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Cookies Policy

Cookies

We sometimes use cookies, small data files that are placed on your device, to make our site function properly. Nearly all large websites use cookies.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer, tablet or smartphone when you visit the site. Cookies enable a website to “remember” your actions and settings (e.g. login, language, font size and other display preferences) for a certain period of time so you won’t need to re-enter them during your next visit or when you browse from one page to another within the site.

How do we use cookies?

This website uses the following cookies:

  • session cookies, which lose their validity or are deleted when the session is ended 
  • persistent cookies, which remain on the user’s device even after a the end of a session 
  • third-party cookies for statistical purposes 

Cookies may be placed by our website or by third parties. We place cookies only for the purposes stated here. You can disable the use of cookies in your browser settings.

 

Our website uses cookies to store the following information:

  • basic session information such as session ID in order to determine the duration of a visit
  • user activity during a session in order to automatically logout inactive users
  • your display preferences, e.g. contrast and font size
  • possible participation in a usability survey (to avoid repeated requests through pop-up window)
  • your decision to use or not to use cookies on our site (storage of cookie information status)
  • usage statistics via Google Analytics tracking cookies (http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html)


Videos embedded in our website may also use cookies to extract anonymous statistical data on previously visited sites and selected videos.

It is possible to block or delete cookies, but this may result in some parts of the website not functioning properly. 

The information collected by our cookies will not be used to identify the user, and all data are fully under our control. Our cookies serve no purposes other than those stated here.

How to control cookies

You may manage and/or delete cookies as desired. To find out how, visit aboutcookies.org. Users can delete all cookies placed on their device, and most browsers can be set to prevent the use of cookies. However, this may require you to make certain settings manually on a website every time you visit. Additionally, disabling cookies may result in certain functions not working properly.