Cookie Policy

In order to make our Internet presence more user-friendly and ensure that it meets your needs as well as possible, we use cookies in some areas. A cookie is a small file that is saved locally on your computer as soon as you visit a website. If you visit the website again with the same end user device, the cookie indicates, e.g. that you have visited this website before. Cookies also allow us to analyze the use of our website. You make cookie settings yourself in whichever browser you use.

You can declare acceptance or rejection of cookies – also for web tracking – via settings in your web browser. You can configure your browser so that cookies are always rejected or so that you are informed when a cookie is saved. However, this may restrict the functionality of the website (e.g. for orders). Your browser also offers a function for deleting cookies (e.g. via delete browser data). For more information, consult the operating instructions for your Internet browser, which are generally found under settings.

Changing cookie settings:
Internet Explorer
Open Internet Explorer.
Click the Tools button and select “Internet options.”
Click the Privacy tab and under Settings, move the slider as you wish; that is, up to block all cookies or down to allow all cookies. After you are satisfied with the settings, click “OK.” Now you can close the window.

Mozilla Firefox
Open Firefox.
In Firefox, click the shield icon to the left of the address bar and select “Protection Settings”
to open the “Privacy and Security” panel.
Select the Custom radio button and
remove the check next to Cookies.
After you are satisfied with the settings, click “OK.” Now you can close the window.

Google Chrome
Open Google Chrome.
Click “Settings.”
Click “Advanced.”
In the “Privacy and security” settings, click the arrow next to “Site Settings.”
Under “Cookies and site data,” you can specify how cookies are used when you are surfing with Chrome.

Safari
Open Safari.
Select “Settings” and then click “Privacy & Security.”
In the “Accept cookies” section, select “Never” or make another selection.

Other browsers
For information about cookie settings for other browsers, click the “Help” button in your browser of choice.

We use the following types of cookies:

  1. Basic/necessary cookies
    These cookies are of essential importance for the functioning of our website. Examples are the assignment of anonymous session IDs for the bundling of several queries to a web server or the error-free functioning of logins and orders.
  2. Marketing & social media cookies
    These cookies are placed by third parties (YouTube, Vimeo) in order to enable the playback of videos.
  3. Performance & statistics cookies
    These cookies collect information about how you are using our website. They do not save any information that allows personal identification of the visitor. The information collected with these cookies is aggregated and thus anonymous. They help us improve the quality of our website on an ongoing basis.

DEKRA can modify this cookie guideline occasionally, for example, due to updates to our website or changes to the regulations with regard to cookies. We reserve the right to change the contents of the cookie guideline and the cookies included in the lists at any time and without prior announcement. The new cookie guideline goes into force with its publication. If you do not agree with the reworked guideline, you can change your personal settings or consider no longer using DEKRA’s websites. If after such changes you continue to access or use our services, this constitutes an acceptance of the changed cookie guideline. The current version can be viewed on this website.

List of the cookies

NameDURATIONDESCRIPTIONTASKCATEGORY
AL_LBSessionSession cookieCookie exists for the duration of the online visit. The visit ends when you close the browser window. Assigns the browser an anonymized ID (session ID) for the duration of the visit in order to bundle several associated inquiries to the server and be able to assign them to a session.1
AL_SESS-SSessionSession cookie1
JSESSIONIDSessionSession cookie1
MWF_JSESSIONIDSessionSession cookie web forms (form)1
ARRAffinitySessionSession cookieARR stands for "Application Request Routing.” This cookie, which saves the SessionID, ensures that the inquiries from each visitor page are forwarded to the same server in each browser session.1
cookie-consent1 yearCookie banner, private sphere settings
The cookie is saved for a maximum of 6 months.
It saves which settings were made for the use of cookies that are not technically necessary.
1
_ga














_gid



_cdGa

_cdGa_gid
2 years














24 hours



2 years

24 hours
Google Analytics (via Google Tag Manager)Analysis cookie from Google Analytics, which is used in connection with IP anonymization to distinguish individual users and help understand how the website is being used. We use this information to improve the ease of use and performance of our website. See Google Cookie Policy.

Analysis cookie from Google Analytics with a unique value for each page visit.
3
IDE1 yearGoogleUsed by Google DoubleClick to register the user's actions on the website after display or clicking on one of the provider’s ads and reporting for the purpose of measuring the effectiveness of advertising and displaying targeted advertising for the user.
See Google Cookie Policy.
2
test_cookie1 dayGoogleUsed to check whether the user's browser supports cookies.
See Google Cookie Policy.
2
GPS
PREF
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
YSC
remote_sid
YouTubeWhen playing back a YouTube video, YouTube places cookies. See Google Cookie Policy.2
_uetsid
continous_play_v3
player
vuid
VimeoWhen playing back a Vimeo, Vimeo places cookies.
See Vimeo Cookie Policy.
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