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.
Enabling and disabling cookies and deleting coocies
More information on enabling and disabling and deleting cookies can be found in the instructions and / or using the help function of your browser.
What cookies are used?
On the website, cookies are used to track the pages you have visited. This information is collected by the web analytics service Google Analytics. In addition, plug-ins of social media are used.
Through our website, a cookie is placed from the US company Google, as part of the Analytics service. We use this service to track and get reports about how visitors use the website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if Google is legally required, or if third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We have no influence. We have allowed Google to use the data analytics information with other Google services.
The information collected by Google, will be anonymised wherever possible. Your IP address is not given explicitly. The information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google claims to adhere to the Safe Harbor principles and is affiliated to the Safe Harbor program of the US Department of Commerce. This means that there is an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
The website uses social plugins from LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google and Skype.
Once you visit a page of the Web site that contains a plug-in, your browser connects to the provider of the plug-in. This provider will acquire information about the pages of the website you have visited with your IP address.
If during the visit to our website you are signed in to LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and / or Skype your visit may be linked to the appropriate account. If you use the plug-ins, for example by clicking the LinkedIn ‘Share’ button or the Facebook ‘Like’ icon, the information concerned will be sent by the browser to the provider and stored there.
Even if you do not have an account at LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Skype, or if you have signed out prior to the visit to the website, the possibility exists that at least your IP address is passed to the provider(s) and is stored there.
The purpose and scope of the data collected via the plug-ins, as well as the further processing, the further use and the duration of storage is exclusively determined by the providers of the plug-ins. You can read more about this in the privacy statement of the respective providers. Direct links to the privacy statement of these providers are listed below.
You may find more information about the specific social plug-ins that are used on this website. You may find the information by searching at the web: privacy statement LinkedIn, respectivily Facebook, Twitter and/or Skype.