1. What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer. Cookies may contain text and numbers, including e.g. dates. Cookies allow a website to store specific information with the user so that the website can later recognize the user or load that information. It can e.g. be login information, previous visit information and which parts of the website you have visited.
A cookie is not a program and does not contain viruses or similar malicious codes.
Cookies can only be loaded by the address (website) from which they are stored. Common cookies, which are stored from the website, are typically saved from the address you can see in the browser’s address bar. But a website can also contain fragments and information that are retrieved from addresses other than the one displayed in the browser’s address bar. It can e.g. be banner ads or analysis tools, but also plain content. In this way, cookies can also be stored from other addresses via the website you visit – so-called third-party cookies.
Some cookies (so-called session cookies) are only stored in a browser session and they are deleted when the browser is shut down. Other cookies (so-called persistent cookies) are stored for a defined period and are deleted only at the end of this period.
2. What cookies does the Website use and why?
These cookies are used to ensure the optimal user experience on the website. It is eg. Selected preferences such as language or choice that make navigation easier. No personally identifiable data is collected from this type of cookies.
Operating and optimization cookies:
These cookies are used for the operation of the website. It can e.g. be counting the number of visitors or other information to be used for analysis. They are also used in connection with questionnaires. These cookies can to a limited extent collect data that can be attributed to the individual user.
We use Google Analytics to analyze how users use the site. The information the cookie collects about your use (traffic data, including your IP address) is sent to and stored on Google’s servers in the United States. You can opt out of cookies from Google Analytics here:
Marketing – anonymous tracking across websites:
These cookies are used to follow users across their visits to multiple websites. These cookies can be used to build profiles that show which searches each user has made or which pages they have visited. These cookies can store data that identifies the individual user or which contains specific information about the user. Anonymous data can be shared with a 3rd party.
Regardless of which browser you use, in the browser, you can set it to not save cookies. For some browsers, you can also set this to apply only to specific websites.
4. How can I delete cookies?
You can always reject cookies on your computer by changing the settings in your browser. Where you find the settings depends on which browser you use. However, please note that if you do, there are many features and services that you cannot use because they require the site to remember the choices you make.
You can delete cookies in the settings of your browser. Help for this can be found either in the browser or on the corresponding websites. Below are links to guides for the most common browsers:
5. Additional information and redress