What is a cookie?
The use of persistent cookies
Using a persistent cookie enables us to recognize you when you visit our website again. The website can therefore be dedicated to your preferences. If you have given permission to place cookies, we can remember your preferences by means of a cookie. Because of this, you do not have to repeat your preferences; you save time and will use our website in a more pleasant way. Through the settings of your browser, you can remove permanent cookies.
Use of session cookies
Using a session cookie, we can see which parts of the website you have viewed during this visit. We can, therefore, adapt our services as much as possible on the surfing behaviour of our visitors. These cookies are automatically removed when you close your web browser.
Our own tracking cookies
With your permission, we place a cookie on your device. This can be queried as soon as you visit one of our network's websites. This allows us to find out if you have also visited the other website(s) involved in our network. The built profile is not associated with your name, address, e-mail address, etc., but only serves to tune ads to your profile so that these are as relevant as possible for you.
Tracking cookies from our advertisers
With your permission, our advertisers place “tracking cookies” on your device. They use these cookies to track which pages you visit from their network in order to build a profile of your online surfing habits. This profile is added to, based on comparable information they get from your visits to other websites in their network. This profile is not linked to your name, address, e-mail address, etc. as these are known to us, but only serves to tailor advertisements to your profile so that they are as relevant as possible for you.
Through our website, a cookie is placed from the US company Google, as part of the “Analytics” service. We use this tracking service to get reports on how visitors use our website. Google can transfer this information to third parties if Google is legally required, or if third parties process the information on Google's behalf. We have no influence on this. We have allowed / not allowed Google to use the data analytics information for other Google services.
The information that Google collects is anonymous as far as possible. Your IP-address is explicitly not provided. The information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google claims to adhere to the Safe Harbor principles and is affiliated to the US Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor program. This means that there is an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Social media Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn
The information they collect is anonymous, as far as possible. The information is transmitted to and stored by Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google + claim to adhere to the Safe Harbor principles and are affiliated to the US Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor program. This means that there is an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
The right to access and correct or delete your data
You have the right to request access to, correct or delete your data. Please see our contact page. To avoid abuse, we thereby ask you to adequately identify yourself. When it involves access to personal data linked to a cookie, you must send a copy of the cookie in question. You can find it in your browser settings.
Enabling, disabling and deleting cookies
More information on enabling, disabling and deleting cookies can be found in the instructions and / or by using your browser's Help function.
Deleting tracking cookies placed by third parties
Some tracking cookies are placed by third parties to show their advertisements through our website. These cookies can be deleted centrally through Your Online Choices so that they are not transferred on a third party's website.