When you visit our website, information in the form of cookies may be stored on your device. A cookie is a small text file that is sent from a web server to your browser and stored on your device. When you revisit our website, cookie data are transmitted to our web server again. We may then, for example, recognise you again and take your individual settings into account when displaying the website. Cookies can be categorised as first party cookies (deployed by Cordis) and third-party cookies (deployed by third parties). We further categorise cookies as follows:


Category 1:

technically necessary cookies

These cookies are technically necessary to provide the website functionality. We may not provide the website without deploying such cookies.

Category 2:

functional cookies

These cookies serve to create the most pleasant surfing experience possible on our website, with a maximum of individual usage conformity (e.g. enabling a login across sessions, a high surfing speed through search suggestions or the storage of individual page settings such as language or text size, etc.).

Category 3:

performance cookies

These cookies serve to continuously optimise our website and lead to a continuously improved surfing experience (e.g. by evaluating the use of website functions offered, reporting display errors, etc.).

Category 4:

social network and advertising cookies

Some of these cookies allow you to connect to your social networks and share content. Others helps to better individualise advertising by adapting to your interests.

Category 2 to 4 cookies may be deployed in the context of web tracking. It may be combined with further information relating to your activities on our website and is processed in pseudonymous usage profiles. This helps us to analyse information about web traffic and improve our website in order to adapt it to users’ needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis. In addition to cookie based web tracking, there is non-cookie based web tracking using other means such as your individual device settings to recognize you when revisiting our website.

The following only applies to EU Residents: Legal basis for deploying category 1 cookies is our legitimate interest in providing our website under Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Legal basis for deploying category 2 to 4 cookies and web tracking is your consent under Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. When you first visit our website or if necessary again, we will (i) inform you about the use of category 2 to 4 cookies and web tracking and (ii) ask for your consent. In order to request your consent, we display a respective banner and will deploy category 2-4 cookies only in case you consent. You can also restrict your consent to cookies deployment in whole or in part by configuring your browser settings and deactivating cookies in whole or in part. In addition, you can install a browser plugin. Plugins offer the possibility to prevent web analyses - e.g. AdBlock, Ghostery. NoScript or uBlock Origin (please refer to the data protection information of the respective plugin provider).

In addition, some web analytics providers are members of industry associations whose websites allow to centrally prevent the use of web tracking. Please find below reference to the websites of these associations for expressing your choices in regard to web tracking and processing data in pseudonymous profiles.

In case you do not consent to cookies deployment or delete cookies from your device, this may affect your ability to use the website or individual functionalities. Please refer to the below table for detailed information in regard to the particular cookies deployed on our website.

Retention Period

Google Analytics


Web analytics, interest-based advertising

14 months

Please refer to the below table for detailed information in regard to web tracking services used on our website and the associated providers. In addition, there are links to the privacy policy of the provider and an explanation on how you can prevent web tracking. Typically, in such cases, an “anti-tracking cookie” is stored on your device preventing the collection of usage data from your device by the respective provider. Please note: in case you delete cookies from your device, you may have to set the "anti-tracking cookie" again.

Link to the privacy policy of the provider / Prevent processing

Google Analytics: Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Web analytics, interest-based advertising

policies.google.com. Prevent processing: Via browser plugin (see tools.google.com.) and further information under section 2.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies (see section 1) to enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, your IP address will be shortened and thus anonymized beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. For further information in particular, how you can prevent data processing by Google Analytics, see tables and information under section 1. Alternatively, you can revoke your consent if you press the “Revoke Google Analytics” button. In this case, we set a technically necessary cookie that recognizes your revocation of your consent when visiting our website.

Revoke Google Analytics

The following is only of interest for EU Residents: Google might transfer data to the USA in exceptional cases as described above. However, Google is contractually bound to data protection compliant processing with the EU standard contractual clauses. We would like to emphasize that the USA is not a safe third country in terms of EU data protection law. In certain cases, U.S. companies are obliged to disclose personal data to US authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. Therefore, it cannot be excluded that US authorities (e.g. secret services) may process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.