What are cookies?
A cookie is a text file that is placed in the browser of your computer or on you mobile devices by the server of a website when you consult a website. The cookie contains a unique code that allows your browser to be recognized during its visit to the website (a so-called ‘session’ cookie) or for later, repeated visits (a so-called ‘permanent’ cookie). Cookies can be placed by the server of a website you visit or by partners this website works with. The server of a website can only read the cookies it placed itself. It has no access to other information located on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device in the folder of your browser.
Cookies make the interaction between the visitor and the website generally easier and faster and help the visitor to navigate between the different parts of a website. Cookies can also be used to make a website or the publicity on a website more relevant for the visitor and to adjust it to his personal taste and needs.
We use different kinds of cookies on this website.
- Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essentials to allow you to navigate the website and use its functions. Without these cookies certain parts of the website wouldn’t work or at least not optimally. These cookies don’t gather data that can be used for marketing purposes or to remember your surf history.
- Functional cookies
These cookies remember certain choices and changes you make on the site (such as your language preference) so that you get a more personalized surf experience. The information these cookies collect are stored anonymously.
- Google Analytics
Through our website a cookies is stored by the American company Google, as part of the “Analytics”-service. We use this service to keep track of and to receive reports on how visitors use the website. Google can give this information to third parties when it is legally compelled to do so, or in as far as third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this. We have not allowed Google to use the acquired analytics information for other Google services.
The information that Google collects is anonymized as much as possible. Your IP-address is explicitly not shared. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google commits to honoring the Safe Harbor principles and is affiliated with the Safe Harbor program of the American department of Commerce. This means that there’s an appropriate protection level for the processing of any possible personal data.
Management of cookies
When you use our website, you agree that we can place these kinds of cookies on your computer.
Most browsers automatically allow cookies, but they can be set up in such a way that they don’t do this or that they warn when a cookies is sent. If you wish to switch off cookies, you can consult the help menu of your browser to find out how you can do this. Beware that when you turn of cookies, you might be denied access to certain functions on our website.
You can remove the already installed cookies from your computer or mobile device at any time.