1. What are cookies?
2. Which cookies do we use and why?
Our website primarily uses three types of cookies:
2.1 Functional cookies
Functional cookies provide an optimal and safe user experience on our website(s). You do not need to create an account as a user in order to use our website. For that reason, the number of functional cookies is limited, compared to – for example – a webshop or social media platform.
Functional cookies applications:
determining your (global) location;
type of device;
detecting from abuse;
Please note, functional cookies do not need your explicit consent and cannot be disabled.
2.2 Analyzing cookies
We think that it is vital that you have an enjoyable visitor experience on our website. For this reason, we collect user statistics. These give us the necessary insights to be able to make desired adjustments to the site.
With Google Analytics cookies we measure how you use our website(s) and how you found us. We apply this knowledge to improve our service. This cookie is coming from Google and is deleted after a maximum of two years. Some cookies are already deleted after thirty seconds or one minute. Google does not share anonymous data with third parties. More information about Google’s cookies can you find here:
Analyzing cookies applications:
total number of visitors;
length of website visit;
number of articles per session;
click behavior on the website;
via which source.
2.3 Advertising cookies
Advertising cookies are responsible for showing you relevant advertisements.
Advertising cookie applications:
keep advertisements unique;
relevant ads within the area of interest;
External providers who place advertising cookies
If you are curious about the external parties who may put advertising cookies for us, please visit the privacy settings from the website (often on the bottom of the page). Here you will find all links to the relevant partners and privacy settings.
Google advertising cookies
You can opt out of personalized ads from Google at
Google also recommends installing the Google Opt-out Browser add-on for your web browser:
4. Refuse and/or delete cookies
If you don’t want websites to place cookies on your computer, you can adjust your browser settings so that you get a warning before cookies are set. You can also change the settings so that your browser refuses all cookies or only cookies from third parties and you can delete cookies that have already been placed.
How you do this is different per browser. If necessary, consult the help function from your browser, or click on one of the links below to go directly to the manual of your browser. Note that you must adjust the settings separately for each browser and computer you use.