What is a cookie?
Use of permanent cookies
By using a permanent cookie we can recognise you when you visit our website again. This enables our website to create settings for your preferences. When you have given permission for placing cookies, we can withdraw this by means of a cookie. This means you do not have to keep repeating your preferences, which saves time and makes using our website more convenient. You can remove permanent cookies in the settings of your browser.
Use of session cookies
By using session cookies we can see which parts of the website you viewed on this visit. It enables us to make sure our services respond to our visitors’ surfing behaviour in the best possible way. These cookies are removed automatically as soon as you close your browser.
Tracking cookies belonging to us
Having received your permission, or after you used our website, we will place a cookie on your device, which can be retrieved as soon as you visit a website that makes up part of our network. This lets us know that in addition to our website, you have also visited other websites in our network. The resulting profile is not linked to your name, address, e-mail address, etc., but is used only to match advertising to your profile to ensure the greatest possible relevance of any advertising displayed.
Tracking cookies belonging to our advertisers
Having received your permission, or after you used our website, our advertisers can place “tracking cookies” on your device. They use these cookies to keep a record of which pages from their network you have visited, in order to build up a profile of your online surfing behaviour. This profile is also built up on the basis of similar information they obtain following any visits you make to other websites from their network. This profile is not linked to your name, address, e-mail address, etc. as known to us, but is used only to match advertising to your profile, to ensure the greatest possible relevance of any advertising displayed.
Via our website we will place a cookie from the American company Google, as part of their “Analytics” service. We use this service to track and receive reports on how our visitors use the website. Google is able to provide this information to third parties if Google has a statutory obligation to do so, or insofar as third parties process the information on behalf of Google. This is beyond our control. We did not give Google permission to use the obtained analytics information for other Google services. The information collected by Google is anonymised as much as possible. Your IP address is specifically not included. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on the servers in the United States. Google states to comply with the Safe Harbor principles and opted into the Safe Harbor programme of the US Department of Commerce. This means there is a suitable protection level for processing any personal details.
Our website includes buttons for promoting websites (“like”) or sharing them (“tweeting”) on social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. These buttons use pieces of code that came from Facebook and Twitter, respectively. This code places cookies. This is beyond our control. Please read the privacy statements of Facebook and Twitter, which may be amended regularly, to read what they do with the personal details they process by means of those 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 to comply with the Safe Harbor principles and opted into the Safe Harbor programme of the US Department of Commerce. This means there is a suitable protection level for processing any personal details.
Right to access, correct or remove your details You have the right to ask for access to and to correct or remove your details. Please see our contact page for more details. In order to prevent misuse, we may ask you to provide adequate identification. When it concerns access to personal details linked to a cookie, you must send a copy of the cookie in question. You can find those in the settings of your browser.
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