1. What are „cookies”?
Cookies are files or pieces of information that may be stored on your computer (or other internet enabled devices, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit a Site. A cookie will usually contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come from, the "lifetime" of the cookie (i.e. how long it will remain on your device), and a value, which is usually a randomly generated unique number.
2. What do we use „cookies” for?
3. What type of „cookies” do we use?
Two types of cookies may be used on the Sites - "session cookies" and "persistent cookies". Session cookies are temporary cookies that remain on your device until you leave the Site. A persistent cookie remains on your device for much longer or until you manually delete it (how long the cookie remains on your device will depend on the duration or "lifetime" of the specific cookie and your browser settings).
4. Does „cookies” contain personal data?
Personal data collected using "cookies" may be collected only in order to perform specific functions for the user. Such data are encrypted to prevent access to them by unauthorized persons.
5. Deleting „cookies”
Most internet browsers are initially set up to automatically accept cookies. You can change the settings to block cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. There are a number of ways to manage cookies. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings. If you disable the cookies that we use, this may impact your experience while on the Sites, for example you may not be able to visit certain areas of a Site or you may not receive personalised information when you visit a Site. If you use different devices to view and access the Sites (e.g. your computer, smartphone, tablet etc) you will need to ensure that each browser on each device is adjusted to suit your cookie preferences.