Journalism Studies / Communication Science

Data privacy

A few notes on data protection:


This website runs with the content management system (CMS) Drupal. Depending on the system, Drupal sets two cookies and remembers the session per visitor and whether JavaScript is installed.

In addition, a tool for visitor statistics, Matomo (formerly Piwik), may set a cookie, see below.

IP addresses

The CMS and some modules store the IP addresses of visitors in some instances. An additional module ensures that these IP addresses are anonymized several times a day - more precisely: for each cronjob.

Server logs

The web hosting package is configured so that no server logs are created.

Matomo / Piwik

Matomo (formerly Piwik), a free tool for web statistics, is running in the background on this website. Various visitor data is stored, such as the screen resolution or the browser used. Your IP address is not stored, we use the AnonymizeIP plugin, which anonymizes the IP address of the visitor. Matomo also uses cookies to register returning visitors.

All data is stored on our server and will not be passed on to third parties. We cannot assign the data to individual, concrete persons. The data are only used for purely numerical statistics.

If you have set the option "Do Not Track" in your browser, Matomo will respect this and will not save your data. In this case, no cookies are stored.

Currently Matomo evaluates your settings as follows:

Annika Sehl