Last Updated: October 2023
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small data file sent by a domain/website into your computer, tablet, smartphone, or similar device each time you use that device to visit a website. Cookies are widely used by websites to make the websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information. Cookies allow our system to recognize your device the next time you visit our website, which helps us to provide you with a better web browsing experience. Cookies can store user settings and other information (e.g. your web browsing data), which can help us improve our websites to make your online experience easier.
Cookie management on your device
Who exactly stores cookies on your device?
Any cookies sent by us, as the site operator, and stored on your device are designated “first-party cookies”. Some cookies may be placed by third parties; these are designated “third-party cookies”. First-party cookies are those cookies which are associated with our host name. Third-party cookies are cookies from other domains.
Third-party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. advertising, interactive content, security functions, analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when you visit the website in question and when you visit certain other websites.
We use third-party cookies to enhance the performance and functionality of our website, to report usage statistics, for online security, and to track user activities on our website. We use these cookies to ensure that our website functions securely, seamlessly, and to better cater to your preferences.
How long are cookies stored?
Cookies are stored either on your hard disk (persistent cookie) or in your computer RAM (session cookie).
Session cookies: Session cookies are generated by our website when you start your visit and contain a randomly generated individual ID number allocated to your device. These cookies become invalid and are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
Persistent cookies: These cookies remember information, settings, preferences, or sign-on credentials after you may have closed your browser. When persistent cookies are used, the validity of these cookies do not automatically expire when you close the web browser. These cookies are stored in your browser device and remain in place for as long as they are valid or until they are manually deleted.
For more information on the storage per cookie placed, please read the information specified below in the Section titled “Cookies on this website”.
Cookies on this website
Where can you get further information?
If you have questions about the cookies we use, please contact us at [email protected]. Please provide us with your contact information, the name of our relevant website or services, and a detailed description of your request.