Last updated: October 2, 2019.
A cookie is a small piece of text that our web pages store on your computer or mobile device, and your browser sends to us when you return to our site. Cookies do not necessarily identify you if you are merely visiting our website; however, a cookie may store a unique identifier for each logged in user. The cookies we use are essential for the operation of the website or are used for performance, functionality and security purposes.
For example, cookies allow us to remember things about your visit to our website, such as your preferred language, time zone, and other preferences in order to make the site and service easier for you to use.
In order to offer the highest level of usability, performance, and security we use both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiration date (unless deleted by the user before the expiration date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
The cookies and similar technologies we use, including web beacons, browser cookies, pixel tags and local shared objects (also called "flash cookies") all share one goal: to offer, measure and improve all aspects of our service continuously and in various ways. We differentiate between those cookies, which are strictly necessary for access and navigation, others that track usage (performance cookies), remember your choices (functionality cookies), and cookies that provide you with targeted content or advertising.
1. Access and security (strictly necessary cookies)
2. Settings (functionality cookies)
3. Analytics and research (performance cookies)
4. Advertising and marketing (other cookies)
We do not release any information collected from our own cookies to any third party providers, except for the service providers assisting in managing cookies.
You can disable the installation of cookies by entering the corresponding settings in your browser software (e.g. in Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, or Safari). In order to opt-out of Google Analytics, you may install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Program.
For general information about cookies and how to disable them, please visit allaboutcookies.org.
Although significant changes are rare, this policy may be amended as new features, technology, or legal requirements arise, so please check back from time to time. We’ll notify you if we make a significant change and, where required, seek your consent.