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What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that can be sent to your browser when visiting websites and stored on your device (a computer or other device with an internet connection, like a smart phone or a tablet). The cookie file is stored in your browser’s folder. Cookies will usually contain the name of the website on which they were created, their lifetime, and their value. When you next visit the website, your browser will reload the cookie files, and this information will be sent back to the website that originally created the cookie. The cookie file we use will not harm your computer.
We use several types of cookies on our websites:
Analytical cookie files
By using analytical cookies, we can collect statistical information about how you use our websites.
These technical details can tell us, for example, which sections of the website you have clicked on, your last visited site, etc. These cookies help us analyze and improve our websites in terms of content, performance, and design. If you disable these cookies, we cannot guarantee the flawless operation of our websites.
Essential cookie files
These files create the basis for the operation of our websites and enable the use of basic functions such as secured areas or online payments. Essential cookies are, for example, for remembering the login, enabling access to the secured areas without having to sign in again, pre-filling the forms, etc. Without these cookies, we cannot provide the basic services on our websites. If you disable these cookies, we cannot guarantee the flawless operation of the sites.
Functionality cookie files
Functionality cookie files are not necessary, but they help to improve the functioning of our website. For example: the content layout, etc., so that you don’t have to set it again.
By using these cookies, we try to find out whether you have already been offered a certain service, or we provide the information from your current location, in case you agree to share this information. Although using these cookies depends on your settings, by disabling them, you could lose some of our provided services.
Ad-tracking cookie files can be used on our websites in order to display advertisements that are tailored to your interests. These cookies can gather information about your browsing habits on our websites. They can be used to identify your repeated visits to any of our websites that are part of our network. This way, we can provide on our websites the content of advertisements, which are more relevant for you and help us target our marketing communication more effectively, but also limit the number of advertisement displays and measure the efficiency of advertising campaigns.