My website, uses cookies in order to collect and process information so that I’m able to better understand and improve my services, and provide you with a customized online experience. I use the term “cookies” to refer to cookies and other similar technologies and when the term “we” is used, that is me and the third parties acting on my behalf.

I respect your privacy and take the protection of your personal data very seriously and do so in strict accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive (“PECD”).

What are cookies?

A cookie is a simple small file that is sent along with the pages of an Internet address and can be stored by the web browser on a PC or other device. The information stored in it can be sent to our servers or the servers of relevant third parties during subsequent visits.

What are scripts?

A script is a piece of program code used to provide functionality and interactivity to my website. This code is executed on our servers or on your device.

What is a web beacon?

A web beacon (also called a pixel tag), is a small invisible fragment of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on the website. To make this possible, various data about you is stored using web beacons.

What cookies do we use?

Session cookies: We use “session cookies”, which are only stored for the duration of the current visit to my website. A randomly generated unique identification number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. These cookies cannot store any other data. Session cookies are deleted when you have finished using my website and log out or close the browser.

Performance cookies: Performance cookies help me understand how visitors interact with my website by providing data about which websites or search terms bring users to my website, how long they typically stay on my website, or how many subpages they view on average. We use this data to improve the content of my website and to compile statistics for internal market analysis purposes about individual use of my website.

Functional cookies: Functional cookies allow my website to remember the choices you make (for example, your username, language, or the region you live in) to provide you with a more personalized online experience. They also allow you to watch videos and interact with social tools, for example.

Analytical cookies: Analytical cookies are used by third parties. These cookies allow third parties to recognise that you have visited my website. We and our third-party providers may also combine information obtained from these cookies with personal data available from other sources, including data collected about you when you use other websites and data collected about you when you are offline, whether on my website or data maintained by the third-party provider.

The legal basis for the use of cookies

The legal basis for the use of technically non-essential cookies (cookies used to analyze your behavior on a website (analytical cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (advertising cookies)) is your consent given voluntarily when you first visit my website as part of our cookie banner.

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

Your consent to the use of essential cookies (cookies that are essential for a website to function correctly) and the associated processing of your personal data is not necessary for the use of my website as without them my website would simply not work as intended.

How to delete and block cookies?

If you do not want cookies to collect information, you can change the setting in your internet browser. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including necessary cookies), you may not be able to access parts or all of my website. My website places cookies whenever you visit my website. Disabling or deleting cookies does not prevent devices from being identified and associated data from being collected. This can only be achieved by changing your browser settings.

Why do I provide information about cookies?

The legal basis for the collection of your Personal Data through cookies, including for profiling and analytical purposes, is your consent. The use of necessary cookies however is our legitimate interest and as such no consent would be required.

How do you disable cookies?

You can change your cookie settings in your browser. These settings are usually found under the “Options” or “Preferences” menus of your browser. The links below may be helpful in understanding these settings. You can also find more information under “Help” in your browser.

Can I withdraw my consent?

Unless you have changed your browser settings, when you visit my website, you are consenting to our use of cookies. We store a cookie on your computer or device to remember you the next time you visit. Our cookies include an expiry date, but this is reset each time you visit my website again. If at any time you wish to withdraw your consent, you will need to change your browser settings.