What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files with a given ID, which are downloaded on to a device when you access certain websites. They are widely used in order to make a website work. Furthermore cookies can help you to resume where you left off, remember your registered login, preferences, theme selection and many other things. Cookies also help us because by the help of them we are able to optimize the content of our website and to improve its usability.
Cookies can be divided in two types: Necessary cookies and analytics.
The use of this kind of cookies is for technical reasons like to reestablish the session of a user at login (for example if user unactivity caused cancelling his previous session). Necessary cookies are not used for analyzing the use of our website.
This kind of cookies helps us analyzing the use of our website and to spot options for improvement.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by down-loading and installing the browser plug-in available under tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at
www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html.
Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).
I don't want cookies - What can I do?
You can deactivate cookies in your browser settings if you do not want them. But please consider that deactivating cookies may affect the usability and functionality of this website.