What is matomo.js?

We use the web analytics program Matomo (formerly Piwik) to collect statistical data on user behavior. This program uses cookies and JavaScript to collect various information on your computer and automatically transmit it. Every time you visit our website, our system collects the following data and information from the computer system of the calling computer:

  • IP address, anonymized by shortening it
  • Two cookies to distinguish different visitors (pk_id and pk_sess)
  • Previously visited URL (referrer), if transmitted by the browser
  • Name and version of the operating system
  • Name, version, and language setting of the browser
  • URLs visited on this website
  • Times of the page views
  • Type of HTML requests
  • Browser supported techniques and formats (e.g., Cookies, Java, Flash, PDF, WindowsMedia, QuickTime, Realplayer, Director, SilverLight, Google Gears)

The storage and evaluation of the data take place exclusively on a server operated by me.

The legal basis for the processing of users' data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The processing of the users' data enables us to analyze the usage behavior of our users. By evaluating the data obtained, we can compile information on the use of the individual components of our website. This helps us to constantly improve our websites and their user-friendliness. Our legitimate interest in the processing of data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR also lies in these purposes. By anonymizing the IP address, users' interest in the protection of their personal data is sufficiently taken into account.

The data will be deleted after the final annual sums for the access statistics have been calculated.


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