What is a cookie?
Use of permanent cookies
By using a permanent cookie we can recognise you during a new visit to our website. It means the website can be set specifically to your preferences. When you have given your consent to placing cookies, we can remember that by means of a cookie. You don't have to keep repeating your preferences, which saves time and makes the use of our website more comfortable and convenient. You can remove permanent cookies with the settings of your browser.”
Use of session cookies
By using a session cookie we can see which parts of the website you viewed during this visit. It enables us to adjust our services to the surfing behaviour of our visitors. These cookies will be removed automatically as soon as you close your browser.
As part of their "Analytics" service the American company Google places cookies via on our website. We use this service for tracking and to receive reports on how visitors use the website. Google can provide this information to third parties if Google has a statutory obligation to do so or insofar as those third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We cannot control this. We have /have not permitted Google to use the obtained analytics information for other Google services.
The information gathered by Google is anonymised as much as possible. Your IP address is explicitly not given. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google says it complies with the Privacy Shield principles and participates in the Privacy Shield programme of the US Department of Commerce. This implies there is suitable level of protection for processing any personal data.
Our website includes buttons to promote (“like”) or share (“tweet”) web pages on social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work with pieces of code that come from Facebook or Twitter themselves. Cookies are placed by means of this code. We cannot control this. Please read the privacy statement of Facebook or Twitter, which may be amended on a regular basis, to read what they do with your personal and other data they process by means of these cookies.
The information they gather is anonymised as much as possible. The information is transferred to and stored by Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ say they comply with the Privacy Shield principles and participate in the Privacy Shield programme of the US Department of Commerce. This implies there is suitable level of protection for processing any personal data.
Right to access and rectification or erasure of your data
You have the right to ask for access and rectification or erasure of your data. Please see our contact page. In order to prevent misuse, we will ask you for adequate identification. When it concerns access to personal data linked to a cookie, you need to submit a copy of the cookie in question. You can find those in the settings of your browser.
Switching cookies on or off and removing cookies
You can find more information about switching cookies on or off and removing cookies in the instructions of your browser and/or by using the help function of your browser.
Removing tracking cookies placed by third parties
Some tracking cookies are placed by third parties who show you adverts via our website. You can remove or permanently block those cookies with your browser settings.