Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your computer, mobile or other device when you visit a website. Subsequently, each time you visit the website again, the cookies are sent back to the original website or to another website that recognises cookies. Cookies are useful because they allow websites to recognise a user's device.
These cookies remain on the user's device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated whenever the user visits the website that created the cookie.
These cookies allow website operators to link individual user activities throughout the browsing period. They are activated when the browser window is opened and deactivated when the browser window is closed. Session cookies are temporary and all such files are deleted when the browser is closed.
Cookies have various functions, such as making searching between websites more efficient, remembering your preferences and generally enhancing the user experience. They can also ensure that the ads you see online are relevant to your interests and preferences.
Further information about cookies is available at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
A list of all types of cookies used on the website:
These cookies are strictly necessary for the functioning of the website and the user's consent to these cookies is not requested. Without these cookies, some functions of the website will not be possible.
These cookies collect anonymous information about the pages you visit. By opening the website, you consent to the placement of these cookies on your device. These cookies collect information about how a visitor uses the website, for example which pages they visit most often and whether they receive error messages from the website. These cookies do not collect identifying information about the user, all information is aggregated and therefore anonymous. These cookies are only used to improve the functioning of the website.
These cookies remember your choices and improve your user experience when using the website on that basis. By opening the website, you consent to the placement of these cookies on your device.
Functionality cookies allow the website to remember your choices (eg. your username, your language or the area where you are located) and thus enhance the functionality of the website to better suit you. These cookies can also remember changes in font size, font and other parts of the website as customized by the user. They also enable the use of services requested by the user, such as watching videos, posting comments on blogs, etc. The information collected through these cookies may be anonymous and does not track your activities when you visit other websites.
These cookies collect information about your search habits and target advertising messages relevant to your interests and your personality accordingly.
These cookies are used to better target advertising to users. They are also used to limit the number of advertising messages to a single user and make advertising campaigns more effective. These cookies are generally placed on websites by third parties with the consent of the website operator. The cookies remember that the user has visited the site and then share this information with other entities. Very often, these cookies are then linked to the functionality of sites provided by third parties.
The Internet industry has produced a guide to behavioural targeting and online privacy, which you can read at www.youronlinechoices.eu. The guide explains the IAB's self-regulatory scheme, allowing you to gain greater control over the display of advertising on your device.
The Help tab in the bar of most browsers provides instructions on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to receive notifications when new cookies are accepted and how to deactivate all cookies. You can also deactivate or completely delete similar data used by your browser such as add-on modules and flash cookies, by changing the settings of the add-on module or by visiting the website of its manufacturer.
As cookies allow you to use some basic functions of the website, we recommend that you leave cookies enabled. For example, if you block or refuse certain cookies, you will not be able to use our products and services that require you to log in. If you leave cookies on, always remember to log out if you are using a shared computer.