What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are sent to your browser and stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device when you visit a website. The cookies send information back to the website each time you return.
It helps this site to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings.
It's important to know that using cookies is safe. Accepting a cookie does not give a server access to your computer or any of your personal information. It is also not possible to use a cookie to deliver a virus.
You can learn more about cookies and their functions by visiting an information website like allaboutcookies.org.
These cookies are used to help measure the delivery and the performance of advertising campaigns and limit the number of times you see an advert.
Third-party targeted advertising cookies may be placed on your device by third-party advertisers, ad networks, data exchanges, marketing analytics and other service providers.
Third-party targeted advertising cookies collect information about your browsing activity across multiple websites and online services in order to provide you with relevant advertisements on our websites and online services. Ad networks may share this information with the advertisers using their network. The information collected using these third-party advertising cookies does not identify you personally.
Types of cookies
A session cookie is temporarily stored in your computer's memory while you are surfing on a site, for example to keep a track of which language you have chosen. Session cookies are not stored on your computer for a long period of time, but always disappear when you shut down your web browser.
Persistent or tracker cookies
A persistent cookie saves a file on your computer for a long time; this kind of cookie has an expiry date. Persistent cookies help websites remember your information and settings when you visit them in the future. This result in faster and more convenient access since, for example, you donâ€™t have to login again.
When the expiry date has passed, the cookie is automatically deleted when you return to the website that created it.
First party cookies
These are set by the website itself and can only be read by that site. These cookies are commonly used to store information such as your preferences, for use when you re-visit the site.
Third party cookies
These are set by different domains from the one shown on the browser address bar that is by an organization other than the website owner.
Third party advertising and analytics cookies are placed by or on behalf of independent advertisers who are advertising on our site. These cookies may be placed within the advertisement and elsewhere on our site. They are anonymous â€“ they cannot identify individuals. We have no access to third party cookies and third party organizations have no access to ours. The third party organizations that place cookies have their own strict privacy policies that apply to those cookies.
Disabling/enabling cookies via your browser
There are a number of ways for you to manage cookies and other tracking technologies. Through your browser settings, you can accept or decline cookies or set your browser to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. You should be aware that you will not be able to use all our interactive features if you set your browser to disable cookies entirely.
You can delete any cookies that have been installed in the cookie folder of your browser. The various browsers provide different procedures to manage your settings. Click on any of the browser links below for instructions.
Disabling flash cookies
More information how to delete flash cookies, you can find here. Please note that you will not be able to use all our features if you disable flash cookies.
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Use of Information
Like most servers, our servers automatically record the page requests made when a user visits this site. These â€œserver logsâ€ typically include your web request (the requested content), IP address (anonymized), browser type, browser language and the date and time of your request. We may use these anonymized IP addresses to help diagnose technical problems or prevent abuse of our systems or other site users. Your anonymized IP address may also be used to gather aggregate demographic data and target advertisements accordingly.
This site is using GeoLite2 City database (updated monthly) to identify the rough geographic location of your anonymized IP adress. This site is saving the IP of the visitors of the last 1 week for performance reasons. (Add here: how this information is used, how long it is retained. Be especially careful when using this information to change prices or selling options, as this might not be legal.)
We use companies to serve advertisements on some of our pages. These companies and advertisers may place and access their cookies on your computer. Other companiesâ€™ use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies. We may use your information or allow advertisers or companies that serve advertisements access to your information to determine which advertisements you will see. This information may include your demographic information, geographic location and what content you access on our site.
Our site contains links, including banner and other ads, to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites if they are not under our control.
We use this information to help diagnose problems, to analyze statistics of our site, and to allow us to improve the overall user-experience.
We will not share your personally identifiable information with third parties, aside from entities that perform services for us.
However, we may disclose information you provide if required to do so by law or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process served on us; (2) protect and defend our rights or property; or (3) act in an emergency to protect someoneâ€™s safety.
Google Analytics, Adsense/Doubleclick DART and Third-Party Vendors
This website uses Google Analytics demographics and interest reporting. This site also make use of Google Analytics for Display Advertising features, including Remarketing, Google Display Network impression reporting and/or the DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration. We are required by Google to disclose the following information to you in our Privacy Statement in connection with our use of any Google Analytics for Display Advertising features on this site:
You may opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising or customize Google Display Network ads by using the . You maay also prevent your data from being collected and used by Google Analytics by opting out through the use of the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
If this website makes use of the Google Analytics for Display Advertising Remarketing feature, this site will use such Remarketing feature to advertise online and third party vendors, including Google, may show ads for this website on websites and apps across the internet.
This website and third party vendors, including Google, may use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize and serve ads based on a userâ€™s past visits to this website, and/or report how your ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to this website.
Data from Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting may be utilized by this website to help recognize and understand user preferences, to make improvements to this website, to choose content and advertising to display to you, and for other business purposes that will allow this website to better serve you.
DoubleClick DART and Third-Party Vendors Cookies
This site also may use DART and third-party vendors cookies for ad serving through Googleâ€™s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (â€œinterest based targetingâ€). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history. DART cookies use "non personally identifiable information". It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers.
The following list includes ad technology providers (third party vendors) with whom data will be shared for ad serving purposes. All these ad technology providers are allowed to serve and measure ads in the European Economic Area (EEA), to support ad delivery, ad measurement, and other functions. Third parties, like Google, may collect certain types of information about visits to the site, including interaction with content on these sites. As always, no personally identifiable information will be collected.Data from Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting may be utilized by this site to help recognize and understand user preferences, to make improvements to this site, to choose content and advertising to display to you, and for other business purposes that will allow this site to better serve you. DoubleClick DART and Third-Party Vendors Cookies This site also may use DART and third-party vendors cookies for ad serving through Googleâ€™s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (â€œinterest based targetingâ€). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history. DART cookies use â€œnon personally identifiable informationâ€. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of serving interest-based advertisements on all sites by visiting www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp Third parties, like Google, may collect certain types of information about visits to the site, including interaction with content on these sites. As always, no personally identifiable information will be collected. You may opt-out from being shown personalized advertisements on this site, please visit this link: optout.aboutads.info. Learn more about, how Google stores personalized data by visiting this link: policies.google.com/privacy.
Social Media Widgets/Buttons
Facebook This website contains references (links) to Facebook (social network). This website is managed exclusively by Facebook Inc. Within this website these references are recognized by the Facebook logo or symbol â€œLikeâ€. Clicking on these references, Facebook plugins are activated and the browser will create a direct connection with the Facebook servers. If during your visit to our site, you click on the references and are connected to Facebook with your personal account, it will be transmitted to Facebook the information that you visited our website. This information is transmitted to Facebook and the company saves. To avoid this, you have to disconnect from Facebook before clicking on the reference. The functions assigned to the reference of Facebook, especially the transmission of information and user data are not triggered by the visit to our site, but clicking on the appropriate reference. The purpose and dimensions of data collection by Facebook, as well as processing and use of data within the company, and the corresponding right and possibility of adjusting them to protect their privacy, are governed by policy to use Facebook data (www.facebook.com/policy.php). Visit Facebook Privacy Explantion site for further information: www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation