What is a cookie?

This website makes use of cookies. A cookie is a simple, small file that will be included with pages of this website [and/or Flash Applications] and stored by your browser on your computer’s hard disk. Its stored information can be returned to our servers during a next visit.”

Use of persistent cookies

A persistent cookie allows us to recognize you when you visit our website again, and allow the website to be tailored to your special preferences. If you have given permission for the placing of cookies, we can remember this by using a cookie. As a result, you do not have to repeat your preferences and you save time and make better use of our website. Persistent cookies can be removed using the settings of your browser.”

Use of session cookies

Session cookies allow us to see which parts of the website you viewed during your visit. It allows us tailor our services as much as possible to our visitors’ surfing behaviour. These cookies are automatically deleted as soon as your web browser closes.”

Tracking our own Cookies

With your permission, we place a cookie on your equipment that can be requested as soon as you visit a website from our network. As a result, we come to know that in addition to our website, you visit certain other site(s) from our network as well. The accrued profile is not linked to your name, address, email address and such, but only serves to attune ads to your profile, so that they are as relevant to you as possible.”

Google Analytics

Through our website, a cookie from U.S. company Google is placed, as part of the “Analytics” service. We use this service to track and get reports about how visitors use the site. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if it is legally required to do so, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We have no influence on this. We have/have not allowed Google Analytics to use the obtained information for other Google services.

The information collected by Google will be anonymized as much as possible. Your IP Address explicitly is not specified. The information will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google states to adhere to the Privacy Shield principles and is affiliated with the Privacy Shield-programme of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This means that there is an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.”

Facebook & Twitter

Our website contains buttons to web pages to promote (“like”) or share (“Tweet”) on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work through pieces of code from Facebook or Twitter itself. This code is used to place cookies. We have no influence on this. Please read the privacy policy of Facebook and Twitter (which may change regularly) to find out what they do with your personal data, processed by means of these cookies.”

The information collected by them will be anonymized as much as possible. The information will be transmitted to and stored by Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google + state to adhere to the Privacy Shield principles and are affiliated with the Privacy Shield-programme of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This means that there is an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.”

Right to inspect and correct or delete your data

You have the right to ask for access to and correction or deletion of your data. Please see our contact page. To prevent abuse, we may ask you to identify yourself adequately. When it comes to access to personal data associated with a cookie, you need to enclose a copy of the cookie in question. You can find this in the settings of your browser.

Switching cookies on and off, and removing them

More information about the switching on and off and removing cookies can be found in the instructions and/or using the help function of your browser.”

Removal of tracking cookies placed by third parties

Some tracking cookies are placed by third parties that, among other things, show ads to you through our website. You can remove these cookies centrally via Your Online choices so that they will not be returned to a third-party website.”

MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES?

Find additional information on cookies on the following website:

Your Online Choices: “A guide to online behavioral advertising