Cookie Policy

General information
The CiS website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser and are used to retrieve certain information during navigation on a website or on future visits. CiS uses a number of first-party cookies that are created and used by the CiS Web site itself. Cookies help us to analyse the behaviour of visitors to our website and thus optimise the website (visitor statistics).

Cookies only store text strings, which are always anonymous and in most cases encrypted. Under no circumstances does CiS store personal data in cookies.


What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files created by a website during your visit. They store information that could be useful for further navigation on the website. This way, your information remains even if you switch to another page, and your use of the website can be analysed.

Cookies are safe: you can only store information provided by the browser, i.e. information entered by the user himself into the browser or present on the website.

Cookies cannot execute codes and cannot be used to access your computer. If the information stored in a cookie is encrypted, it can only be read by the relevant provider.

There are two different types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. They are used for different purposes and store different information.

Session Cookies store information that is used during your current browser session. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. No information will remain on your hard drive after you have left the website.

Persistent cookies store information between two visits to the site. This information is used to identify you as a returning visitor the next time you visit the site, and the site responds accordingly. The lifetime of a persistent cookie is determined by the cookie creator and can range from a few minutes to several years.


Why are cookies used?

Cookies are used to maintain your settings while you navigate the site; they store your booking information and ensure that you remain logged in throughout the session. They are also used to provide you with information and products tailored to your needs.

Analysis cookies allow us to track the use of the website by our visitors. In this way, we gain valuable knowledge in order to optimise both the website and our products and services.



Deactivation and deletion of cookies
You have the option of restricting or deactivating the use of cookies in all web browsers by configuring the settings or options of your browser accordingly. The steps required to do this vary from browser to browser; you will find appropriate instructions in the Help menu of your browser.

You can also display the cookies stored on your computer and delete individual cookies or all cookies via your browser.

Cookies are simple text files; you can therefore open and read them. The data contained in the cookies are often encrypted or stored in the form of a numerical code. Therefore, they can often only be decrypted by the website that created them.



What kind of cookies does the CiS website create?
The Persistent Cookies created by the CiS website are used by our analysis tool "Piwik" to distinguish returning visitors to our website from new visitors. The deletion of these cookies does not affect your use of the CiS website or its functions.