What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile phone when you visit that site. Cookies are widely used to make websites work more efficiently. They also transmit data to the owners of the website.
You cannot be identified merely based on cookies but, together with other data, they can be connected to you. In such cases, cookies can be considered as personal data. We do not, however, seek to identify you with cookies.
The data created by cookies from the use of this website (standard Internet login data, including the user’s IP address, and anonymous visiting data) is transferred to and saved by Google, for example in servers in the USA. The user’s IP address is made anonymous before being sent to Google. We keep user-level data in the Google Analytics program for 26 months, after which it is automatically deleted.
According to its Privacy Shield certification, Google states that it observes the EU’s and USA’s Privacy Shield Framework. Google may deliver data collected by Google Analytics to third parties when the law so requires or when third parties process data on behalf of Google.
On our website, we also use social media cookies (widgets), by which users can add content to our website for different social media platforms (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.). In order for you to understand how these third parties collect data, what data they collect and what cookies they set, read the privacy protection practices of the social media platform in question.
In all browsers, cookies may be deleted one by one or all in one go. The location of the delete function depends on the browser. In most browsers, you can:
- view the cookies on your computer and delete them one by one
- block the saving of third party cookies
- block the saving of cookies from certain websites
- block all cookies
- delete all cookies when you close your browser.
If you use several different browsers, remember to delete the cookies from all of them. The information on this page was last updated on 24 May 2018.