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Use of persistent cookies

Thanks to persistent cookies, we are able to recognise you when you visit our website again, which will enable the website to be specifically geared to your preferences. Also, when you have agreed to the use of cookies, we can remember this by means of a cookie. As a result you do not have to constantly reiterate your preferences, which will save you time and improve your browsing experience. Persistent cookies can be deleted through your browser’s settings.

Use of session cookies

We can remember specific preferences during your visit with the help of a session cookie. This will enable us to adjust our services as much as possible to our visitors’ surfing habits. These cookies will be automatically deleted once you close your browser.

Google Analytics

A cookie will be saved by Google through our website, as part of their Analytics service. We use the service to keep up-to-date and to receive reports on visitor behaviour patterns. Google can provide this information to third parties if required to do so by law or insofar as these third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We have no influence on this. We have authorised Google to use the obtained analytics information for other Google services.

The information is collected by Google in an anonymous form to the extent possible. Your IP address will never be shared. The information is forwarded to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google adheres to the Safe Harbor principles and is registered with the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program. This implies a suitable level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

Right to access and correct or delete your data

You have the right to request to access and correct or delete your data. Please refer to our contact page in this context. In order to prevent abuse we can ask you for adequate identification. If it involves access to personal data linked to a cookie, you will have to forward a copy of said cookie, which you can find in your browser’s settings.

Enabling, disabling and deleting cookies

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