What types of cookies exist?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your access device (mobile phone, computer, tablet computer or other device for accessing the internet), whenever you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognize a user's device and to make a user's experience more efficient.
We also share information about your use of our site with our analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you have provided to them or that they have collected from your use of their services.
What cookies do we use?
Our website uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages.
Necessary cookies – vital to the basic performance of our website, like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. These cookies identify you when log in to your account. They enable critical authentication and validation, allow you to move freely through our website and use our services as you wish. These cookies are activated when you visit our website and remain active for the duration of your visit.
Preference cookies – these cookies track which pages you visit frequently and how you use the website (including error messages), its links and help us provide you with a better service. These cookies are not used to collect your personal information for advertising purposes.
Statistic cookies – these cookies help us to understand how visitors interact with the websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
Marketing cookies – these cookies help us with our marketing and delivery of online advertising. We can use these cookies to promote our services or to display ads that are relevant and engaging for you and thereby more valuable for third party advertisers and us. Our advertising partners and we cannot gain personally identifiable information from these cookies.
Third-party cookies – when you visit a web page within our website it is possible that they will place cookies on your device. We have no control over these cookies.
We have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure the operation of our website free of technical errors, as well as for functionality and security of our services (Necessary cookies).
We have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both our website and our advertising (other cookies).
How to restrict or remove cookies from your device?
If you want to restrict or block cookies set by our website, or delete existing cookies, you can do this in your browser settings. Your browser's help function or mobile phone guide must indicate how to do it.
Analytics and advertising
Our website uses Google Analytics (a web analytics service), Google Tag Manager, as well as the features of Google Analytics Remarketing combined with the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and DoubleClick. These services are provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on our website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google. You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:
Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows marketed website tags to be managed using an interface. The Tag Manager tool itself (which implements the tags) is a cookie-less domain and does not register personal data. The tool causes other tags to be activated which may, for their part, register data under certain circumstances. Google Tag Manager does not access this information. If recording has been deactivated on domain or cookie level, this setting will remain in place for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.
As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification of the user. Should the user visit certain pages of the website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the website can tell that the user clicked on the ad and proceeded to that page.
Each Google AdWords advertiser has a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an AdWords advertiser. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Advertisers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, advertisers do not obtain any information that can be used to personally identify users.
If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can opt-out of this by easily disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie by changing your browser settings. In doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.