Cookies are saved on your computer, mobile, etc. for the purpose of recognizing it, remembering settings, making statistics and targeting advertisements. Cookies cannot contain harmful codes such as viruses.
If you delete or block cookies, advertisements will become less relevant for you and appear more frequently. There is also a risk that the website will not function properly and that you will be denied access to some content.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer to keep track of what happens when you visit the website and to enable the website to identify your computer. A cookie contains only text, is not a programme and does not contain a virus.
How are cookies used?
On our website, cookies are used for the following two main purposes:
- Cookies for statistics and analysis
- Functional cookies
Cookies for statistics and analysis
We use Google Analytics for website traffic measurements, but also to analyse the use of our website. Overall, cookies for analytic purposes collect information about your way through the website to help us to optimise and improve content and functionality.
Functional cookies are used to register information about your visit which is relevant for the functionality and use of the website. This includes login functionality or temporary storage of data entered in forms or other web order processes. Third parties may set functional cookies, for example youtube.com if videos have been posted on sites or if facebook.com or addthis.com is used to share articles or news.
How to reject or delete your cookies
You can always reject cookies on your computer by changing the settings in your Internet browser. How to find the settings depends on the browser you use. However, you should be aware that if you reject cookies, there are many features and services you cannot use because they require that the website can remember the choices you make.
Cookies that you have previously accepted can easily be deleted later. If you use a computer with a recent Internet browser, you can delete your cookies by using the following short-cut keys:
CTRL + SHIFT + Delete. If the short-cut keys do not work and/or if you use a MAC, you must start by identifying the browser you use and then click on the relevant link:
Remember: If you use more than one browser, you must delete cookies in all of them.