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You can visit this website without cookies being used.

Cookie files are small text files that are used to store information associated with an Internet page or a domain on your local computer for some time and to transmit it to the server on request.

Most Internet browsers are set up to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate this function in your browser or change the settings so that cookies are only stored for the duration of the particular Internet session.

However, the following functions require cookies to work correctly.

Cookies used during the IKI application procedure

If you register via the online platform during one of our selection procedures to apply for project funding, you must register, and login data, as well as form-based entries, are required. In this context, cookies are used to authenticate you during your browser session and to support you in your application process.

To avoid any misuse of entry forms by automated completion mechanisms, our forms are protected by a so-called captcha image (numbers and letters in a generated image).

This form of protection requires that the combination of letters and numbers shown on the completed form can be assigned to you. Therefore, cookies are required to submit a form on this website.

These so-called session cookies do not contain any personal data and are deleted after submitting the form or after closing the browser.

This information will not be consolidated with other personal data entered on this website for the use of Internet offers.

Cookies used during project research

If you do project research on our website, cookies must be used to save the projects added to the watchlist and to open this watchlist later. Personal data will not be included; data will only be kept for the current browser session.

Cookies used for statistical purposes

Your visit to this website is currently tracked using the Matomo web analysis cookie (formerly Piwik). The information* generated by this cookie is exclusively used for statistical purposes and to improve the website and servers. No personal data will be saved or disclosed to third parties.

As a user, you have the option to refuse tracking by Matomo at any time.


*This includes specifically the following information: Two bytes of the IP address of the user’s system accessing the website; the title of the page visited; the search term used by the visitors to access the website; search engines; the URL of the webpages; the number of webpages visited; the location of the visitor (country); the provider; the browser; the operating system; the screen resolution; any browser plug-ins; the duration of the visit; the entry pages; the exit pages; any downloads, and any referring websites.

Important note

If you use the Internet Explorer, please make the following settings so that you can deactivate Matomo:
Select TOOLS → INTERNET OPTIONS → PRIVACY → ADVANCED, check the box “Override automatic cookie handling” and confirm by clicking “OK”.

Third-party cookies

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