When visiting the website, cookies are placed on the hard disk of your computer or mobile device.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that we store on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website.

Cookies are generally used to allow websites to function more efficiently, to keep track of the actions of visitors to the website, to store login data, etc. There are different types of cookies that can be classified according to their origin, function and lifespan.

You can read more about cookies at .

Which cookies do we use and why?

Initially, we use “First party cookies”. These are technical cookies that are used by the website, and that are designed to make the site function more efficiently. Example: settings specified by the user during previous visits to the site or a pre-filled form with data that the user has completed during previous visits.

We also use a number of “Third party cookies”. These are technical cookies used by third parties to inform us about your browsing behaviour and technical data.

What types of cookies are there and what is their purpose?

We can divide the cookies we use into four categories:

1. Essential cookies

Essential cookies are cookies that are necessary for a website to function. They ensure that basic functions such as page navigation, security and loading time can work.

2. Functional cookies

Functional cookies are cookies that keep track of your choices and preferences on a website. For example, they remember your language choice, login details or the region in which you live.

3. Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies collect information about the behaviour of website visitors and the performance of the website. Based on the results, the website can be improved and visitors will have a better user experience.

4. Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies track the browsing behaviour of visitors to the website, and are used to compile a user profile. This profile is used to personalize the browsing experience and, for example, to display personalized offers, advertisements, newsletters and the like that match your interests.

Which cookies does our site send?

PHPSESSID (session cookie)

- Type: first party
- Category: essential cookie
- Lifespan: session
- Purpose: this cookie allows communication between the web server and the browser, and temporarily stores information from your session. For example, it means that you don’t have to fill in a form again in its entirety when you reload the page or make an error.


- Type: third party
- Category: analytical and functional cookies
- Lifespan: varies from end of session to 2 years after session
- Privacy:
- Purpose: saves user preferences and user information when visiting pages with integrated Google Maps or YouTube


- Type: third party
- Category: analytical and marketing cookies
- Lifespan: is stored for a maximum of 2 years
- Privacy:
- Purpose: to collect data for Google Analytics in order to compile an anonymous user profile and to measure whether advertisements are effective.

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- Type: third party
- Category: analytical cookie
- Lifespan: 2 years after session
- Privacy:
- Purpose: to measure anonymously how users use the website

How can you disable cookies?

You can disable cookies and delete or change the settings for cookies, however, in that case our website will no longer function optimally. Do you still want to change the cookie settings? You can use your browser’s help function to change the settings.

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