Privacy Policy

This website uses cookies. When scrolling the page, clicking on a link or continuing to navigate in other ways you agree to the Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, component settings) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes. Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system. If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings.

How do we use cookies?
We use cookies to:

  • Track your use of our website to compile aggregate data about site traffic and interaction
  • Remember preferences and information about you so you don’t have to provide it again

This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns that emerge. This helps us to develop and improve our website and services in response to what our visitors want and need. The table below lists the cookies that we use and describes their purpose.

Cookie Name Type Session / Persistent
PHPSESSID Functionality Session
__gads AdSense Persistent

Types of cookies

Functionality: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, font and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

AdSense: This website uses the service “AdSense” from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). AdSense is used to display advertisements on our website for which usage data, such as clicks on advertisements and the IP addresses of website visitors, are processed, though IP addresses are shortened to the final two positions. User data is therefore processed pseudonymously. AdSense uses cookies and similar technologies for this. Google may transmit the thereby collected data to a server in the US where it will be assessed and saved. For transmissions of personal data to the US, Google subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield. As described above, you may also configure your browser to reject cookies. In addition to this, you may also turn off “Ads Personalization” in Ads Settings. Google will then only display general advertisements not selected on the basis of the data collected on you. For more information, please see Google’s Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/

YouTube: We embed videos saved on YouTube that can be played directly from our website. YouTube is a multimedia service of YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube”), an affiliate of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). For transmissions of personal data into the US, Google and its affiliate YouTube subjected themselves to the EU-US Privacy Shield. The legal basis is Art. 6(1) Sentence 1 Letter f of the GDPR due to our legitimate interest in embedding video and image contents.

How long do cookies last?
Some cookies are removed when you finish your session and exit the browser. Others are more long-term, sometimes indefinite, and are saved onto your device so they’re there when you return to the website.

How to reject cookies?
You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies if you don’t want to receive cookies that are not strictly necessary to perform basic features of our site. Each browser is different, so check the "Help" menu of your browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences. If you disable cookies, some of the features that make your site more efficient, may not function properly. Cookies can be disabled at any time, even if you have previously accepted them. For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to aboutcookies.org. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.

How to control cookies?
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.