Valid from 28 March 2022, version 2
In addition to the processing of personal data as described in our Website privacy statement we also apply cookies which are saved on your end device for different functions while you are using our Website.
When you first open our Website and also anytime later We provide you the choice whether you generally accept the placement of cookies or which specific additional functions you would like to choose. Changes can be made in your browser settings or via our consent management system. In the following we first describe mandatory cookies which cannot be refused from a technical perspective. Then we present your choices regarding the acceptance of cookies by describing technically required cookies and cookies that can be accepted or refused by you on a voluntary basis.
Cookies are text files or pieces of information in a data base which are stored on your hard drive and can be assigned to the browser used by you, enabling the provision of certain information to the entity that has placed the cookie. Cookies cannot execute any programs or transmit any viruses to your computer. Their primary purpose is to speed up the internet supply and to make it more user friendly.
This Website uses the following types of cookies whose functionality and legal base is described in the following:
- Transient cookies: These cookies (especially session cookies) are automatically deleted when the browser is closed or when you are logging off. They contain a so-called Session-ID. This enables us to assign various requests of your browser to the respective session and your computer can be recognized when you return to our website.
- Persistent cookies: These cookies will automatically be deleted after a certain time period. Depending on the respective cooky, the duration of this period can be determined. You can review the cookies which are placed and the duration of their storage at any time in your browser and can delete these cookies manually.
- Other technologies: These functions are not based on cookies but on similar technical mechanisms as Flash-cookies, HTML5 objects or an analysis of your browser adjustments. The result is likewise that we can apply the techniques described below. You can agree or object to this as well.
Mandatory functions technically required to display the website: the technical setup of the website requires that we use technics, especially cookies. Without these technics our Website cannot be displayed (in a complete and correct manner) or support functions cannot be enabled. This generally requires transient cookies which are deleted after your visit on our Website or latest when you close your browser. You cannot deselect these cookies if you want to use our Website. The individual cookies are mentioned in our consent management system. Legal base of data processing isour legitimate interest to make Website more user friendly and to gather information on the need to develop it (Art. 6 sec. 1 (f) GDPR).
Optional cookies only placed after you have consented: You can choose which optional cookies to receive via the cookie consent tool when you first visit our website. These functions are only activated if you agreed to them and especially may serve to analyse and improve visits on our Website, to facilitate operating the site on various browsers and end devices, to recognise you at your visit or to place commercials (when indicated also to align commercials with your interests, to measure the effectiveness of adverts or to show commercials based on your interests). Legal base of this data processing is your consent (Art. 6 sec. 1 (a) GDPR). The revocation of your consent is possible at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the data processing until the time of revocation.
The functions used by us, which can be chosen and also revoked in our consent manager are described in detail in the attached document.
How to delete cookies? You control cookies. You can delete them by adjusting your web browser settings. In the browser options, you can check which cookies have been saved, delete cookies, and block cookies from being saved in the future. For information on how to change your browser's cookie settings, see: Internet Explorer/Firefox/Google Chrome/Safari/Opera
If you do not agree to the storage of cookies on your device, you can revoke your consent to use them by changing your browser settings and deleting the stored cookies. If you choose to delete your cookies, all your site options will also be removed. If you block cookies completely, the Website may not work properly.
More information about cookies: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu
For more information about the individual cookies, we use and the purposes for which We use them, see the table below
|Cookie Name||Lifespan||Default Category||Default Description||Expiry Duration Days|
|Pega-RULES||SESSION||Strictly Necessary||JSESSIONID cookie is set by the Servlet Container and is is used for HTTP Session tracking and, in load balancing, for session affinity||0|
|citrix_ns_id||SESSION||Strictly Necessary||The cookie contains the IP address and port of the service selected by the load balancing algorithm. As with any HTTP connection, the client then includes that cookie with any subsequent requests.||0|
|JSESSIONID||SESSION||Strictly Necessary||General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.||0|
|__cfruid||SESSION||Strictly Necessary||Cookie associated with sites using CloudFlare, used to identify trusted web traffic.||0|
|Pega-AAT||PERSISTENT||Strictly Necessary||Use this setting if running Pega Platform over HTTPS. The browser sends cookies only across SSL. This setting prevents exposure of the session ID cookie and prevents session hijacking.||0|
|OptanonAlertBoxClosed||PERSISTENT||Strictly Necessary||This cookie is set by websites using certain versions of the cookie law compliance solution from OneTrust. It is set after visitors have seen a cookie information notice and in some cases only when they actively close the notice down. It enables the website not to show the message more than once to a user. The cookie has a one year lifespan and contains no personal information.||364|
|AWSALB||PERSISTENT||Strictly Necessary||AWS ELB application load balancer||6|
|__utmz||PERSISTENT||Performance||This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.||182|
|_utmv#########||PERSISTENT||Strictly Necessary||This cookie is used to track the customer variable that you set in your code. _utmv cookie consists of two parts separated by “.” A hash key that identifies the domain and is unique for each domain. Details about the custom variable that you set||0|
|__utmt||PERSISTENT||Performance||This cookie is set by Google Analytics. According to their documentation it is used to throttle the request rate for the service - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes||0|
|OptanonConsent||PERSISTENT||Strictly Necessary||This cookie is set by the cookie compliance solution from OneTrust. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. The cookie has a normal lifespan of one year, so that returning visitors to the site will have their preferences remembered. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor.||364|
|_gid||PERSISTENT||Performance||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017 no information is available from Google. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited._gid||0|
|AWSALBCORS||PERSISTENT||Strictly Necessary||This cookie is managed by AWS and is used for load balancing.||6|
|_ga||PERSISTENT||Performance||This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners._ga||729|
|__utmb||PERSISTENT||Performance||This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.||0|
|__utmc||SESSION||Performance||This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors.
When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.
|__utma||PERSISTENT||Performance||This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.||729|