What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are created by a webpage whenever you visit the site. They store information that may help improve your browsing experience. This means that your details are saved even when you navigate away to another internet site so that your activity on the specific page can be analysed.
When you use our website, you agree to the use and storage of cookies on your end device (computer). It is also possible to use our website without cookies, but we recommend keeping cookies activated during your visit as otherwise you may miss out on certain information. The majority of browsers accept cookies automatically.
It is possible to manage cookies and/or prevent them from being automatically accepted by configuring your browser’s settings.
It should be noted that any changes made to your settings will only affect the specific browser being used. If you use different browsers, or change your end device, you will need to update your settings. You can also delete cookies from your device’s memory at any time. Information on cookie settings, how they can be altered and how to delete cookies can be found by accessing the help section of your web browser.
The following list contains links to the settings pages of the most frequently used browsers:
Below you will find a brief explanation of the most commonly used cookies.
1. Session cookies
When you are active on a website, a temporary session cookie is saved on your device. Information is stored in the form of a session identification, which is done, for example, so that you don’t have to log back in every time you navigate to a different page on a site. Session cookies are deleted when you sign out or expire as soon as your session is automatically ended.
2. Permanent or persistent cookies
A permanent or persistent cookie stores a file on your computer for a specified period. These cookies are used by websites to recall your information and settings each subsequent time you visit. This enables faster and easier access as you don’t have to re-enter certain settings for our portal, e.g. language preference. The cookie is automatically deleted once the specified storage period has expired, so that when you visit the website that generated it, you will be treated as a new user[NH2] .
3. Third-party cookies
Third-party cookies are generated by providers other than the website operator. They might be employed for a variety of uses, such as collecting information for advertising, customised content and website statistics.
4. Flash cookies
Flash cookies are stored as data elements on your computer by websites that use Adobe Flash. Flash cookies have no expiry date.
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