What is a Cookie?
Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.
The use of persistent cookies
Persistent cookies are stored on your computer or other device and they remain there after you close your session until you delete them manually or until your browser deletes them based on the pre-determined period contained within the persistent cookie’s file.
The use of session cookies
Session cookies store information locally on your device for the duration of your visit and expire at the end of your browsing session, i.e. when you close your browser window the session, cookie and information it collected is deleted.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.
Google can also communicate this information to third parties unless required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We have no influence on this. We have not allowed Google to use the Analytics information for other Google services.
This website includes buttons to promote or share webpages on social media networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work through pieces of code that origin from LinkedIn, Facebook and respectively Twitter itself. Cookies are placed through this code. We have no influence on that. Read the relevant privacy statements (which can change regularly) to read what these parties do with your (personal) data that they process via these cookies.
The information that they collect is anonymised as much as possible. The information is transferred to and saved by LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google + on the servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google + maintain the Safe Harbor principles and are affiliated with the Safe Harbor program of the US Department of Commerce. This implies an appropriate protection level for processing any personal data.
Right to inspect and correct or delete your data
You have the right to request access to and correction or deletion of your data. See our contact page for this. To prevent abuse we can ask you to adequately identify you. When it comes to access to personal data linked to a cookie, you need to send a copy of the cookie in question. You can find this in the settings of your browser.
Switching cookies on and off and deleting them
More information about switching on and off and removing cookies can be found in the instructions and / or using the help function of your browser.