Cookie policy

What are Cookies?

We use cookies on the website. Cookies are small text files that can be stored on your computer when visiting websites. This text file stores information, such as your language preference for a website. When you visit the website again, this cookie is sent to the website again. In this way, the website recognises your browser and your language preference can be remembered. This way, you don’t have to make a language choice every time.

Why are cookies useful?

Cookies are used to improve the proper functioning of a website, as mentioned in the example concerning the language choice. Another example is: a shopping basket that keeps track of your purchases during online shopping. Another example is: when you automatically fill in/complete data in a form.

Which cookies are used and for what purposes?

Four types of cookies are used on the website:

  1. cookies for essential purposes
  2. Cookies for functional purposes
  3. Analytics cookies
  4. Cookies for marketing purposes

Essential cookies

These cookies are essential for the proper functioning of this website. You cannot refuse these cookies if you want to use our website.

Functional cookies

These cookies keep information about your choices and preferences on a website.

Analytical cookies

Cookies that collect information about the behaviour of website visitors and the performance of the website. The results allow the website to be improved and provide visitors with a better user experience.

1. We use Google Analytics: Through our website, a cookie is placed by the U.S. company Google, as part of the “Analytics” service. We use this service to track and get reports about how visitors use the website. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or insofar as third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We have no influence on this. We have/do not allow Google to use the obtained analytics information for other Google services.

The information that Google collects is anonymised as much as possible. Your IP address is expressly not provided. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google states that it adheres to the Safe Harbor principles and is affiliated with the Safe Harbor program of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This means that there is an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

2. Social media: Our website includes buttons to promote (“like”) or share (“tweet”) web pages on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work through pieces of code that originate from Facebook and Twitter respectively. Cookies are placed by means of this code. We have no influence on this. Please read the privacy statements of Facebook and Twitter (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data that they process via these cookies.

The information they collect is anonymised as much as possible. The information is transferred to and stored by Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google + state that they adhere to the Safe Harbor principles and are affiliated with the Safe Harbor programme of the American Department of Commerce. This means that there is an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies track the browsing habits of website visitors, on the basis of which a user profile is created that makes a visitor’s browsing experience more personal.

This website also uses cookies from Ads&Data, namely cX_G, cX_P, cX_S, gckp, cx_auth_session and cx_auth_token.

Permanent vs. temporary cookies

In addition to the types of cookies listed above, we also distinguish between permanent and session cookies.

Persistent Cookies

These cookies are stored on your computer for a certain period of time (depending on how it is set) and remain even after you close your browser.

Temporary cookies

These cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser. They only apply to the current session and are also called session cookies.

How are cookies stored?

Cookies are saved if you accept them and give permission for them to be saved. This is done by clicking on the button for agreement/acceptance. You also have the option of refusing them by clicking on the refusal button.

How can I adjust the cookie settings and how do I delete them?

More information about enabling, disabling and deleting cookies can be found in the instructions and/or by using the help function of your browser. If you want to know which cookies have been placed on your device or if you want to delete them, you can use a setting in your browser. The links below will explain how to do this.



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