Datenschutz

We have drawn up this data protection declaration (version 09.12.2019-311134453) to explain to you, in accordance with the provisions of the basic data protection regulation (EU) 2016/679, what information we collect, how we use data and what decision-making 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 describe the most important things as simple and clear as possible.

Cookies

Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data. In the following we explain what cookies are and why they are used so that you can better understand the following privacy policy.

What exactly are cookies?

Whenever you surf the Internet, you use a browser. Some well-known browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Edge. Most websites store small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.

There is one thing that cannot be dismissed: Cookies are really useful little helpers. Almost all websites use cookies. More precisely, they are HTTP cookies, since there are also other cookies for other areas of application. HTTP cookies are small files that are stored on your computer by our website. These cookie files are automatically stored in the cookie folder, quasi 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 visit our site again, your browser transmits the "user-related" information back to our site. Thanks to the cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you your accustomed standard settings. In some browsers each cookie has its own file, in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.

Cookies store certain user data about you, such as language or personal page settings. When you visit our site again, your browser transmits the "user-related" information back to our site. Thanks to the cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you your accustomed standard settings. In some browsers each cookie has its own file, in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file.

Cookie data can look like this, for example:

  • Name: _ga
  • Expiry period: 2 years
  • Usage: differentiation of website visitors
  • Example value: GA1.2.1326744211.152311134453

A browser should support the following minimum sizes:

  • Ein Cookie soll mindestens 4096 Bytes enthalten können
  • Pro Domain sollen mindestens 50 Cookies gespeichert werden können
  • Insgesamt sollen mindestens 3000 Cookies gespeichert werden können

What types of cookies are there?

The question of which cookies we use in particular depends on the services used and is clarified in the following sections of the privacy policy. At this point we would like to briefly discuss the different types of HTTP cookies.

One can distinguish 4 types of cookies:

Essential Cookies These cookies are necessary to ensure basic functions of the website. For example, these cookies are needed when a user places a product in the shopping cart, then continues surfing on other pages and only proceeds to checkout later. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart, even if the user closes his browser window.

Functional cookies
These cookies collect information about user behaviour and whether the user receives any error messages. In addition, these cookies also measure the loading time and the behaviour of the website with different browsers.

Target-oriented cookies
These cookies ensure a better user experience. For example, entered locations, font sizes or form data are stored.

Werbe-Cookies
These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They are used to deliver customized advertising to the user. This can be very practical, but also very annoying.

Usually the first time you visit a website, you will be asked which of these types of cookies you wish to accept. And of course this decision is also stored in a cookie.

How can I delete cookies?

How and whether you want to use cookies is up to you. Regardless of which service or website the cookies come from, you always have the option of deleting cookies, allowing them only partially or deactivating them. For example, you can block third-party cookies, but allow all other cookies.

If you want to find out which cookies have been stored in your browser when you 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 website data with Safari

Firefox: delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. In this way, you can decide for each individual cookie whether you want to allow it or not. The procedure varies depending on the browser. The best thing to do is to look for the instructions in Google using the search term "Delete Chrome cookies" or "Disable Chrome cookies" in the case of a Chrome browser, or replace the word "Chrome" with the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari.

What about my privacy?

The so-called "cookie guidelines" have been in place since 2009. This states that the storage of cookies requires the consent of the website visitor (i.e. you). Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these guidelines. In Germany, the cookie guidelines have not been implemented as national law. Instead, the implementation of this directive was largely carried out in § 15 para.3 of the Telemediengesetz (TMG).

If you want to know more about cookies and are not afraid of technical documentation, we recommend https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6265, dem Request for Comments der Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) namens “HTTP State Management Mechanism”.

Storage of personal data

Personal information that you submit to us electronically on this website, such as your name, e-mail address, postal address or other personal information when submitting a form or comments on the blog, together with the time and IP address, will only be used by us for the stated purpose, kept secure and not disclosed to third parties.

We use your personal data therefore only for communication with those visitors who expressly wish to contact us and for processing the services and products offered on this website. We will not pass on your personal data without your consent, but we cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful behaviour.

If you send us personal data by e-mail - thus off this website - we cannot guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data by e-mail without encryption.

Die Rechtsgrundlage besteht nach Artikel 6  Absatz 1 a DSGVO (Rechtmäßigkeit der Verarbeitung) darin, dass Sie uns die Einwilligung zur Verarbeitung der von Ihnen eingegebenen Daten geben. Sie können diesen Einwilligung jederzeit widerrufen – eine formlose E-Mail reicht aus, Sie finden unsere Kontaktdaten im Impressum.

Rights under the basic data protection regulation

According to the provisions of the DSGVO, you are basically entitled to the following rights:

  • Right of rectification (Article 16 DSGVO)
  • Right of cancellation ("right to be forgotten") (Article 17 DSGVO)
  • Right to restrict processing (Article 18 DSGVO)
  • Right of notification - Notification obligation in connection with the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing (Article 19 DPA)
  • Right to data transferability (Article 20 DSGVO)
  • Right of objection (Article 21 DSGVO)
  • Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling (Article 22 DPA)

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection rights have otherwise been violated, you can contact Bundesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit (BfDI) wenden.

Evaluation of the visitor behaviour

In the following data protection declaration we inform you whether and how we evaluate data of your visit to this website. The evaluation of the collected data is usually anonymous and we cannot deduce your identity from your behaviour on this website.

You can find out more about how to object to this evaluation of visit data in the following data protection declaration.

TLS encryption with https

We use https to transmit data tap-proof on the Internet (data protection through technology design Artikel 25 Absatz 1 DSGVO). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission on the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognize the use of this data transmission security by the small lock symbol in the upper left corner of your browser and the use of the https (instead of http) scheme as part of our Internet address.

Cloudflare privacy policy

We use Cloudflare from Cloudflare, Inc. on this website. (101 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA 94107, USA) to make our website faster and more secure. Cloudflare uses cookies and processes user data. Cloudflare, Inc. is an American company that provides a content delivery network and various security services. These services are located between the user and our hosting provider and act as Reverse Proxy für Webseiten. Was das alles genau bedeutet, versuchen wir im Folgenden genauer zu erläutern.

What is Cloudflare?

A Content Delivery Network (CDN), as provided by Cloudflare, is nothing more than a network of servers connected via the Internet. Cloudflare has distributed such servers around the world to bring web pages to your screen faster. Simply put, Cloudflare makes copies of our website and places them on their own servers. When you visit our website now, a load balancing system ensures that the majority of our website is delivered from the server that can display our website to you the fastest. The distance of data transfer to your browser is significantly shortened by a CDN. Thus the content of our website is delivered to you by Cloudflare not only from our hosting server, but from servers all over the world. The use of Cloudflare is especially helpful for users from abroad, because here the page can be delivered from a server nearby. Besides the fast delivery of websites Cloudflare also offers various security services, such as DDoS protection or the Web Application Firewall. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

Why we use Cloudflare on our website?

Of course we want to offer you the best possible service with our website. Cloudflare helps us to make our website faster and more secure. Cloudflare offers us web optimizations as well as security services like DDoS protection and web firewall. This also includes a Reverse-Proxy and the content distribution network (CDN). Cloudflare blocks threats and limits abusive bots and crawlers that waste our bandwidth and server resources. By storing our website in local data centers and blocking spam software, Cloudflare allows us to reduce our bandwidth usage by approximately 60%. Delivering content from a data center near you and some web optimization done there reduces the average loading time of a website by about half. According to Cloudflare, the "I'm Under Attack Mode" setting can mitigate further attacks by displaying a JavaScript calculation task that must be solved before a user can access a website. Overall, this makes our website much more powerful and less susceptible to spam or other attacks.

Which data is stored by Cloudflare?

Cloudflare generally only forwards those data that are controlled by website operators. The contents are therefore not determined by Cloudflare, but always by the website operator himself. In addition, Cloudflare may collect certain information about the use of our website and process data that is sent by us or for which Cloudflare has received appropriate instructions. In most cases, Cloudflare receives data such as contact information, IP addresses, security fingerprints, DNS protocol data and performance data for websites, which is derived from browser activity. For example, log data helps cloudflare identify new threats. In this way, Cloudflare can guarantee a high level of security protection for our website. Cloudflare processes this data within the framework of its services in compliance with the applicable laws. This includes of course the basic data protection regulation (DSGVO).

For security reasons Cloudflare also uses a cookie. The cookie (__cfduid) is used to identify individual users behind a shared IP address and to apply security settings for each individual user. This cookie is very useful, for example, if you are using our website from a location where there are a number of infected computers. However, if your computer is trustworthy, we can recognise this from the cookie. In this way, you can surf through our website unhindered, despite infected PCs in the vicinity. It is also important to know that this cookie does not store any personal data. This cookie is absolutely necessary for the Cloudflare security functions and cannot be deactivated.

Cookies from Cloudflare

  • __cfduid
    • Expiry period: 1 year
    • Usage: Security settings for each individual visitor
    • Example value: d798bf7df9c1ad5b7583eda5cc5e78311134453

Cloudflare also works together with third party providers. These may only process personal data under instructions from Cloudflare and in accordance with the privacy policy and other confidentiality and security measures. Cloudflare does not pass on any personal data without our explicit consent. Cloudflare also works together with third parties. These may only process personal data under the instructions of Cloudflare and in accordance with the privacy policy and other confidentiality and security measures. Cloudflare will not pass on personal data without our explicit consent.

How long and where is the data stored?

Cloudflare stores your information mainly in the USA and the European Economic Area. Cloudflare can transfer and access the above described information from all over the world. In general, Cloudflare stores user-level data for domains in the Free, Pro and Business versions for less than 24 hours. For Enterprise domains that have Cloudflare Logs (formerly Enterprise LogShare or ELS) enabled, data can be stored for up to 7 days. However, if IP addresses trigger security alerts during cloudflare, exceptions to the above retention period may occur.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Cloudflare keeps data logs only as long as necessary and in most cases these data are deleted within 24 hours. Cloudflare also does not store any personal data, such as your IP address. However, there is information that Cloudflare stores indefinitely as part of its permanent logs to improve the overall performance of Cloudflare Resolver and to identify any security risks. Exactly which permanent logs are stored can be viewed at https://developers.cloudflare.com/1.1.1.1/commitment-to-privacy/privacy-policy/privacy-policy/ read up. All data that Cloudflare collects (temporary or permanent) will be cleaned from all personal data. All permanent logs are also made anonymous by Cloudflare.

Cloudflare will mention in your privacy policy that they are not responsible for the content they receive. For example, if you ask Cloudflare whether they can update or delete your content, Cloudflare always refers to us as the website operator. You can also completely prevent the entire collection and processing of your data by Cloudflare by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by integrating a script blocker into your browser.

Cloudflare is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information about this on https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnZKAA0.
More information on data protection at Cloudflare can be found at https://www.cloudflare.com/de-de/privacypolicy/

Google Fonts Local Privacy Policy

We use Google Fonts from the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website. We have integrated the Google fonts locally, i.e. on our web server - not on the servers of Google. This means that there is no connection to Google's servers and therefore no data transfer or storage.

What are Google Fonts?

Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is an interactive directory with more than 800 fonts that Google LLC for free use. With Google Fonts you could use the fonts without uploading them to your own server. But to prevent any information transfer to the Google server in this regard, we downloaded the fonts to our server. In this way, we act in accordance with data protection laws and do not send any data to Google Fonts.

Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unlimited access to all fonts. So we have unlimited access to a sea of fonts and can thus get the most out of our website. You can find more about Google Fonts and other questions on https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=311134453.

Google Fonts Privacy Policy

We use Google Fonts from the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.

You do not need to sign in or set a password to use Google fonts. Furthermore, no cookies are stored in your browser. The files (CSS, fonts) are requested via 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 don't need to worry about your Google Account information being submitted to Google while using Google Fonts. Google tracks the use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and the fonts used and stores this information securely. We'll be taking a closer look at what exactly this data storage looks like.

What are Google Fonts?

Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is an interactive directory with more than 800 fonts that Google LLC zur freien Verwendung bereitstellt.

Many of these fonts are published under the SIL Open Font License, while others are published under the Apache license. Both are free software licenses. So 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 to our own server. Google Fonts is an important component to keep the quality of our website high. All Google fonts are automatically optimized for the web, which saves data volume and is a great advantage especially for use on mobile devices. When you visit our site, the low file size ensures a 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 visually distort some texts or entire web pages. Thanks to the fast Content Delivery Network (CDN), there are no cross-platform problems 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 so that we can present our entire online service as beautifully and uniformly as possible. According to Art. 6 para. 1 f lit. F DSGVO, this already constitutes a "legitimate interest" in the processing of personal data. In this case, "legitimate interest" means both legal and economic or idealistic interests which are recognised by the legal system.

Which data is stored by Google?

When you visit our website, the fonts are reloaded via a Google server. This external call transfers data to the Google servers. In this way Google also recognizes that you or your IP address is visiting our website. The Google Fonts API was developed to reduce the collection, storage and use of end user data to what is necessary for the efficient provision of fonts. By the way, API stands for "Application Programming Interface" and serves, among other things, as a data transmitter in the software sector.

Google Fonts securely stores CSS and font requests with Google and is therefore protected. Google can determine the popularity of the fonts through the collected usage figures. Google publishes the results on internal analysis pages, such as Google Analytics. 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 web service from Google for companies that want to move and analyse large amounts of data.

However, it should also be noted that each Google Font request automatically sends 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 cannot be clearly determined or is not clearly communicated by Google.

How long and where is the data stored?

Google stores requests for CSS assets for one day on your servers, which are mainly located outside the EU. This allows us to use the fonts using a Google style sheet. A stylesheet is a style template that allows you to easily and quickly change, for example, the design or font of a web page.

The font files are stored by Google for one year. Google's goal is to improve the loading time of web pages. When millions of web pages link to the same fonts, they are cached after the first visit and reappear immediately on all other web pages visited later. 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?

The data that Google stores for a day or a year cannot simply be deleted. The data is automatically transmitted to Google when the page is called up. To delete this data prematurely, you must contact Google Support at https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=311134453 contact. In this case you only prevent data storage if you do not visit our site.

Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unlimited access to all fonts. So we have unlimited access to a sea of fonts and can thus get the most out of our website. You can find more about Google Fonts and other questions on https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=311134453. Although Google deals with data protection issues there, it does not provide really detailed information about data storage. It is relatively difficult (almost impossible) to get really detailed information from Google about stored data.

Which data is basically collected by Google and for what purpose this data is used, you can also click https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ nachlesen.

Google Maps Privacy Policy

On our website we use Google Maps from the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). With Google Maps we can visually improve the presentation of locations and thus improve our service. By using Google Maps, data is transferred to Google and stored on Google's servers. Here we will go into more detail about what Google Maps is, why we use this Google service, what data is stored and how you can stop it.

What is Google Maps?

Google Maps is an online map service provided by Google Inc. With Google Maps, you can search the Internet for exact locations of cities, sights, accommodations or businesses using a PC or an app. If companies are represented on Google My Business, additional information about the company is displayed next to the location. To show how to get there, map sections of a location can be embedded into a website using HTML code. Google Maps displays the surface of the earth as a road map or as an aerial or satellite image. Thanks to the Street View images and the high quality satellite images, very accurate representations are possible.

Why do we use Google Maps on our website?

All our efforts on this page are aimed at providing you with a useful and meaningful time on our website. Through the integration of 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 have our headquarters. The route description always shows you the best or fastest way to reach us. You can call up the directions for routes by car, public transport, on foot or by bicycle. For us the provision of Google Maps is part of our customer service.

Which data is stored by Google Maps?

In order for Google Maps to offer its service in its entirety, the company must collect and store data about you. This includes the search terms you enter, your IP address and the latitude and longitude coordinates. If you use the route planner function, the start address entered will also be saved. However, this data storage happens on the websites of Google Maps. We can only inform you about it, but we cannot influence it. Since we have integrated Google Maps into our website, Google sets at least one cookie (name: NID) in your browser. This cookie stores data about your user behaviour. Google uses this data primarily to optimise its own services and to provide individual, personalised advertising for you.

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

  • Name: NID
  • Expiry period: after 6 months
  • Use: NID is used by Google to match ads to your Google search. Google uses the cookie to "remember" your most frequently entered search queries or your previous interaction with ads. So you always get customized ads. The cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to collect user preferences for advertising purposes.
  • Example value: 188=h26c1Ktha7fCQTx8rXgLyATyITJ311134453

Note: We cannot guarantee the completeness of the data stored. Especially when using cookies, changes can never be excluded at Google. In order to identify the cookie NID, a separate test page was created where only Google Maps was integrated.

How long and where is the data stored?

The Google servers are located in data centers around the world. However, most servers are located in America. For this reason, your data is also increasingly stored in the USA. Here you can find out exactly where the Google data centers are located: https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de

Google distributes the data on different data carriers. This means that the data can be accessed more quickly and is better protected against any attempts at manipulation. Each data center also has special emergency programs. If, for example, there are problems with Google hardware or a natural disaster affects the servers, the data is still very likely to remain protected.

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

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

With the automatic deletion of location and activity data introduced in 2019, location and web/app activity information is stored for either 3 or 18 months, depending on your decision, and then deleted. You can also manually delete this data from your history at any time using your Google Account. If you want to completely stop your location tracking, you'll need to pause the Web and App activity section of your Google Account. Click 'Data and personalization' and then click the 'Activity setting' option. Here you can turn 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 you how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. In this way, you can decide for each individual cookie whether you want to allow it or not.

Google is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG. If you want to learn more about Google's data processing, we recommend that you read the company's own privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Embedded Social Media Elements Privacy Policy

We integrate elements of social media services on our website to display images, videos and text.
When you visit pages that display these elements, data is transferred from your browser to the respective social media service and stored there. We have no access to this data.
The following links will take you to the pages of the respective social media services where it is explained how they handle your data:

Instagram Privacy Policy

We have included features from Instagram on our website. Instagram is a social media platform of the company Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA. Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. since 2012 and is part of the Facebook products. The embedding of 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 embedded, data is transferred to Instagram, stored and processed. Instagram uses the same systems and technologies as Facebook. Your data is therefore processed across all Facebook companies.

In the following, we want to give you a more detailed insight into why Instagram collects data, what data is involved and how you can largely control the data processing. Since Instagram is part of Facebook Inc., we obtain our information from the Instagram policies on the one hand, but also from the Facebook data policies themselves on the other.

What is Instagram?

Instagram is one of the most popular social media networks worldwide. Instagram combines the advantages of a blog with the benefits of audiovisual platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo. On "Insta" (as many users casually call the platform) you can upload photos and short videos, edit them with different filters and also distribute them in other social networks. And if you don't want to be active yourself, you can also just follow other interesting users.

Why do we use Instagram on our website?

Instagram is the social media platform that has really gone through the roof in recent years. And, of course, we too have reacted to this boom. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible on our website. That's why a varied preparation of our content is a matter of course for us. The embedded Instagram functions allow us to enrich our content with helpful, funny or exciting content from the Instagram world. Since Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook, the data collected can also be used 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 into your wishes and interests. It is important to note that these reports do not identify you personally.

What data is stored by Instagram?

If you come across one of our sites that has Instagram features (such as Instagram images or plug-ins) built in, your browser will automatically connect to Instagram's servers. Data is sent to Instagram, stored and processed. This is 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. We also record the date and time of your interaction with Instagram. If you have an Instagram account or are logged in, Instagram stores much more information about you.

Facebook unterscheidet zwischen Kundendaten und Eventdaten. Wir gehen davon aus, dass dies bei Instagram genau so der Fall ist. Kundendaten sind zum Beispiel Name, Adresse, Telefonnummer und IP-Adresse. Wichtig zu erwähnen ist, dass diese Kundendaten erst an Instagram übermittelt werden, wenn Sie zuvor „gehasht“ wurden. Hashing meint, ein Datensatz wird in eine Zeichenkette verwandelt. Dadurch kann man die Kontaktdaten verschlüsseln. Zudem werden auch die oben genannten „Event-Daten“ übermittelt. Unter „Event-Daten“ versteht Facebook – und folglich auch Instagram – Daten über Ihr Userverhalten. Es kann auch vorkommen, dass Kontaktdaten mit Event-Daten kombiniert werden. Die erhobenen Kontaktdaten werden mit den Daten, die Instagram bereits von Ihnen hat abgeglichen.

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

We assume that data processing at Instagram works the same way as on Facebook. This means: if you have an Instagram account or www.instagram.com Instagram has at least one cookie set. If this is the case, your browser uses the cookie to send information to Instagram whenever you come in contact with an Instagram function. After 90 days (after matching) at the latest, this data is deleted or anonymized. Although we have studied Instagram's data processing, we cannot say exactly what data Instagram collects and stores.

In the following we show you cookies that are set in your browser at least when you click on an instagram function (such as a button or an Insta image). In our test we assume that you do not have an Instagram account. Of course, if you are logged in to Instagram, significantly more cookies will be set in your browser.

These cookies were used in our test:

Name: csrftoken
Value: “”
Intended use: This cookie is most likely set for security reasons to prevent fake requests. However, we could not find out more about this.
Expiration date: after one year

Name: mid
Value: “”
Intended use: Instagram uses this cookie to optimize its own services and offerings inside and outside Instagram. The cookie defines a unique user ID.
Expiration date: at the end of the session

Name: fbsr_311134453124024
Value: keine Angaben
Intended use: This cookie stores the log-in request for users of the Instagram app.
Expiration date: at the end of the session

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

Name: urlgen
Value: “{\”194.96.75.33\”: 1901}:1iEtYv:Y833k2_UjKvXgYe311134453”
Intended use: This cookie is used for Instagram's marketing purposes.
Expiration date: at the end of the session

Note: We cannot make any claim to completeness here. Which cookies are set in each individual case depends on the embedded functions and your use of Instagram.

How long and where is the data stored?

Instagram shares the information it receives between Facebook companies with external partners and with people you connect with around the world. Data processing is done in accordance with our own data policy. For security reasons, among others, your data is distributed on Facebook servers around the world. Most of these servers are located in the USA.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Thanks to the Data Protection Basic Regulation, you have the right to information, transferability, correction and deletion of your data. You can manage your data in the Instagram settings. If you want to completely delete your data on Instagram, you must permanently delete your Instagram account.

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

First open the Instagram app. On your profile page, go down and click on "Help Area". You will now be taken to the company's website. On the website, click on "Manage your account" and then click on "Delete your account".

If you completely delete your account, Instagram will delete posts such as your photos and status updates. Information that other people have shared about you is not part of your account and will not be deleted.

As mentioned above, Instagram stores your information primarily through cookies. You can manage, disable or delete these cookies in your browser. Depending on your browser, the administration always works a little 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 website data with Safari

Firefox: delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

You can also basically 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 accept the cookie or not.

Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. and Facebook is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. This framework ensures correct data transmission between the USA and the European Union. At https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG learn more about it. We have tried to give you the most important information about data processing by Instagram. At https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875
you can learn more about Instagram's data policies.

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, which is 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 an embedded YouTube video, your browser automatically connects to the servers of YouTube or Google. In the process, various data is transferred (depending on the settings). Google is responsible for the entire data processing and Google's data protection policy therefore also applies.

In the following we would like to explain to you 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 view, rate, comment on and upload videos for free. Over the last few years, YouTube has become one of the most important social media channels worldwide. To enable us to display videos on our website, YouTube provides a code snippet that we have integrated on our site.

Why do we use YouTube videos on our website?

YouTube is the video platform with the most visitors and the best content. We strive to provide you with 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 further helpful content in addition to our texts and images. In addition, the embedded videos make our website easier to find on the Google search engine. Even if we use Google Ads to place advertisements, Google can - thanks to the data collected - really only show these ads to people who are interested in our offers.

What data is stored by YouTube?

When you visit one of our sites that has a YouTube video embedded, YouTube at least sets a cookie that stores your IP address and our URL. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can associate your interactions on our site with your profile, usually using cookies. This includes information such as session duration, bounce rate, approximate location, technical information such as browser type, screen resolution, or your Internet service provider. Other data may include contact information, any ratings, sharing content through social media, or adding to your favorites on YouTube.

If you're not signed in to a Google Account or a YouTube account, Google stores data with a unique identifier associated with your device, browser, or app. For example, your preferred language setting is preserved. But much interaction data can't be stored 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 set without a registered YouTube account. On the other hand we show cookies that are set with a registered account. The list cannot claim to be complete, because the user data always depends on the interactions on YouTube.

Name: YSC
Value: b9-CV6ojI5Y
Intended use: This cookie registers a unique ID to store statistics of the video viewed.
Expiration date: after the close of the meeting

Name: PREF
Value: f1=50000000
Intended use: This cookie also registers your unique ID. Google gets statistics from PREF on how you use YouTube videos on our website.
Expiration date: after 8 months

Name: GPS
Value: 1
Intended use: This cookie registers your unique ID on mobile devices to track your GPS location.
Expiration date: nach 30 Minuten

Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Value: 95Chz8bagyU
Intended use: This cookie attempts to estimate the user's bandwidth on our websites (with built-in YouTube video).
Expiration date: after 8 months

Other cookies that are set when you are logged in with your YouTube account

Name: APISID
Value: zILlvClZSkqGsSwI/AU1aZI6HY7311134453-
Intended use: This cookie is used to create a profile of your interests. The data is used for personalised advertisements.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: CONSENT
Value: YES+AT.de+20150628-20-0
Intended use: The cookie stores the status of a user's consent to use various Google services. CONSENT is also used for security purposes to verify users and to protect user data from unauthorised attacks.
Expiration date: after 19 years

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

Name: LOGIN_INFO
Value: AFmmF2swRQIhALl6aL…
Intended use: Information about your login data is stored in this cookie.
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: oQfNKjAsI311134453-
Intended use: This cookie stores your Google Account ID and your last sign-in time in digitally signed and encrypted form.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: SIDCC
Value: AN0-TYuqub2JOcDTyL
Intended use: This cookie stores information about how you use the website and which advertisements 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 located in America. At https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de  you can see exactly where the Google data centers are located. Your data is distributed on the servers. So the data can be retrieved faster and is better protected against manipulation.

Google stores the collected data for different lengths of time. Some data can be deleted at any time, others are automatically deleted after a limited time and some are stored by Google for a longer time. Some data (such as items from "My activity", photos or documents, products) stored in your Google Account will remain stored until you delete them. Even if you're not signed in to a Google Account, you can delete some 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 your Google Account. With the automatic deletion function of location and activity data introduced in 2019, information is stored for either 3 or 18 months, depending on your decision, and then deleted.

Whether or not you have a Google Account, you can configure your browser to delete or disable Google cookies. This works in different ways depending on the browser you use. The following instructions will show you how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. In this way, you can decide for each individual cookie whether you want to 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 you read the privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Subscribe to YouTube Button Privacy Policy

We have integrated the YouTube Subscribe button on our website. You can usually recognize the button by the classic YouTube logo. The logo shows the words "Subscribe" or "YouTube" in white writing on a red background and the white "Play" symbol to the left. The button can also be displayed in a different design.

Our YouTube channel always offers you funny, interesting or exciting videos. With the built-in "Subscribe" button, you can subscribe to our channel directly from our website and do not need to visit the YouTube website. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to access our extensive content. Please note that YouTube may store and process data about you.

If you see a built-in subscription button on our site, YouTube - according to Google - sets at least one cookie. This cookie stores your IP address and our URL. YouTube can also learn information about your browser, your approximate location and your default language. In our test, the following four cookies were set without being logged into YouTube:

Name: YSC
Value: b9-CV6ojI5311134453Y
Intended use: This cookie registers a unique ID to store statistics of the video viewed.
Expiration date: after the close of the meeting

Name: PREF
Value: f1=50000000
Intended use: This cookie also registers your unique ID. Google gets statistics from PREF on how you use YouTube videos on our website.
Expiration date: after 8 months

Name: GPS
Value: 1
Intended use: This cookie registers your unique ID on mobile devices to track your GPS location.
Expiration date: nach 30 Minuten

Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
Value: 31113445395Chz8bagyU
Intended use: This cookie attempts to estimate the user's bandwidth on our websites (with built-in YouTube video).
Expiration date: after 8 months

Note: These cookies were set after a test and cannot claim to be complete.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube may use cookies to store many of your actions/interactions on our site and associate them with your YouTube account. This allows YouTube to learn, for example, how long you have been browsing our site, what type of browser you are using, what screen resolution you prefer, or what actions you take.

YouTube uses this information to improve its own services and offerings and to provide analysis and statistics for advertisers (who use Google Ads).

Twitter Privacy Policy

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

To our knowledge, in the European Economic Area and in Switzerland, the mere inclusion of Twitter functionality does not yet transfer any personal data or data relating to your web activities to Twitter. Only when you interact with the Twitter functions, such as clicking a button, can data be sent to Twitter, stored and processed there. We have no influence on this data processing and bear no responsibility for it. Within the scope of this privacy policy we would like to give you an overview of which data Twitter stores, what Twitter does with this data and how you can protect yourself to a large extent from data transfer.

What is Twitter?

For some, Twitter is a news service, for others it is a social media platform and yet others speak of a microblogging service. All these terms have their justification and mean more or less the same thing.

Both private individuals and companies use Twitter to communicate with interested people via short messages. Twitter only allows 280 characters per message. These messages are called "tweets". Unlike Facebook, for example, the service does not focus on expanding a network for "friends", but wants to be understood as a worldwide and open message platform. With Twitter, it is also possible to have an anonymous account and tweets can be deleted by the company on the one hand and by the users themselves on the other.

Why do we use Twitter on our website?

Like many other websites and companies, we try to offer our services through different channels and communicate with our customers. Twitter in particular has grown dear to our hearts as a useful "little" news service. Again and again we tweet or retweet exciting, funny or interesting content. We are aware that you cannot follow every channel separately. After all, you also have something else to do. That's why we have also integrated Twitter functions on our website. You can experience our Twitter activity "on site" 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 functions. When you interact with Twitter content, such as clicking a button, Twitter can collect and store data. Even if you do not have a Twitter account yourself. Twitter calls this data "log data". This includes demographic data, browser cookie IDs, your smartphone ID, hashed email addresses, and information about which pages you visited on Twitter and what actions you took. Twitter naturally stores more data if you have a Twitter account and are logged in. Most of the time this storage is done via cookies. Cookies are small text files that are usually set in your browser and transmit various information to Twitter.

We will now show you which cookies are set when you are not logged in to Twitter but visit a website with built-in Twitter functions. Please consider this enumeration as an example. We cannot guarantee a claim to completeness here under any circumstances, as the choice of cookies is always changing and depends on your individual actions with the Twitter content.

These cookies were used in our test:

Name: personalization_id
Value: “v1_cSJIsogU51SeE311134453”
Intended use: This cookie stores information about how you use the website and which advertisements may have brought you to Twitter.
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: lang
Value: de
Intended use: This cookie saves your preset or preferred language.
Expiration date: after the close of the meeting

Name: guest_id
Value: 311134453v1%3A157132626
Intended use: This cookie is set to identify you as a guest. 
Expiration date: after 2 years

Name: fm
Value: 0
Intended use: Unfortunately we could not find out the purpose of this cookie.
Expiration date: after the close of the meeting

Name: external_referer
Value: 3111344532beTA0sf5lkMrlGt
Intended use: 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
Intended use: This cookie stores user activity and serves various advertising purposes of Twitter.
Expiration date:
After one year

Name: ct0
Value: c1179f07163a365d2ed7aad84c99d966
Intended use: Unfortunately we have not found any information about this cookie.
Expiration date: after 6 hours

Name: _twitter_sess
Value: 53D%253D–dd0248311134453-
Intended use: With this cookie you can use functions within the Twitter website.
Expiration date: after the close of the meeting

Note: Twitter also works together with third party providers. That's why our test also recognized the three Google Analytics cookies _ga, _gat, _gid.

Twitter uses the collected data on the one hand to better understand user behaviour and thus improve your own services and advertising offers, and on the other hand the data also serves internal security measures.

How long and where is the data stored?

If Twitter collects data from other websites, it will be deleted, aggregated or otherwise concealed after a maximum of 30 days. The Twitter servers are located at various server centers in the United States. It can therefore be assumed that collected data is collected and stored in America. After our research, we were not able to clearly determine whether Twitter also has its own servers in Europe. In principle, Twitter can store the collected data until it is no longer useful to the company, you delete the data or a legal period of deletion applies.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Twitter repeatedly emphasizes in its privacy policy that it does not store any data from external website visits if you or your browser is located in the European Economic Area or in Switzerland. However, if you interact directly with Twitter, Twitter will of course also store data about you.

If you have a Twitter account, you can manage your data by clicking on "More" under the "Profile" button. Then click on "Settings and privacy". Here you can manage your data individually.

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

Most of the data, as mentioned above, is stored via cookies and you can manage, deactivate or delete them in your browser. Please note that you can only "edit" the cookies in the browser you have selected. This means: if you use another browser in the future, you will have to manage your cookies there again according to your wishes. Here you can find the instructions for cookie management of the most popular browsers.

Chrome: Delete, activate and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Manage cookies and website data with Safari

Firefox: delete cookies to remove data that websites have placed on your computer

Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

You can also manage your browser in such a way that you are informed about every single cookie. Then you can always decide individually whether you want to accept a cookie or not.

Twitter also uses the data for personalised advertising inside and outside Twitter. You can turn off personalized advertising under "Individualization and data" in the settings. If you use Twitter on a browser, you can turn off personalized advertising under http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN disable.

Twitter is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. This framework ensures correct data transmission between the USA and the European Union. At https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG learn more about it.

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

LinkedIn Privacy Policy

We use on our website features of the social media network LinkedIn from LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

By accessing 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 is associated with your personal account and the data stored in it.

The privacy policy, what information LinkedIn collects and how they use it can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Pinterest Privacy Policy

We use on our site buttons and widgets of the social media network Pinterest, the company 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.

The privacy policy, what information Pinterest collects and how it uses it can be found at https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

Google reCAPTCHA Privacy Policy

Our primary goal is to ensure that our website is as secure and safe as possible for you and for us. To ensure this, we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). With reCAPTCHA we can determine whether you are really a flesh and blood person and not a robot or other spam software. By spam, we mean any unsolicited information sent to us electronically. With the classic CAPTCHAS, you usually had to solve text or image puzzles to check. With reCAPTCHA from Google we usually do not have to bother you with such puzzles. In most cases it is sufficient to simply check the box and confirm that you are not a bot. With the new Invisible reCAPTCHA version, you don't even have to put a check mark. How this works exactly and especially which data is used for this purpose, you will learn in the course of this privacy policy.

The legal basis for the 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 often used when you fill out forms on the Internet. A captcha service is an automatic Turing test that is designed to ensure that an action on the Internet is performed by a human and not a bot. In the classic Turing test (named after the computer scientist Alan Turing), a human makes the distinction between a bot and a human. With Captchas this is also done by the computer or a software program. Classical Captchas work with small tasks that are easy to solve for humans, but have considerable difficulties for machines. With reCAPTCHA you don't have to actively solve puzzles anymore. The tool uses modern risk techniques to distinguish humans from bots. Here you only have to tick the text field "I am not a robot" or with Invisible reCAPTCHA even this is no longer necessary. With reCAPTCHA, a JavaScript element is integrated into the source code and then the tool runs in the background and analyses your user behaviour. From these user actions, the software calculates a so-called captcha score. Google uses this score to calculate the probability that you are a human being even before you enter the captcha. ReCAPTCHA or Captchas in general are always used when bots could manipulate or abuse 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 can safely stay at home. That's why we do everything we can to protect ourselves and offer the best possible user-friendliness for you. For this reason we use Google reCAPTCHA from the company Google. So we can be pretty sure that we remain a "bot-free" website. Through the use of reCAPTCHA, data is transmitted to Google, which Google uses to determine whether you are really a human being. reCAPTCHA thus serves the security of our website and consequently your security. For example, without reCAPTCHA, it could happen that a bot registers as many e-mail addresses as possible during registration in order to "spam" forums or blogs with unwanted advertising content. With reCAPTCHA we can avoid such bot attacks.

Which data is stored by reCAPTCHA?

ReCAPTCHA collects personal information from users in order to determine whether the actions on our website are actually from people. Thus, the IP address and other data that Google requires for the reCAPTCHA service can be sent to Google. IP addresses are almost always shortened within the member states of the EU or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before the data lands on a server in the USA. The IP address is not combined with any other data held by Google unless you are signed in with your Google Account while using reCAPTCHA. First, the reCAPTCHA algorithm checks whether Google cookies from other Google services (YouTube, Gmail, etc.) are already placed on your browser. Then reCAPTCHA sets an additional cookie in your browser and takes a snapshot of your browser window.

The following list of collected browser and user data does not claim to be complete. Rather, they are examples of data which, to our knowledge, are processed by Google.

  • Referrer URL (the address of the page the visitor comes from)
  • IP address (e.g. 256.123.123.1)
  • Information about the operating system (the software that allows your computer to run. Known operating systems are Windows, Mac OS X or Linux)
  • Cookies (small text files that store data in your browser)
  • Mouse and keyboard behavior (every action you perform with the mouse or keyboard is stored)
  • Mouse and keyboard behavior (every action you perform with the mouse or keyboard is stored)
  • All Javascript objects (JavaScript is a programming language that allows websites to adapt to the user. JavaScript objects can collect all kinds of data under one name)
  • Screen resolution (shows how many pixels the image consists of)

It is indisputable that Google uses and analyzes this data even before you click on the checkbox "I am not a robot". With the Invisible reCAPTCHA version even the ticking is omitted and the whole recognition process runs in the background. How much and what kind of data Google exactly stores is not known by Google in detail.

The following cookies are used by reCAPTCHA: Here we refer to the reCAPTCHA demo version from Google at https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/demo. All diese Cookies benötigen zu Trackingzwecken eine eindeutige Kennung. Hier ist eine Liste an Cookies, die Google reCAPTCHA auf der Demo-Version gesetzt hat:

Name: IDE
Expiry period: after one year
Use: This cookie is set by DoubleClick (also owned by Google) to register and report a user's actions on the website in handling advertisements. This allows the advertising effectiveness to be measured and appropriate optimisation measures to be taken. IDE is stored in browsers under the domain doubleclick.net.
Example value: WqTUmlnmv_qXyi_DGNPLESKnRNrpgXoy1K-pAZtAkMbHI-311134453

Name: 1P_JAR
Expiry period: after one month
Use: This cookie collects statistics on website usage and measures conversions. A conversion occurs, for example, when a user becomes a buyer. The cookie is also used to show users relevant advertisements. Furthermore, the cookie can be used to prevent a user from seeing the same ad more than once.
Example value: 2019-5-14-12

Name: ANID
Expiry period: after 9 months
Use: We could not find out much information about this cookie. Google's privacy policy mentions the cookie in connection with "advertising cookies" such as "DSID", "FLC", "AID", "TAID". ANID is stored at domain google.com.
Example value: U7j1v3dZa3111344530xgZFmiqWppRWKOr

Name: CONSENT
Expiry period: after 19 years
Use: The cookie stores the status of a user's consent to use various Google services. CONSENT is also used for security purposes, to verify users, to prevent fraudulent use of credentials and to protect user data from unauthorised attacks.
Example value: YES+AT.de+20150628-20-0

Name: NID
Expiry period: after 6 months
Use: NID is used by Google to match ads to your Google search. Google uses the cookie to "remember" your most commonly entered search queries or your previous interaction with ads. So you always get customized ads. The cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to collect user preferences for advertising purposes.
Example value: 0WmuWqy311134453zILzqV_nmt3sDXwPeM5Q

Name: DV
Expiry period: after 10 minutes
Use: As soon as you have checked the "I am not a robot" box, this cookie will be set. The cookie is used by Google Analytics for personalized advertising. DV collects information in anonymous form and is also used to help us make user decisions.
Example value: gEAABBCjJMXcI0dSAAAANbqc311134453

Note: This list cannot claim to be complete, as experience has shown that Google always changes the choice of its cookies.

How long and where is the data stored?

By inserting reCAPTCHA, data from you is transferred to the Google server. Where exactly this data is stored is not clearly shown by Google, even after repeated requests. Without having received confirmation from Google, it can be assumed that data such as mouse interaction, time spent on the website or language settings are stored on Google's European or American servers. The IP address that your browser transmits to Google is generally not merged with other Google data from other Google services. However, if you are logged into your Google account while using the reCAPTCHA plug-in, the data will be merged. Dafür gelten die abweichenden Datenschutzbestimmungen der Firma Google.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

If you do not want any data about you or your behaviour to be transmitted to Google, you must log out of Google completely and delete all Google cookies before you visit our website or use the reCAPTCHA software. In principle, the data is automatically transmitted to Google as soon as you visit our website. To delete this data again, you must contact Google Support at  https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=311134453 kontaktieren.

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

You can learn more about reCAPTCHA on the web developer page of Google at https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/. Google goes into more detail about the technical development of the reCAPTCHA, but exact information about data storage and data protection relevant topics is also searched for there in vain. A good overview of the basic use of data at Google can be found in the company's own privacy policy on https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.