Information concerning cookies

What are cookies?

There are three categories of cookies:

  • necessary cookies that ensure the basic functionality of the website
  • functional cookies to ensure website performance
  • targeted cookies to improve the user experience.

We utilise cookies on this website.

These are simple little files that are sent along with the pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard disk of your computer. The information they contain will help you locate our server more quickly on your next virtual visit.

Cookies do not contain any (!) Viruses; they serve to make the website’s presence more user-friendly, effective and secure. Most of the cookies we use are so-called ‘session cookies’. They are automatically deleted after your visit, while other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your subsequent visit.

Legal regulations in austria regarding cookies

Legal statutes pertaining to cookies on a website apply only to personal data (including the ip address); if only non-personal data is stored in cookies, the privacy policy is not relevant.

The following statues apply in austria apply to personal data:

  • eu data protection directive 2009/136/ec on the storage of personal data (‘eu cookie guidelines’)
  • section 96 (3) of the telecommunications law, which implemented this eu directive in austria
  • the ‘working paper’ of the so-called article 29 group (a european data protection body to which representatives of the national data protection authorities belong)

Note: as a result of the gdpr and supplementary relevant ordinances in austria, the letter of the law has change as of 25 may 2018

Cookies to store your preferencesWith ‘permanently’ installed cookies, we will recognise you on your next visit to our website. The website can in this way be adapted to your personal preferences. When you agree to the use of cookies, we remember this as well with the aid of a cookie. This does not require you to reiterate your personal preferences each visit. This saves you time and makes the use of our website more convenient for you. You can removed ‘permanently’ installed cookies via the settings of your browser.

Cookies for sharing pages in social media

Our website features buttons with which you may react (like?) Or share (tweet?) On social networking sites like facebook and twitter. These buttons work on the basis of short codes that come from facebook or twitter themselves. These codes are used to transmit their cookies, and we have no influence on this. Please read the privacy statement of facebook or twitter carefully to understand what is happening to your (personal) information that these entities process using cookies. These companies’ privacy statements may change regularly. Collected information will be anonymised as much as possible. This information is transmitted and stored by twitter, facebook, google+ and linkedin on servers in the united states.

Linkedin, twitter, facebook and google+ claim to abide by safe harbor privacy agreements and are a member of the safe harbor program of the us department of commerce. This means that an adequate level of security has been established, with regard to the processing of any personal data.

Inspection, rectification and deletion of data You are entitled to request access to your data and to arrange for its correction or deletion. Please visit our contact page to do this. In order to avoid any potential abuse, we may ask that you identify yourself adequately. If you wish to gain access to personal data linked to a particular cookie, you must also send a copy of the cookie in question.  Since the cookies are stored on your computer, they can only be uninstalled by you. For this purpose, please consult the operator’s manual of your browser.   Up-to-date information about cookies on our website can be found under the link privacy statement

Last update: 15.1.2019