What are Cookies and what information do they collect?
Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your device. When a website is accessed, a cookie that is placed on a device will send information to the party that placed the cookie. Cookies are common and used on a number of websites. From these cookies, we can, for example, determine whether you have already visited the site or which settings you prefer. Cookies may also contain personal data, i.e. information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Session and Persistent Cookies
Our websites may place session and persistent cookies on your device. The difference between a session and a persistent cookie relates to the length of time the cookie lasts. Session cookies are cookies that typically last for as long as you are using your browser. When you end your browser session, the cookie expires. Persistent cookies, as the name implies, are persistent and will last after you close your browser. This allows, for example, for quicker and often more convenient access to our website.
Purpose of Cookies and Legal Basis for Cookies?
There are different types of cookies:
First Party and Third Party Cookies
Our websites may place first party cookies and allow third parties to place cookies on your device. The difference between a first party cookie and a third party cookie relates to the control of the party who serves the cookie. First party cookies are cookies that are specific to the website that created them. Their use enables us to operate an efficient service and to track the patterns of behavior of visitors to the website. Third party cookies, on the other hand, are placed on your device by a third party (i.e., not by us). While we may allow third parties to access the website to place these cookies on users’ devices, we do not retain control over the information supplied by the cookies, nor do we retain access to that data. This information is controlled wholly by that third party and subject to their privacy notice. The legal basis for the collection of information through third party cookies depends on the type of cookie, please see above.
Cookies used on one or more of our websites
The following table lists the cookies that we use on our websites: