In this cookie statement we explain the use of our cookies.
Following cookies are downloaded on your pc to improve your user experience:
- Functional cookie “__atuvc” (2 years): This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.
- Functional cookie “cb-enabled” (1 year): This cookie is used to remember if the visitor clicked the “I Understand” button in the cookie bar. If so, the cookie tells the cookie bar not to show itself.
- Functional cookie “meerkat” (session cookie): This cookie is used to remember if the visitor clicked “don’t show again“ for the advertisement that floats at the bottom. If so, the cookie tells the the floating add to stay away.
- Strictly Necessary Functional cookie “__RequestVerificationToken” (session cookie): This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorized posting of content to the website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.
- Strictly Necessary Functional cookie “ASP.NET_SessionId” (session cookie): General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Microsoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.
- Strictly Necessary Functional cookie “.ASPXAUTH” (session cookie): This cookie is used by sites using the .NET technology platform from Microsoft. It is commonly used to identify a logged-in user to enable access to secure areas of a site.
Social media buttonsButtons are included on our website to promote and share web pages on social networks, namely Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+. These buttons place cookies.
These buttons work through bits of code that are coming from these social networks themselves. We have no influence on these. Read the privacy statements of these networks (which may change on a regular time base) to know what they do with the (personal) data they obtain through these cookies.
The information collected by the US networks are most likely to be transferred to the United States, and stored on servers there. Most companies behind these networks state to comply with the Safe Harbor principles and are members of the Safe Harbor program of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This means that there is an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Tracking and profilesWe use so-called tracking cookies to create a profile about you using the tool Google Analytics, about which more below. The created profile about you will not be linked to your name, address, email address and other similar information that is known to us, but only serves to match advertisements to your profile, so that these ads are as relevant to you as possible.
Google AnalyticsThrough our website, a cookie is placed from the American company Google, as part of the "Google Analytics" service. We use this service to get information and keep reports about how visitors use the website. Google may transfer this information to third parties if Google is legally required to do so or as far as third parties process the information on Google's behalf. We have no influence on this. We have not permitted Google to use the obtained analytics information for other Google services. The information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google states to comply with the Safe Harbor principles and is a member of the Safe Harbor program of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This means that there is an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Google analytics cookies: “__utma”, ”__utmb”, ”__utmc”, ”__utmz”
Right of access and correction or deletion of your dataYou have the right to request access to and correction or deletion of your data. For this go to our “Contact Us” page or mail us at “firstname.lastname@example.org”. To prevent abuse, we can thereby ask you to identify yourself adequately. When it concerns access to personal data linked to a cookie, we will need you to send us a copy of this cookie along with the request. You can find these in the settings of your browser.
Usually, you can delete cookies through your browser settings. More information about the enabling, disabling and deleting of cookies can be found in the instructions and/or by using the help function of your browser.
More information about cookiesOn the following websites you will find more information about cookies:
- Cookiepedia: “Search & find explanations about specific cookies”
- Your Online Choices: “A guide to online behavioural advertising”
- Google Chrome: “Manage your cookies and site data”
- Firefox: ”Cookies - Information that websites store on your computer”
- Internet Explorer: “Change Internet Explorer 9 privacy settings”
- Internet Explorer: ”How to manage cookies inInternet Explorer 9”
- Safari: “Manage cookies”
- Opera: “Cookies”
Last Updated: 28-02-2014