Cookies are small data or text files that are stored by websites on your local computer, tables, smartphone or other mobile device. Cookies can have different purposes: there are technical cookies (e.g. for language settings), session cookies (temporary cookies) and tracking cookies (cookies that follow and keep track of your behaviour on the website in order to offer you an optimal user experience).
You can also find more information about the retention of data in the privacy terms and conditions.
What are the types of cookies we use?
This website mainly uses first party cookies. These cookies are used to help improve your user experience on the site. We do this by recording certain information about the user, such as the choice of language, the pages visited and the duration of the visits. If you want to make full use of this website, your computer, tablet of mobile phone has to accept cookies.
In addition, this website also makes use of third party cookies:
We consult the users’ statistics of our website via Google Analytics. For that purpose a number of cookies are uploaded whenever you visit the site. These tracking cookies enable us to check how many visitors visit our website and to collect certain demographic data (e.g. country of origin). We keep your IP address. The data are retained for an unlimited period of time.
Some pages feature a few social media buttons. These buttons are loaded through cookies and allow the user to further distribute these messages through their personal social media channel.
How do I see which cookies have been placed on my device and how do I delete/manage them?
Via the site
When you first visit our site, you will be given the opportunity to accept or reject specific types of cookies. In addition, you can change the cookie usage per type of cookie at any time.
The essential cookies mentioned above cannot be modified. After all, these cookies are necessary for the site to work. Any data that we may collect via these cookies is always anonymous. That way, identification will never be possible.
Via the browser
Most popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge and Safari allow you to control which cookies you want to allow on your computer or device. You can also choose to delete all cookies already on your computer in any browser. Please note that you will need to adjust these settings separately for each browser on each device you use. If you choose not to allow any type of cookies in your browser, including functional cookies, this may have a negative impact on the operation of our websites.
You can find more information in this respect at www.aboutcookies.org.