What is a cookie?
Use of persistent cookies
A permanent cookie allows us to recognize you when you visit our website again. This allows the website to be set specifically to your preferences. Even if you have given consent for cookies to be placed, we can remember this through a cookie. This saves you from having to repeat your preferences every time, thus saving you time and allowing for a more enjoyable use of our website. Permanent cookies can be deleted through your browser settings.
Use of session cookies
A session cookie allows us to see which parts of the website you viewed with this visit. This allows us to tailor our service as much as possible to the browsing habits of our visitors. These cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
Tracking cookies from ourselves
With your permission, we place a cookie on your equipment, which can be retrieved when you visit a website from our network. This allows us to know that you have visited the relevant other website(s) in our network in addition to our website. The profile thus built up is not linked to your name, address, e-mail address and the like, but serves only to tailor advertisements to your profile so that they are as relevant to you as possible.
Through our website, a cookie is set by the U.S. company Google, as part of the “Analytics” service. We use this service to track and get reports on how visitors use the website. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally required to do so, or to the extent that third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We have no control over this. We have allowed Google to use the analytics information obtained for other Google services.
The information Google collects is anonymized as much as possible. Your IP address is expressly not included. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google claims to adhere to the Privacy Shield principles and is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield program. This includes an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Our website includes buttons to promote (“like”) or share (“tweet”) web pages on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work through snippets of code that come from Facebook and Twitter themselves, respectively. Cookies are set through this code. We have no control over that. Read the privacy statements of Facebook and Twitter respectively (which may change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data that they process via these cookies.
The information they collect is anonymized as much as possible. The information is transferred to and stored by Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ claim to adhere to Privacy Shield principles and have joined the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield program. This includes an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Right to access and correct or delete your data
You have the right to request access to and correction or deletion of your data. See our contact page for this. To prevent misuse, we may ask you to adequately identify yourself when doing so. When it comes to accessing personal data linked to a cookie, you need to include a copy of the cookie in question. You can find it in your browser’s settings.
Enabling, disabling and deleting cookies
More information regarding enabling, disabling and deleting cookies can be found in the instructions and/or using your browser’s Help function.
More information about cookies?
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