What is a cookie?
We use cookies on this website. A cookie is a simple small file that is sent with pages of this website and is stored by your browser on the hard disk of your computer. The information stored therein can be sent back to our servers during your next visit.

How do we use cookies?
Cookies make it possible for a website to work properly and enable us to gain an insight into the visiting behaviour on the website. With this information, the web services and your user experience of a website can be improved. Cookies do not compromise the security of your computer.

What type of cookies do we use?

Use of permanent cookies
With the help of a permanent cookie we can recognise you when you visit our website again. The website can therefore be specially set to your preferences. Also, when you have given us permission to place cookies, we can remember this by means of a cookie. This way you do not have to repeat your preferences all the time, which saves you time and allows you to make a more pleasant use of our website. You can delete permanent cookies via the settings of your browser.

Use of session cookies
A session cookie allows us to see which parts of the website you have viewed during your visit. This enables us to adjust 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 of our own
With your permission, we place a cookie on your device, which can be retrieved as soon as you visit a website from our network. This allows us to find out that, in addition to our website, you have also visited the other website(s) in our network. The resulting profile is not linked to your name, address, email address and the like, 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 device. They use these cookies to keep track of which pages in their network you visit, in order to build a profile of your online browsing behaviour. This profile is partly based on comparable information they get from your visit to other websites in their network. This profile is not linked to your name, address, email address and the like as known to us, but only serves to tailor advertisements to your profile so that they are as relevant to you as possible.

Google Analytics
Through our website, a cookie is placed by the American company Google, as part of the “Analytics” service. We use this service to track and to obtain reports on how visitors use the website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We have no influence on this. We have/have not allowed Google to use the analytics information obtained for other Google services.

The information Google collects is anonymised 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 is committed to adhering to the Privacy Shield principles and is affiliated to the Privacy Shield programme of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This indicates an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

Right of access and correction or deletion of your data 
You have the right to request access to and correction or deletion of your data. See our contact page for more information. In order to prevent abuse, we may ask you to provide adequate proof of ID. When it comes to accessing 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, disabling and deleting cookies 
More information about enabling, disabling and deleting cookies can be found in the instructions and/or using the Help function of your browser.

Removal of tracking cookies placed by third parties
Some tracking cookies are placed by third parties that show you advertisements via our website. You can delete these cookies centrally via Your Online Choices, so that they are not placed back on a third-party website.

More information about cookies
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Cookie policy updates
This cookie policy may be updated from time to time in order to announce changes and subsequent consequences for the acquisition and management of data. If changes are made to this document, the date at the bottom of the document will tell you when it was last modified. We reserve the right to make changes in the way we handle data and to change the terms and conditions as described in the cookie policy and to apply those changes to all your data. When you visit our website, you agree to the terms of the cookie policy that are applicable at the time.

May 2018