A cookie is a small piece of data sent from the website and stored in your web browser when you visit the website. A cookie may contain text, numbers, dates or other data, but no personal information is stored in our cookies. It is not a program, and it does not contain harmfull codes.
What are we using cookies for?
Cookies may serve many purposes which roughly fall in the following categories:
- Technical state and personal settings: If a website needs to remember personal settings, e.g. your favourite city in the weather report, or the items in your shopping cart.
- Statistics and tracking traffic: So that those running the website may inspect visitor behaviour, and improve the overall experience based on this intelligence.
- Targeted advertising: So that those running the website may show you commercial messages, based on your overall browsing habits.
Which cookies are we using on the website?
On this website we use only a few cookies, for tracking traffic and technical state.
Tracking traffic using Google Analytics
On this website we collect statistics on user habits, how the users got here and how they use the site. That way we can keep an eye on how to improve the site, for instance whenever a user searches for a specific word, but does not find anything. This data is analysed in collated form only, specific machines cannot be identified. Consequently we cannot identify you as an individual.
Tracking traffic through social media
On our website we want to show the number of people who are sharing our content on social media. That requires us to gather information from Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus etc., and they all place a number of cookies in your browser in return. Often they use those cookies to provide you with targeted advertising.
What if I do not want cookies?
If you do not want our website to store cookies in your browser, do the following:
- In your browser you can also choose not to allow cookies. You can find more information on how to avoid cookies at http://minecookies.org/cookiehandtering. The link contains a guide for the most common browsers, but some may not be covered. Often you can use the help function of your browser to find out more about cookie settings.