A cookie is a small text file placed on the hard disk of the computer of the user of a website.
There are, simply put, two types of cookies: functional cookies and tracking cookies.
Functional cookies remember for example the choice of language or the completed fields of a form. This way the user does not need to input this again next time he visits the website.
Tracking cookies collect information about browsing habits of the user. Within this group another distinction should be made between direct or 1st party tracking cookies and indirect or 3rd party tracking cookies. Direct tracking cookies are for example used for statistical purposes or to determine whether the user can easily find his way around the website. Indirect tracking cookies on the other hand are usually used by advertisers to show ads tailored to the
specific browsing profile of the user.
The Website only uses only functional cookies and direct tracking cookies. These cookies are intended to optimize the use of the Website, to remember technical choices made by the user, to keep statistics, to improve the provided services and to identify any errors in the Website.
As a cookie file is placed by the website on which the user is surfing and accepted by the browser with which the user is surfing to the website, the user can accept or reject cookies by adjusting the browser settings. The help function of your browser explains how you can change the browser settings.
The user can choose to accept all cookies, to reject indirect tracking cookies or to reject all cookies. The user can set the browser settings so that he/she will receive a notification each time a cookie is activated.
The user should keep in mind that by rejecting technical cookies, some features of the Website will not work anymore.