What are cookies?

Our website makes use of cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your device (e.g. computer, tablet or smartphone) when you visit our website. Among other things, they map information about your browser type, operating system, geographical location, website visit and your personal preferences. Cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; a cookie can only identify a machine.

What do we use cookies for?

Cookies allow us to provide you with the best user experience:

  • We keep track of your preferences so you don't have to enter the same information over and over again when you visit our website
  • We can improve the security and speed of our website
  • We can make our marketing more efficient so we can offer you better service

What don't we use cookies for?

We use all information we collect solely within our own company. We do not pass on your data to third parties. Moreover, the data linked to your cookies is processed anonymously.

What types of cookies are there and what are they for?

There are different types of cookies:

1. Essential and functional cookies.

Essential cookies are strictly necessary for a website to function correctly. Functional cookies are not strictly necessary, but do provide an improved user experience on our website. These cookies cannot be disabled. Without these cookies, the website cannot function correctly. These cookies do not contain personal data, but keep track of your choices and preferences. For example, they remember your choice of language, login information or the region where you live.

2. Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies collect information about the behavior of your visits to our website as well as the performance of our website during your visit. All data from different visitors are anonymized and aggregated. Thus, the data cannot be traced back to specific visitors. Based on the insights gained, the website can be improved and our visitors get a better user experience.

3. Marketing or targeting cookies

Marketing or targeting cookies collect information about the behavior of your visits to our website and compile a user profile based on that information. This profile is then used to make the browsing experience more personal and relevant. As a result, you will receive personalized offers and advertisements that match your interests. Without these cookies, ads may still be shown, but they will be less relevant to you.

What cookies do we place?

First party cookies

First party cookies are cookies placed directly by us to improve your user experience on our website. They only collect information on our own website and are needed to make the website work technically. These cookies also further remember certain things including language choice, login information, pages visited and time spent on the website.

The cookies below apply to every visitor:


  • Type: functional
  • Lifetime: 1 year
  • Purpose: to remember your preferences regarding cookies


  • Type: functional
  • Lifetime: 30 days
  • Purpose: To remember if you arrived at the website via Google Ads


  • Type: functional
  • Lifetime: 24 hours
  • Purpose: verification of user login request (security)

The cookies below apply in most cases only to logged-in users:


  • Type: functional
  • Lifetime: session
  • Purpose: to support login functionality


  • Type: functional
  • Lifetime: session
  • Purpose: check support for cookies

wp-settings-1, wp-settings-time-1

  • Type: functional
  • Lifetime: 1 year
  • Purpose: remember settings (applies only to logged-in users)


  • Type: functional
  • Lifetime: session
  • Purpose: to manage your authentication data (only applicable for logged-in users)

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are cookies placed by third parties through our website. Examples of these third parties include Google and Facebook. These cookies track users' browsing behavior and create a user profile based on that data. All data collected is anonymized and cannot identify individuals.

For Google Analytics, we have entered into a processor agreement with Google in accordance with GDPR legislation. IP addresses are kept anonymized, we always use a secure SSL connection, we do not share data with Google and we keep linked data for a maximum of 26 months.

Overview of third party cookies:

_ga (Google Analytics)

  • Type: analytical
  • Lifetime: 2 years
  • Purpose: differentiate users

_gid (Google Analytics)

  • Type: analytical
  • Lifetime: 24 hours
  • Purpose: differentiate users

_gat (Google Analytics)

  • Type: analytical
  • Lifetime: 1 minute
  • Goal: limit number of requests (performance)

AMP_TOKEN (Google Analytics)

  • Type: analytical
  • Lifetime: 30 seconds to 1 year
  • Purpose: contains a token to obtain client ID from AMP Client ID service


  • Type: marketing
  • Lifetime: up to 1 year
  • Purpose: To remember the user's device via a unique ID for more relevant ads

Can I disable cookies?

Our website provides the ability to disable certain third-party cookies. Click here to change cookie settings. Want to disable or delete all cookies? You can do so by using the Change settings of your browser.


We reserve the right to change this cookie statement if necessary. This cookie policy was last modified on January 9, 2019.