Cookies

Cookies

We sometimes store small files - which are known as cookies - on your device so that this website works properly. This is common for most large websites.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a web portal leaves on your computer, tablet or smartphone when you visit it. This allows the portal to ‘notice’ specific entries and settings (e.g. login, language, font size and other display preferences), meaning that you do not need to set these each time you visit, or when navigating the portal.

How do we use cookies?

We use what are known as cookies to enable the use of specific functions or to allow us to make your visit to our website more attractive, as well as to continually improve our online offering. We use cookies to be able to improve our website and offer you products and services that we think you may be interested in. You can delete or block this site’s cookies, but this may impair the site’s functions. None of the cookies used on our website collects information that can be used to personally identify you. Preferences must be set separately for each browser you use, as different browsers offer different functionalities and options.

We use the following cookies for storage on our site:

Session cookies

Session cookies are time-limited and are deleted again after you close your browser.

Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies remain on your terminal device and allow us to recognise your browser again when you visit the next time. They remain there until they expire or are deleted manually.

Google Analytics

Furthermore, we use cookies for Google Analytics to understand where our customers are coming from, in order to obtain as much information as possible and to respond proactively. You can find more information on this in our privacy policy.

Are other cookies also used?

Additional or different cookies to those described above may be used on some of our pages or sub-pages. Their properties are stated in a special notice as required, and consent for their storage will be sought.

Control over cookies

If you want to block or delete cookies, you can make these changes in your browser settings. To manage cookies, most browsers allow you to accept or reject all cookies or only accept specific types of cookies. You can also adjust settings to make sure that you are asked every time a browser wants to store a cookie. The procedures for managing and deleting cookies are different depending on which browser you use. To find out how this is possible in a specific browser, you can use the browser’s built-in help function, or alternatively you can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org. Here is a step-by-step guide to managing and deleting cookies in most common browsers.

 

Version | May 2018