What are cookies?
Cookies can’t spread viruses and cannot harm your computer.
Which cookies do we use?
a. Remarketing/tracking cookies:
On our website we use tracking cookies provided by DoubleClick. We use these cookies to improve our advertising; to provide you with marketing that is relevant to you; to improve reporting on campaign performance as well as avoiding that you are shown adds that you have already seen.
DoubleClick cookies contain the IP address but no other personal data. Sometimes the cookie contains an additional identifier that is similar in appearance to the cookie ID. This identifier is used to identify an ad campaign to which a user was exposed previously; but no other personally identifiable information is stored by DoubleClick in the cookie.
The following information is collected: the web browser you’re using, the operating system you’re using, the bandwith you’re using, the time of day the cookie was placed, the website you were visiting when the cookie was placed as well as your IP address.
Additionally, Google states that information obtained from the cookies is also never combined with information that Google obtains from its other products and services.
The collected IP addresses are anonymised after nine months and the data in cookies is anonymised after 18 months. At this point they are no longer used used.
b. Analytical cookies:
We use analytical cookies provided by Google, as part of their “Analytics”-services. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use this information to compile reports that help us to improve the functioning of our website. These cookies automatically expire 6 months after your last visit to our website.
The following information is being collected: the number of visitors to our website, how visitors have come to our website and which pages of our website they visited.
By using this website you agree that we install these analytical cookies on your computer or mobile device.
c. Social Plug-ins:
On our website we use social sharing buttons to allow you to share our content on social networking sites through ‘Facebook’ ‘Twitter’ ‘LinkedIn’ and ‘YouTube’. In order for this sharing to function we rely on external scripts. You should be aware that there is the potential for these sites to collect information about your internet browsing habits, even if you don’t click on any of the buttons gathered on our website. Please be aware that the data transmitted by these buttons lies outside the scope of our control. To find out the purpose and scope of the collection, processing and use of your data, as well as the way to oppose to the use of this data, please visit the privacy policies of the social network provider.
How can cookies be disabled?
More information about enabling/disabling and deleting cookies can be found trough the security features of the browser you are using (Check the help options available for your browser or consult your browser provider’s web site for further information).
If you want to automatically block all cookies coming from Google analytics please visit the following website:
You can find out more about cookies in general on the following website: www.allaboutcookies.org