What is a cookie?
Use of permanent cookies
A permanent cookie lets us identify you the next time you visit our website. This makes it possible for the website to be set specifically to your preferences. We can also use a cookie to remember if you have given permission for cookies to be stored. This means you won’t have to continuously repeat your preferences, saving you time and making your use of our website more pleasant. You can remove permanent cookies via your browser’s settings.
Use of session cookies
A session cookies lets us see which areas of the website you looked at during your visit. This enables us to adapt our service as much as possible to the surfing behaviour of our visitors. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your web browser.
Tracking cookies from us
With your permission, we place a cookie on your equipment, which can be requested as soon as you visit a website from our network. This enables us to find out whether you have also been on the relevant other website(s) from our network, in addition to our website. The profile created by this is not linked to your name, address, email address or other details, but only serves to match advertisements with your profile so that they are as relevant as possible for you.
Tracking cookies from our advertisers
With your permission, our advertisers can place tracking cookies on your device. They will use these cookies to keep track of which pages you visit from their network, in order to build up a profile of your online surfing behaviour. This profile is partly built up on the basis of comparable information that the advertisers receive from your visit to other websites in their network. This profile is not linked to your name, address, email address or other details known to us, but serves solely to tailor advertisements to your profile so that they are as relevant to you as possible.
A cookie is placed via our website by the American company Google as part of its “Analytics” service. We use this service to keep track of and receive reports on how visitors use the website. Google may also disclose this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We have no influence over this. We have not given Google permission to use the analytics information obtained for other Google services.
The information Google collects is anonymised as much as possible. Your IP address will never be disclosed. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google adheres to the Privacy Shield principles and is a member of the US Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield programme. This implies an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Social media buttons
Our website contains buttons to promote (“like”) or share (“tweet”) web pages on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work with pieces of code that originate from Facebook or Twitter itself. Cookies are placed by means of this code. We have no influence over this. Please read the privacy statements of Facebook and Twitter (which may be regularly updated) to read about 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 stored by Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google + are committed to upholding the Privacy Shield principles and are affiliated to the Privacy Shield programme of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This implies an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Right of access and correction or erasure of your data
You have the right to request access to and correction or erasure of your data. See our contacts page. In order to prevent abuse, we may ask you to identify yourself sufficiently. When it comes to inspecting personal data linked to a cookie, you must to send a copy of the cookie in question. You can find this in your browser’s settings.
Enabling, disabling and erasing cookies
More information about enabling, disabling and erasing cookies can be found in the instructions and/or by using your browser’s Help function.
Removing tracking cookies placed by third parties
Some tracking cookies are placed by third parties who, among other things, display advertisements to you via our website. You can delete these cookies centrally via Your Online Choices so that they are not placed back on a third party website.
More information about cookies
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