A cookie is a small text file that a website transfers to your hard disk or web browser to track the site usage, both when using a computer, smart phone or other device. Cookies are used on many websites to provide visitors access to different functions. The information in a cookie makes it possible to follow how you are using the website, remember your preferences and may adapt the content to be more relevant to your perceived interests.
The other type of first-party cookie saves a file on your computer for an extended period of time and its purpose is to facilitate the activities of an individual person, for example, when using a functionality that requires a login, during registration or when ordering material. Cookies are used to measure the number of page views and visitors for internal and external statistics. Statistical information is anonymous and does not contain any names, e-mail addresses or any other information that can be connected to one individual.
This website uses both types of cookies to make it easier for you to access the information on the site. Unless specifically stated elsewhere (e.g. in our Privacy notice), cookies are never used by us for the purpose of gathering personal data.
Cookies which, in strictly legal terms, are not absolutely essential in order to use this website, do nevertheless fulfill important functions. Without these cookies, features that could enable our website to be used easily, such as pre-completed forms, would not be available. Settings you make, such as language choices, would not be saved, so you would be asked about them every time you change pages.
We use third-party cookies to collect statistics in aggregate form in analysis tools such as Google Analytics (additional information on Google Analytics can be found at our Privacy notice). The cookies used are both permanent and temporary cookies (session cookies). The permanent cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device for no longer than six months. Learn more about Google Analytics cookies here.
In order to provide you with an overview of our cookies, we have categorized them in the following groups:
Analytical/performance cookies. These cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors to our website and to see how visitors move around when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, such as greeting you by name and remembering your preferences. It also allows for live chat support during your browsing experience.
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. These cookies allow you to share and send information to other websites.
Most web-browser automatically accept cookies. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or device by setting your browser to not accept cookies.Some browsers have a special mode that deletes cookies directly after your visit. Internet explorer 8 or newer calls this function “in private- brows”; Google Chrome Version 10 calls it “Inkognito”, Firefox 3.5 calls it “private mode”; Safari Version 10 calls it “private surfing” and Opera 10.5 calls it “private tab”.
An opt-out-cookie in your internet browser is needed to implement the objection technically. This cookie only serves the purpose of assigning your objection. Please note that the opt-out cookie is only valid for the internet browser in which it was placed. This means that if you delete cookies or use a different internet browser you have to opt-out again. If you decide not accept cookies in general you can naturally still visit and use our website but we cannot guarantee an optimal browsing experience. Additionally some content may not be available and the use may be limited.
We may update this policy from time to time. Changes in technology, legislation and authorities’ guidance may require us to inform you of the activities we undertake where it affects your privacy rights. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.