Cookie Policy for IDNT Online Services

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a short piece of information that we transfer to your browser and store there. When you navigate (e. g. by calling up a link), this information is transmitted back to us. There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies.

Session Cookies

These are only saved for the duration of your visit to our website. As soon as you exit your browser, the information will be deleted automatically.

Persistente Cookies

These are stored by your browser on the hard disk of your computer and therefore remain even after you exit the browser.

What are cookies for?

Cookies have a wide range of applications. When a website is called up, only a small amount of information is transmitted to the operator's server. This is, for example, the IP address or name of the browser you are using. However, this information is not sufficient to be able to recognize you as a visitor. However, in many cases this is mandatory. For example, if you place a product in your shopping cart in an online shop, the operator must know that the shopping cart belongs to you and not to another visitor. Cookies are usually used to make this possible. The operator sends a unique identifier to your browser and the browser sends the identifier back with each request. This way, the server is always aware of which shopping cart to display.

In what extend does IDNT use cookies?

IDNT nutzt Cookies für die folgenden Zwecke:

  • Language preferences and other settings

    As soon as you have selected a language on an website, the selected language will be saved. This enables us to automatically re-use the correct language setting when visiting a later visit or when visiting another IDNT website. This also applies to numerous other settings that you may make during the use of our online services.

  • Session Identification

    For the duration of your visit, we store a short identifier, which enables us to provide functions such as a shopping cart or the display of information in real time. This information is automatically deleted when you exit your browser.

  • Logon Information

    When you log on to an IDNT website, information about your registration will be stored for the duration of your visit. Cookies help us to ensure a high level of security during the registration process.

  • Security

    In many areas we use cookies, among other things, to increase the security of our online offers for you.

  • Usage Analysis

    In order to improve our online offer, we need anonymous information about how it is used. For this we use the web analysis service Google Analytics. You can object to this usage analysis at any time and also permanently. Please read the information on how to use Google Analytics below.

  • Social Media Content

    a) Our online offer links to social media services to enable you to easily share content on these services. By clicking on the icon for the respective social media service you will be redirected to its content. The respective provider is responsible for the data protection of the service.

    b) We use social media content from Twitter and YouTube on our website. For more information, see below.

Can I disable cookie support?

You can control the use of cookies in your browser. The functionality of IDNT Online offers will be impaired by the complete deactivation of cookies, until certain functions are not or only incorrectly available. The deactivation of the following cookie functions in your browser has no influence on the functionality of the IDNT Online offer:

  • Disabling third party cookies
  • Deleting cookies at the end of the browser session

Information about the use of Google Analytics

Our online service uses the functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Google).

Through the use of Google Analytics, information about your use of this website is usually transferred to Google servers in the USA or other locations and stored there. For information on how Google Analytics handles user data, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy, which you can view by clicking on the following link:

Opposition to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your information by

  1. click the following link deactivate Google Analytics to deactivate Google Analytics. This will set an opt-out cookie that prevents us from collecting your information when you visit this website in the future; or 

  2. download and install the browser plugin available at, which prevents you from collecting the data generated by your use of this website and its processing by Google.

Contract data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for order data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

IP- anonymization

We use the function "Activation of IP anonymization" on our online offer. However, this will cause Google to shorten your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the EEA Agreement. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services related to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Information on the use of Twitter

We use Twitter to inform users about current malfunctions. When you access the "Service Status" page, you will see the latest contents of our Twitter channel (tweets) for fault messages. For this purpose, a connection is established from your web browser to the services of Twitter and your IP address is thereby transmitted. You can find Twitter's privacy policy at the following address:

Information on the use of Youtube

We use YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA for video integration. When you access a page with embedded videos, your IP address is sent to YouTube by your web browser and cookies are set on your computer by YouTube. However, our YouTube videos have been integrated with the enhanced privacy mode (in which case YouTube will still contact Google's Double Click service, but no personal information will be evaluated according to Google's privacy policy). Information about a visitor will only be evaluated by Youtube if you watch the embedded video. If you are logged in to YouTube, this information will also be associated with your user account (you can prevent this by logging out before viewing the video on YouTube).

Information on data protection at YouTube is available at the following address:

Information, Deletion, Blocking

You have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of these data. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time for further questions regarding personal data. Please use the information provided in our Privacy Policy specified contact options (