What are cookies?
- Improve the user experience of our website
- Remember your personal preferences
- Provide essential content and information (e.g. targeted ads)
- Ensure website security
- Collect statistical data on the use of our website and to measure the effectiveness of advertising.
What kinds of cookies do we use?
We use the following cookies on our website:
Functional cookies are essential for using websites and their features. For example, cookies are used to remember login data and language settings. Functional cookies can also be used to personalize websites.
Behavioral cookies collect anonymous statistics on how people use a website. For example, they can help us understand how visitors use our website, and what are the most popular parts of the site.
Targeted cookies collect data about your browsing activity. They are used to make advertising more interesting to you and more responsive to your needs. We may also use these cookies to limit the number of ads our website displays to you, and to evaluate the effectiveness of advertising on the site. Cookies are usually installed on your device by a third-party advertising network so that you can be offered content that is likely to be of interest to you judging from your online activity.
Other third-party cookies
We may also use social media cookies on our website. These gather information about your activity on social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. We are not responsible for such cookies, and we recommend that you familiarize yourself with third-party privacy practices.
How long are cookies stored on my device?
With regard to the length of time for which they remain on your device, cookies are divided into two groups: session-specific cookies, and persistent cookies.
Session-specific cookies are usually used temporarily to save settings that are necessary for a given browsing session. These cookies are installed for one session at a time, and are stored until the browser closes. Session-specific cookies are not saved on your device’s hard drive.
Permanent cookies are generally used for targeted advertising and to collect data on the use of our website. Persistent cookies are also stored on your hard drive between browsing sessions until you delete them, or until the specified retention period ends. We retain persistent cookies for no more than [two] years.
What options do I have for managing cookies on my device?
You can accept or reject cookies by adjusting your browser settings. There you can also clear your cookie history if you wish. Browsers generally allow different ways of preventing cookies and managing cookie history. You can usually find cookie-related management settings in on the website you are using under the Options, Tools or Favorites tabs.
I still have questions about cookies – who can I get in touch with?