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Information about our use of cookies

Why do we use cookies?

Using cookies helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our Website and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see below.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored in the memory of your terminal via your browser. They store certain information (e.g. your preferred language or site settings) which your browser may (depending on the lifespan of the cookie) retransmit to us upon your next visit to our Website.

What cookies do we use?

We differentiate between two categories of cookies: (1) functional cookies, without which the functionality of our Website would be reduced, and (2) optional cookies used for e.g. website analysis and marketing purposes.

This all helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. The cookies we use are set out below:

Cookie Name Description Duration
_ga a unique ID used for Google analytics to help us improve the website 2 years
_gid a unique ID for a page and is used for Google analytics to help us improve the website 2 days
gadwp_wg_default_dimension This is used by Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress to view Google analytics in WordPress 1 year
gadwp_wg_default_metric This is used by Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress to view Google analytics in WordPress 1 year
gadwp_wg_default_swmetric This is used by Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress to view Google analytics in WordPress 1 year
viewed_cookie_policy a cookie that records whether the cookie policy pop-up was displayed 1 year
wfvt_ Cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin which notes information about your general geographic location. Session
Wordfence_verifiedHuman Cookie set by the Wordfence Security WordPress plugin to protect the site against malicious attacks. 1 day

 

Optional cookies are subject to your consent

We only use optional cookies if we have obtained your prior consent (Art. 6(1)(a) General Data Protection Regulation). Upon your first access to our Website, a banner will appear, asking you to give us your consent to the setting of optional cookies. If your consent is given, we will place a cookie on your computer and the banner will not appear again as long as the cookie is active. After expiration of the cookie’s lifespan, or if you actively delete the cookie, the banner will reappear upon your next visit to our Website and again ask for your consent. Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 2 years.

If you do not want cookies

Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site. You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon you visit our site. You can opt-out of the analytical cookies referred to above, by either by downloading and installing the provided Google Browser Plugin or by administrating your cookies in your browser settings, in which case an opt-out cookie will be placed.