the session

Name: external_referer
Value: 3111323652beTA0sf5lkMrlGt
Purpose: This cookie collects anonymous data, such as how often you visit Twitter and how long you visit Twitter.
Expiration date: After 6 days

Name: eu_cn
Value: 1
Purpose: This cookie stores user activity and serves various advertising purposes of Twitter.
Expiration date: After one year

Name: ct0
Value: c1179f07163a365d2ed7aad84c99d966
Purpose: Unfortunately we did not find any information for this cookie.
Expiration date: after 6 hours

Name: _twitter_sess
Value: 53D% 253D-dd0248311132365-
Purpose: With this cookie you can use functions within the Twitter website.
Expiration date: after the end of the session

Note: Twitter also works with third parties. That’s why we also recognized the three Google Analytics cookies _ga, _gat, _gid in our review.

On the one hand, Twitter uses the data collected to better understand user behavior, thus improving your own services and promotional offers, while on the other hand, the data also serves as internal security measures.

How long and where is the data stored?
When Twitter collects data from other websites, it will be deleted, aggregated, or otherwise obscured within 30 days. The Twitter servers are located at different server centers in the United States. Accordingly, it can be assumed that collected data will be collected and stored in America. After our research, we could not clearly determine whether Twitter also has its own servers in Europe. Basically, Twitter can save the collected data until they are no longer useful to the company, you delete the data or there is a statutory deletion period.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
Twitter repeatedly emphasizes in its privacy policy that it does not store data from external website visits if you or your browser are located in the European Economic Area or in Switzerland. Of course, if you interact with Twitter directly, Twitter also stores data from you.

If you have a Twitter account, you can manage your data by clicking “More” below the “Profile” button. Then click on “Settings and Privacy”. Here you can manage the data processing individually.

If you do not have a Twitter account, you can go to twitter.com and then click on “Customize”. Under the item “Personalization and data” you can manage your collected data.

As mentioned above, most of the data is stored via cookies and can be managed, deactivated or deleted in your browser. Please note that you only “edit” the cookies in the browser of your choice. In other words, if you use another browser in the future, you will need to re-administer your cookies according to your wishes. Here is the guide to cookie management of the most popular browsers.

Chrome: Delete, activate, and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and site data with Safari

Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

Internet Explorer: deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

You can also manage your browser so that you are informed about each individual cookie. Then you can always decide individually whether you allow a cookie or not.

Twitter also uses the data for personalized advertising in and out of Twitter. In the settings you can turn off personalized advertising under “Personalization and data”. If you use Twitter on a browser, you can opt out of personalized advertising at http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN.

Twitter is an active participant in EU-US. Privacy Shield Framework. This framework ensures proper data transfer between the US and the European Union. Find out more at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG.

We hope that we have given you a basic overview of the data processing by Twitter. We do not receive data from Twitter and are not responsible for what Twitter does with your information. If you have any further questions about this topic, we recommend the Twitter privacy policy at https://twitter.com/privacy.

LinkedIn Privacy Policy
We use Social Media Network features on LinkedIn, LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

By calling up pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) are transmitted to LinkedIn, stored and evaluated.

If you have a LinkedIn account and are logged in, this information will be associated with your personal account and the data stored in it.

You can find the privacy policy that collects information on LinkedIn and how to use it at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Pinterest Privacy Policy
We use buttons and widgets on our site from the social media network Pinterest, Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

By calling up pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) are transmitted to Pinterest, stored and evaluated.

You can find the privacy policy, what information Pinterest collects and how they are used at https://policy.pinterest.com/privacy-policy.

XING Privacy Policy
On our website we use functions of the social media network XING of the company XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

By calling up pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) are transmitted to XING, stored and evaluated.

If you have an XING account and are logged in, this information will be associated with your personal account and the data stored therein.

The Privacy Policy, which information XING collects and how they use it, can be found at https://www.xing.com/privacy.

SoundCloud Privacy Policy
We use on our website functions of the social media network SoundCloud of the company SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany.
Using SoundCloud features such as playing music, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) are transmitted, stored and evaluated to SoundCloud.
If you have a SoundCloud account and you’re signed in, it will be associated with your personal account and the data stored in it.
The privacy policy, which information SoundCloud collects and how they use it, can be found at https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.

Google reCAPTCHA Privacy Policy
Our ultimate goal is to make our website as safe and secure as possible for you and for us. To ensure this, we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). With reCAPTCHA we can see if you are really a flesh-and-blood person and not a robot or any other spam software. By spam, we mean any, by electronic means, unwanted information that we receive unsolicitedly. For classic CAPTCHAS, you usually had to solve text or image puzzles for review. With reCAPTCHA from Google we usually do not have to bother you with such puzzles. In most cases, just tick the box to confirm that you are not a bot. With the new Invisible reCAPTCHA version, you do not even have to check the box. How this works and, above all, what data is used for this, you will learn throughout this privacy policy.

The legal basis for use is Article 6 (1) f (lawfulness of processing), as there is a legitimate interest in protecting this website from bots and spam software.

What is reCAPTCHA?
reCAPTCHA is a free captcha service from Google that protects websites from spam software and abuse by non-human visitors. This service is most commonly used when you fill out forms on the Internet. A captcha service is an automatic Turing test designed to ensure that an action on the internet is made by a human rather than a bot. In the classic Turing test (named after the computer scientist Alan Turing), a person determines the distinction between bot and human. For captchas, this is also done by the computer or a software program. Classic captchas work with small tasks that are easy for humans to solve, yet have significant difficulties for machines. With reCAPTCHA, you do not have to actively solve any puzzles. The tool uses modern risk techniques to differentiate people from bots. All you have to do is tick the text field “I’m not a robot” or Invisible reCAPTCHA does not need that anymore. With reCAPTCHA a JavaScript element is integrated into the source code and then the tool runs in the background and analyzes your user behavior. From these user actions, the software calculates a so-called captcha score. Google calculates with this score even before captcha input how high the probability that you are human. ReCAPTCHA or captchas in general are used whenever bots could manipulate or misuse certain actions (such as registrations, surveys, etc.).

Why do we use reCAPTCHA on our website?
We only want to welcome people of flesh and blood on our side. Bots or spam software of various kinds may safely stay at home. That’s why we’re working hard to protect ourselves and provide the best possible usability for you. That’s why we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google. So we can be pretty sure that we are staying a “non-bot” website. Using reCAPTCHA transmits data to Google that Google uses to determine if you are truly human. Thus, reCAPTCHA serves the security of our website and consequently also your safety. For example, without reCAPTCHA, when registering, a bot could register as many email addresses as possible, and then “tag” forums or blogs with unwanted advertisements. With reCAPTCHA we can avoid such bot attacks.

What data is stored by reCAPTCHA?
ReCAPTCHA collects personally identifiable information from users to determine if the actions on our site are actually human. So it can send the IP address and other data that Google needs for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. IP addresses within the member states of the EU or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area are almost always truncated before the data ends up on a server in the United States. The IP address will not be combined with any other Google data unless you are logged in with your Google Account while using reCAPTCHA. First, the reCAPTCHA algorithm checks if your browser already has Google cookies from other Google services (YouTube, Gmail, etc.). Then reCAPTCHA sets an additional cookie in your browser and captures a snapshot of your browser window.

The following list of collected browser and user data is not exhaustive. Rather, they are examples of data that we understand to be processed by Google.

Referrer URL (the address of the page from which the visitor comes)
IP address (e.g., 256.123.123.1)
About the operating system (the software that enables you to operate your computer, known operating systems are Windows, Mac OS X or Linux)
Cookies (small text files that store data in your browser)
Mouse and keyboard behavior (any action you perform with the mouse or keyboard is saved)
Date and language settings (which language or which date you have preset on your PC)
All javascript objects (javascript is a programming language that allows websites to adapt to the user javascript objects can collect all sorts of data under one name)
Screen resolution (shows how many pixels the image is made of)
It is indisputable that Google uses and analyzes this data before clicking on the check mark “I am not a robot”. With the Invisible reCAPTCHA version even ticking off and the entire recognition process runs in the background. How much and what data Google stores exactly, you will not learn from Google in detail.

The following cookies are used by reCAPTCHA: Here we refer to the reCAPTCHA demo version of Google at https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/demo. All these cookies require a unique identifier for tracking purposes. Here is a list of cookies Google has set reCAPTCHA on the demo version:

Name: IDE
Expiration time: after one year
Use: This cookie is set by the company DoubleClick (also Google) to register and report the actions of a user on the website in the handling of advertisements. Thus, the advertising effectiveness can be measured and appropriate optimization measures are taken. IDE is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net.
Example value: WqTUmlnmv_qXyi_DGNPLESKnRNrpgXoy1K-pAZtAkMbHI-311132365

Name: 1P_JAR
Expiration time: after one month
Usage: This cookie collects site usage statistics and measures conversions. For example, a conversion occurs when a user becomes a buyer. The cookie is also used to show advertisers relevant ads. Furthermore, the cookie prevents a user from seeing the same ad more than once.
Example value: 2019-5-14-12

Name: ANID
Expiration time: after 9 months
Usage: We could not get much information about this cookie. In the privacy policy of Google, the cookie is used in connection with “advertising cookies” such. Mentions “DSID”, “FLC”, “AID”, “TAID”. ANID is stored at domain google.com.
Example value: U7j1v3dZa3111323650xgZFmiqWppRWKOr

Name: CONSENT
Expiration time: after 19 years
Usage: The cookie stores the status of a user’s consent to use various services provided by Google. CONSENT also provides security to verify users, prevent credential fraud, and protect user data from unauthorized attacks.
Example value: YES + AT.de + 20150628-20-0

Name: NID
Expiration time: after 6 months
Usage: NID is used by Google to tailor advertisements to your Google search. With the help of cookies, Google “remembers” your most-typed searches or your earlier interaction with ads. So you always get customized advertisements. The cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to collect the user’s personal settings for promotional purposes.
Example value: 0WmuWqy311132365zILzqV_nmt3sDXwPeM5Q

Name: DV
Expiry time: after 10 minutes
Usage: Once you tick the “I’m not a robot” checkbox, this cookie will be set. The cookie is used by Google Analytics for personalized advertising. DV collects information in an anonymous form and is further used to make user distinctions.
Example value: gEAABBCjJMXcI0dSAAAANbqc311132365

Note: This list can not claim to be exhaustive, as experience has shown that Google changes the choice of cookies over and over again.

How long and where is the data stored?
Inserting reCAPTCHA transfers data to the Google server. Where exactly this data is stored, Google, even after repeated inquiries, is not clear. Without having received a confirmation from Google, it can be assumed that data such as mouse interaction, time spent on the website or language settings on the European or American Google Servers are stored. The IP address your browser sends to Google will generally not be merged with other Google data from other Google services. However, if you’re signed in to your Google Account while using the reCAPTCHA plug-in, the data will be merged. For this the deviating data protection regulations of the company Google apply.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?
If you do not want data to be transmitted to Google about you and about your behavior, you must log out of Google completely and delete all Google cookies before you visit our website or use the reCAPTCHA software. Basically, the data will be sent to Google automatically as soon as you visit our page. To delete this information, you must contact Google Support at https://support.google.com/?hl=en&tid=311132365.

So, if you use our website, you agree that Google LLC and its agents automatically collect, process and use information.

To learn more about reCAPTCHA, go to the web developer site at https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/. Google is here on the technical development of reCAPTCHA closer, but accurate information on data storage and privacy-related topics are looking for there in vain. You can find a good overview of the basic use of data on Google in our own privacy policy at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Source: Created with the privacy generator of AdSimple in cooperation with bautwir.de