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cookies policy

  • Cookies
  • In order to make your visit to our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored on your terminal device. In some cases, these cookies are automatically deleted again after the browser is closed (so-called "session cookies"), in other cases, these cookies remain on your end device for longer and allow page settings to be saved (so-called "persistent cookies"). In the latter case, you can find the storage period in the overview of the cookie settings of your web browser.
  • If personal data is also processed by individual cookies used by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO either for the performance of the contract, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO in the case of consent given or in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO to protect our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.
  • You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually about their acceptance or can exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally.
  • Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
  • What is a cookie and why does direect use cookies?
  • A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your end device such as a computer, tablet or smartphone when you visit a website and is used to archive information for a limited period of time. This information can be read by a website when you visit it again at a later date. Cookies may be necessary for the website to function properly or simply beneficial so that you do not have to re-enter your personal preferences each time you visit the site and they remain stored.
  • direect uses cookies to enable you to browse faster and more easily, or to prevent content that you have already seen from being displayed again, or to offer functions such as a personal notepad.
  • How can I deactivate cookies?
  • Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. To make full use of direectin, cookies should always be enabled in your browser for direect. All non-essential cookies can be managed at any time in the cookie settings.
  • Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. 
  • You can find these for the respective browsers under the following links:
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  • Cookie consent tool
  •  This website uses a so-called "cookie consent tool" to obtain effective user consent for cookies and cookie-based applications that require consent. The "cookie consent tool" is displayed to users in the form of an interactive user interface when they access the page, on which consent for certain cookies and/or cookie-based applications can be given by ticking the appropriate box. Through the use of the tool, all cookies/services requiring consent are only loaded if the respective user gives the corresponding consent by ticking the corresponding box. This ensures that such cookies are only set on the respective end device of the user if consent has been granted.
  • The tool sets technically necessary cookies to save your cookie preferences. Personal user data is generally not processed. If, in individual cases, personal data (such as the IP address) is processed for the purpose of storing, assigning or logging cookie settings, this is done in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in legally compliant, user-specific and user-friendly consent management for cookies and thus in a legally compliant design of our website. Further legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. As the responsible party, we are subject to the legal obligation to make the use of technically unnecessary cookies dependent on the respective user consent. Further information on the operator and the setting options of the cookie consent tool can be found directly in the corresponding user interface on our website.