On the homepage and several other pages, publicity messages are displayed, for which cookies are used. The cookies used are exclusively session cookies (20 minute validity) and temporary cookies (up to 30 days validity), which are used to evaluate the number of readers/visitors and to restrict the fixed number of publicity delivered to the Hawtech.
No user-related data is gathered via the cookies. Via the web-server of the responsible institution, only the traffic data of the transmission is documented in the logfiles of the web-server (user data according to §6, paragraph 1, no. 1 TTDSG and § 15, paragraph 1, no. 1 MDSTV), the documentation of which is permissible without express consent of the user.
When pages are accessed for which a login is required, a session cookie is set which is deleted again from the client's computer after the end of the browser session. Therefore it is impossible to link the information captured to the identity of the user or to draw up a user profile. The login process on accessing protected areas is not documented, neither is data which might serve to draw up profiles on the duration and frequency of visits to the Hawtech webpages.