What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file stored in your browser which is recognised by the website when you revisit it and which makes it possible to send personalised information to your browser. A cookie may contain text, numbers or for example a date, but we never store any personal data in a cookie.
A cookie is not a program and does not contain virus.
How long does a cookie last?
Some cookies are deleted as soon as you leave a website, others will be stored for years. Most cookies have a lifetime of 12-24 months. Every time you revisit our website, this period is extended.
Cookies from others
Moreover, we regularly test cookies that help us recognise users.
(Hey, we live in a digital age, so obviously we are trying out new digital tools)
How to avoid cookies
If you do not want to receive cookies, you can click here: http://minecookies.org/cookiehandtering to learn how you avoid cookies, get a cookie warning or delete the cookies on your harddisk.
Often, you can also find help in your own browser. Usually, you just have to press F1 and then search for ‘cookie’.