What are cookies?
Are cookies safe?
Using cookies is completely safe and very common if you use the internet a lot. A cookie never contains personal information like your name, phone number or email address. Because of this, cookies can never be used to approach you directly via email or telemarketing campaigns. It is very important to us that you know exactly what type of cookies we place and what these are used for by third parties. You can read all about this down below.
Below you can read exactly what the cookies in these categories do. You can also read about which companies can place cookies on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit our website, since we do not always do it ourselves. Sometimes we use the services of other companies and they place the cookies. The Google company is a good example of this. Google offers us products we can use to measure how many visitors we have on our website and supplies us with some advertisements. To be able to do this they have to place a cookie.
When another company places a cookie, we will refer you via a link to their privacy statement or cookie statement. That way you can read for yourself what these companies do with the cookies they place.
Cookies that ensure an optimal and safe user experience on our website.
Since our website does not offer the possibility to create an account, the use of functional cookies is limited for you. Nevertheless, we do have to use them to make sure our website works properly.
This is what we use them for:
You do not need to give permission for the use of functional cookies and they also cannot be turned off by you.
Cookies that ensure we can optimize our website.
We want you to have a good time on our website. Since we cannot keep asking every visitor what is good or bad about our website, we are continually optimizing our website based on the statistics we collect.
These statistics can be about the following things:
And more generally:
We collect these types of statistical data using Google Analytics. In order to do this, Google Analytics places analytical cookies for us.
Cookies that enable us to show you relevant advertisements
Maintaining our website and making sure new content goes up takes a lot of time and manpower. To be able to finance all of this we need some income. This income is generated from the advertisements that we show on the pages you visit. We want to make these advertisements (and possibly videos) as relevant to you as we can. In order to achieve this, our advertisement partners place cookies for us.
The advertising cookies make it possible to:
ATTENTION: If you do not give us permission to place advertising cookies, you will see advertisements on our website. However, they will not be personalized.
The following companies are able to place advertising cookies for us:
Social media cookies
Cookies that make sure you can share the things you like with your friends
When you see something you like on our website you might want to share it with your friends and family. Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn enable this sharing by letting us place share buttons on our website. To make sure these share buttons work properly these social media platforms place a cookie so they can recognize you when you want. To share an article or photo.
These cookies make it possible that:
On our website, we offer the possibility for you to share our content on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. You can read about the specific content of the cookies placed by these social media partners and the possible data they collect through these on their own websites. We have supplied the links to their cookie statements below. Please be aware that these parties’ statements can change regularly.
Removing and/or turning off cookies
You might choose not to accept any cookies on our website and other websites. Unfortunately, we cannot turn off cookies for you; you have to do this yourself. Please do be aware that when you decide not to accept cookies, we cannot guarantee that our website will work properly for you.
We want to help you on your way with the following links:
We do our best, but unfortunately we cannot always control everything.
Despite the fact that we try to keep a full understanding of what type of cookies our website places, it might still happen that third parties place cookies that are not included in this statement. That is simply due to the way the internet and websites operate. This could happen, for example, when we use embedded content in our articles; these are texts, social media posts, pictures or videos that are saved by a third party, but are shown on or via our website.
We do our best to try to keep the list of cookies and companies that place them up-to-date on this page, but it could still happen that a cookie is placed by a company that is not included in this list. If you notice this happening, would you please inform us of this via our contact form? We would be eternally grateful and, of course, we would update the list as quickly as possible. If you are looking for information about the cookies placed by a third party, it would be best to directly contact the party in question.
This statement might be subject to change without our visitors being informed about it. This is why we recommend visiting this page regularly to find out if any changes have been made since your last visit.
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