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We would like to point out that changes to settings only ever apply to the respective browser. If you use different browsers or change to a different device, the settings must be configured again. You can also delete the cookies from your storage medium at any time. Please refer to your web browser’s help function for information regarding cookie settings and how to change them, and also regarding the deletion of cookies.
The following is a list of the most common types of cookies and their purpose.
Whilst you are active on a website, a session cookie is temporarily stored in the memory of your computer. Here, a session ID is saved so that, for example, you do not have to log in again each time you change webpage. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or their validity expires as soon as your session has automatically expired.
Persistent or protocol cookies
A persistent or protocol cookie stores a file on your computer for the duration defined by the file’s expiration date. Due to these cookies, websites remember your information and settings for your next visit. This results in faster and more convenient access as you do not need to configure your language settings for our portal again, for example. Once the expiry date has elapsed, the cookie is automatically deleted when you visit the website that created it.
These are set by the website itself (same domain as in the address bar of the browser) and can only be read by this website. These cookies are generally used to save information (e.g. your settings) which is then used when you next visit the website.
Third-party cookies come from providers other than the operator of the webpage. They can be used, for example, to gather information for advertising, user-defined content and web statistics.