When you update the theme, any changes you have made to css and php files will be gone. To avoid reapplying your changes after updating, you can use child theme of Ulrike.
A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of another theme, called the parent theme. Child themes are the recommended way of modifying an existing theme as the changes in it won’t be affected by the updates. We include a child theme package ready that you can get within the main download folder named Ulrike-child. Upload the file into the /wp-content/themes/ folder.
NOTE: Child theme can be activated by uploading it to the themes path.