What is a cookie?
Cookies allow a website to function properly and provide insight into visitor behaviour on the website. This information allows us to improve the web services and your user experience of the website. Cookies do not endanger your computer’s safety.
Which types of cookies do we use?
Use of permanent cookies
Use of session cookies
We can use a session cookie to see which parts of the website you have viewed during a visit. This allows us to adjust our services based on the surfing behaviour of our visitors. These cookies are deleted automatically as soon as you close your web browser.
Tracking cookies from our advertisers
With your permission, our advertisers can place “tracking cookies” on your devices. They use these cookies to track which pages you visit in their network, which allows them to build a profile of your online surfing behaviour. This profile is also constructed using similar information obtained from your visits to other websites in their network. This profile is not linked to your name, address, e-mail address and similar details known to us, but merely serves to match adverts to your profile, so that they are as relevant as possible to you.
The American company Google will insert a cookie via our website as part of the “Analytics” service. We use this service to track and receive reports about how visitors use the website. Google can forward this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if these third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We cannot influence this process in any way. We have/have not given Google permission to use the analytics information that they obtain for other Google services.
The information collected by Google will be made anonymous where possible. Specifically, your IP address will not be transmitted. The information will be transmitted to and stored on Google’s servers in the United States. Google states that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles and is affiliated to the Privacy Shield Program of the United States Department of Commerce. This means that a suitable level of protection will be afforded to the processing of any personal data.
Social media buttons
Social media buttons have been included on our website, to allow promotion (“like”) or sharing (“tweet”) of web pages on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. These buttons work using small sections of code obtained from Facebook and Twitter respectively. This code is used to insert cookies. We cannot influence this process. Please read the Privacy statements by Facebook and Twitter (which are updated regularly) to find out what they will do with your (personal) data, which they process via these cookies.
The information collected by these companies will be made anonymous where possible. The information will be transmitted to and stored on servers owned by Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn and located in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ state that they adhere to the Privacy Shield Principles and that they are affiliated to the Privacy Shield Program of the United States Department of Commerce. This means that a suitable level of protection will be afforded to the processing of any personal data.
Right to view and correct or delete your data
You have the right to request access to and correction or deletion of your data. Please refer to our contact page for this. We will ask you to identify yourself appropriately to prevent any abuse of the data. If this concerns access to personal data linked to a cookie, you will need to send a copy of the cookie in question. You can find this cookie in the settings of your browser.
Activating and de-activating cookies and deleting cookies
You can find more information about activating, de-activating and deleting cookies in the instructions and/or using the Help function in your browser.
Deleting tracking cookies inserted by third parties
Some tracking cookies are inserted by third parties, for example parties that show you advertisements via our website. You can delete these cookies centrally via Your Online Choices, so that they cannot be inserted via a third-party website.
More information about cookies
You can find more information about cookies on the following website: www.aboutcookies.org.