What is a cookie?
Different types of cookies
Use of permanent cookies
With the help of a permanent cookie, we can recognise you when you visit our website again. The website can therefore be set up especially for your preferences. If you have given your consent for installing cookies, we can also remember this with the help of a cookie. This way you don’t need to keep repeating your preferences, so you save time and have a more pleasant experience with our website. You can remove permanent cookies with your browser settings.
Use of session cookies
With the help of a session cookie, we can see what parts of the website you have viewed during this visit. We can then adjust our services to the surfing behaviour of our visitors as much as possible. These cookies are removed automatically, as soon as you close your browser.
Tracking our own cookies
With your permission, we also install a cookie on your device, which can be requested as soon as you visit a website from our network. This lets us know that you have visited the other website(s) from out network, as well as our website. The profile built this way is not linked to your name, address, email address, etc., but serves only to match ads with your profile, so that they are as relevant as possible to you.
Tracking our advertisers’ cookies
With your permission, our advertisers install “tracking cookies” on your device. They use these cookies to track what pages from their network you visit, to build a profile of your online surfing behaviour. This profile is partially created based on comparable information they get from your visit to other websites in their network. This profile is not linked to your name, address, email address, etc. as we know them, but serves only to match ads to your profile so that they are as relevant as possible to you.
Via our website, a cookie of the American company Google is installed, as part of the “Analytics” service. We use this service to track and get reports on how many visitors use the website. Google may share this information with third parties if Google is legally obligated to do so, or to the extent that third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no control over this. We have not permitted Google to use the analytics information obtained for other Google services.
The information Google collects is anonymised as much as possible. Your IP address is explicitly not provided. The information is transferred to Google and is saved by Google on servers in the United States. Google declares to comply with the Privacy Shield principles and is a member of the Privacy Shield program of the American Ministry of Trade. This means there is an appropriate security level for processing any personal data.
Our website has buttons for promoting (“liking”) or sharing (“tweeting”) our web pages on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. These buttons function with pieces of code from Facebook and Twitter. Cookies are installed with this code. We have no control over this. Please read the privacy policies of Facebook and Twitter (which may change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data that they process via these cookies.
The information they collect is anonymised as much as possible. The information is transferred to and by Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google + declare to comply with the Privacy Shield principle and are members of the Privacy Shield program of the American Ministry of Trade. This means there is an appropriate security level for processing any personal data.
Right of perusal and correction or removal of your data
If you wish not to have cookies from our website installed, you may opt for this in the cookie message you can see the first time you visit our website. If you have accepted our cookies in the past, you will no longer see this message and you will have to remove our cookies first. You can find more information regarding turning cookies on and off and removing cookies in the instructions below and/or with the help of the Help function of your browser.
Removing tracking cookies installed by third parties
Some tracking cookies are installed by third parties that show your ads via our website. You may remove these cookies centrally via Your Online Choices, so that they will not be installed again on a third-party website. See below.
More information about cookies?
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