What is a cookie?
When you visit our website, a cookie is placed on your computer by the U.S. company Google, as part of its Google Analytics service. We use this service in order to keep track of the visitors to our website and to receive reports about how visitors use the website. Google may pass this data to third parties if legally obliged to do so, or insofar as these third parties process the data on behalf of Google. We have no influence over this. However, we have consented to Google using the data obtained via Google Analytics for other Google services.
The data collected by Google is anonymised as far as possible. Your IP address is expressly not provided. The data is transferred to Google and stored on servers in the United States. Google states that it adheres to the Safe Harbour principles, and subscribes to the Safe Harbour program of the American Trade Department. This ensures an adequate level of protection in the processing of any personal data.
Our website includes buttons for promoting web pages (‘like’) or sharing web pages (tweet) on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work via strings of code generated by Facebook and Twitter themselves. Cookies are placed via these codes. We have no influence on this. Please read the privacy statement of Facebook and Twitter (both frequently subject to change) to find out how they use the (personal) data collected via these cookies.
The data collected by these social media companies is anonymised as far as possible. The data is transferred to Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn and stored on servers in the United States. Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn state that they adhere to the Safe Harbour principles, and subscribe to the Safe Harbour program of the American Trade Department. This ensures an adequate level of protection in the processing of any personal data.
Right to access and correction or removal of your information
You have the right to request access to and correction or removal of your data.To contact us about this, please see our contact page. To safeguard against misuse, we may ask you to provide adequate identification. If this concerns access to personal data linked to a cookie, you will be required to send us a copy of the cookie in question. This can be found via the settings of your internet browser.
Enabling, disabling and deleting cookies
Further information regarding the enabling, disabling and deleting of cookies can be found in the instructions and/or via the help function of your internet browser.
More information about cookies?
The following websites provide further information about cookies:
Consumer association: “What are cookies?”
Consumer association “What are cookies used for?”
Consumer association “Deleting cookies”
Consumer association: “Disabling cookies”
Your Online Choices: “A guide to online behavioural advertising”