This Cookie Statement is part of our Privacy Statement. Please check our Privacy Statement for more information about us and the way in which we protect information provided by users.
To ensure we provide you with a properly tailored and adequately responding service, we should remember and store information about how you use this Website. We do this with the use of so-called cookies, small text files. Cookies contain small amounts of information and are downloaded by a server on your computer or other device. Your web browser returns these cookies to our Website on subsequent visits, so it recognises you and knows, for instance, what user preferences you have. More information about cookies and how they can work can be found at http://www.aboutcookies.org/.
What kind of cookies do we use and why?
Some of the cookies we use are necessary to enable you to navigate freely on the Website, and to use its specific elements, such as gaining access to a closed part that includes content for registered users.
We also use functional cookies to record information about the choices you have made, enabling us to customise our Website to our users, e.g., by remembering your language or region, or that you participated in a certain survey. This information is usually anonymized and is not used for any other purposes.
We or our service providers also use analytical services to find out how effective the content of our website is, what our users are interested in, and to improve the functioning of this Website. What’s more, we use web beacons or tracking pixels to determine visitor numbers and performance cookies to keep track of how many individual users visit this Website and how often. This data is only used for statistic purposes, and we do not plan to use it for retrieving the identity of users. Did you register and are you logged on to this Website? Then we can combine this data with information from web analysis services and cookies to make a more detailed analysis of your use of this Website.
This Website also uses Targeting Cookies to show customised publicity to its visitors.
How can you control cookies?
By using this Website you authorise us to install cookies on your computer or other device, as explained above. Yet you can still control cookies in several ways. Do remember that removing or blocking cookies can affect your user experience and may prevent access to certain parts of this Website.
Most browsers show which cookies are installed on your device and allow you to remove them separately or to block cookies from specific or from all websites. Do keep in mind that any preferences you have indicated will be lost when you remove all cookies, including your preference to deregister for cookies, for which an “opt-out cookie” has been installed. More information about changing your browser settings for cookies can be found at http://www.aboutcookies.org/ or http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/.
Managing analysis cookies
You can disable analysis cookies, so your anonymised browser activity is not tracked within websites. We use the following service providers; click on their links to read more about their privacy policies and how you can disable cookies:
Google Analytics: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Managing “Local Shared Objects” or Flash Cookies
Local shared objects or flash cookies are similar to other browser cookies, but they can store additional types of data. You cannot manage these cookies using the mechanisms described above. Some parts of this Website use this type of cookies to store user preferences for media player functionality; without these cookies it may be impossible to properly play video content. You can manage these cookies manually on the Adobe website.
Social media buttons
We use social media buttons to enable our users to share web pages or save them as favourites. These buttons are for external social media websites which may store information about your Internet activity, including your activity on this Website. Carefully read the respective conditions for use and the privacy policies of those sites to find out exactly how they use your data and how you can deregister or remove such data.
External Internet services
Sometimes we use external Internet services on this Website to enable us to show content within this Website, such as pictures or videos, or to conduct a survey. Just like with social media buttons, we cannot prevent that those sites or external domains collect information about your use of this embedded content.
We can also use so-called tracking technologies, to establish whether you have read, clicked or forwarded certain email messages from us. This enables us to make our messages more interesting and more useful. If you do not want to inform us about opening, forwarding or clicking our messages, you should deregister because we cannot send these emails without this tracking function. Registered subscribers can change their communication preferences at any time. To do so, please contact us. You can also deregister by following the instructions in the separate email messages you receive from us.
We can adapt or amend this Cookie Statement as we see fit from time to time. Whenever we make such changes, we will adjust the abovementioned revision date, and the adapted or amended version will apply to you and your data as from the revision date. We advise you to check this Cookie Statement at regular intervals, to make sure you stay informed of the way in which we protect your data.