1. What is a cookie?
- Make our Platform work as you would expect and to improve the speed/security of the Platform
- Recognise you when you re-visit our Platform. This helps us to personalise our content for you, greet you by your name and note your preferences (functionality cookies)
- Recognise how many visitors visit our Platform and how they behave when they are here. This helps us to improve the functionality of our Platform, e.g. by ensuring that users can find what they are looking for (analytic/performance cookies) and by helping us
- Capture your visit to our Platform and which pages you visit and which links you click on. We will use this information to better tailor our Platform, and the advertising we show you, to your interests.
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook or Instagram
3. Types of Cookies?
3a. Strictly necessary cookie
These cookies are essential to a website in order to enable a user to move around and to use a website’s features, such as remembering information entered on forms when a user moves between pages within a browser session. Without strictly necessary cookies, certain services on a website may not be made possible and a website may not perform as smoothly as it should. These cookies don’t gather any information for marketing purposes or to remember where you have been on the internet.
3b. Performance cookie
Performance cookies collect information about the use of a website and help to improve the way a website works. For example, performance cookies may show which are the most frequently visited pages, help to record any difficulties with a website and show whether advertising on a website is effective or not. Performance cookies do not collect information that identifies a user personally and all information that is collected by these cookies is aggregated and anonymous.
3c. Functionality cookie
Functionality cookies allow a website to remember the choices you make and to provide enhanced and more personal features. Functionality cookies also remember changes you have made, such as customising a certain webpage and for other services you request such as watching a video or commenting on our webpage. Functionality cookies will not track your activity on other websites.
3d. Targeting or advertising cookie
Targeting or advertising cookies are used to deliver adverts which are more relevant to you and your interests, or to limit the number of times you see the same advert on a website. These types of cookies are also used to help measuring the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. These cookies may also be used to remember what you have looked at on a website. Further, such cookies may track if you have visited a website and may transfer such information to the third-party provider where the information may be combined with other third-party functionalities. Special targeting-cookies may enable displaying ads to social media users.
3e. Third-party cookie
These cookies are not placed by Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook or Instagram, but by third-party providers. The third-party provider, usually an advertiser, can track user visits of users on all sites displaying ads of this third-party provider using such cookies. This may be done to measure coverage or activation of context- or targeted advertising. Further, we use third-party cookies to measure data transfer and usage of our users, to analyse browsing behaviour, to create target groups for marketing purposes, to improve our advertising management and to improve functionality of our website and services. You may prohibit storage of and tracking by third-party cookies by adjusting your web browser settings. Please find further information on this below.
4. Managing Cookies
You can choose in your web browser settings if you want to accept cookies or not. Further, you can choose to allow storage of cookies by websites you visit and/or by third-parties linked to this website. You can also choose to be informed every time as soon as a new cookie is stored. The concrete setting possibilities may depend on which browser or user device you are using. You may prohibit cookies completely in your browser settings. Further, there are special services that can be used as plug-ins in your browser to block or manage cookies.
If you deactivate local storage of cookies this may lead to reduced function of our website and services. Further, you will have to log in again every time you visit our Website.