Cookie Policy

Use of cookies

a) Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files placed on the user’s computer system by a browser and stored there.

Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain what is referred to as a cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique cookie identifier. It consists of a sequence of characters with which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the data subject’s individual browser from other Internet browsers containing different cookies. The unique cookie ID is used to recognise and identify a particular Internet browser.

The use of cookies allows DLR to provide visitors to this website more user-friendly services than would be possible without cookies.

We use technically necessary cookies to improve our website’s user friendliness. Some elements on our website make it necessary to recognise the accessing browser when moving from page to page. Cookies can be used to optimise the information and services on our website in the interests of our users. As stated above, cookies allow us to recognise visitors to our website. The purpose of this recognition is to facilitate use of our website by visitors. For instance, visitors to a website that uses cookies do not need to enter login details during each visit, as this information is obtained by the website from the cookie placed on the user’s computer system.

In addition, our website uses cookies to analyse Internet usage by visitors.

The following data can be transferred in this way:

  • Search terms entered
  • Frequency of page access
  • Usage of website functions

Technical measures are implemented to pseudonymise the data collected from users in this way. It is therefore not possible to associate the data with the accessing user. The data is not stored together with other personal data concerning the user.

An information banner referring users to the use of cookies for analysis purposes is shown when they access our website, and reference to this Privacy Notice is provided. Users are also informed of how to adjust their browser settings in order to prevent the storage of cookies.

Users are informed of our use of cookies for analysis purposes when accessing our website, and their consent to the processing of personal data used in this context is obtained. A reference to this Privacy Notice is provided as well.

b) Legal basis for data processing

i. The legal grounds for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies are set out in Art. 6, paragraph 1, part (f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
ii. The legal grounds for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes with consent of the user are set out in Art. 6, paragraph 1, part (a) of the GDPR.

c) Purpose of data processing

Technically necessary cookies are used to make our website user friendly. Some functions on our website cannot be provided without the use of cookies, as they require that the browser is recognised when moving from page to page.

The user data collected with technically necessary cookies is not used to produce user profiles.

On the use of cookies that are not necessary for technical reasons:

Analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its contents. Through the use of analysis cookies, we find out how the website is used and are therefore able to optimise our service continuously. A more precise description is contained under Section IX of this document.

These purposes represent our legitimate interest in processing personal data according to Art. 6, paragraph 1, part (f) of the GDPR.

e) Duration of storage; right to objection and removal

The data subject can adjust the settings of the Internet browser at any time to prevent our website from placing cookies as described, and therefore block cookies on a permanent basis. In addition, the browser or other software programs can be used to delete cookies that have already been placed at any time. This is possible with all standard Internet browsers. The data subject may not be able to use the full functionality of our website if cookies are disabled in the active Internet browser.

You can change the settings of your Internet browser to disable or restrict the transfer of cookies at any time. Cookies that have already been placed on your computer can be deleted at any time. This can take place automatically. Disabling cookies may prevent you from using the full functionality of our website.

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