What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Your web browser stores these files and the website accesses them on subsequent visits. Cookies record your preferences and provide information to the site owners.
You can find more information about cookies and similar technologies on the website about cookies. To set your browser’s cookie management settings, you can find the method, depending on your browser, on the website about cookies.
Basic performance – “necessary” or “essential” cookies.
For example, essential cookies are used to:
- Store your chosen browser language,
- Log in to your account,
- Set your preferences,
- Fill out forms.
They remember you and your settings, so you don’t have to retype information as you navigate between pages. They ensure a fast loading of our pages by distributing the workload.
Essential cookies are also necessary for our site to distinguish between browsers. Especially to differentiate users behind a shared IP address in order to provide correct content. They recognize trusted traffic and apply security settings. I also use these cookies to measure the audience (number of visits per page) and performance (loading time, errors) on the website.
Cookies opt-in and opt-out
You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.
Cookies placed by third parties
When you visit my website, third-party organizations may place cookies on your browser. This is because third-party cookies do not require you to actively engage with the third party’s content or visit their website. For example, I use video hosting platforms (Youtube and TED) to embed videos on my website. The providers may deploy cookies on your browser when you visit the pages where I use their technologies.
These cookies may inform third-party organizations of your visit to my site. These organizations could use this information to send you targeted messages and advertisements. In all cases, I do not set these cookies and I do not have access to the information they collect. These cookies are subject to the third-party organization’s own policies.
Last policy review date: November 2022