Cookies are small text files that are stored on the computer or other device during a visit to a website. Cookies are usually used to make websites function optimally, to keep track of the actions of visitors to the website, to keep login details, etc.
There are different types of cookies that can be distinguished according to their origin, function and lifespan.
More information about the types of cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.
improve the use and functionalities of its website;
analyze how users use the website and to compile statistics;
to show the users personalized information and advertisements.
Necessary cookies allow users to navigate through a website and use the functions of the website.
Performance cookies collect data about the use of a website such as the number of visitors, the time visitors spend on a web page and error messages. We use Google Analytics (collects anonymous data about the use of our website and compiling visitor statistics - How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps), ChartBeat (measures the website usage), Crazy Egg ( measures click behavior and movement patterns of the computer mouse) and Visual Website Optimizer (performs tests to measure the impact of website content).
Functional cookies increase the usability of a website by re-entering your choices (eg language preferences, region, login).
Advertising cookies ensure that a website can send personalized advertising messages. Our websites use Double-click (collects information about viewing pages and ads, and can create a user profile, in principle anonymous unless the user makes himself known through his Google account), Facebook Conversion Pixel (registers buying behavior after viewing an advertisement in Facebook, this information is added to the user's Facebook profile), Krux (records visitor behavior and displays targeted information and advertisements to users who are logged in to the website) and Outbrain (records visitor behavior and displays targeted information and ads).
We also use web beacons (or clear gifs) in combination with cookies. A web beacon is a small graphic image (normally 1 pixel x 1 pixel) in a mail or website that allows the behavior of users of a website to be analyzed.
Thanks to advertising, you can visit most websites for free. This means that the advertisements are better tailored to your interests. If you turn off the cookies you will still see advertisements, only they are no longer tuned to your preferences. In addition, you must enter any login details (pas-word, username) every time you disable the cookies that remember your preferences.
Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser so that you are warned before a cookie is placed or cookies are refused. More information on how to set up your browser can be found via the 'Help' button on your browser or via the following links:
If you use different devices to visit this website, make sure that your cookie preference is set on the browser of each device.
More information about managing cookies can be found at http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/.
In addition, you can choose on the following sites from which companies you no longer wish to receive cookies: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/#completed and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/.