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Last updated: April 22, 2020
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other devices when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”). Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.
Where we place cookies
We set cookies in a number of different locations across our services. This includes our websites.
The Cookies we set
The list below explains the types of cookies we use on Our Services and why we use them:
Account related cookies
Login related cookies
Email newsletters related cookies
This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
Forms related cookies
When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.
Third Party Cookies
Gathers information that helps us understand how visitors interact with our websites, which allow us to create a better experience for our visitors. To disable Google Analytics please follow the information below.
Google Invisible reCAPTCHA is a service that prevents spam on contact forms.
For the Chrome web browser, please visit this page from Google: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050
For the Edge web browser, please visit this page from Microsoft: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/4027947/microsoft-edge-delete-cookies
For the Firefox web browser, please visit this page from Mozilla: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-cookies-remove-info-websites-stored
For the Safari web browser, please visit this page from Apple: https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
For any other web browser, please visit your web browser’s official web pages.
For more details on your choices regarding the use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising visit youronlinechoices.eu (EU based) or optout.aboutads.info (US based). On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking. Opting out of interest-based advertising or changing the privacy settings in your browser may reduce the relevancy of the ads you see, but not the number or frequency of ads. In addition to any opt-out feature offered by any of the third-party services, Users may opt-out of interest-based advertising by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.
Opting-out of Google Analytics
You can opt-out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.