Cookies are small text files that are recorded on your computer when you visit our website. Here is an overview of the cookies we use.
Absolutely required cookies
Certain cookies are required in order to securely provide our services through the website. This category includes:
- cookies that identify or authenticate our users
- cookies that temporarily store certain user data (for example, online form content)
- cookies that store certain user preferences (eg search settings or language settings)
- cookies that store data to ensure unobstructed playback of a video or audio content.
Analytical cookies for web space analysis
We use analytical cookies to record user behaviour (eg clicking on ad banners, entering search queries) and statistically assess these actions.
We need statistical information on the use of our website to make it more accessible, to measure the scope and to conduct market research. For this purpose, we use the web analytics tools described in this section.
The user profiles created by these tools, using analytic cookies or by evaluating the log files, do not contain personal data. The tools either do not use the IP addresses of users at all, or abbreviate them immediately after they are collected.
Tool providers process the data only according to our instructions and not for their own purposes.
This Cookies Policy gives you information about each tool provider and how you can object to the collection and processing of personal data through the tool.
Deleting and disabling cookies
Your browser allows you to refuse to cookies or delete all cookies at any time – please refer to your browser’s help features.
Bear in mind that if you do not use any cookies, certain features on our webpage may no longer be available to you.
You should also know that the cookies refusal function is connected to the device or browser you are on and is therefore only valid for the current device or browser currently in use. If you are using multiple devices or browsers, you must select the refusal function on each end device and in each browser you are using.
Google Analytics and Google Maps
Google Analytics and Google Maps are provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
We use Google Analytics and Google Maps with Google’s additional IP anonymisation feature. Google cuts the IP address within the EU and only exceptionally in the US, and in both cases only registers abbreviated IPs.
You can object to the collection and processing of your data by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Our referral tracking partners set referral cookies on your computer if you have reached our website through that partner’s advertisement. These cookies generally expire in 30 days.
If you visit certain pages that we host and the cookie has not yet expired, we and the relevant referral tracking partner may see that a particular user has clicked on the advert and has been redirected to our page.
The information gathered through the referral cookie is used to create referral statistics and determine the total number of users who have clicked on that advert and have been redirected to a page with a referral tracking tag.
Third-party ad cookies
We also allow other companies to assess our users’ data through advertising cookies. This allows us and third parties to show our adverts tailored to the interests of our website users, based on an analysis of their usage behaviour (eg ad banner clicks, subpages visited, queries entered). This is not limited to our online offers only.