1. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small piece of data that a website stores on your device when you visit. It typically contains information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the site to recognize your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the cookie’s purpose, and the lifespan of the cookie itself.
Cookies are used to enable certain features (e.g. logging in), track site usage (e.g. analytics), store your user settings (e.g. time zone, notification preferences), and to personalize your content (e.g. advertising, language).
Cookies set by the website you are visiting are usually referred to as first-party cookies. They typically only track your activity on that particular site.
Cookies set by other sites and companies (i.e. third parties) are called third-party cookies They can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.
2. Types of cookies and how we use them
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. We use necessary cookies to enable certain functions on our websites.
Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. We use preference cookies for selected features on our sites.
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first-party) or by third-party services. We use statistics cookies on our sites.
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers. Marketing cookies set by third-parties may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. We use marketing cookies on our sites.
3. Users from the European Economic Area (EEA)
The cookie bar is provided by a third-party (Cookiebot) to track and manage cookie consents from our visitors from within the European Economic Area (EEA).