What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of text sent to your browser by a website you visit. It helps the website to remember information about your visit, like your preferred language and other settings. That can make your next visit easier and the site more useful to you. Cookies play an important role. Without them, using the web would be a much more frustrating experience.

Further information can be found on Wikipedia.

Cookies used

We use cookies for various purposes. We use them, for example, to remember your website preferences, to count how many visitors we receive to a page, to help you sign up for our services and to protect your data. We do not use cookies to collect and store personal data.

Name Origin Lifetime Function
session Website End of session Allow use of this website
token Website End of session Increase form security
cookie Website 1 year Hide cookie banner
_ga Google Analytics 2 years Distinguish users
_gat Google Analytics 10 minutes Throttle request rate

Third party cookies

This site may use cookies from third parties. More information on their use can be found on the websites of the respective providers.

Provider Services
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