Process cookies help ensure that a website responds correctly and provides the expected services. This includes navigating websites and accessing protected areas of the website. A website will not function properly without these cookies. For example, we use a cookie called "LBCS", which allows Google Docs to open multiple documents in one browser. If this cookie is blocked, Google Docs cannot be executed correctly.
Our websites often collect information about how users interact with a website. This includes, for example, which pages users visit most frequently and whether they receive error messages from certain pages. We use these so-called "session status cookies" to optimize our services and thus improve surfing for our users. However, blocking or deleting these cookies does not affect the use of the website. These cookies can also be used to anonymously measure the effectiveness of PPC (pay per click) and affiliate ads.
Google Analytics is Google's analysis tool, which makes the interaction of your users with the offered resources transparent for website and app owners. Google Analytics may use certain cookies to collect data and share website usage statistics without, however, collecting information that makes individual users personally identifiable for Google. The most important Google Analytics cookie is called "__ga".
In addition to passing on usage statistics, Google Analytics can also help, together with some of the advertising cookies described above, to show more relevant advertisements in Google products such as Google search and the entire web.
Further information on analytics cookies and data protection can be found here.