Cookies

COOKIE POLICY

When you visit this website to find, read or download information, we collect and store some ‘visitor information’ about you, such as the name of the domain and host you use to connect, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you use, date and time of your visit and the internet address of the website containing the link to this website. We use this information to track traffic on this website and to improve the website. If you do not wish to receive cookies, please read the Help function in your internet browser to find out how to block them, or how to be notified before a cookie is placed on your computer. However, when you block cookies, you might no longer be able to use all the options on this website.

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

We use cookies on this website. A cookie is a simple little file which is transmitted together with pages of this website [and/or Flash applications], and which your browser stores on the hard drive of your computer. The information stored on it can be sent back to our servers on your next visit.

USE OF SESSION COOKIES

A session cookie tells us which parts of the site you viewed on this visit. This enables us to adapt our services as much as possible according to the surfing habits of our visitors. These cookies are deleted automatically when you close your web browser.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

One of US company Google’s cookies is placed on your hard drive through our website as part of the “Analytics” service. We use this service to track and receive reports about the way in which visitors use the site. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if Google is legally required to do so, or if third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We cannot control this. We have (not) allowed Google to share the acquired analytics with other Google services.

The information collected by Google is anonymised as much as possible. Your IP address is definitely not passed on. The information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google claims to adhere to Safe Harbor Privacy Principles and has opted into the Safe Harbor program of the US Department of Commerce. This means that the processing of any personal data can rely on an adequate level of protection.

SHARING MESSAGES VIA SOCIAL MEDIA

There are buttons on our website to promote (“like”) or share (“tweet”) web pages on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. These buttons work through snippets of code which originate from Facebook or Twitter themselves. Cookies are placed through this code. We cannot control this. Please check the privacy policy of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube (which may be changed frequently) so that you know what they do with your (personal) data which they process through these cookies.

The information collected by them is anonymised as much as possible. The information is transmitted to and through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube and stored on servers in the United States. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube claim to adhere to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles and are affiliated with the Safe Harbor program of the US Department of Commerce. This means that the processing of potential personal data can rely on an adequate level of protection.

SWITCHING COOKIES ON AND OFF AND DELETING THEM

Additional information about enabling and disabling, and deleting cookies can be found in the instructions and/or by using the Help function in your browser.