The use of persistent (functional) cookies enables us to ensure that you don't need to repeat certain actions. They allow us to remember your preferences from a previous visit to our website. This saves you time and makes the website easier to use. You can delete persistent cookies using your browser preferences.
We activate session cookies during your visit to our site and they are automatically deleted as soon as you close the browser. Session cookies enable us to remember which parts of the site you have viewed during a visit and to tailor our services accordingly.
Google Analytics cookies
Google places cookies via our website as part of their Analytics service. We use this service to track visitor behaviour and to obtain reports on how visitors use our website. We can then use this information to improve our site. The purpose is thus not to retain personal data, but to keep track of your actions on the website.
Google also participates in the Privacy Shield Framework, which enables compliance with data security guidelines between Europe, Switzerland and the United States.
Social media cookies
Our website contains buttons you can use to share our messages or web pages on social media. These enable you to 'like' things via Facebook or YouTube, or send a tweet using Twitter. These buttons work using small pieces of code that come from the social media platforms themselves. Cookies are placed via this code. We play no role in this. In their own Privacy Statements, the social media platforms state what they do with your data via the cookies.
Our own tracking cookies
We request a tracking cookie as soon as you visit our website. The resulting profile is not linked to your name, address, email address, etc.; it is only used to match advertisements to your profile to ensure that they are as relevant to you as possible. These cookies are only placed with your permission.