What is a cookie?
Cookies save your preferences
Using a permanent cookie, we can recognise you when you visit our website. This means that the website can be adjusted specifically according to your preferences. When you have given permission to place cookies, we can remember this using a cookie. This means that you don’t need to keep repeating your preferences, which saves you time and means that you can enjoy using our website more. You can delete permanent cookies using your browser settings.
Cookies for sharing pages via social media
We have included buttons on our website to promote (“like”) or share (“tweet”) web pages on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work via pieces of code that originate from Facebook and Twitter. Cookies are placed using this code. We don’t have any influence over this. Please read the Facebook and Twitter privacy statements (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your personal details that they process via these cookies.
The information they collect is anonimized as much as possible. The information is transferred and stored by Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ state that they adhere to the Safe Harbor principles and are affiliated to the American Ministry of Trade’s Safe Harbor programme. This means that there needs to be an appropriate protection level for processing personal details.
Cookies to improve the website
As part of their “Analytics” service the American company Google places a cookie on our website. We use this service to follow and receive reports about how visitors use our website. Google can provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if third parties process this information on behalf of Google. We don’t have any influence over this.
The information that Google collects is anonymized as much as possible. We emphasize that your IP address is not shared. The information is transferred and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Inspection, correction or removal of details
You have the right to ask to inspect, correct or remove your details. See our contact page about this. In order to prevent misuse we may ask you to provide appropriate identification. If this concerns inspection of personal details linked to a cookie, you should send a copy of the cookie in question.
Only you can delete cookies, as they are stored on your computer. Consult your browser’s user manual for this.