What are Cookies?
Many of the websites that you visit place small text files on your computer. This enables the website to recognise your computer each time you visit. We call these text files ‘Cookies’.
We have three types of Cookies:
Type 1: Essential Cookies
We use these Cookies because they are essential for saving settings or preferences during your visit or until your next visit to the website. Without these Cookies, it could be difficult for you to use this website.
Were this website to contain a log-in function, an authentication Cookie would be placed on your computer to identify the user once he or she has logged in.
Type 2: Statistical Cookies
This website may use Google Analytics, an analytical service provided by Google Inc., to gather and help analyse information on how users use this website. This will help us to improve your experience when visiting this website.
Examples of the information that we may collect are the various pages that you visited and the date and time that a page was viewed. We will not gather any personally identifiable data.
As Google Inc. is a US company, the information will be transmitted to and stored by Google Inc. on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to monitor the usage of this website, compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services relating to website activity and Internet usage.
Google Inc. may only disclose this information to third parties where required by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.
Additionally this website uses Piwik, another analytical service, which is hosted by us. Any information regarding you and your visit will transmitted to our server and is accessible to us only.
Type 3: Online Ad Serving Cookies
When you visit our Web sites, Goole Inc. use the service Google AdSense to serve some or all of the advertisements on our sites. Often, these advertisements may employ cookie and pixel tag technologies and collecting information to measure the advertisements' effectiveness. Google may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to our and other web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may interest you. As part of our relationship with Google, we do not provide them any personally identifiable information. Tracking technology utilized by Google is subject to their own privacy policies. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by Google, click here: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.
How long will Cookies be stored?
We will not store Cookies longer than is necessary for the purpose that the Cookie was placed. Most of the Cookies we use are so-called ‘session Cookies’. This means that these Cookies will be deleted once you have closed your browser. Some Cookies may be stored for a longer period, for example when you specifically request that we remember your log-in username, your preferred language settings or other preferences. Google Analytics Cookies are stored for up to two years in order to be able to undertake long-term analysis of the use of the website
How to block Cookies
You can block Cookies via your web browser settings. More information on how to change the settings can be found on the website of the web browser that you use. It is also possible to opt-out of Google Analytics. If you wish to do so, please visit the Google Tools website and download and install the appropriate add-on for your web browser. The Google Analytics opt-out add-on is designed to be compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Opera. The website functionality will not be affected by opting out-of Google Analytics.