What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files with which a website asks your browser to store them on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website or certain pages. The cookies allow the website to "remember" your actions or preferences over time. Most browsers accept cookies, but users can set their browsers to block or delete these cookies whenever they want. Cookies usually contain the name of the website where the cookie came from, how long the cookie will remain on your device, and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number. Some cookies will be deleted as soon as you leave the website (so-called 'session cookies'), other cookies will be stored on your computer or mobile device and will help us to identify you as a visitor to our website (so-called 'permanent cookies' ).

Why do we use cookies?

Cookies are used on our Website for various purposes. We use cookies to improve the user experience on the Website and to map your surfing behavior (eg the pages you have visited and the time you spent on that page). Cookies make our Website more user-friendly and allow us to better tailor our Website to your interests and needs. Cookies are also used to increase the speed of your future activities and experiences on the Website. For example, we use cookies to remember your language preferences. We also use cookies to collect aggregated statistics anonymously that allow us to understand how our Website is used and how we can improve our services.

Which cookies do we use?

We use first party cookies and third party cookies:

  • First party cookies are cookies created by the Website itself. These cookies are used to optimize your user experience.
  • Third party cookies are cookies created by other parties (and not by the Website). Third party cookies on our Website are Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Analytics. Google Analytics is Google's analytical tool that helps us understand how you interact with our Website. The tool may use a range of cookies to collect information and report user statistics about the Website without personally disclosing individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the "___ga" cookie.A further distinction can be made between the following types of cookies.

Necessary cookies:

These are necessary for the operation of our Website. These include, for example, cookies that allow you to log in.

Analytical cookies / performance cookies:

These cookies allow us to analyze our web traffic, view the number of users of our Website and see how visitors navigate our Website.

Functional cookies:

These cookies "remember" the choices you made on our Website (eg language preference), which makes the Website more user-friendly and improves the user experience.

Targeted cookies:

These show us the pages you have visited and the links you have followed so that the advertisements can be more tailored to your interests.

How can you manage or delete cookies?

You can manage or delete cookies at any time via the settings of your internet browser, which allows you to block some or all cookies. Disabling cookies will limit the services we can offer and may affect your user experience. Deleting cookies may result in you having to manually adjust your preferences every time you visit our Website. For more information about managing and / or deleting cookies, visit the page relevant to your browser:

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