What’s a cookie?
Use of permanent cookies
With the help of a permanent cookie we can recognize you when you visit our website again. This allows the website to be specially set to your preferences. We can also remember this by means of a cookie if you have given us permission to place cookies. This way you do not have to repeat your preferences each time you visit our website, which saves you time and makes it easier for you to use our website. Permanent cookies can be deleted via the settings of your browser.
Use of session cookies
With the help of a session cookie we can see which parts of the website you have viewed with this visit. This allows us to adapt our service as much as possible to the surfing behaviour of our visitors. These cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
Tracking cookies from ourselves
With your permission, we place a cookie on your equipment, which can be retrieved as soon as you visit a website from our network. This allows us to know that you have been on other websites in our network in addition to our website. The resulting profile is not linked to your name, address, email address, etc., but only serves to tailor advertisements to your profile so that they are as relevant to you as possible.
Tracking cookies from our advertisers
With your permission, our advertisers place “tracking cookies” on your equipment. They use these cookies to track which pages you visit from their network in order to build a profile of your online surfing behaviour. This profile is partly based on similar information they receive from your visits to other websites in their network. This profile is not linked to your name, address, email address etc. as known to us, but only serves to tailor advertisements to your profile so that they are as relevant to you as possible.
Through our website, a cookie is placed by the U.S. company Google, as part of the “Analytics” service. We use this service to keep track of and receive reports on how visitors use the website. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We have no influence on this. We have allowed/not allowed Google to use the obtained analytics information for other Google services.
The information that Google collects is anonymized as much as possible. Your IP address is explicitly not given. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google adheres to the Privacy Shield principles and is affiliated with the Privacy Shield program of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This means that there is an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Social media buttons
Our website includes buttons to promote (“like”) or share (“tweet”) web pages on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work by means of pieces of code that originate from Facebook and Twitter respectively. Cookies are placed by means of this code. We have no influence on this. Please read the privacy statement of Facebook or 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 made anonymous 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 + adhere to the Privacy Shield principles and are affiliated with the Privacy Shield program of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This means that there is an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Right of inspection and correction or deletion of your data
You have the right to request access to and correction or deletion of your data. Please see our contact page. In order to prevent abuse, we may ask you to identify yourself adequately. If it concerns access to personal data linked to a cookie, you must send a copy of the cookie in question. You can find this in the settings of your browser.
Enabling and disabling cookies and deleting them
More information about enabling, disabling and deleting cookies can be found in the instructions and/or by using the Help function of your browser”.
Removal of tracking cookies placed by third parties
Some tracking cookies are placed by third parties who display advertisements to you via our website. You can delete or permanently block these cookies via your browser settings.