What are cookies?
Cookies are small units of data, usually small text files, which are stored on your computer or terminal device. Cookies store certain information and settings and may contain a unique identifier, which is an anonymous number or string of letters that allows us to identify the computer or terminal device, but not the individual visitor of our websites. Cookies are downloaded by your Internet browser when you visit our websites. Some cookies expire at the end of your visit to our websites (Session Cookies), others remain on your computer or terminal device for a longer period (Persistent Cookies).
Sometimes a web beacon, also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag or clear GIF, is used to link websites to web servers and their cookies, and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server. Through these automated collection methods, we obtain "clickstream data," which is a log of content on which a visitor clicks while browsing our website. As the visitor clicks through the website, a record of the action may be collected and stored.
Types of cookies
Functional cookies allow the website to collect and store information, which has already been provided by a visitor, e.g. user name, user ID, language preferences, regional / geographical location. Such cookies help us offer you improved and personalized function, tailored to your demands.
Analytics cookies allow us to collect and store information about how a visitor uses a website. They trace e.g. which pages you view, how long you stay on a page, whether the page is displayed correctly or whether errors occur. Such cookies help us to improve the performance of our websites and thus user-friendliness.
These cookies are provided by our third-party analytics provider, Google Analytics.
The information obtained through these cookies will be disclosed to Google, Inc. in the U.S. For more information about Google’s cookie use, please click on the link below.
Advertising cookies are used to control adverts and they may collect information whether a visitor has reacted to an advert and visited another websites. Such cookies help us to offer you content and provide targeted information that seems more relevant to your interests. They also help us to measure the effectiveness of adverts, and to control and limit the frequency of adverts and other information being displayed to you.