What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that require a website to your browser to save them on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website or certain pages. The cookies allow the website to ‘remember’ your actions or preferences over time. Most browsers accept cookies, but users can set their browsers so that these cookies are blocked or deleted every time desired. Cookies usually contain the name of the website where the cookie comes from, how long the cookie will stay on your device, and a value, which is usually a randomly unique number. Some cookies will be removed as soon as you leave the website (the so-called ‘session cookies’), other cookies will be stored on your computer or mobile device and will help us identify yourself as a visitor to our website (the so-called “permanent cookies” ).
Which cookies do we use?
We use First Party Cookies and Third Party Cookies. First Party Cookies are cookies created by the website itself. These cookies are used to optimize your user experience. Third Party Cookies are cookies that have been created by other parties (and not by the website). Third Party Cookies on our website are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Analytics. Google Analytics is Google’s analytical tool that helps us understand how you deal with our website. The tool can use a series of cookies to collect information and to report user statistics about the website without making individual visitors to Google personally known. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘___ga’ cookie.
A further distinction can be made between the following types of cookies:
How can you manage or delete cookies?
You can manage or delete cookies at any time through the settings of your internet browser, which allows you to block certain or all cookies. Switching off cookies will limit the services that we can offer and can influence your user experience. The removal of cookies can result in your preferences manually to adjust every time you visit our website. For more information about managing and/or removing cookies to the page that is relevant to your browser:
For other browsers, refer to the documentation of the browser operator.