What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small data file that is stored on your terminal device andcontains data such as your personal site settings and log-in information. Thisdata file is generated and transmitted to you by the web server to which youhave connected using your web browser. We in general set cookies to analyzeuser interest in our websites and help make them more user-friendly. You may ingeneral access our websites without cookies as well. If you, however, wish touse the full functionality of our websites in the most user-friendly manner,you should accept the cookies that enable the use of certain functions or provideconvenience features. The intended purpose of the cookies we use is shown inthe list that follows.
By using our websites, you consent to the use of those cookies that yourbrowser accepts based on your browser settings. The default setting on mostbrowsers is to accept all cookies. You may, however, set your browser to notify you before cookies are accepted, to accept or reject only certain cookies, orto reject all cookies.
Please note that any changes you make to these settings only apply to theparticular browser program in which you made them. If you use differentbrowsers or different terminal devices, you have to change the settings foreach browser and each device. You are furthermore able to delete cookies fromyour storage medium at any time. Please refer to your browser's Help functionfor information on how to change your cookie settings and delete cookies.
The most common types of cookies are explained below for your information.
1. Session Cookies
While you are using a website, a session cookie containing a sessionidentifier is temporarily stored in your computer's memory, e.g. so that you donot need to log on again every time you change webpages. Session cookies aredeleted when you log off or cease to be valid as soon as your session automaticallyexpires.
2. Permanent Cookies (Protocol Cookies)
A permanent or protocol cookie stores a file on your computer for theduration defined by the file's expiration date. These cookies enable websitesto remember your information and settings the next time you visit them. Thisspeeds up your access and makes it more convenient, for instance because you donot need to adjust your language setting for our portal every time. The cookieis automatically deleted once its expiration date is reached when you visit thewebsite that generated the cookie.
3. Third Party Cookies
Third party cookies stem from a provider who is not the operator of thewebsite. They can be used to collect information for purposes of advertising,user-defined content, and web statistics.
4. Flash Cookies
Pieces of data that are stored on your computer by a website are referredto as flash cookies if Adobe Flash is used to operate them. Flash cookies have no time limit.
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