This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files that are saved on your computer, which enable an analysis to be made of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally sent to a Google server in the USA and is saved there. Where IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address is however abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or within other states, which are party to the European Economic Area Agreement, before it is sent. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA for abbreviating. On behalf of the operator of the website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide other services associated with website and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address, which is conveyed from your browser as part of Google Analytics, is not merged by Google with other data. You can prevent the saving of cookies by activating the corresponding setting in your browser software; we would however like to point out, that in this case you may not be able to utilise all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google capturing or processing the data, which is generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address), by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that is available under the following link: [http:/tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de].
In light of the discussion about the use of analytics tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the “_anonymizeIp()” extension and IP addresses are therefore only processed in an incomplete form in order to exclude a direct personal reference.