What is a cookie?
Use of persistent cookies
With the help of a permanent cookie, we can recognize you when you visit our website again. The website can therefore be specially set to your preferences. Even if you have given permission to place cookies, we can remember this by means of a cookie. This means you do not have to repeat your preferences all the time, which saves you time and makes it easier to use our website. You can remove permanent cookies via the settings of your browser.
A cookie from the American company Google is placed via our website as part of the "Analytics" service. We use this service to track and get reports on how visitors use the website. Google can provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this. We have 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 expressly not provided. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google adheres to the Safe Harbor principles and is affiliated with the Safe Harbor program of the United States Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Facebook and Twitter
Our website includes buttons to promote ("like") web pages or share ("tweet") on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work by means of pieces of code that come from Facebook or Twitter themselves. Cookies are placed through this code. We have no influence on that. Please read the privacy statements of Facebook and Twitter respectively (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data that they process via these cookies.
The information they collect is anonymized as much as possible. The information is transferred to and stored on servers in the United States by Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google + adhere to the Safe Harbor principles and are affiliated with the Safe Harbor program of the United States Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
How do I delete those cookies?
More information about switching on and off and removing cookies can be found in the instructions and / or using the Help function of your browser.
Want to know more about cookies?
You can find more information about cookies on the following websites:
Consumers' Association: "What are cookies?"
Consumers' Association: "What are cookies for?"
Consumers' Association: "Delete cookies"
Consumers' Association: "Disable cookies"
Your Online Choices: "A guide to online behavioral advertising"