What are cookies and what are they used for?
Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your device (mobile, computer or tablet) and are commonly used on the Internet. Some are necessary for you to fully utilize the functionality of the website, while others are used to enhance your user experience and facilitate site navigation. There are two types of cookies; permanent and temporary cookies (so-called session cookies). Permanent cookies are stored as a file on your device for an extended period of time in order to be able to customize the website according to your wishes, choices and interests. For example, they are used in features that tell you what’s new since you last visited the website. When the expiration date has passed, the cookie is deleted when you return to the website that created it. Session cookies are temporarily placed on your computer when you visit the website and are sent between your computer and the server while you visit the web site and they are deleted when you close your browser. They are used, for example, to keep track of which language you have chosen.
Some examples of what cookies can be used for
When you log in to a website, a cookie is placed on your computer. Every time you browse to a page, your computer sends the cookie to the website you are visiting and with the help of the cookie the website can confirm that you are logged in and do not have to enter the user name and password for each new page. When you want to tailor websites according to your preferences. This may include the design of a web site you frequently visit, custom contrast or font size, or custom sorting or selection. On websites that sell services, cookies are used to make booking or ordering easier. Record which people visited certain pages on a website. This information can then be used to select the appropriate advertisement or customize the pages which are shown to the user. Many of the cookies that are used for advertising and tailor-made content are third-party cookies. Follow up traffic through statistics to improve the website and to learn more about different audiences. Many cookies that are used for statistics are third-party cookies.
Different types of cookies
Cookies can be divided into categories depending on their function. Required: These are necessary for certain functions to work, for instance in connection with payment, to identify and verify the user. If you decline the use of these cookies, you will not be able to use the related functionality. Presentation and function: These make your use of the site easier and more personal. For example, to adapt information and offers to things you have previously shown interest in. These cookies are also used to collect information (such as popular pages and user patterns) about website visitors’ use of the site so that we can improve the website and our digital services. If you decline the use of these cookies, the functionality of our digital services will be limited. Marketing: These are often third-party cookies, which means that they are not installed by us but by one of our partners. These cookies use information about your use of our and other websites, for example websites you visit or ads you respond to, in order to subsequently provide ads that are more tailored to you, both on our and other websites. These ads are called “interest-based ads” as their purpose is to only show you ads that match your interests. If you decline the use of these cookies, your user experience may be reduced.
If you want to avoid cookies
Cookies are not used to damage or destroy your computer and most browsers automatically accept cookies. If you still do not want to allow cookies, you can decline cookies in your browser setting and delete cookies that are stored on your hard drive. You can also set your browser to notify you when it receives a cookie. This way you have the opportunity to accept or reject the cookie. More information about this is available from your browser’s manufacturer. However, we do not control certain third-party cookies. These can only be turned off on the respective website and in accordance with the instructions given there. If you decline cookies, the digital services may not work as intended.
Changing our cookies
Which cookies we use, and which changes we make are exclusively shown in the updates we make in the table below. We therefore suggest that you check this table every time you visit the site.
Questions and feedback
Which cookies do we use?
Our digital services collect and store information with technology from different measurement tools. The information can be used to create profiles under a pseudonym. Cookies can be used for this. We also use third-party cookies, which are most often used to measure traffic and determine which service you last visited.