Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

We use cookies on this website. A cookie is a simple, small file that is sent with pages on this website (and/or Flash applications) and stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. The stored information can be sent back to our servers on your next visit.

Permanent cookies

A permanent cookie enables us to recognise you the next time you visit our website. The website can then be specially set to your preferences. Also, if you give consent to cookies being placed, we can remember that using a cookie. As a result, you don’t have to repeat your preferences every time, which means you save time and your visit to our website will be more enjoyable. You can erase permanent cookies via your browser settings.

Session cookies

We use a session cookie so that we can see what parts of the website you have looked at during a visit. We can then adapt our service as much as possible to our visitors’ surfing behaviour. These cookies are automatically erased when you close your web browser.

Facebook and Twitter buttons

Our website contains buttons to promote (“like”) web pages or to share on social networks such as (“share”) and Twitter (“tweet”). These buttons work using code from Facebook or Twitter itself. Cookies are placed by means of this code. We have no influence on this. Please go to the Facebook or Twitter privacy policy (which may change at regular intervals) to see what they do with the (personal) data they process via these cookies.

The information they gather is anonymised as far as possible. The information is transferred and stored by Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google + commit to upholding the Safe Harbor principles and are members of the US Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor programme. This means that the processing of any personal data should be appropriately protected.

Google Analytics

A cookie is placed via our website by the US company Google as part of the Analytics service. We use this service to keep track of how visitors use the website and to obtain reports. Google can supply this information to third parties if legally obliged to do so, or if third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We have no influence on this, although we have given Google permission to use the Analytics information obtained for other Google services.

The information collected by Google is anonymised as far as possible. We emphasise that your IP address is not passed on. The information is transferred to Google, which stores it on servers in the United States of America. Google is committed to upholding the Safe Harbor principles and is a member of the US Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor programme. This means that the processing of any personal data should be appropriately protected.

Cookie placed:

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users
_gat 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate

 

Right of access and correction or removal of your information

You have the right to request access to and the correction or removal of your information. See our contact pagTo prevent abuse, we may ask you for proper identification. If you want access to personal information linked to a cookie, you must send a copy of the cookie in question. You find this in your browser settings.

Enabling and disabling/erasing cookies

You will find more information about enabling, disabling and erasing cookies in the instructions and/or by using your browser’s Help function.