What are cookies?
When you use our website, we may store some information on your computer in the form of a helpful file known as a "cookie". Cookies are used to improve the online experience of almost every website, including our own.
Why do we collect all this information via cookies? We set out the reasons for you.
- Important information is easier to find
Through cookies we find out which sections within the website are properly viewed and if there are problems. With this user information we can ensure that the information that is sought after is easy to find.
- Ads that match preferences
We may send you (commercial) information by e-mail about products that suit you based on information from cookies. Cookies enable us to display information and advertisements that better suit your personal interests and preferences.
Which cookies are used?
First party cookies
Google Analytics cookies (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmy, __utmz)
We use the statistics program Google Analytics to analyze which pages are visited the most, how visitors have come to our website and which search terms are used in our search engine. To limit the traceability of visitors to our website as much as possible, a processing agreement has been concluded with Google and the last octet of your IP address is masked;
Third party cookies
Social Media buttons in various places. For example, cookies are used to keep track of whether you have already pressed the share button.
Doubleclick cookies (test_cookie)
These cookies are also called targeting cookies and can track which website sections and products you have viewed and what actions you have taken. This is intended to show targeted advertisements to you on external websites based on your interests.
Most internet browsers allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies (or just third-party cookies) or warn you before a cookie is stored.
Please note, if you choose to block all cookies, our site will not function as intended and you will not be able to use or access many of the services we provide. If you have blocked all cookies and wish to make full use of the features and services we offer, you will need to enable your cookies. You can do this in your browser (see below).
Rather than blocking all cookies, you can choose to only block third-party cookies which will still allow our website to function as intended.
You can find out more about managing cookies by visiting All About Cookies