What are cookies?
Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more effectively, as well as to provide functionalities for the visitors that may, for example, enhance visitor friendliness.
To get the most out of this website, you need to have all cookies enabled. If you don't wish to enable cookies or wish to disable specific cookies, you will still be able to use the website but may not be able to use all of its features or functions. Please see the section below on how to manage your cookies.
Cookies we use and purposes
Cookies are used for a variety of purposes. The table below explains the first and third party cookies we use on our website, why we use them and how long the different cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device.
|Name cookie||Category of cookies||Purposes||Expiry date|
|_session||First party||Login session||1 day|
|_ga||First party||Google analytics: used to distinguish users||2 years|
|_gat_UA-*-*||First party||Google analytics: used to distinguish users||Few seconds|
|_gid||First party||Google analytics: used to throttle request rate||1 day|
|PREF||Third party||Remember basic preferences, e.g. language, format of search result and how to display information||8 months|
|CONSENT||Third party||Offers users the option to opt-in consent to allow cookies that pass information about your browsing activities to third parties||20 years|
|IDE||Third party||Google targeted advertising||1 year|
|NID||Third party||Google targeted advertising||6 months|
|fr||Third party||Facebook advertising||3 months|
|BizoID||Third party||Statistics for LinkedIn ads||6 months|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Third party||Track visitor views of youtube videos embedded||8 months|
How to manage cookies
If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or mobile device, you can change your browser settings. You can adjust your setting so that you receive a warning before certain cookies are stored. Another option is to adjust your settings so that your browser refuses most of our cookies or only certain cookies.
Please be aware that if you do not want to accept any cookies, we cannot guarantee that our website will function properly. It may be that several functions will be unavailable to you or that you will even be unable to view certain parts of the website.
Please note that you will have to change your settings for each browser and device you use. The procedures for changing your settings and cookies differ from browser to browser. If necessary, use the help function on your browser or click on one of the links below to go directly to the user manual for your browser:
There are also software products available that can manage cookies for you.
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