Use of Cookies

The purpose of this policy is to provide information on how our website uses cookies and other tracking technologies.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small data file and holds a certain amount of information, which may be stored directly on your computer's hard drive or any other mobile device you’re using. Cookie files are not automatically deleted as you leave our website. Instead, they are kept ready for your next visit and retrieved by your browser. The maximum storage time varies between the different types of cookies.

Why do we use cookies?

The use of cookies allows our website to collect (anonymized) user data and to customize our website and services accordingly. The use of cookies may also help to analyze the website’s performance and to recommend content relevant to your visit. For us as a website owner, cookies mainly serve a feedback function and help to maintain the security of our website. Furthermore, cookies can also help to improve design and performance of our website and enhance the user experience for those who visit our website.

Which kind of information is stored by using cookies?

Our website exclusively stores information which is automatically send to our server by your browser. The information our website receives may contain:

  • your browser type
  • your IP-address
  • the duration of your visit
  • Previously visited websites
  • your language settings
  • your shopping cart items
  • time and date of the server request
  • the name of your internet provider

How to control cookies

All recent versions of popular internet browsers allow users to manage the use of cookies. If you choose to (partially) disable the use of cookies, you may still be able to visit our website, but certain services will fail to function properly.
It is particularly important to us to point out that, the cookies we use do not store personally identifiable information.
To find out more about the use of personal data on our website, please visit out general privacy policy.
In most cases, cookies will collect general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.

Types of cookies that may be used on our website

The following list explains which purpose is served and what kind of information is stored by each different type of cookie.

Session cookies

Session cookies are only stored temporarily. Session cookies only exist until you close your browser after visiting our website. The main purpose of session cookies is to avoid that users have to submit information repeatedly.

Persistent cookies

Persistent cookies are stored permanently in on of your browser's subfolders until you delete them manually or they expire. They are used for user authentication.

Essential cookies

These are cookies that are required for the website to operate properly. They allow users to navigate through our website. Various key features of our website depend on the use of essential cookies. If the use of essential cookies is deactivated, you are not able to visit encoded areas of our website.

Performance cookies

These cookies are used to monitor the use of our website and provide information on whether errors occur or not. Performance cookies never store personally identifiable user information. Performance cookies allow us to statistically analyze user traffic patterns.

Functional cookies

Functional cookies store user information in order to remember your personal website settings. These cookies strongly improve the user experience on our website and help to provide a more personalized view. Functional cookies allow us to display different versions of our website, depending on the access location.

Third party cookies

It is possible, that visiting our website may cause the storage of third-party cookies on your computer or mobile device. As a website owner, we have no control or liability over third-party cookies and therefore advise you to check the relevant third party's cookie policy for more information. Third-party cookies are regularly stored, when third-party software (such as analyzing or marketing tools) is allowed access to our website or when third-party content (such as YouTube Videos or Social Media content) is openly displayed on our website. In the latter case, third-party cookies are usually stored if you are visiting our
website at the same time as you are logged in to the corresponding social media platform. Following the same principle, visiting our website can cause the disclosure of cookie information to third parties.

Third party cookies (Google Analytics, Adworks, Adobe Analytics, Omniture)

These cookies monitor how visitors move around our website and how they reached it. The gathered information is used to create user traffic analyses and to improve the quality of our website.

Third party cookies (social Media)

Social Media Cookies serve the purpose of identifying an analyzing User activities as well as usage tracking. The gathered cookies information also helps us to identify suspicious login activities in order to prevent the creation of spam-accounts.

This policy was last updated on January 20th, 2016.