A cookie is a small text file that is stored and/or read by your web browser on the hard disk of your end device (e.g. computer, laptop, or smartphone) by websites you visit.
Nearly every website uses cookie technology to optimize design and functionality. Cookies also make your interactions with websites faster and more secure since they can remember your preferences (such as login info and language preferences) and send the information they contain back to the originating website (first-party cookies) or to other websites to which they belong (third-party cookies) when you revisit them with the same end device.
Based on the function and purpose for which cookies are used they are typically divided into the following categories, (which are used on this website):
Analytical and performance cookies allow us to recognize and count visitors and to gather information about how the website is used (e.g. which pages a visitor opens most often and whether the user receives error messages from some pages). This helps us to improve the way our website works by, for example, ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Marketing and targeting cookies that record your website visits, page visits, and link clicks. This information is what we use to deliver more relevant ads. It also limits the number of times you see an advertisement, and helps measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. This information may therefore be shared with third parties (such as advertisers).
You can withdraw your cookie consent at any time. In order to do so, please refer to the following:
Please note that refusing the use and storage of cookies on your computer will not inhibit you from browsing this website. That said, some options or features may not work properly.