Cookie statement

What are cookies?

Like most other websites, we use cookies. These are small files containing information that is exchanged between a web server and a website visitor’s browser, tablet or smartphone. Cookies are harmless and have been used on websites since the early days of the internet and cannot distribute viruses or malware.

Do cookies know who I am?

No! A cookie does not know your name, address, age or other personal data. They only remember your preferences and your interests, based on your surfing behaviour.

Which cookies do we use?

Cookies are extremely important in enabling our community/website to run properly, but there are also cookies of which you cannot immediately see the effect (such as Google Analytics); these are also extremely important. Various cookies are used on our website. These are explained below.

Functional cookies 

Our supplier uses cookies that are strictly necessary to enable this community/website to function. For instance, cookies are used to enable you to respond and for login. Cookies are also used to remember settings and preferences. These do not use the information they obtained for other purposes.

Analytical cookies 

We use Piwik and/or Google Analytics on this community/website. This service uses analytical cookies. These cookies enable us to obtain insight (statistics) on the use of this community/website. The use of these cookies satisfies the strict requirements of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Visitor privacy continues to be safeguarded using these analytical cookies. Data are stored anonymously and are not shared for purposes other than analysis of use. We can use the analysis of these data for such things as optimising our community/website. If you consider this to be insufficient you can block Google Analytics using the following Google service: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Cookies on social buttons

The site incorporates buttons for promoting pages or for sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and LinkedIn. These buttons are pieces of code from the social media itself, and these use a cookie. This cookie remembers that you are logged in so that you don’t need to log into Twitter or Facebook each time you want to share something. To see what we do with personal data that are received with this code, please read the privacy statements from Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn (these can change regularly).

Cookies for content from third parties, such as YouTube

Web pages can use content hosted on other sites and that can be accessed on this community/website. This includes Slideshare presentations, YouTube videos and Storify. These codes often use cookies in a similar way to the social buttons. What they do with the cookies and personal data can be found in the privacy policy of the relevant service. We have no control over this.

Advertising cookies

With your permission, we use Facebook Pixel cookies to optimise advertisement delivery. These cookies ensure that advertisements are displayed that are relevant for you. You can withdraw your permission for this. For instance by removing the cookie from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Facebook Pixel

A cookie from American company, Facebook, is placed via our website as part of the “Facebook Pixel” service. We use this service to monitor and obtain reports about how visitors use the website and to display targeted ads on Facebook. This builds a user profile during your visit to this website. Facebook can provide this information to third parties if Facebook is required to do so by law, or in cases in which third parties process the information on behalf of Facebook. We have signed a processor agreement with Facebook.

The information is transferred to Facebook and is stored for an unlimited period on servers in the United States. Please read the Facebook Pixel privacy statement to find out what they do with your personal data that they process with this cookie.