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About this cookie policy

This cookie policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use, i.e. what information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how you can control cookie preferences. For more information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, please see our Privacy Policy.

You can change or withdraw your consent to the cookie declaration on our website at any time.
Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our privacy policy.
Your consent applies to the following areas:


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website work properly, make the website more secure, provide a better user experience and understand how the website performs and analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

Like most online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function properly and do not collect any of your personal data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are mainly used to understand how the website performs, how you interact with our website, to keep our services secure, to deliver advertising that is relevant to you, and all in all, to provide you with a better and improved user experience and to speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use?

The cookies used on our website are divided into the following categories.


The following list shows the cookies used on our website.

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How can I control the cookie settings?

You can manage your cookie settings by clicking on the “Settings” button and activating or deactivating the cookie categories in the pop-up window according to your preferences.

Should you decide to change your settings later during your browser session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. The declaration of consent will then be displayed again so that you can change your preferences or withdraw your consent completely.

In addition, different browsers offer different methods for blocking and deleting cookies used by websites. You can change your browser settings to block/delete cookies. To learn more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit,

Cookies and reports on access figures

We use “session cookies” from VG Wort, Munich, to measure access to texts in order to record the probability of copying. Session cookies are small units of information that a provider stores in the working memory of the visitor’s computer. A randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. A cookie also contains information about its origin and the storage period. Session cookies cannot store any other data. These measurements are carried out by Kantar Germany GmbH using the Scalable Central Measurement Method (SZM). They help to determine the probability of individual texts being copied in order to compensate authors and publishers for their legal claims. We do not collect any personal data via cookies.

Many of our pages are equipped with JavaScript calls, which we use to report access to the collecting society Verwertungsgesellschaft Wort (VG Wort). [PLEASE CHECK whether this is the case with your publishing house!] In this way, we enable our authors to participate in the distributions of VG Wort, which cover the statutory remuneration for the use of copyrighted works in accordance with the German Copyright Act. § Section 53 UrhG.

It is also possible to use our services without cookies. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you as soon as cookies are sent.

Privacy policy for the use of the Scalable Central Measurement System

Our website and our mobile website use the “Scalable Central Measurement Method” (SZM) of Kantar Germany GmbH to determine statistical parameters for determining the copy probability of texts.

Anonymous measured values are collected. To recognize computer systems, the access number measurement alternatively uses a session cookie or a signature that is created from various automatically transmitted information from your browser. IP addresses are only processed in anonymized form.

The process was developed with data protection in mind. The sole aim of the procedure is to determine the copy probability of individual texts.

At no time are individual users identified. Your identity always remains protected. You will not receive any advertising via the system.

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