Cookies and similar technologies do not allow to systematically collect data that enable us to identify the users of our website. They only allow us to improve the operation of our website, to understand the interests of our users and to measure the effectiveness of the content of our website.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. In this way, we may remember your preferences when using our website.
Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse those cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our website.
Types of cookies
Cookies can be subdivided based on their offspring, function and durability.
First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time.
Third-party cookies are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie (e.g. cookies placed by Google, Twitter and Facebook).
Functional cookies are cookies that ensure the proper functioning of the website (e.g. cookies for login or registration, language preferences). Functional cookies are logically first-party cookies.
Non-functional cookies are cookies that can be set for statistical, social, targeting and commercial purposes. They are not related to the mere technical support of the website. Cookies with statistical purposes allow us to check which pages of the website you visit, where your computer is localized, etc. Cookies with social purposes allow the user to share the content of the visited website directly with others via social media. Cookies with targeting purposes allow us to build up a profile based on your surfing behaviour, as a result of which the displayed advertisements are tailored to your interests. Cookies with commercial purposes keep track of how many and which advertisements were shown to a user. Non-functional cookies can be first-party or third-party cookies.
Permanent cookies: These cookies remain on the user’s device for the duration determined in the cookie. They are activated each time the user visits the website that has placed this cookie (e.g. cookies placed by social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Google Analytics, etc). Most non-functional cookies are permanent cookies.
Session cookies: These cookies allow us to simplify the actions of a user and to link them together during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and ends when they close the browser window. Session cookies are placed temporarily. As soon as you close the browser, all session cookies will be deleted. Most functional cookies are session cookies.
If at any moment you want to revoke your permission, you have to remove your cookies through your browser settings. For further information about removing or blocking cookies, please visit: https://www.aboutcookies.org/
Changing your browser settings
We would like to point out that web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings can generally be found in the menu “Options” or “Preferences” of your web browser. In order to understand these settings better, the following links can be useful. In case you need additional information, you can consult the “Help” function in your web browser.
Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
Cookie settings in Firefox
Cookie settings in Chrome
Cookie settings in Safari
More information about cookies
Information on cookies
You can find useful information on cookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
Internet Advertising Bureau
The association for digital marketers drafted a guide on online behavioural advertising and online privacy that you can find on: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/
For cookies set by third parties (such as Google Analytics) we kindly refer you to the statements set forth by these parties on their respective websites. Beware, we do not have any influence on the content of these statements nor on the content of the cookies of these third parties.