Duty to inform according to § 5 TMG.

John and Leopold GbR, Internet services
Mistelweg 27,
59073 Hamm,

Email:  [email protected]

Represented by the shareholders
Floris John, Andreas Leopold

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EU Dispute Resolution

In accordance with the Regulation on Online Dispute Resolution in Consumer Matters (ODR Regulation), we would like to inform you about the online dispute resolution platform (OS platform).
Consumers have the possibility to submit complaints to the online dispute resolution platform of the European Commission at http://ec.europa.eu/odr?tid=321258692 to address. You will find the necessary contact details above in our imprint.

However, we would like to point out that we are not prepared or obliged to participate in dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.

Liability for the contents of this website

We are constantly developing the contents of this website and make every effort to provide correct and up-to-date information. According to the Telemedia Act (TMG) §7 (1) As a service provider, we are responsible for our own information that we make available for use in accordance with general laws. Unfortunately, we cannot assume any liability for the correctness of all contents on this website, especially for those provided by third parties. As a service provider in the sense of §§ 8 to 10, we are not obliged to monitor the information transmitted or stored by them or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity.

Our obligations to remove information or to block the use of information according to the general laws due to judicial or official orders remain unaffected even in the case of our non-responsibility according to §§ 8 to 10.

If you notice problematic or illegal content, please contact us immediately so that we can remove the illegal content. You can find the contact details in the imprint.

Liability for links on this website

Our website contains links to other websites for whose content we are not responsible. We are not liable for linked websites, as we had and have no knowledge of any illegal activities, we have not noticed any such illegalities to date and we would remove links immediately if we became aware of any illegalities.

If you notice illegal links on our website, please contact us. You will find the contact details in the imprint.

Copyright notice

All contents of this website (pictures, photos, texts, videos) are subject to the copyright of the Federal Republic of Germany. Please ask us before you distribute, reproduce or exploit the contents of this website, such as republishing on other websites. If necessary, we will legally pursue the unauthorized use of parts of the contents of our site.

If you find any content on this website that infringes copyright, please contact us.

Picture credits

The images, photos and graphics on this website are protected by copyright.

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Privacy policy

Data protection

We have created this privacy statement (version 05.02.2021-321258692) in order to provide you with the best possible service in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 to explain what information we collect, how we use it, and what choices you have as a visitor to this site.

Privacy statements usually sound very technical. This version, on the other hand, is intended to describe the most important things to you as simply and clearly as possible. As far as possible, technical terms are explained in a reader-friendly way. We also want to convey that we only collect and use information with this website if there is a corresponding legal basis. This is certainly not possible by giving the most concise, technical explanations possible, as is often the standard on the Internet when it comes to data protection. I hope you find the following explanations interesting and informative and perhaps there is one or the other piece of information that you did not know yet.
If you still have questions, we would like to ask you to follow the existing links and look at more information on third party sites, or simply write us an e-mail. You can find our contact details in the imprint.


Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.
Below we explain what cookies are and why they are used to help you understand the following privacy policy.

What exactly are cookies?

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

One thing cannot be denied: Cookies are really useful little helpers. Almost all websites use cookies. More precisely, they are HTTP cookies, as there are also other cookies for other applications. HTTP cookies are small files that are stored on your computer by our website. These cookie files are automatically placed in the cookie folder, effectively 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 transmits the "user-related" information back to our site. Thanks to the cookies, our site knows who you are and offers you your usual default 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 by our site, third-party cookies are created by partner websites (e.g. Google Analytics). Each cookie is to be evaluated individually, as each cookie stores different data. Also, the expiration time of a cookie 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 cannot access information on your PC.

For example, cookie data can look like this:

A browser should support the following minimum sizes:

What are the different types of cookies?

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:

Absolutely necessary 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 later goes to the checkout. Through these cookies, the shopping cart is not deleted 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 are also used to measure the loading time and the behavior of the website with different browsers.

Targeting cookies
These cookies provide a better user experience. For example, entered locations, font sizes or form data are stored.

Advertising cookies
These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They are used to deliver customized advertising to the user. This can be very convenient, but also very annoying.

Usually, when you visit a website for the first time, you are asked which of these cookie types you would like to allow. And of course, this decision is also stored in a cookie.

How can I delete cookies?

How and whether you want to use cookies, you decide. Regardless of which service or website the cookies come from, you always have the option to delete, only partially allow or disable cookies. 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, if you want to change or delete cookie settings, you can find this in your browser settings:

Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari

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

Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

If you generally do not want 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 allow the cookie or not. The procedure varies depending on the browser. The best way is to search for the instructions in Google with the search term "Delete cookies Chrome" 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.

What about my privacy?

The so-called "Cookie Guidelines" have been in place since 2009. These state that the storage of cookies requires your consent. Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these directives. In Germany, the Cookie Directives have not been implemented as national law. Instead, this directive was largely implemented in Section 15 (3) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

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

Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation

According to the provisions of the GDPR, you are generally entitled to the following rights:

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or that your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI) turn.

Evaluation of visitor behaviour

In the following data protection declaration, we inform you whether and how we evaluate data from your visit to this website. The evaluation of the collected data is usually anonymous and we can not conclude from your behavior on this website to your person.

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

TLS encryption with https

TLS, encryption and https sound very technical and they are. We use HTTPS (the Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure stands for "secure hypertext transfer protocol") to transfer data tap-proof on the Internet.
This means that the complete transmission of all data from your browser to our web server is secured - no one can "listen in".

In this way, we have introduced an additional layer of security and fulfil data protection through technology design. Article 25(1) GDPR). 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 protection by the small lock symbol in the top left corner of the browser to the left of the internet address (e.g. examplepage.de) and the use of the scheme https (instead of http) as part of our internet address.
If you want to know more about encryption, we recommend doing a Google search for "Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure wiki" to get good links to more information.

Google Analytics Privacy Policy

We use the analysis tracking tool Google Analytics (GA) of the American company Google Inc. on our website. For the European area, the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services. Google Analytics collects data about your actions on our website. For example, when you click on a link, this action is stored in a cookie and sent to Google Analytics. The reports we receive from Google Analytics help us better tailor our website and service to your preferences. In the following, we will go into more detail about the tracking tool and, in particular, inform you about what data is stored and how you can prevent this.

What is Google Analytics?

Google Analytics is a tracking tool used for traffic analysis of our website. In order for Google Analytics to work, a tracking code is built into the code of our website. When you visit our website, this code records various actions you take on our website. As soon as you leave our website, this data is sent to the Google Analytics servers and stored there.

Google processes the data and we receive reports about your user behavior. These reports may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Why do we use Google Analytics on our website?

Our goal with this website is clear: we want to offer you the best possible service. The statistics and data from Google Analytics help us to achieve this goal.

The statistically evaluated data shows us a clear picture of the strengths and weaknesses of our website. On the one hand, we can optimize our site so that it is found more easily by interested people on Google. On the other hand, the data helps us to better understand you as a visitor. We therefore know exactly what we need to improve on our website in order to provide you with the best possible service. The data also helps us to carry out our advertising and marketing measures in a more individual and cost-effective way. After all, it only makes sense to show our products and services to people who are interested in them.

What data is stored by Google Analytics?

Google Analytics uses a tracking code to create a random, unique ID that is associated with your browser cookie. This is how Google Analytics recognizes you as a new user. The next time you visit our site, you will be recognized as a "returning" user. All collected data is stored together with this user ID. This makes it possible to evaluate pseudonymous user profiles.

Through identifiers such as cookies and app instance IDs, your interactions on our website are measured. Interactions are all types of actions you take on our website. If you also use other Google systems (such as a Google Account), data generated through Google Analytics may be linked to third-party cookies. Google does not share Google Analytics data unless we, as the website operator, authorize it. Exceptions may occur if required by law.

The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:

Name: _ga
Value: 2.1326744211.152321258692-5
Intended Use: By default, analytics.js uses the cookie _ga to store the user ID. Basically, it is used to distinguish the website visitors.
Expiration Date: after 2 years

Name: _gid
Value: 2.1687193234.152321258692-1
Intended Use: The cookie is also used to distinguish website visitors.
Expiration Date: after 24 hours

Name: _gat_gtag_UA_<property-id>
Value: 1
Intended Use: Used to lower the request rate. When Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie is named _dc_gtm_ <property-id>.
Expiration Date: after 1 minute

Value: no information
Intended Use: The cookie has a token that can be used to retrieve a user ID from the AMP client ID service. Other possible values indicate a logout, a request, or an error.
Expiration Date: after 30 seconds up to one year

Name: __utma
Value: 1564498958.1564498958.1564498958.1
Intended Use: This cookie can be used to track your behavior on the website and measure performance. The cookie is updated every time information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiration Date: after 2 years

Name: __utmt
Value: 1
Intended Use: The cookie is used like _gat_gtag_UA_<property-id> to throttle the request rate.
Expiration Date: after 10 minutes

Name: __utmb
Value: 3.10.1564498958
Intended Use: This cookie is used to determine new sessions. It is updated every time new data or information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiration Date: after 30 minutes

Name: __utmc
Value: 167421564
Intended Use: This cookie is used to set new sessions for returning visitors. This is a session cookie and is only stored until you close the browser again.
Expiration Date: After closing the browser

Name: __utmz
Value: m|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/
Intended Use: The cookie is used to identify the source of traffic to our website. That is, the cookie stores from where you came to our website. This may have been another page or an advertisement.
Expiration Date: after 6 months

Name: __utmv
Value: not stated
Intended Use: The cookie is used to store custom user data. It is always updated when information is sent to Google Analytics.
Expiration Date: after 2 years

Annotation: This list cannot claim to be exhaustive, as Google is constantly changing its choice of cookies.

Here we show you an overview of the most important data that is collected with Google Analytics:

Heatmaps: Google creates so-called heatmaps. Via heatmaps you can see exactly those areas that you click on. This gives us information about where you are "on the road" on our site.

Session Duration: Google defines session duration as the time you spend on our site without leaving. If you have been inactive for 20 minutes, the session ends automatically.

Bounce rate (Bounce rate: A bounce is when you view only one page on our website and then leave our website again.

Account creation: When you create an account or place an order on our website, Google Analytics collects this data.

IP address: The IP address is only shown in abbreviated form so that no clear allocation is possible.

Location: The IP address can be used to determine the country and your approximate location. This process is also called IP location determination.

Technical Information: Technical information may include your browser type, Internet service provider, or screen resolution.

Source of Origin: Google Analytics or we, of course, are also interested in which website or which advertising you have come to our site.

Other data include contact details, any ratings, playing media (e.g. when you play a video via our site), sharing content via social media or adding to your favourites. This list does not claim to be complete and only serves as a general orientation of the data storage by Google Analytics.

How long and where is the data stored?

Google has your servers spread all over the world. Most servers are located in America and consequently your data is mostly stored on American servers. You can read exactly where Google's data centers are located here: https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de

Your data is distributed on different physical data carriers. This has the advantage that the data can be retrieved more quickly and is better protected against manipulation. Every Google data center has appropriate emergency programs for your data. For example, if Google's hardware fails or natural disasters cripple servers, the risk of service interruption at Google still remains low.

By default, Google Analytics sets a retention period of 26 months for your user data. Then your user data will be deleted. However, we have the option to choose the retention period of user data ourselves. Five variants are available to us for this purpose:

Once the specified period has expired, the data is deleted once a month. This retention period applies to your data associated with cookies, user recognition and advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick domain cookies). Reporting results are based on aggregate data and are stored separately from user data. Aggregated data is a merging of individual data into a larger unit.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Under European Union data protection law, you have the right to access, update, delete or restrict your data. You can prevent Google Analytics from using your data by using the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). You can download the browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de download and install. Please note that this add-on only disables data collection by Google Analytics.

If you generally want to deactivate, delete or manage cookies (independently of Google Analytics), there are separate instructions for each browser:

Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari

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

Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

Google Analytics is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which governs the accurate and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&tid=321258692. We hope we have been able to provide you with the most important information about the data processing of Google Analytics. If you want to learn more about the tracking service, we recommend these two links: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Google Analytics IP anonymization

We have implemented Google Analytics IP address anonymization on this website. This feature was developed by Google to enable this website to comply with applicable data protection regulations and recommendations of local data protection authorities when they prohibit storage of the full IP address. The anonymization or masking of the IP takes place as soon as the IP addresses arrive in the Google Analytics data collection network and before any storage or processing of the data takes place.

You can find more information about IP anonymization at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=de.

Google Analytics reports on demographic characteristics and interests

We have turned on advertising reporting features in Google Analytics. The demographic and interest reports contain information on age, gender and interests. This allows us - without being able to assign this data to individual persons - to get a better picture of our users. You can find out more about the advertising functions at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=de_AT&utm_id=ad.

You can control the use of your Google Account activity and information under "Advertising Settings" on https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated by a checkbox.

Google Tag Manager Privacy Policy

For our website we use the Google Tag Manager of the company Google Inc. For the European area the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services. This tag manager is one of many helpful marketing products from Google. Via the Google Tag Manager, we can centrally integrate and manage code sections of various tracking tools that we use on our website.

In this privacy policy, we would like to explain in more detail what the Google Tag Manager does, why we use it and in what form data is processed.

What is Google Tag Manager?

The Google Tag Manager is an organizational tool that allows us to include and manage website tags centrally and via a user interface. Tags are small sections of code that, for example, record (track) your activities on our website. For this purpose, JavaScript code sections are inserted into the source code of our page. The tags often come from Google-internal products such as Google Ads or Google Analytics, but tags from other companies can also be included and managed via the manager. Such tags perform different tasks. They can collect browser data, feed marketing tools with data, embed buttons, set cookies and also track users across multiple websites.

Why do we use Google Tag Manager for our website?

As the saying goes: organization is half the battle! And that of course also applies to the maintenance of our website. In order to make our website as good as possible for you and all the people who are interested in our products and services, we need various tracking tools such as Google Analytics. The data collected from these tools shows us what you are most interested in, where we can improve our services and which people we should still show our offers to. And for this tracking to work, we need to embed appropriate JavaScript codes into our website. In principle, we could include each code section of each tracking tool separately in our source code. However, this requires a relatively large amount of time and it's easy to lose track. That's why we use the Google Tag Manager. We can easily incorporate the necessary scripts and manage them from one place. In addition, Google Tag Manager offers an easy-to-use interface and you don't need any programming knowledge. This is how we manage to keep order in our tag jungle.

What data is stored by Google Tag Manager?

The Tag Manager itself is a domain that does not set any cookies and does not store any data. It acts as a mere "manager" of the implemented tags. The data is collected by the individual tags of the different web analytics tools. The data is virtually passed through to the individual tracking tools in the Google Tag Manager and is not stored.

However, the situation is completely different with the embedded tags of the various web analysis tools, such as Google Analytics. Depending on the analysis tool, various data about your web behavior is usually collected, stored and processed with the help of cookies. For this, please read our privacy texts on the individual analysis and tracking tools that we use on our website.

In the Tag Manager account settings, we have allowed Google to receive anonymized data from us. However, this is only the use and usage of our Tag Manager and not your data stored via the code sections. We allow Google and others to receive selected data in anonymized form. We thus consent to the anonymous sharing of our website data. Which summarized and anonymous data is forwarded exactly, we could not find out - despite long research. In any case, Google deletes all information that could identify our website. Google combines the data with hundreds of other anonymous website data and creates user trends as part of benchmarking measures. Benchmarking involves comparing your own results with those of your competitors. Processes can be optimised on the basis of the information collected.

How long and where is the data stored?

When Google stores data, this data is stored on Google's own servers. The servers are spread all over the world. Most of them are located in America. At https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/?hl=de you can find out exactly where the Google servers are located.

How long the individual tracking tools store data from you can be found in our individual data protection texts for the individual tools.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

The Google Tag Manager itself does not set cookies, but manages tags from various tracking websites. In our data protection texts for the individual tracking tools, you will find detailed information on how you can delete or manage your data.

Google is an active participant in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, which governs the accurate and secure transfer of personal data. You can find more information on this at https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&tid=321258692. If you want to learn more about the Google Tag Manager, we recommend the FAQs at https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/faq.html.

Google AdSense privacy policy

We use Google AdSense on this website. This is an advertising program of the company Google Inc. In Europe, the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services. Google AdSense allows us to display ads on this website that are relevant to our theme. This allows us to provide you with ads that ideally add real value to you. In the course of this privacy policy on Google AdSense, we explain why we use Google AdSense on our website, which data of yours is processed and stored and how you can prevent this data storage.

What is Google AdSense?

The advertising program Google AdSense has been around since 2003. In contrast to Google Ads (formerly: Google AdWords), you cannot place ads yourself. Google AdSense displays advertisements on websites, such as ours. The biggest advantage of this advertising service compared to some others is that Google AdSense only shows you ads that match our content. Google has its own algorithm that calculates which ads you get to see. Of course, we only want to show you ads that you are interested in and that add value. Google checks which ads are suitable for our website and for our users on the basis of your interests or your user behaviour and on the basis of our offer. At this point we would like to mention that we are not responsible for the selection of the advertisements. We only offer the advertising space on our website. The selection of the displayed advertising is made by Google. Since August 2013, the ads are also adapted to the respective user interface. That is, whether you visit our website from your smartphone, your PC or laptop, the ads adapt to your device.

Why do we use Google AdSense on our website?

Running a quality website requires a lot of dedication and great effort. Basically, we are never done with the work on our website. We always try to maintain our site and keep it as up to date as possible. Of course we also want to achieve an economic success with this work. That's why we decided to use advertisements as a source of income. However, the most important thing for us is not to disturb your visit on our website by these ads. With the help of Google AdSense you will only be offered ads that fit our topics and your interests.

Similar to Google indexing for a website, a bot examines the relevant content and offers on our website. Then, the ads are adjusted for content and presented on the website. In addition to the content overlap between the ad and the website offer, AdSense also supports interest-based targeting. This means that Google also uses your data to offer ads tailored to you. So you get advertising that ideally offers you real added value and we have a higher chance of earning a little something.

What data is stored by Google AdSense?

In order for Google AdSense to display customized advertising tailored to you, cookies are used, among other things. Cookies are small text files that store certain information on your computer.

In AdSense, cookies are designed to enable better advertising. The cookies do not contain any personally identifiable data. However, it should be noted that Google considers data such as "pseudonymous cookie IDs" (name or other identifier is replaced by a pseudonym) or IP addresses as non-personally identifiable information. However, under the GDPR, this data may be considered personal data. Google AdSense sends a cookie to the browser after every impression (this is always the case when you see an ad), every click and every other activity that leads to a call to the Google AdSense servers. If the browser accepts the cookie, it will be stored there.

Third-party vendors may place and read cookies on your browser as part of AdSense, or use web beacons to store data they receive through ad delivery on the website. Web beacons are small graphics that perform log file analysis and log file recording. This analysis allows statistical analysis for online marketing.

Google may collect certain information about your user behaviour on our website via these cookies. This includes:

In the process, Google analyzes and evaluates the data on the displayed advertising media and your IP address. Google uses the data primarily to measure the effectiveness of an advertisement and to improve the advertising offer. This data is not linked to personal data that Google may have about you via other Google services.

In the following, we present cookies that Google AdSense uses for tracking purposes. Here we refer to a test website that only has Google AdSense installed:

Name: uid
Value: 891269189321258692-8
Intended Use: The cookie is stored under the domain adform.net. It provides a uniquely assigned, machine-generated user ID and collects data about activity on our website.
Expiration Date: after 2 months

Name: C
Value: 1
Intended Use: This cookie identifies whether your browser accepts cookies. The cookie is stored under the domain track.adform.net.
Expiration Date: after 1 month

Name: cid
Value: 8912691894970695056,0,0,0,0
Intended Use: This cookie is stored at the domain track.adform.net, stands for Client ID, and is used to improve advertising to you. It can serve more relevant ads to the visitor and helps improve campaign performance reports.
Expiration Date: after 2 months

Name: IDE
Value: zOtj4TWxwbFDjaATZ2TzNaQmxrU321258692-1
Intended Use: The cookie is stored under the domain doubleclick.net. It is used to register your actions after the ad or after clicking on the ad. This allows us to measure how well an ad is received by our visitors.
Expiration Date: after 1 month

Name: test_cookie
Value: not stated
Intended Use: With the help of the "test_cookies" you can check if your browser supports cookies at all. The cookie is stored under the domain doubleclick.net.
Expiration Date: after 1 month

Name: CT592996
Value: 733366
Intended Use: Stored under the domain adform.net. The cookie is set as soon as you click on an advertisement. We could not find out more detailed information about the use of this cookie.
Expiration Date: after one hour

Annotation: This list cannot claim to be exhaustive, as experience has shown that Google changes the choice of its cookies time and again.

How long and where is the data stored?

Google collects your IP address and various activities you perform on the website. Cookies store this information about interactions on our website. According to Google, the company collects and stores the specified information in a secure manner on Google's in-house servers in the USA.

If you do not have a Google account or are not logged in, Google stores the collected data with a unique identifier (ID) mostly on your browser. The unique IDs stored in cookies are used, for example, to ensure personalized advertising. If you are logged into a Google account, Google may also collect personal data.

You can delete some of the data that Google stores at any time (see next section). Much of the information stored in cookies is automatically deleted after a certain period of time. However, there is also data that is stored by Google for a longer period of time. This is the case when Google has to store certain data for an indefinite, longer period of time for economic or legal reasons.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

You always have the option to delete or disable cookies that are on your computer. How exactly this works depends on your browser.

Here you will find the instructions on how to manage cookies in your browser:

Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

Safari: Managing Cookies and Website Data with Safari

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

Internet Explorer: Deleting and managing cookies

Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies

If you generally do not want 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 allow the cookie or not. By downloading and installing this browser plug-in on https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996 all "advertising cookies" will also be disabled. Keep in mind that by disabling these cookies, you are not preventing the ads, only the personalized ads.

If you have a Google account, you can go to the web page https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated deactivate personalized advertising. Again, you will continue to see ads, but they will no longer be customized to your interests. However, ads will still be displayed based on a few factors, such as your location, browser type, and search terms used.

You can find out what data Google basically collects and what they use this data for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ read up.

Cloudflare privacy policy

We use Cloudflare on this website from Cloudflare, Inc. (101 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA 94107, USA) to make our website faster and more secure. In doing so, 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 a reverse proxy for websites. What this all means exactly, we try to explain in more detail below.

What is Cloudflare?

A Content Delivery Network (CDN), as provided by the company Cloudflare, is nothing more than a network of servers connected over the Internet. Cloudflare has distributed such servers all over the world to bring websites to your screen faster. In very simple terms, Cloudflare creates copies of our website and places them on their own servers. Now, when you visit our website, a system of load balancing ensures that the largest portions of our website are 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. In addition to the fast delivery of websites, Cloudflare also offers various security services, such as DDoS protection or the web application firewall.

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 provides us with web optimizations as well as security services, such as 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 on local datacenters and blocking spam software, Cloudflare allows us to reduce our bandwidth usage by about 60%. Serving content through a data center near you and some web optimizations performed there reduces the average website load time by about half. Using the "I'm Under Attack Mode" setting, Cloudflare says it can mitigate further attacks by displaying a JavaScript computational task to solve before a user can access a web page. Overall, this makes our website much more powerful and less vulnerable to spam or other attacks.

What data is stored by Cloudflare?

Cloudflare generally forwards only those data that are controlled by website operators. The content is therefore not determined by Cloudflare, but always by the website operator itself. 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 log data, and website performance data derived from browser activity. Log data helps Cloudflare detect new threats, for example. This allows Cloudflare to provide a high level of security protection for our website. Cloudflare processes this data as part of the services in compliance with applicable laws. This of course also includes the German 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 becomes 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 recognize this from the cookie. This means that you can surf 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 features and cannot be disabled.

Cookies from Cloudflare

Cloudflare also works together with third-party providers. These may only process personal data under the instruction of Cloudflare and in accordance with the privacy policy and other confidentiality and security measures. Cloudflare does not share personal data without explicit consent from us.

How long and where is the data stored?

Cloudflare stores your information primarily in the United States and the European Economic Area. Cloudflare may transfer and access the information described above from around 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 at Cloudflare, there may be exceptions to the retention period listed above.

How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

Cloudflare keeps data logs only as long as necessary and this data is also deleted within 24 hours in most cases. 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 in order to improve the overall performance of Cloudflare Resolver and to identify any security risks. You can find out exactly which persistent logs are stored at https://www.cloudflare.com/application/privacypolicy/ read. All data that Cloudflare collects (temporary or permanent) is cleansed of all personally identifiable information. All permanent logs are also anonymized by Cloudflare.

Cloudflare addresses in their privacy policy that they are not responsible for the content they receive. For example, if you ask Cloudflare to update or delete your content, Cloudflare basically refers you to us as the website operator. You can also completely stop all collection and processing of your data by Cloudflare by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in 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.
You can find more information about data protection at Cloudflare on https://www.cloudflare.com/de-de/privacypolicy/

Source: Created with the Data protection generator by AdSimple in cooperation with justmed.com