What are cookies?

(Valid from: 19 November 2020)

Our Website uses cookies to facilitate the operation of our website. Cookies are small alpha-numeric text files that make it possible to recognise your computer when you visit the web page again. User names and preferences, for instance, can be made available such that you do not have to re-enter them.

Cookies are harmless, do not damage your computer in any way and do not contain any type of virus or malware. Nevertheless, you can deactivate the use of cookies in your browser. However, this may cause certain features and applications of the website to not work as usual or to the fullest extent.

You will find a detailed description of the deactivation process for the most commonly used browsers at the bottom of this page.

Why does EPIC use cookies?

We use the information collected by cookies as follows:

  1. Improving the website’s user-friendliness;
  2. Recognising your computer when you visit our website;
  3. Customising our website’s design specifically for you;
  4. Managing the website;
  5. Preventing fraud and improving the website’s security;
  6. Evaluating the use of our website;
  7. Retracing your steps on our website.
  8. Personalising our website and advertising, provided you have given us your consent.

Legal Basis

The legal basis for processing personal data in connection with cookies is founded on legitimate interests or consent.

Web Analysis

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google“).

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is normally transferred to one of Google’s servers in the USA and stored there. On this website IP anonymisation has been activated, so that the user’s IP address is abbreviated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to one of Google’s servers in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will utilise this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse the use of this website, compile reports on website activity and to provide its operator with additional services related to the use of the website and of the Internet. The IP address transmitted from your browser in connection with Google Analytics is not combined with other data held by Google. You can find additional information about data protection at Google here: You can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software appropriately; however, please note that, if you do this, you may not be able to use all of this website’s features to the fullest extent.

You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) from being recorded and transferred to Google and from being processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin via the following link:


Use of Social Plugins

  1. On the website, we use so-called “social plugins”, e.g., from Facebook, Instagram, Google, etc., which bear the logo of the respective provider. These plugins are intended to better distribute the content of our website. The legal basis for the processing is founded on our legitimate interest in distributing the content of our website.
  2. Our website contains buttons that you can use to share content on the sites via Facebook, Instagram and Google services. Facebook, Instagram und Google are social networks that are not connected with EPIC. These companies have their respective registered offices at the following addresses:
    – Facebook: 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    – Instagram: 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
    – Google: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA

If you use Facebook, Twitter or Google’s “share” button, your device will access the respective websites. As a result, your data will be sent to the party associated with the “share” button. Your computer uses your browser to set up a direct connection to the provider’s computer. The plugin’s content is transferred by the provider directly to your computer and integrated into the web page by your browser. The provider thereby receives notification that you have called up the relevant EPIC website. If you are simultaneously logged on to the respective provider, this provider may also add your visit to your profile. You will find more information about the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data by Facebook, Twitter and Google in their respective privacy statements, which can be accessed from their respective websites.

Instructions: Deactivating Cookies

You can deactivate the use of cookies in your browser. However, this may cause certain features and applications of the website to not work as usual or to the fullest extent.

Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Select “Settings”.
  3. Click “Show advanced settings”.
  4. In the “Privacy” tab, click the “Content settings” button.
  5. In the “Cookies” section, you can disable them and save your preferred settings.


  1. Open Safari.
  2. In the toolbar, select “Settings” (grey gear in the upper right corner) and click “Safari”.
  3. Under “Advanced”, select “Website Data”, then click “Remove All Website Data”. 


  1. Open your Firefox browser
  2. Click on the menu button, select History and click on Clear Recent History….
  3. Set the time range in the drop-down list to Everything.
  4. Click on the small arrow button next to Details to expand the list of History items
  5. Select Cookies and make sure that other items that you want to keep are not selected.
  6. Click “Clear Now” to clear the cookies and close the Clear Recent History window.

Internet Explorer

  1. Click on the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar to open Internet Explorer
  2. Click on the “Tools” button, point to “Safety”, and then click “Delete browsing history”
  3. Select the “Cookies and website data” check box, and then select “Delete”.

On this website we use first or third-party tools that store small files (cookie) on your device. Cookies are normally used to allow the site to run properly (technical cookies), to generate navigation usage reports (statistics cookies) and to suitable advertise our services/products (profiling cookies). We can directly use technical cookies, but you have the right to choose whether or not to enable statistical and profiling cookies. Enabling these cookies, you help us to offer you a better experience.