When you visit our website or our apps, information relating to the pages you look at maybe saved in files called “cookies” or with similar technologies, which are stored on the device that is being used to access the site. This page explains what cookies are, what they are used for, and how you can adjust your settings to manage cookies.
II. What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files that may – depending on your settings – be stored on the hard drive of your device (be it a computer, tablet, mobile phone, or any other device that can access the internet) when you visit a website or click on an advertisement. Cookies are used to identify the device on which they are saved and operational for a limited time.
III. What are the cookies issued by our site used for?
Four different types of cookies may be saved on your device while browsing our site. The intended purpose of each of these types of cookies is described below.
1. Technical cookies
Technical cookies are necessary to browse our site and access the various products and services that are available. They are used to:
• optimize the presentation of the website in line with your device’s display preferences (screen resolution, etc.);
• allow you to post comments on the basis of the information that you provided when creating your account;
• remember some information relating to forms that you have filled in on our website;
• compile statistics measuring visits to and use of our site;
• implement certain security measures.
These cookies must not be deactivated. If they are, you will have problems accessing the site and its services.
2. Audience-measuring cookies
Audience-measuring cookies are issued by us and/or our technical service providers in order to measure the number of people accessing our various types of content. These cookies are also used to identify any potential navigation problems and thus improve the website’s usability. These cookies produce only anonymised statistics and do not provide information on individual visitors.
3. Targeting and advertising cookies
These cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make as much as possible advertising relevant to you and your interests. This information is then used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as to help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. These cookies are placed by third parties including advertising networks. These cookies remember which websites you have visited and this information can be shared with other organisations such as advertisers. These cookies and the relating data processing is subject to the privacy and cookie policies of those third parties.
Among advertising cookies that may be used on this website, you will in particular find cookies operated by Google Adsense.
We provide the following links to opt-out of cookies provided by both our first-party ad server and many third-party advertising partners who may be engaging in online behavioral advertising:
- First Party Opt-out – Please visit this link to opt-out of cookies from our first-party ad serving vendor, Google: https://www.google.com/privacy/ads/;
- Third-Party and Online Behavioral Advertising Opt-out – Please visit this link to opt-out of cookies from over 50+ major third-party behavioral advertising providers: https://www.aboutads.info/choices/.
IV. Your options regarding cookies (how to provide or withdraw consent to the installation of Cookies)
1. Acceptance or blocking of cookies
2. Adjusting your settings on different browsers
When it comes to the management of cookies, each browser is set up differently. This will be covered by your browser’s help menu, which will tell you how to adjust your cookie settings. Click on the relevant link below to access detailed information regarding cookie settings – should your browser not be mentioned here, we invite you to look into the possibilities such a browser offers to adjust your cookie settings:
3. Other ways to block cookies
Depending on the type of cookie, there are other ways of managing cookies that do not involve adjusting your browser’s settings.
a. Blocking audience-measuring cookies
Audience-measuring cookies have been placed on our site by Google Analytics. You can block these specific cookies by clicking on the deactivation link below, downloading the add-on, and installing it on your browser. This add-on is compatible with the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Opera.
Google Analytics deactivation link: Deactivate Google Analytics
Please note that the add-on will save a cookie on your device, but that cookie will be used only to prevent your browser from transmitting data to Google Analytics.
For more information on deactivating Google Analytics and installing the browser add-on, click here: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics
b. Blocking other cookies
To block cookies used embedded YouTube videos, follow the instructions from here.