Privacy and cookie use

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file sent by the website you are visiting to your browser, which is stored on the hard drive of your computer or some other device (hardware). After obtaining your consent, the file is saved and the cookie helps us analyze web traffic and to recognize you when you visit this site.

It allows the site to store information about your visit, such as your preferred language and other settings. This can facilitate your next visit and make the site more usable for you.

What cookies are used for

Cookies are used for different purposes. We use them, for example, to store your preferences and to protect your data, to count the number of visitors we receive on a certain page or to help you register for our services. This allows us to analyze data regarding site traffic and to better tailor it to the customer’s needs. This information is only used for statistical analysis and is regularly removed from the system. This site uses Google Analytics for statistical analysis of user browsing habits. More information on the use of cookies by Google can be found on this page.

If you are signed in via Facebook more information on the use of cookies by Facebook can be obtained in their help section.

In summary, cookies allow us to offer a better service by monitoring which pages are useful and which are not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you other than what you want to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change the setting to refuse them. This, however, may prevent you from successfully using the features on this website.

Types of cookies

Technical and statistical aggregate cookies

Category of uses Example
Preferences These cookies allow our websites to store information that is used to change the behavior or appearance of the sites themselves, such as your preferred language or region you’re in. These kind of cookies can also help you change the text size, font and other parts of customizable web pages. The loss of this stored information could make the experience on the website less functional but it should not affect its operation.
Security Security cookies are used to authenticate users, prevent fraudulent use of login credentials and to protect user data from unauthorized parties.
Process Process cookies contribute to the operation of websites and offer services that visitors expect to find, such as the ability to navigate through the pages of the catalog of an e-commerce website or access to protected areas of the site. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Session state Websites often collect information about how users interact with them. This may include the pages visited most often by users and the possibility that users receive error messages from certain pages. We use these “session state cookies” to improve our services and the browsing experience for our users. Blocking or deleting these cookies will not make the website unusable, however, it could affect its proper navigation.
Analytics Google Analytics is an analysis tool from Google that helps website and app owners understand how visitors interact with the content they own. You can use a set of cookies to gather information and generate usage statistics on the website without personal identification of individual visitors by Google.

Other types of cookies or third-party tools that can use them Interaction with social networks and other platforms

Facebook “Like” button and social widgets The “Like” button is a service interaction with the social network provided by Facebook Inc.

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Twitter “Tweet” button and social widgets The Tweet button is a service interaction with the social network Twitter provided by Twitter Inc.

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Google+ “+1” Button and social widgets The +1 button is a service interaction with the Google+ social network provided by Google Inc.

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