What is a cookie?
A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that we, and in certain circumstances third parties, place on your browser when you visit our websites. Cookies help us to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website.
Cookies & personal information
A cookie itself contains no personal data and does not collect any personal data. Cookies can store user settings and other information.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, first-party/direct cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
When you use our website, you may be sent third party cookies. What is a third-party/indirect cookie? Third-party cookies are created by domains other than the one you are visiting directly, hence the name third-party. They are used for cross-site tracking, retargeting and ad-serving. We have no control over these cookies. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with their privacy policies to understand how the information they collect through cookies is used.
Types of cookies
We distinguish between different types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are technically necessary for the site to work properly. These cookies cannot be disabled.
With these cookies we obtain a general picture of the website visit. This enables us to analyze where and when errors occur on the website, for example. These cookies are therefore urgently needed to optimize the website
These cookies allow us to tailor the website exactly to your needs. These cookies enable us to track your surfing behaviour on our website so that we and third parties can show you personalized content. We ask your permission to place these cookies. Without these cookies, certain parts of the site will not always be able to work optimally.
These cookies allow us to tailor the website exactly to your needs. These cookies allow us to track your surfing behavior on our website and other digital channels. In this way, we and third parties can show you personalised content.
Which cookies are implemented on our site?
You can adjust the settings of your browser to either reject all cookies or to alert you when a cookie is sent. However, some functions or services on the site may not be available or may not run properly without cookies.
The procedure for modifying your cookie preferences is different for each internet browser.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
Do you have any other questions?
If you want more information about cookies in general you can learn more about it via http://www.allaboutcookies.org.