General Information about Cookies
There are different kinds of cookies. For example, Session Cookies are used in order to identify persons using internet services or internet shops repeatedly while they do not have to log in with their pass words every time they come back to the website. Session cookies are also necessary in order enable a shopping cart system for websites. They are only active as long as the website is used and will be deleted after the browser is closed.
Information about the cookies used on this website
The VBL websites use two kinds of cookies:
- EPrivacydirective-Cookie (eu_cookie_directive)
When using the website www.vbl.de
If the user deletes the cookies in his browser, the E-Privacy Directive Cookie will also be deleted. In other cases the cookie will be deleted at latest after one year.
- Session-Cookie (session)
The website www.vbl.de
sets a Session Cookie in every session in order to make navigating and reading content easier.
If the user deletes the cookies in his browser, the Session Cookie will also be deleted. In all other cases it will be deleted at latest after 60 minutes.
The deletion of cookies depends on the settings of the user’s webbrowser.
- Web analysis Cookies
Our website uses the web analysis software Piwik
. Piwik uses the following cookies to produce pseudonymous user profiles:
This cookie contains a pseudonymous combination of letters and numbers as a visitor ID value which is used to determine if a visitor has visited the VBL website before. The cookie will automatically be deleted after six months.
This cookie is responsible for keeping a Piwik session active for 30 minutes after the last tracked action. Hereafter the cookie will be deleted.
This cookie contains information about referrers of the visitor (e.g. previously visited websites) and likewise will automatically be deleted after six months.
This cookie will be setwhen you deactivate the web analysis with the link below. The cookie lifetime does not expire.
If you do not agree to the usage of the web analysis cookies mentioned above, please follow this link.
In this case, the aforementioned piwik_ignore cookie will be set on your device in order to deactivate the web analysis cookies used by Piwik, as well as the usage of Piwik itself on the website www.vbl.de
and its subsites. By setting the piwik_ignore cookie, you don’t have to deactivate the web analysis again on another visit of the VBL website, unless you manually deleted the cookies on your terminal device or when using a different browser.
Alternatively, you can generally prevent the usage of cookies and web analysis cookies, as well as the usage of web analysis programs, by adjusting the settings of your browser to not accept cookies and use the so-called "Do-Not-Track-Function". In this case, a Piwik deactivation cookie will not be set.