What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that can be sent to your Internet browser while visiting a website and stored on your device (a computer or another Internet-enabled device, such as a smartphone or tablet). Cookies are stored in the file folder of your Internet browser. Cookies usually contain the name of the website, from which they originate, and the date they were created. The next time you visit the website, the Internet browser reloads the cookies and sends this information back to the website that originally created them. Cookies used by us do not harm your computer.
On our websites, we use several types of cookies:
These cookies form the basis for the operation of our websites and allow you to use basic features, such as secure areas or online payments. Basic cookies are, for example, remembering log in, enabling access to secure areas without the need of re-logging, pre-completing forms, etc. Without these cookies, we are not able to provide the services that form the basis of our websites. If you disable these cookies, we cannot guarantee the proper functioning of our websites.
By using operational cookies, we collect statistical information about how to use our websites. For example, this technical information tells us, which parts of the webpage you clicked on, which page you last visited, etc. These cookies are used to analyse and improve our websites in terms of content, performance and design. If you disable these cookies, we cannot guarantee the bug-free operation of our websites.
How can you change your cookie settings?
The majority of Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies automatically. You can change these settings by blocking cookies or alerting whenever cookies are sent to your device. The instructions for changing cookies can be found in the “help” section of each browser. If you use different devices to access pages (like a computer, smartphone, tablet), we recommend that each browser on each device is adjusted to reflect your cookie preferences.
Why to keep your cookie settings?