Usage of Cookies

Cookies: Personalized surfing

In order to make our offerings as user-friendly as possible, we use so-called cookies and web beacons.

A “cookie” is a small text file which a web server sends to your browser when you visit a website. So-called “session cookies” expire at the end of a browser session and can remember your actions during a single browser session. By contrast, “permanent cookies” are stored on your end device across browser sessions and can remember your settings or actions across multiple websites.

Web beacons are small graphics files (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) that may be placed on our websites and in our apps, applications and newsletters/advertising materials and are generally used in combination with cookies in order to identify users or user behavior. The information about cookies applies equally to web beacons; in particular, web beacons are not used if you object to the use of the corresponding cookies.

In general, cookies do not pose any risk to your computer since they are merely text files and not executable programs.
Cookies on LHIND websites ( allow for comfortable surfing on the one hand and are useful in market research and advertising as well as to collect usage statistics on the other. In addition, we use cookies as part of our web tracking to provide personalized content.

In addition to so-called “session cookies” that are deleted when your browser session ends, we also set permanent cookies. These cookies remain in storage until deleted by the user. Our cookies do not store any personal data.

Depending on your browser settings, the cookie file may either be accepted or rejected. If the cookie file is saved, our web server can recognize your end device again. The cookie can prevent you from having to re-enter some information on subsequent visits or when switching between features that require you to enter a password. As a result, cookies facilitate your use of websites that require user input. In addition, cookies can assist us in offering you as tailored a surfing experience as possible.

If you explicitly do not want to use cookies, you can disable cookies as described below:

You can either configure your browser to accept our cookies or use our website without cookie functionality. In the latter case, however, your text input in form fields will not be saved for future queries, so that details will need to be re-entered on your next visit to our website. In addition, we will unfortunately be unable to offer you any personally tailored content.

Your browser too is possibly pre-configured to display an alert each time a cookie is received. Since an identification cookie has to be resent each time an individual page on our website is visited, this alert can be very disruptive. We therefore recommend that you configure your browser to always permit cookies from You can configure settings for individual websites separately.

More information on how cookies are used and how they can be disabled is available at or

For security reasons, you must log in again each time you access areas on our website that require registration, irrespective of whether cookies have been stored.

LHIND also integrates contents from third parties into These third-party providers can set cookies when you visit and thereby detect visits to, among other things. Please visit the websites of third-party providers to obtain more information on their use of cookies.

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