What exactly are cookies?
A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of our website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or other device. The information stored in it may be returned to our servers (or to the servers of the relevant third parties) on a subsequent visit. Doing so, Cookies transmit small amounts of data about your device to our web server and enable our website to recognize your computer, smartphone, or other device.
- i) Session cookies
A session cookie is deleted when you close the website in question. A session cookie allows a website to recognise you while you browse the website, but the cookie is deleted when you log out or close the website in your browser.
- ii) Permanent cookies
A persistent cookie recognizes you again and again for a set period of time. It remains stored on your device or in your browser for this period (which can be minutes, days, or months) after you have logged out or closed the browser. Persistent cookies are used, for example, to store certain settings you have made on a website (such as your preferred language).
What types of cookies are there?
We can distinguish between 4 types of cookies:
- i) Essential or Necessary cookies
These cookies are essential or necessary to ensure that our website works properly and is secure so that you can navigate our website and use its features. Without these cookies, certain features of our website would not be available, and you would not be able to use certain services.
- ii) Functional cookies
Functional cookies allow a website to remember the options you have selected (including user ID, consents you have given and/or your preferred language), your username if applicable, and any custom settings you have made (e.g., font sizes) or personalization options you have selected when browsing.
iii) Analysis and performance cookies
Analysis and performance cookies are used to monitor and improve the function and service of a website. They can also help us track down problems you may encounter when using an online service. Analysis and performance cookies may be used to facilitate online surveys, record visitor numbers, and provide other website analytics metrics.
- iv) Advertising cookies
These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They are used to deliver customised advertising to the user. This can be very convenient, but also very annoying.
Why do we provide information about cookies?
How can I manage cookies?
- a) Browser control
- b) Pop-Up Consent Tool
You may, regardless of your original choice, from time to time withdraw your consent or adjust your settings using the Browser control settings, clearing your cookie folder or by changing your preferences in our Pop-Up Consent Tool.
Does this policy change?
Who should I contact for more information?