1. What are cookies? 

Cookie is a small piece of text that is sent to the browser from a website visited by the user. It facilitates the website to memorize information about its visit, such as its preferred language and other settings. This can facilitate his next visit and make the website more useful for him. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more complicated experience. 

2. Why do we use cookies? 

Cookies are used for many reasons. They are used, for example, to memorize user preferences in relation to secure search, to calculate the number of visitors on a page, or to facilitate the user to subscribe to services and to protect its data. 

3. Functionality and content of the website 

The users’ share feature is used by visitors to recommend the websites and the content on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Cookies store information about how visitors use the share feature – although it is not on an individual level – to improve the website. If you do not accept cookies, no information is stored. For some of the features of our website, we may use third-party suppliers, for example, when you visit a page with embedded photos, videos or links on YouTube. These videos or links (and any other content from third-party suppliers) may contain cookies of third-party manufacturers and you can consult the policies of these third-party websites for information on the use of cookies. 

4. How can I reject and delete cookies? 

We shall not use cookies to collect users’ personal data unless they provide their express consent. However, you may choose to reject or disable cookies by changing your browser settings – for more details, refer to the “Help” feature in the browser. Please note that most browsers automatically accept cookies, so if you do not want cookies to be used, you may need to delete or disable cookies actively. For information on the use of cookies in browsers for mobile phones and for details on how to reject or delete such cookies, refer to the settings of the browser. Please note, however, that if you refuse the use of cookies, you shall be able to visit our websites, but some of the features may not work properly. 

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5. Revision of Legal Statement 

We reserve the right to make any changes and corrections to this statement. We invite you to refer to this page at regular intervals to check this and new, additional information. Last document modification: April 2018.