Cookie Policy

  1. What are cookies?
    1. Cookies are small data files which a website requests your browser to store on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website or certain pages. The cookies allow the website to ‘remember’ your actions or preferences for your next visit. Most browsers accept cookies, but users can set their browsers to block or delete these cookies whenever they wish.
    2. Cookies usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie comes, how long the cookie will remain on your device, and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.
    3. Some cookies will be deleted when you leave the website (so-called ‘session cookies’), others will be stored on your computer or mobile device and will help us identify you as a visitor to our website (called ‘permanent cookies’).
  1. Why do we use cookies? On our website, cookies are used for various purposes.
    1. We use cookies to improve the user experience on our website as well as track your surfing behaviour (e.g. the pages you have visited and the time you spent on that page). Cookies make our website more user-friendly and allow us to better tailor our website to your interests and needs. Cookies are also used to increase the speed of your future activities and experiences on the website. For instance, we use cookies to remember your language preferences.
    2. We also use cookies to collect anonymously aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how our website is used and how we can improve our services.
  1. What cookies do we use?
    1. We use first party and third party cookies:
      1. First party cookies are cookies generated by the website itself. These cookies are used to optimise your user experience.
      2. Third party cookies are cookies created by other parties (and not by the website). Third party cookies on our website include those from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Analytics. Google Analytics is Google’s analysis tool that helps us understand how you interact with our website. The tool may use a range of cookies to collect information and to report user statistics about the website without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘___ga’ cookie.
    2. A further distinction can be made between the following types of cookies:
      1. Required cookies: These are necessary for the functioning of our website. These include, for instance, cookies that allow you to log in. Our required cookies are listed here:
        __ga GA1.2.1167052421.1621513268
        __gid GA1.2.624666189.1632380284
      2. Analytical cookies/performance cookies: These cookies allow us to analyse our web traffic, to view the number of users of our website and see how visitors navigate our website.
      3. Functional cookies: These cookies ‘remember’ the choices you made on our website (e.g. language preference), which makes the website more user-friendly and enhances the user experience.
      4. Targeted cookies: These show us the pages you have visited and the links you have followed so that the advertisements can be tailored more closely to your interests.
  2. How can I manage or delete cookies?
    1. You can manage or delete cookies at any time via the settings of your browser, which allows you to block some or all cookies. Disabling cookies will limit the services we can offer and may affect your user experience. Deleting cookies may require you to manually adjust your preferences each time you visit our website. For more information on managing and/or deleting cookies, please visit the page relevant to your browser: Safari Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Internet Explorer Sor other browsers, please refer to the browser operator’s documentation.
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