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General cookie policy


Cookies are used on this website. A cookie is a small file that can be stored on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are generally used to provide users with additional functions on a website. They can be used, for example, to make it easier for you to navigate a website, to enable you to continue using a website where you left it and/or to save your preferences and settings when you visit the website again. Cookies cannot access, read or change any other data on your computer.

Most of the cookies on this website are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted when you leave our website. Persistent cookies, on the other hand, remain on your computer until you delete them manually in your browser. We use such persistent cookies to recognise you the next time you visit our website.

If you want to control cookies on your computer, you can do this in your browser settings or via the "Cookie settings" info banner on this website. You can also block or delete cookies if they have already been stored on your computer. If you would like to know more about how to take these steps, please use the "Help" function in your browser.

Please note that blocking or deleting cookies may affect your online experience and prevent you from making full use of this website.

When you visit our website, the information banner "Cookie settings" appears, which informs you about the use of cookies on our website as described in this cookie statement and allows you to consent to the use of cookies requiring consent by opting in. By giving your consent, you agree to the use of the cookies concerned and the associated processing of data. You can revoke this consent at any time by either opting out of the cookie settings on our website or by changing your browser settings. The legality of the processing carried out based on the consent until the revocation is not affected by the revocation.

In the following sections "Technically required cookies" (necessary) and "Cookies for the analysis of surfing behaviour" (Statistics), we explain which types of cookies we use and which data is processed by these cookies in each case.

As far as no specific deletion periods are mentioned in the following sections on cookies, the following generally applies with regard to the storage period: You have control over whether and which cookies are set by making the appropriate browser settings. Most browsers are set by default to allow cookies to be set without restriction. You can change and restrict this or block the setting of cookies. And you can delete cookies that have been set in your browser at any time; if your browser is set accordingly, they can also be deleted automatically. If you would like to know more about how to take these steps, please use the "Help" function in your browser.

Technically required cookies (necessary)

Some functions of this website require cookies. Cookies are technically necessary for these functions. These include country settings, login, product selection, shopping basket, ordering process, remembering search terms on our website. The purpose of the cookies is to offer and perform these functions. The legal basis for setting the technically necessary cookies and the processing associated with this is our legitimate interest, which consists of achieving these purposes.






This cookie is required to start a session on our site and to be able to recognise the user during the session.

standard session cookie of Typo3



Enables a single sign-on for all DocCheck logins.





Saves the URL to which the user is redirected. (here specialist login doctor)


10 minutes


Used to provide suitable content based on pseudonymised identification data (e.g. profession, country, language).


1 year

Cookies for the analysis of surfing behaviour (statistics)

We use cookies on our website that enable us to analyse your surfing and usage behaviour on our website, namely cookies from Matomo (you can find out more about this under point 9 of the privacy policy). We use these cookies to analyse which search terms you enter on our website, which functions you use, how often and for how long, and which subpages of our website you visit, how often and for how long. The data collected in this way is pseudonymised using technical precautions. The data can therefore no longer be assigned to you. The data is also not stored together with your other data. The data collected enables us to continuously optimise our website and its functions and adapt them to your needs. The legal basis for setting the cookies used for this purpose and the processing associated with this is your consent, which can be revoked at any time by opting in.






Short-lived cookies that are used to temporarily store data for the visit.

temporare visitor data

30 minutes


Used in connection with Matomo (see point 9 of the privacy policy) to store some details about the user, such as the unique visitor ID, etc.

User data

13 months

Opt-In / Opt-Out

Below you can consent to the use of cookies requiring consent by setting an opt-in. By setting an "opt-out", you can revoke your consent at any time. Please note that you must reset this "opt-out" if you have deleted your browser cookies yourself.

Server site

Cologne, Germany



We use cookies on our website that are necessary for the technical operation of the website and are always set. Cookies for analyzing website usage are only set with your consent. You can change your consent at any time in the settings of your browser or the cookie settings. For more information, please refer to our cookie statement.