What are cookies?
8.2 Cookies are small pieces of data, which the website asks the browser to store on your computer, laptop or mobile device when you visit the website or certain pages. The cookie allows the website to remember your actions or preferences and apply them to subsequent visits. Cookies usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie originated, how long the cookie is stored and a unique number that is randomly generated.
8.3 Cookies can be divided into different categories: (a) Permanent cookies vs. session cookies: permanent cookies remain stored on your computer, laptop or mobile device and help us to identify you. Session cookies, on the other hand, are deleted at the end of each session. (b) Proprietary cookies vs. third party cookies: Proprietary cookies are cookies generated by our website itself. Third party cookies are cookies created and stored by our (social media) partners. (c) Functionality distinction: (i) Necessary cookies: these cookies are required for the proper functioning of our website; (ii) Analytical cookies or functioning cookies: these cookies allow us to analyze web traffic, to analyze the number of users of the website and to analyze how users navigate through our website; (iii) Functional cookies: These cookies remember the choices you make on the website, e.g. your language preference, and improve your user-experience; (iv) Targeting cookies: these cookies show the pages you have visited and the links you have followed, and are used to make, e.g. advertisements more relevant. These cookies are not used by our website.
Cookies we use:
8.5.1 We use our own cookies to distinguish and identify unique users and to limit the request speed. These cookies are found on every page and are used to analyse visitor and session information.
Managing and blocking cookies