What is a cookie?
Cookies are small data files that your browser places on your computer or device. They contain information on such things as language preferences, meaning that you do not need to enter your language choice whenever you revisit a website. Some cookies enable your browser to display certain illustrations and run certain applications correctly. Cookies themselves do not gather any information that is stored on your computer or in your files.
How can you deactivate cookies?
If you want to block cookies, you can do this for the browser you use.
Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows7/Block-enable-or-allow-cookies
The following is a list of the cookies used:
Session cookies( LFR_session_STATE_, JFSESSIONID, TS_): These cookies are used to store information generated during a session. Web pages do not have any memory. Session cookies enable a website owner to track the movements of users who visit the website from page to page, so that these users are not asked again for information that they have already provided on the site. Session cookies are deleted when you close the browser.
Preference cookies(GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID): During a visit to a website, these cookies are used to store information about the type of browser that is being used, as well as any additional browser software that is installed. They also store the preferences that are selected when personalising the website, such as the preferred location, language or font. These preferences are remembered through the use of permanent cookies, and the next time the user visits the site he or she does not need to re-enter them.
Analytical cookies (Google analytics_utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz): These cookies help us to find out more about how you use and respond to the content on our website, so that we can improve its design still further. They collect information about how users use our website, which website they have come from, the number of visits of each user and how long a user stays on the website. The information does not include any specific details about the individual user, but is used to create web statistics at the overall level. We use Google Analytics.
Because of the way in which the Internet and websites work, we are not always aware of cookies that are placed on our website by third parties. This is particularly true where our web page includes so-called integrated elements such as text, documents, illustrations or short films that are stored by third parties but displayed on or via our website. If you encounter cookies on this website that do not fall into the categories listed above, please let us know. Or contact the third party concerned directly to ask about the cookies they have placed, their reason for doing so, how long the cookies last and how your privacy is safeguarded.
Updating our legal information
We reserve the right to change and/or supplement this policy in response to the requirements of national legislation. Please check this page from time to time to find out about any changes or additions.