Cookie policy

  1. What are cookies?
    1. Cookies are small pieces of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website or certain pages. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time. Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like.
    2. Cookies will usually contain the name of the website where the cookie has come from, how long the cookie will remain on your device, and a value which is usually a randomly generated unique number.
    3. Some cookies will be deleted as soon as you leave the website (the so-called “session cookies”), other cookies will remain stored on your computer or mobile device and will help us identify you as a visitor of our website (the so-called “permanent cookies”).
  1. Why do we use cookies?
    Cookies on our Website are used for a variety of different purposes.

    1. We use cookies to improve the user-experience on the Website and to map your surfing behaviour (e.g. the pages you have visited and the time you spent on that page). Cookies make our Website easier to use and allow us to better tailor our Website to your interests and needs. Cookies are also used to help speed up your future activities and experience on the Website. We use cookies, for example, to remember your language preferences.
    2. We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how our Website is being used and how we can improve our services.
  1. Which cookies do we use?
    1. We use first party and third party cookies:
      1. First party cookies are cookies created by the Website itself. These cookies are used to optimize your user-experience.
        Name Category Purpose Retention period
        wordpress_[hash] WordPress to store the authentication details on login. session
        wordpress_logged_in_[hash] WordPress to indicate when you are logged in, and who you are. session
        wp-wordpress_test_cookie WordPress to check if the cookies are enabled on the browser to provide appropriate user experience to the users. session
        wp-settings-{time}-[UID] WordPress to customize the view of your admin interface and the front-end of the website. 1 year
      2. Third party cookies are cookies created by parties other than the Website. Third party cookies in relation to our Website are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Analytics. Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool which helps us understand how you engage with the Website. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report Website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘___ga’ cookie.
        Name Category Purpose Retention period
        rc::c reCAPTCHA Marketing/tracking: filter requests from bots. session
        rc::b reCAPTCHA Marketing/tracking: filter requests from bots. session
        rc::a reCAPTCHA Marketing/tracking: filter requests from bots. session
        _fbc Facebook Marketing/tracking: Save last visit. 2 year
        fbm* Facebook Marketing/tracking: Save account details 1 year
        xs Facebook Marketing/tracking: Save unique session ID 3 months
        wd Facebook Functional: determine screen resolution 1 week
        fr Facebook Marketing/tracking: Advertising of retargeting 3 months
        act Facebook Marketing/tracking: Keep users logged-in 90 days
        _fbp Facebook Marketing/tracking: tracking visits across different websites 3 months
        datr Facebook Marketing/tracking: prevent fraud 2 years
        c_user Facebook Marketing/tracking: Save users unique ID 30 days
        csm Facebook Functional: prevent fraud 90 days
        sb Facebook Marketing/tracking: saving browser specifications 2 years
        actppresence Facebook Functional: save and track if the browser tab is active session
        *_fbm_ Facebook Marketing/tracking: saving account details 1 year
        bcookie LinkedIn Marketing/tracking: saving browser specifications 2 years
        li-oatml LinkedIn Marketing/tracking: advertising or retargeting 1 month
        BizographicsOptOut LinkedIn Functional: Saving privacy preferences 10 years
        li_sugr LinkedIn Marketing/tracking: Saving browser specifications 3 months
        UserMatchHistory LinkedIn Marketing/tracking: Advertising or retargeting 30 days
        linkedin_oauth_ LinkedIn Functional: controlling functions across multiple pages session
        lidc LinkedIn Marketing/tracking: tracking user actions on a web page 1 day
        bscookie LinkedIn Marketing/tracking: tracking user actions on a web page 2 years
        X-LI-IDC LinkedIn Marketing/tracking: tracking user actions on a web page session
        actppresence Instagram controlling the frequency of displayed ads 1 year
    2. A further distinction can be made between the following types of cookies:
      1. Necessary cookies: These are required for the operation of our Website. They include for example cookies that enable you to log in.
        Our necessary cookies are named here:

        Name Category Content of cookie Retention period
        _ga Google Analytics GA1.2.1730016921.1614771772 2 year
        _gid Google Analytics GA1.2.1151148094.1614771772 2 year
      2. Analytical/performance cookies: These cookies allow us to analyse our webtraffic, to see the number of users of our Website and how the users navigate through our Website.
      3. Functional cookies: These cookies ‘remember’ the choices you made on our Website (e.g. language preference) making the Website more user-friendly and enhancing your user experience.
      4. Targeting cookies: These show us the pages you have visited and the links you have followed, making advertisements more relevant to your interests.
  1. How can you manage or delete cookies?
    1. You can at any time manage or delete cookies using the settings on your internet browser, allowing you to refuse some or all cookies. Turning off cookies will limit the service that we are able to provide and may affect your user-experience. Deleting cookies may result in manually adjusting preferences every time you visit our Website. For more details about controlling and/or deleting cookies, visit the page corresponding to your browser for more information:
      Google Chrome
      Mozilla Firefox
      Internet Explorer
      For other browsers, please consult the documentation provided by the browser operator.