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Our use of cookies

Cookies are small data files which are placed on your browser or hard drive by websites you visit. You can choose whether to block some or all cookies at any time by activating the relevant controls within your browser settings. However, if you do so, all or parts of our website may not be accessible or function properly.

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us provide you with a good browsing experience and allows us to improve our site. We use the following cookies:

  • Javascript document.cookie

    This cookie is placed automatically when you visit our website and is removed when you leave. It identifies your session on our server and remembers who you are while you are visiting, to make your browsing experience more convenient. For example, if you complete our online form, we will use cookies to remember your details during your current visit. These cookies are necessary for using the functions of our website. Legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

  • Google Analytics

    Google Analytics is a web service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (Google) which uses cookies to help us analyse how visitors use our website. From this we can improve the way our website works; for example, by identifying the way visitors move around and so helping us speed up searches. Legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

    The information generated by the Google Analytics cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address, browser type and settings, device type and settings, operating system, and the date, time, and referrer URL of your request) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of our website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer the information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. The cookie expires one month and two days from the date you accessed the site. We use Google Analytics with the function “anonymizeIp()” for anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). Google will therefore shorten your IP address by the last octet within the member states of the European Union or the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. The transfer of your information to a third country outside the European Union is covered by an adequacy decision of the EU Commission within the meaning of Art. 45 GDPR, as Google has committed to comply with the principles of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.

    You may prevent Google Analytics from collecting and processing your information by (i) installing the browser add-on available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en (applies to all websites) or (ii) using the opt-out link available here (opt-out cookie which only applies to our website and as long as it is not deleted in your browser).

    More information on Google Analytics’ processing of your information is available at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.