1. What is a “cookie” and what are “similar tracking technologies”?
2. Who places cookies on our platforms?
Cookies on our platforms are placed by us (so-called “first-party cookies”) or by our partners (so-called “third-party cookies”).
The list of our partners and the respective privacy policies of these third-party cookies are displayed in the cookie settings, which are shown to you both in a banner, when you first visit our platforms, as well as in the footer of our website.
What are the different types of cookies and how are they used on our platforms?
The following types of cookies used on our platforms are:
These cookies allow you to easily navigate the website and use basic functions such as logging in, submitting forms. They also help to avoid potential security risks. These cookies are essential to G&D and cannot be disabled.
These cookies help us to know which of our pages are most (and least) popular, as well as the content that is most useful to users. They help us to improve the performance of our website, as they allow us to verify, for example, that users find what they are looking for easily. These cookies may be our own or from our analytics partners. If you do not accept these cookies, neither we nor our partners will know when you have accessed G&D.
These cookies allow the site to offer better functionality and personalization. They may be set up by us or by third parties whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies some of our services will not function properly.
These cookies may be site-wide, placed by our advertising partners. These businesses may use them to create a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites. They do not store personal information directly, but are based on the unique identification of your browser and Internet access device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will have less targeted advertising.
4. How can you decide which cookies are used?
When you visit our platforms for the first time we show you a cookie banner. In that banner you can find more information about cookies and you can choose whether to accept performance cookies as well as functionality cookies.
Note that your choice is linked to the device and also to the web browser you use. If you use multiple devices or web browsers, you can choose different configurations.
You can also change your mind at any time and adjust your cookie settings at a later time. Simply go to the cookie settings displayed in the footer of our website or in your member account settings.
6. Who can you contact in case of additional questions?