Cookie Policy

What is a cookie?

We use cookies on this website. A cookie is a simple small file that is sent with pages from this website (and/or Flash applications) and is saved through your browser onto your computer’s hard drive. The information stored in the cookie can be sent back to our servers during a subsequent visit to our site.

Persistent cookies

We can use a persistent cookie to recognise you when you come back to visit our website again. This enables the website settings to be set specially according to your preference. Also when you have given your permission for cookies to be used, we can remember this through the use of a cookie. This means you do not need to re-enter your preferences each time you visit, so you save time and your visit to our website is enhanced. You can delete persistent cookies via your browser settings.

Session cookies

We can use a session cookie to see which components of the website you view during your visit. This enables us to optimise our service to the match the browsing behaviour of our visitors as much as possible. These cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

Facebook and Twitter buttons

Buttons are included on our website to be able to promote (like) web pages or share them on social media networks such as Facebook (share) and Twitter (tweet). These buttons work using code that originates from Facebook and Twitter respectively. This code installs cookies. We have no influence on this. Please consult the privacy policies from Facebook and Twitter (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process via these cookies.

The information they collect is anonymised as much as possible. The information is transferred to and saved by Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ are committed to complying with the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles and are members of the US Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor Scheme. This entails a suitable level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

Google Analytics

The US company Google uses a cookie via our website as part of its Analytics service. We use this service to keep a record and generate reports about how visitors use the website. Google can provide this information to third parties if Google is legally required to do so, or where third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this. We have however allowed Google to use this Analytics information for other Google services.

The information that Google collects is anonymised as much as possible. Your IP address is expressly not provided. The information is transferred to and saved by Google on servers in the United States. Google is committed to comply with the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles and is a member of the US Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor Scheme. This entails a suitable level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

Cookies used:

Cookie Name Expiration Time Description
_ga 2 years Used to distinguish users
_gat 10 minutes Used to throttle request rate

Right to access and correct or delete your data

You are entitled to request to see and correct or delete your data. Please see our contact page for details. We may ask you for adequate identification to prevent misuse. When this concerns access to personal data linked to a cookie, you must provide a copy of the cookie in question. You can find this in your browser settings.

Managing/deleting cookies

You can find more information about switching cookies on and off and deleting them in the instructions and/or by using your browser’s Help function.