Cookie Policy

This cookie policy (“Policy”) describes what cookies are and how and they’re being used by the website (“Website” or “Service”) and any of its related products and services (collectively, “Services”).

This Policy is a legally binding agreement between you (“User”, “you” or “your”) and this Website operator (“Operator”, “we”, “us” or “our”). If you are entering into this agreement on behalf of a business or other legal entity, you represent that you have the authority to bind such entity to this agreement, in which case the terms “User”, “you” or “your” shall refer to such entity. If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree with the terms of this agreement, you must not accept this agreement and may not access and use the Website and Services.

You should read this Policy so you can understand the types of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies, and how that information is used. It also describes the choices available to you regarding accepting or declining the use of cookies.

For information regarding our data privacy practices, please visit our Privacy Policy.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data stored in text files that are saved on your computer or other devices when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to remember you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”).

Session cookies are temporary cookies that are used during the course of your visit to the Website, and they expire when you close the web browser.

Persistent cookies are used to remember your preferences within our Website and remain on your desktop or mobile device even after you close your browser or restart your computer. They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for you while visiting the Website and Services.

Cookies may be set by the Website (“first-party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the Website (“third-party cookies”). These third parties can recognize you when you visit our website and also when you visit certain other websites. You may learn more about cookies and how they work here.

What type of cookies do we use?

Necessary (Essential) cookies

Necessary cookies allow us to offer you the best possible experience when accessing and navigating through our Website and using its features (i.e. when accessing content as a logged-in user), they also enable us to obtain the necessary user consents when required by law.

Necessary cookies used on this site;

  • Real Cookie Banner

To manage the cookies and similar technologies used (tracking pixels, web beacons, etc.) and related consents, we use the consent tool “Real Cookie Banner”. Details on how “Real Cookie Banner” works can be found at

The legal basis for the processing of personal data in this context are Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR and Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the management of the cookies and similar technologies used and the related consents.

Cookies used;

Technical cookie definition: real_cookie_banner-test

  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Host:
  • Duration: 365 days (default)
  • Purpose: The cookie is set to test whether HTTP cookies can be set. It will be deleted immediately after the test.

Technical cookie definition: real_cookie_banner-*

  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Host:
  • Duration: 365 days (default)
  • Purpose: The cookie stores the UUID (Universally Unique Identifier) of the website visitor’s consent. The UUID is a server-side randomly generated pseudonymous unique identification number of the given consent. Consents of one website visitor are not connected to each other. In addition, a revision hash is stored, which makes it possible to look up which settings (texts, colors, features, service groups, services, content blockers, etc.) were used to display the cookie banner at the time of consent. Furthermore, the cookie stores which services from which service groups the visitor consented to. Each service and each service group is represented by a unique identification number (ID).

Technical cookie definition: real_cookie_banner*-tcf

  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Host:
  • Duration: 365 day(s)
  • Purpose: If consents are collected under the Transparency & Consent Framework (TCF), the cookie stores consents given in TCF vendors, purposes, special purposes, features, and special features in the standardized TC String.
Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies let us operate the Website and Services in accordance with the choices you make. For example, we may recognize your username (if an account is created) and remember how you customized the Website and Services during future visits (including your preferred language). They also allow us to integrate social media content and features into our pages thereby enhancing user experience.

Functionality cookies currently in use on this website; None at this time.

Statistics/Analytical cookies

These cookies enable us and third-party services (such as Google Analytics) to collect aggregated data for statistical purposes on how our visitors use this Website. These cookies do NOT contain personal information such as names and email addresses and are used only to help us improve your user experience of the Website.

Analytical cookies used on this site;

  • Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service provided by Google for the purpose of for creating detailed statistics of user behavior on the website. The cookies are used to differentiate users, throttle the request rate, link the client ID to the AMP client ID of the user, store campaign-related information for and from the user, and link data from multiple page views.

Cookies used;

Technical cookie definition: _ga

  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Host:
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Purpose: registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

Technical cookie definition:

  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Host:
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Purpose: registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website

Technical cookie definition: _gat

  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Host:
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Purpose: used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate, which means that it limits the collection of data on high-traffic sites

Technical cookie definition: AMP_TOKEN

  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Host:
  • Duration: 30 seconds to 1 year
  • Purpose: contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

Technical cookie definition: _gac_*

  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Host:
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Purpose: Placed by Google Analytics and used to store and count pageviews

Technical cookie definition: _gat_gtag_*

  • Type: HTTP Cookie
  • Host:
  • Duration: 1 minute
  • Purpose: Placed by Google Analytics and used to store a unique user ID

For information on how Google Analytics collects and processes data, as well as how you can control information sent to Google, please refer to Google’s site “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps“. You can also find more information regarding Google Analytics’ data practices, and policies, including how to opt out here, and here.

Third-party cookies

Please note that when you click on an advertisement or outbound link on our Site or Services, advertisers and other third parties may place their own cookies or tags. This also includes affiliate links and externally hosted affiliate images (and widgets). It’s important to understand that these third parties are solely responsible for establishing their own cookie and privacy policies.

We highly recommend reviewing the policies of these third parties, as we have no control over their content, privacy policies, or practices and bear no responsibility for any third-party content or their handling of your personal information.

For more information regarding affiliate links on this website, including the programs that we participate in, please refer to our Website Disclaimer.

Social media cookies and advertising

Our Services may include social media features, widgets, and embeds from social media platforms like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and others. These social media companies may recognize you and collect information about your visit to our Services, and they may set a cookie or employ other tracking technologies. Your interactions with those features are governed by the privacy policies of those companies.

At times, we may also display targeted advertising to you on social media platforms, including Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook. These platforms offer interest-based advertising programs that enable us to deliver advertisements to users who have demonstrated an interest in our Services while they are actively using the social media platform. Additionally, we may also target groups of users on these platforms who share similar traits, such as common commercial interests and demographics as those who have demonstrated an interest in our services.

When using this type of advertising we may share a unique identifier, such as a user ID or hashed email address, with these platform providers or they may collect information from our website visitors through a first-party pixel or tag, in order to direct targeted advertising to you or to a custom audience on the social media platform. These advertisements are governed by the privacy policies of the social media companies that provide them. If you do not want to receive targeted ads on your social networks, you may be able to adjust your advertising preferences through your settings on those networks.

Social media platforms and features currently using cookies on this website; None at this time.

Do we use web beacons or tracking pixels?

Our emails may contain a “web beacon” (or “tracking pixel”) to tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links or advertisements within the email.

We may use this information for purposes including determining which of our emails are more interesting to users and to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them.

The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should read the email in plain text view or with images disabled.

What are your cookie options?

If you don’t like the idea of cookies or certain types of cookies, you can change your browser’s settings to delete cookies that have already been set and to not accept new cookies.

Visit to learn more about how to do this.

Alternatively, if you would like to customize your privacy preferences for this site, you can do so via the privacy links displayed in the footer of this website (at the bottom of the page).

For more information regarding cookies in general, online tracking, and opting-out, please visit the FTC’s article on How To Protect Your Privacy Online.

Changes and amendments

We reserve the right to modify this Policy or its terms related to the Website and Services at any time at our discretion. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We may also provide notice to you in other ways at our discretion, such as through the contact information you have provided.

An updated version of this Policy will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised policy unless otherwise specified. Your continued use of the Website and Services after the effective date of the revised Policy (or such other act specified at that time) will constitute your consent to those changes.

Acceptance of this policy

You acknowledge that you have read this Policy and agree to all its terms and conditions. By accessing and using the Website and Services you agree to be bound by this Policy. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Policy, you are not authorized to access or use the Website and Services.

Contacting us

If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding this Policy or the use of cookies, we encourage you to contact us using the details below:

This document was last updated on June 22, 2023