What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile device when visiting our website.
Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work and to work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website (and any third parties they work with) and to manage elements of their business. Without certain cookies, some areas and functionalities of a website will not work (e.g. shopping in our webshop).
Types of Cookies
Cookies can be classified according to their type, duration, and category.
First-party cookies: Cookies that our host places on your site.
Third-party cookies: Cookies that are placed and used by third parties.
Session (transient) cookies: These cookies are erased when site visitors close their browsers and are not used to collect information from their computers. They typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.
Persistent (permanent or stored) cookies: These cookies are stored on a site visitor’s hard drive until they expire (at a set expiration date) or until they are deleted. These cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific site.
Strictly necessary cookies: These are the cookies that let your visitors browse through your site. They are also necessary for security reasons.
Functional cookies: These cookies “remember” registered visitors/customers in order to improve their user experience.
Cookies can be managed and deleted by setting your browser. However, this may prevent you from properly use certain features on our website.
For more information please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
How to manage cookies using our website
To give you the best experience on the cookie management side, we classify cookies of this website in four categories, based on their purpose: essential, comfort, performance, advertising.
Essential – These cookies are essential for websites and their features to work properly. E.g.: authentication cookies.
Comfort – These cookies enable us to improve comfort and usability of websites and to provide various features. E.g.: comfort cookies can be used to store search results, language, character dimensions.
Performance – These cookies collect information about how you use websites. Performance cookies help us, for example, to identify especially popular areas of our website. In this way, we can adapt the content of our websites more specifically to your needs and thereby improve what we offer you.
Advertising – These cookies are used to send advertising and promotional information that is relevant to you, e.g. based on the web pages you visited.
How to opt-out?
The following links explain how to access cookie settings in various browsers:
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Google Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari (OS X)
- Cookie settings in Safari (iOS)
- Cookie settings in Android
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit this link