What is a cookie?
A cookie is information stored on your computer by the website that you visited. Cookies usually save your settings for the website, such as desired language or address. Later, when you once again open the same website, the browser sends back cookies that pertain to the site. This enables the website to show information adjusted to your requirements.
Cookies can store a wide range of information, including personal information (your name or e-mail). Nevertheless this information can only be saved if you enable this – websites cannot gain access to information if you have not approved it, nor can they access other files on your computer or mobile device. The default settings for storing and sending cookies are not visible to you, but you can change your browser settings by selecting for yourself whether you wish to approve or reject requests for cookies to be saved, whether saved cookies are automatically deleted on closing the browser and so forth.
How do you reject cookies?
By rejecting cookies you are deciding whether you want to allow the storage of cookies on your computer or mobile device. The cookie settings can be controlled and configured in your browser. If you do not accept cookies, it might happen that you will not be able to use certain functions on a website.
What are temporary cookies?
Temporary or session cookies are deleted from the computer after you close the browser. By means of these cookies, websites save temporary data such as products in a shopping basket.
What are persistent cookies?
Persistent or stored cookies remain on your computer after you close the browser programme. By means of these cookies, websites save data such as the login name and password, so that you do not need to login every time you visit a certain site. Persistent cookies will remain on your computer for several days, months or even years.
What are first party cookies?
First party cookies come from the website that the user is browsing, and can be persistent or temporary. By means of these cookies, websites can store data that will be used once again the next time the user visits that site.
What are third-party cookies?
Third-party cookies originate from other, partner websites (such as a pop-up window or other advertising) that are located on the website you are visiting. By means of these cookies, websites can track your web use for marketing purposes.
Yes, with the primary aim of our website providing you with the best user experience.
What cookies does this website use, and why?
Temporary or session cookies are cookies that expire (and are automatically deleted) when you close the browser. We use temporary cookies so that users gain the best experience in using our website.
Persistent cookies usually have an expiry date far in the future, so they will remain in your browser until they expire, or until you delete them manually. We use persistent cookies to better understand the habits of users, allowing us to improve the website depending on your preferences. The data thus collected cannot be used to identify you as a user, and the collected data are used exclusively for statistical purposes.
Are there third-party cookies on this website?
There are several external services that store limited cookies for the user. These cookies have not been placed by this website, but some serve to ensure the normal operation of certain functions that facilitate user access to content. For this reason information on data protection provided to you here applies only to this website, and data protection on external service sites needs to be verified on their official sites.
Currently we enable:
This website uses services for measuring the number of users, specifically Google Analytics. The data thus collected cannot be used to identify users, and the collected data are used exclusively for statistical purposes. If you want to prevent these services from storing cookies, you can reject them for each service on the following links:
- Google Analytics – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
More information on rejecting cookies
There are currently several websites for rejecting the storage of cookies for various services.
You can find out more on the following links: