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Why do we provide information about cookies?
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. The next time you visit, the website can recognise the file. The files are thus typically used to compile statistics or for behavioral advertising purposes. Cookies help us to provide you with our services on our website and are partly necessary for website functionality purposes. The PII stored in our cookies is encrypted.
How long are cookies stored?
Cookies are stored on your computer for different lengths of time depending on their type. From a technical point of view, a distinction is made between two types of cookies:
How cookies are used
When you use and access a website, the website operator(s) may place a number of cookie files in your web browser to help determine and identify returning visitors, the type of content a user of a website, the amount of time each user spends in a particular area of a website.
A distinction is made between session and persistent cookies, and the different types of cookies to operate a website:
The least privacy invasive type of cookies are Essential or Necessary cookies. These cookies are essential or necessary to ensure that a website works properly and is secure so that you can navigate a website and use its features. Without these cookies, certain features of a website would not function, and thus you would not be able to use certain services.
There are also Functional cookies or sometimes called convenience cookies. These cookies allow a website to remember the options a user has made (including user ID`s stored, consents given, or languages selected) and other personalization options you have selected when browsing.
Further there are also Analysis and performance cookies, which are used to monitor and improve the function and service of a website. Those can track down problems when using a website, facilitate online surveys, record visitor numbers, and provide analytics metrics.
Lastly, advertising cookies or targeting cookies. They are used to deliver customized advertising to the user. This can be very convenient, but also very annoying.
The cookies we use
Where cookie data constitutes PII, we process this data on the basis of your consent which you can give or revoke at the cookie pop up when you first visit our website or through your browser Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Flash cookies, Microsoft Internet Explorer/ Edge, Opera, Safari.
Below you can find the cookies we use listed in accordance with their Name, Description, Lifespan, and Type. Please keep in mind that this list may be updated from time to time.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google LLC that tracks and reports website traffic. When Google Analytics is used, interactions of website visitors are primarily recorded and systematically evaluated with the help of analytical cookies. The following data is processed through the use of Google Analytics:
Google states that it will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser accordingly. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
How can I prevent and delete cookies?
When you visit our website, one or more cookies are automatically stored on your device. If you do not want this to happen, it is best to use the following links (depending on the browser you use) to set your browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer in the future. Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Flash cookies Microsoft Edge and IE Opera Safari
If your browser is not listed above, it’s best to check your browser’s help menu or search the Internet for “cookies” in conjunction with your browser’s name.
Does this policy change?
Who should I contact for more information?