A cookie is a small file of data that the server sends to the browser and the browser stores it on the user's computer. Every time you visit the same server again, the browser sends this data back to the server. Cookies are normally used to distinguish individual users, store user preferences, etc., and thus simplify the use of websites.
Cookies are a tool to ensure the functionality of the website for a specific user. The visited website can store information about your behavior on the website in cookies. However, under no circumstances can cookies be used to identify visitors by a third party. Information from cookies can then be used for targeted advertising, statistical evaluation of visitor behavior, etc.
Cookies on our website may be set by us, by third parties under contract with us, or by independent third parties (e.g. advertisers). Our site uses both "temporary" and "permanent" cookies. The temporary ones remember information from page to page for filtering and filling out searches before deleting it at the end of the visit. Persistent cookies enable our website to recognize you when you return to us and remain stored on your computer until they are deleted or until they reach a specified expiry date. Permanent cookies will never be stored on your computer for more than 2 weeks from the date of your last visit.