About cookies

What are cookies?

This websites makes use of cookies. A cookie is a small data file transmitted by our website (and/or Flash applications) and stored in your web browser. The information contained in a cookie can be retrieved by our servers when you revisit the website.

We use:

Persistent cookies

Session Cookies

Google Analytics

Facebook and Twitter buttons

Use of persistent cookies

Using a persistent cookie, we can recognize when you return to our website. This enables the website to adapt to your preferences. For example, if you have given your consent to the use of cookies, a cookie stores this information so that the next time you visit our site you don’t need to give your consent again. This improves the user experience. Persistent cookies can be removed using the settings of your browser.

Use of session cookies

Using a session cookie, we can see which parts of the website you viewed during a visit. This enables us to better tailor our website to the surfing behavior of web visitors. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser.

Google Analytics

Through our website, a cookie is placed from the U.S. company Google, as part of its analytics service. We use this service to track how visitors use the website. Google may transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We have no influence on this. We have not permitted Google to use the information obtained through Google Analytics for other Google services.

The information we collect is kept anonymous as much as possible. Your IP address is not given. The information is stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google adheres to the Safe Harbor principles and is affiliated with the Safe Harbor programme of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This means that there is an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

Use of Facebook and Twitter buttons

Our website contains buttons to promote (‘like’) or share (‘tweet’) webpages on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work through snippets of code originating in Facebook or Twitter that place cookies in your browser. We have no influence on this. Read the privacy statements of Facebook and Twitter (which can change frequently) to find out what they do with the data they gather through these cookies.

The information they collect is kept anonymous as much as possible. The information gathered by Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn is stored on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ adhere to the Safe Harbor principles and are members of the Safe Harbor programme 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 to access, correct or delete your data

You have the right to request access to, and the correction or deletion of, your data. See our contact page. To prevent abuse, we ask you to identify yourself adequately. In order to access the personal data linked to a cookie, you must provide a copy of the cookie in question. You can find it in the settings of your browser.

Turning cookies on and off and deleting cookies

More information about the ‘on and off’ function and removing cookies can be found in your browser guidelines and/or using the help function of your browser.

More information about cookies

More information about cookies and online choices: A guide to online behavioural advertising