What is a cookie?
Cookies are small, simple files that are sent along with pages from this website and stored on the hard disk of your computer by your browser. The stored information can be sent back to our servers during a subsequent visit. Cookies have various functions. Firstly, they make surfing easier by remembering passwords, login names and preferences, such as language settings. These are called functional cookies. Secondly, there are cookies that register the websites you visit in order to evaluate your interests. These are called tracking cookies. This information makes it possible for advertisers and site administrators to publish interesting ads. Cookies also prevent you from constantly seeing the same ads. No consent is required for functional cookies, but explicit consent is required for tracking cookies.
Session cookies allow us to see which parts of our website you viewed during your visit. This enables us to optimise our service to our visitors’ browsing behaviours. These cookies are deleted automatically when you close your web browser.
A cookie is placed on our website by the US company Google as part of its Analytics service. We use this service to keep track of, and receive reports on, how visitors use our website. Google may supply this information to third parties if it is legally obliged to do so or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this. We have, however, authorised Google to use the Analytics information it obtains for other Google services.
The information gathered by Google is kept as anonymous as possible. Your IP address will not be included in the information stored. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google must adhere to the Safe Harbor principles and is affiliated with the Safe Harbor program of the US Department of Commerce. This ensures an adequate level of protection when processing any personal information.
The information they collect is kept as anonymous 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 + must all adhere to the Safe Harbor principles and are affiliated with the Safe Harbor program of the US Department of Commerce. This ensures an adequate level of protection when processing any personal information.
Enabling, disabling and deleting cookies
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