Privacy statement


This website ( uses Piwik (, an open-source web analytics software.

Piwik uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help us analyse how users use our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will remain under the data ownership of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Prior to storage, your IP address will be anonymised. The data collected is only used to improve our website. When we analyse the data, we cannot trace it to you.

In order to ensure this, the user information generated by the cookie, including your truncated IP address, is sent to our server and stored there to analyse the use of our website. This enables us to optimise the site. Every time a user accesses a page on our website, and every time a file is downloaded, that information is stored in a log file. The following information is saved: page title, search terms that led you to the page, search engines, page URL, number of pages visited, your domain (country), internet service provider, browser information, operating system, monitor resolution, browser plug-ins, access times and duration, pages through which you entered and left our website, downloads, and referring websites' addresses. The data stored is evaluated for statistical purposes only. No information is passed on to third parties.

You can disable cookies by adjusting your browser settings accordingly (see here for instructions).

However, if you disable cookies, you may not be able to use all functions of this website.

By using this website, you agree to the BMZ processing your data as described above and for the purpose described above. We protect your privacy by truncating the IP address of your computer (removing the last two octets).

If you are asked for any personal details when using our services, it is entirely at your discretion whether to provide them or not. Any personal details you do give will be stored and processed in accordance with German data protection legislation.

Cookie policy

Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system.

The BMZ occasionally uses cookies so that we can support you more effectively when you return to our website. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.

Netscape, Mozilla Firefox: -> Tools -> Options -> Privacy -> Cookies

Internet Explorer: -> Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy -> Advanced -> Cookies

If you do not wish to allow us to aggregate and analyse your browsing information on the site, you may opt out by using the following mechanism. [Click here to opt out] An opt-out cookie will be placed on your browser, preventing us from collecting any session data from you. Please note that if at any point you choose to delete all the cookies on your computer, the opt-out cookie will be deleted, too. In that case, you would need to renew your opt-out choice.

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