What is a cookie?

On this website, we make use of cookies. A cookie is a small file that is sent along with pages of this website [and/or Flash applications] and which your browser then stores on your computer’s hard drive. The information stored within can be sent back to our servers during a subsequent visit to our website.

Use of session cookies
With the help of a session cookie, we can monitor what parts of our website you visited during your current visit. This allows us to optimally tailor our services to our visitors’ browsing behaviour. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser.

Use of permanent cookies
A permanent cookie allows us to recognise you when you return to our website. That means the website can be tailored to your preferences. When you have consented to our use of cookies, we can remember your choice with the help of a cookie. As a result, you do not have to set your preferences every time you visit the website, which saves time and improves the experience of using our website. You can delete permanent cookies via your browser’s settings.

Our tracking cookies
With your permission, we will place a cookie on your device, which can be accessed whenever you visit a website from our network. This lets us know that you visited the other website(s) in question from our network, in addition to our own website. The resulting profile is not linked to your name, address, email address, etcetera; it is only used to tailor advertisements to your profile to ensure they are optimally relevant to you.

Tracking cookies from our advertisers
With your permission, our advertisers will place so-called tracking cookies on your device. They use these cookies to track what pages in their network you visit and develop a profile of your online browsing behaviour. This profile is constructed in part based on comparable information that they receive from your visits to other websites in their network. The profile is not linked to your name, address, email address or any other personal data known to us; it is only used to tailor advertisements to your profile to ensure these are optimally relevant to you.

Google Analytics
Via our website, the American organisation Google places a cookie on your device as part of their Analytics service. We use this service to monitor and receive reports about how visitors use our website. Google may share this information with third parties if Google is legally obligated to do so or insofar these third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. This is outside our control. We have given Google permission to use the acquired Analytics data for other Google services.

The information that Google collects is anonymised as much as possible. Your IP address is explicitly not shared. The information is sent to and stored by Google on its servers, which are based in the United States. Google has stated its compliance with the Safe Harbor principles and has joined the Safe Harbor programme of the American Ministry of Trade. This means that the processing of any personal data is subject to an adequate level of data security.

Right of access and rectification or erasure of your data
You have the right to request access to and the rectification or erasure of your personal data. See our contact page for more information. To prevent misuse, we may ask that you identify yourself. When it concerns access to personal data that are linked to a cookie, you must submit a copy of the cookie in question. You can find cookies via your browser’s settings.

Activating, deactivating and deleting cookies
For more information about activating, deactivating and deleting cookies, refer to your browser’s user instructions and/or Help section.

Deleting third-party tracking cookies
Some tracking cookies are placed by third parties who, among other things, display advertisements via our website. You can delete these cookies via Your Online Choices to ensure they are not sent back to any third-party websites.

More information about cookies?
You can find more information about cookies on the following websites:

Your Online Choices: “A guide to online behavioural advertising

Source: ICTRecht