On our website, we typically use "cookies" and similar technologies through which your browser or your device can be identified. A cookie is a small file which is sent to your computer or is automatically stored on your computer or mobile device by your browser when you visit our website. This way we can recognise you if you visit the website again, even if we don’t know who you are. In addition to cookies which are only used during a session and are erased again after you have visited our website ("session cookies"), cookies can also be used to store user settings and other information ("permanent cookies") for a specific period (e.g. two years). You can, however, set up your browser so that it rejects cookies, only stores them for a session, or erases them early. Most browsers are preset to accept cookies. We use permanent cookies to store your user settings (e.g. language) and so that we can better understand how you use our products and their content. If you disable cookies, certain features (such as language selection) could stop working.
To a certain extent and to the extent permitted, we integrate visible and hidden picture elements into our emails. When these elements are accessed on our servers, we’re able to determine when and if you have opened the email so that we can measure and better understand how you use our website and tailor it to you. You can block this from happening in your email client.
When you use our website and disclose your email address, you agree to the use of this technology. If you do not want this to happen, you must set up your browser or email client accordingly.
We use Google Analytics, Hotjar, Facebook Pixel and similar services on our websites. These are services provided by third parties which could be located in any country on earth (in the case of Google Analytics, this is Google LLC in the USA; in the case of Facebook Pixel, this is Facebook Ireland Ltd. in Ireland; in the case of Hotjar, this is Hotjar LLC in Malta), and through which we are able to measure and analyse the use of our website (no personal data is recorded). Permanent cookies placed by the service provider are also used for this purpose. The service provider receives no personal data from us (and does not retain any IP addresses), but it can track your use of the website, combine this information with data from other websites you have visited, and which are also tracked by the service provider, and use this insight for its own purposes (e.g. managing adverts). If you are registered with the service provider, the service provider will also know who you are. The processing of your personal data is then the responsibility of the service provider in accordance with their privacy policies. The service provider only tells us how our website is used (none of your personal information is disclosed).