When you use our internet offer, cookies are usually stored on your device.
A cookie is a short entry in a special data file of your device. A cookie serves the purpose of exchanging information between computer programmes or that of archiving information for a limited period of time. Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They are generally meant to make the internet offer more user-friendly and more effective. Cookies help, for instance, to ensure that a selected font size remains the same when different subpages are called up.
Most browsers (such as the Internet Explorer and Firefox) are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you may deactivate the storage of cookies or you can set your browser so that cookies are stored for the duration of each connection to the internet only.
The present internet offer only uses so-called transient cookies for temporary use. Transient cookies are automatically erased if the browser is closed. This especially includes the session cookies. These cookies save a so-called session-ID, with which different requests by your browser can be assigned to the joint session. By doing this, your device can be recognized once you return to the internet offer. The session cookies are automatically erased once you log out or close the browser.