What are cookies?
Cookies are small text strings. When you visit a website, the website sends the cookie to your computer. Your computer stores it in a file located inside your web browser. Cookies are classified as technical cookies or profiling cookies, depending on the type of use, as well as our own cookies or cookies by third parties, depending on the type of use.
Different types of cookies
Technical cookies are necessary for the sole purpose of “transmitting a message via electronic communications network, or as explicitly requested by the provider or user” (cf. Art. 122 Section 1 of the Data Protection Code). Technical cookies are different than navigation or usage cookies (which enable normal navigation and use of the website). Analytical cookies are similar to cookies used directly by website operators to collect general information about the number of users, and on how they use the site). Functional cookies allow the user to navigate based on a series of selected criteria, such as the language, and improve service for the user.
Profiling cookies are used to send advertising messages in accordance with user’s preferences. Third-party cookies Because various users install cookies on their PCs, and depending on whether the administrator of the website is the same, there is a difference between own cookies and third-party cookies.
Cookies to avoid spam:
To ensure that our forms are not misused for spam, we use a plug-in from the content management system. Since this is a internal CMS plug-in, which is meant to ensure security, this cookie is set without prior consent.
Session cookie (local):
This is a technical cookie which stores user’s actions within a webpage. It is deleted when the user leaves the website. In case of e-commerce websites, this cookie is also used to store the products placed in the shopping cart.
Google Analytics (from third parties):
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer to help analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will first truncate your IP address within the member states of the European Union, or in other contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the US, and truncated there. Google will utilise the information on behalf of the website operator for the purpose of evaluating your usage of the website, to generate reports on website activities, and to provide additional services in connection with your usage of the website and the internet on behalf of the website operator. The IP address supplied by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not added to other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved by adjusting your browser software accordingly. However, we should like to point out that in this event you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address), and from processing such data, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in, which is available at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
How to disable, delete, or block cookies?
This website allows you to check/uncheck individual cookies with the modalities illustrated below. However, if you deactivate cookies, the full use of the website can no longer be guaranteed.
Open the Firefox browser.
Press the “alt” key on your keyboard.
Select “Tools” and then “Options” in your function bar.
Select the “Privacy” tab.
For “History” select “Use custom settings”.
Clear the “Accept cookies” checkbox, and save your settings.
Open Internet Explorer.
Click “Tools” and then “Internet Options”.
Click the “Privacy” tab.
You can select your settings for cookies by selecting the required internet zone.
Open Google Chrome.
Click “Show Advanced Settings”.
On the “Privacy” tab, click “Content Settings”.
In the “Cookies” section, you can disable cookies and save your settings.
Select “Settings” in the function list (gray gear in the upper right corner), and click on “Privacy”.
Under “Accept cookies”, you can specify whether and when Safari should accept cookies from websites. For more information, click Help (?).
If you wish to learn more about the cookies that are stored on your computer, click “Show Cookies”.