This Cookie statement describes the cookies we use on this website and for what purpose.
- To ensure that the website works properly and to provide you with an optimal user experience
- To acquire insight into the number of visitors to our website and the pages they view
- To enable us to integrate social media into the website
- To generate advertisements geared to your needs
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple small file that is sent along with the pages of this website and that is stored on your computer's hard drive by your browser. During a subsequent visit the information stored in this file can be resent to our servers.
Use of permanent cookies
By using permanent cookies we are able to recognise you when you revisit our website. This makes it possible to adjust the website in accordance with your preferences. When you have given permission to have cookies stored on your computer we can remember this through means of a cookie. This way you do not need to repeatedly specify your preferences, which saves you time and makes the use of our website more enjoyable. You can remove permanent cookies through your browser's settings.
Use of session cookies
The use of session cookies enables us to view which elements of the website you viewed during your visit. That enables us to as much as possible adjust our service to the surfing behaviour of our visitors. These cookies are automatically removed as soon as you close your browser.
Tracking cookies of our advertisers
Our advertisers place tracking cookies on your computer with your permission. They use these cookies to keep track of the pages you visit in their network and to create a profile of your online surfing behaviour this way. This profile is in part created on the basis of similar information they obtain about your visits to other websites through their network. This profile is not linked to your name, address, e-mail address and other information known to us, but only serves to match advertisements to your profile so that they are as much as possible relevant to you.
Google also places a cookie via our website as part of the Google Analytics service. We use this service to keep track of and to obtain reports on how visitors use the website. Google may provide this information to third parties if required by law or insofar as third parties process this information on behalf of Google. We do not have any say in this. We did not provide Google permission to make use of the acquired analytics information for other Google services.
The information collected by Google is as much as possible anonymous. Your IP address is specifically withheld. The information is transferred to Google and is stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google adheres to the Safe Harbour principles and is affiliated with the Safe Harbour programme of the American Ministry of Trade. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for processing any personal information.
Right of viewing, correcting or deleting your information
You have the right to ask to view your information and have it corrected or deleted. You can submit your request using the contact form on our website. To prevent abuse, we may ask you to properly identify yourself. If the request concerns access to personal information linked to a cookie, you must include a copy of the cookie in question. The location of the cookie can be found in your browser's settings.
Activating/deactivating and deleting cookies
More information concerning the activation/deactivation and deletion of cookies is available in the instructions and/or with the help of your browser's help function.