We use the tool Google Analytics from Google (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland).
Google Analytics works with text files which are stored on your device (cookies) to gain information about your website use.
Google uses this information on our behalf to provide us with evaluations of website use, reports about activities on the website, and other services.
The data the cookies collect about your website use is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA for analysis and stored there. Those data will not be combined with other data about you which might have been stored in the Google database.
We also use the masking function “anonymizeIP.” This means your IP address will be truncated within the EU before it is transferred to the Google server in the USA. Only in rare cases will the complete IP address be transmitted, then truncated on the servers in the USA.
You can prevent this processing by taking the following measures:
It is possible to change your browser settings so that no cookies will be stored. However, this might mean that our website will not be fully functional.
You can also prevent the data collection by using a browser add-on from Google. You’ll find the add-on here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
As an alternative to the browser add-on (perhaps if you use a smartphone and tablets), you can prevent the data collection by Google Analytics by clicking here. This will place a cookie which will prevent data collection. If you revisit our website with another device or browser, or if you have deleted your cookies, you will need to place that cookie again.
You will find additional information about data protection with Google here https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de.