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With the use of a session cookie we can see which parts of the website you have looked at during this visit. This allows us to adjust our service to the surfing behaviour of our users as much as possible. These cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
The American company Google places a cookie via our website, as a part of their “Analytics” service. We use this service to keep track of and receive reports on how visitors use our website. Google can provide this information to third parties in case Google is legally obligated to do so, or insofar as third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We cannot influence this process. We have allowed Google to use the acquired analytics information for other Google services.
The information that Google collects is as anonymised as possible. Your IP address, in particular, will not be passed on. The information is transferred to and saved by Google on servers in the United States. Google states it will conform to the Safe Harbor principles and is affiliated with the Safe Harbor programme of the United States Department of Commerce. This entails that a fitting level of protection for the possible processing of personal data is in place.
We have incorporated buttons on our website to promote (“like”) or share (“tweet”) on social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work by means of pieces of code from Facebook and Twitter respectively. By means of this code cookies are placed. We cannot influence this. To find out for which ends they use your personal data, please read the privacy statements of Facebook and Twitter respectively (which can often be amended).
The information that they collect is anonymised as much as possible. The information is transferred to and saved by Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ state they will conform to the Safe Harbor principles and are affiliated with the Safe Harbor programme of the United States Department of Commerce. This entails that a fitting level of protection for the possible processing of personal data is in place.
Enabling and disabling of cookies and deleting cookies
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