What are cookies?
A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer, tablet or phone (hereinafter together “device”) when you visit a website. Cookies can help in identifying your device when you visit a website and remember helpful details of your previous visits to improve your user experience. Cookies are used by most websites, including ours.
Cookies cannot be used alone to identify you, but they may be linked directly or indirectly to you when combined with other information. In these cases, cookies may be treated as personal data. We make no effort to identify you personally from cookies. If we do, we make sure that all cookie information is processed as personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
- give you a better user experience when you visit our websites,
- allow you to set personal preferences,
- provide you relevant content and information (e.g. targeted adverts),
- ensure the security of our websites, and
- create statistical information about the use of our websites, and to measure the effectiveness of advertising
What cookies do we use?
We use the following categories of cookies on our websites:
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. For example, functional cookies are used to remember your login information and language settings. Functional cookies can also be used to make your visit to our websites more tailored.
These cookies collect anonymous statistical information on how people use our website. For example, performance cookies may help us understand how users browse or use our website and highlight areas that are used the most.
Targeted advertising cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits. They are used to make advertising more relevant to you and your interests. We may also use these cookies to limit the number of times you see an advert, and to estimate how the advertisements on our websites reach our users. The cookies are usually placed by third party advertising networks to create information about your interests through your online behaviour.
Other third party cookies
We also may have social media cookies on our websites. These cookies allow you to share what you’ve been doing on the website on social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We are not responsible for such cookies. Please read the privacy policies of these third parties carefully.
How long are cookies retained on my device?
The storage time for cookies on your device is divided into two categories.
Session cookies are typically used to remember relevant settings of your browsing session. Session cookies are set per session, meaning that they last until you close your browser. Session cookies are not stored on the hard drive of your device.
Persistent cookies may typically be used for targeted advertising and gaining insight on how you use our websites. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard drive in between browser sessions until you delete them or they reach their expiry date. We will not store cookie information from persistent cookies for longer than a maximum of 2 years.
What are my options to manage cookies on my device?
I still have some questions about cookies. Who can I contact?