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About Cookies

The revised Electronic Communications Act came into force on 1 July 2013 and has received a new provision on the conditions relating to the storage of information in communication equipment - the so-called "cookie section", cf. Electronic Communications Act § 2-7b.

The storage of information and the processing of this information is not permitted unless the user is informed and has consented to the information being processed, the purpose of this processing and who is processing the information.
Below you will find information about our own use of cookies. By entering and retrieving information and/or using services on our website, you agree that cookies will be set in your browser - since most browsers are set so that they automatically accept cookies. If you do not want to accept our use of cookies, you can withdraw your consent by changing the settings in your browser. However, this may mean that the services on our website do not work optimally.

We use these cookies

ExPub uses cookies, or small pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for comments. Users are the people who have registered an account with our site (administrators, comments, etc.).
The cookies themselves have hashed data, so you don't have to worry about getting a username and password by reading cookies. A hash is the result of a particular mathematical formula used on any input (in this case your username and password, respectively). It is quite difficult to reverse a hash (borders on virtually impossible with today's computers). This means that it is very difficult to take a hash and "unhash" to find the original input data.

Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies to analyze how users use the site. The information generated by such a cookie using the site in question, including your IP address, is sent to Google and stored on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to evaluate the use of the site, to compile site activity reports for the site owner, and to provide other services related to site activities and the use of the Internet.
Google may also transmit this information to third parties if so required by US law or in cases where third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not link your IP address to any other information Google has.
We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. We get information about which pages are most visited, where the users come from, at what times the pages are most visited, etc.

To work properly, Hotjar, like most tracking tools, stores first-party cookies on the visitor's browser. Cookies are either specified by the Hotjar script, by visiting the Hotjar page or specifying values ​​for increased storage of the script. This is necessary to capture relevant and important information about your visitors.
If you want to opt out of being tracked by Hotjar, you can do it here.

Third-party queries
These are queries made by a user to an external service provider. Although these queries do not set any cookies, they may still transfer information to third parties. Google Analytics is working through third-party queries.
Advertisement services on our website (if in use) use cookies to measure information about the use of web sites and clicks on ads.
Our websites use cookies to improve your user experience of our site, in order to provide you with better web pages based on how our users actually use the site and e.g. to get in touch with you or provide you with additional information through the use of e.g. chat services, social media, etc.