What is a cookie?
A permanent cookie helps our server to remember you when you visit our website on another occasion. This allows our website to remember your preferences and settings. It also lets our server remember whether you have already granted permission for cookies. This avoids you being asked the question again and also saves you time because our website already knows your preferences. This makes using our website easier and provides a better browsing experience. You can delete permanent cookies already stored on your computer in your browser’s options, settings or preferences function.
Session cookies allow our website to remember which pages of our website you have viewed during your current visit. This allows our website to adapt to your web surfing behaviour. Unlike permanent cookies, your browser automatically deletes session cookies when you close it.
Our website stores a cookie on your computer on behalf of the Analytics service of the American company Google. We use this service to record information about how visitors use our website and generate related reports. It is possible that Google may have to share this information with third parties if it has a legal obligation to do so, or if third parties process or analyse the information on behalf of Google. We have not given Google permission to use the Analytics information for other Google services.
The information collected by Google is anonymised as much as possible. Specifically, this means that Google does not receive your IP address. The Analytics information is transmitted to and stored on Google’s servers in the United States. Google has declared that it will observe the Privacy Shield principles and also participates in the Shield programme of the International Trade Administration of the United States Department of Commerce. This means that adequate data protection methods must be used when processing any personal data.
Social sharing cookies
Our website includes social media buttons to “like” or share pages on social network platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. These buttons use small pieces of code supplied by Facebook or Twitter, which also store cookies on your computer. We do not control or have any influence over these cookies. Please read the Privacy Terms of Facebook and Twitter for information about how these companies may use any personal information obtained through the use of their cookies. Note that these companies regularly change their terms and conditions.
The information these companies collected is anonymised as much as possible. The information is transmitted to and stored on the servers of Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn, which are located in the United States. Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn have declared that they will observe the Privacy Shield principles and also participate in the Shield programme of the International Trade Administration of the United States Department of Commerce. This means that adequate data protection methods must be used when processing any personal data.
Right to access, correct or erase your personal data
You have the right to access any personal information stored about you and to request that this information is corrected or erased. To prevent misuse, we may ask for evidence of your identity. If the information is associated with a cookie, you need to send us a copy of the cookie. You can retrieve this information using your browser’s options, settings or preferences function.
Enabling, disabling and deleting cookies
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