(UPDATED OCTOBER 21, 2021)
- What are cookies?
Cookies are small information files that are placed on your device when you visit a website. They allow the website to remember certain pieces of information about you, like your preferences (e.g. language or location) and your browsing behavior (e.g. the webpages you visit). This information allows the website to recognize your device and remember your preferences when you return to the website from the same device and web browser. It is also used for web analytics. For more information about cookies, please see www.allaboutcookies.org.
- Types of cookies
We divide cookies into four categories, depending on their function and intended purpose: necessary cookies, statistics cookies, preferences cookies, and marketing cookies.
- These cookies are essential for our websites to function. Without these cookies, you would not be able to navigate our websites or operate their basic functions.
- These cookies store information that you have already entered, such as your language selection and your location, in order for your experience to feel more personalized when you return to our websites. These cookies collect anonymous information and cannot track your movements on other websites. We use your language preference cookies for our Linkedin Ad services.
- These cookies collect information about how you use our websites. We use Google Analytics, Twitter, and Vimeo web analytics tools to collect, analyze, measure, and report data from these cookies to understand our web traffic and page views. This data helps us to improve the performance of our websites and your user experience. For example, the cookies record which browser and operating system you used, which parts of the websites you visited, your number of visits, and the average duration of your visits. They do not collect information that would allow us to identify you. The collected information is aggregated and remains anonymous.
- These cookies register your activity on our websites. This information helps us to show you relevant personalized advertising on other sites, such as Google, through Google Ads Search Ads and YouTube Ads. These cookies are also used to limit the display frequency of advertisements and to measure and control the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns.
- Our websites may include third-party advertising, links to other websites, and social plugins. Social plugins are buttons that let you share your experiences on our websites with other people on social media platforms (Facebook/Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter). When you share your experiences through social plugins, social media platforms install their own cookies on your device.
- How to block cookies
Most browsers are pre-set to automatically accept cookies. The “Help” / “Options” / “Settings” features on most browsers will tell you how to delete existing cookies or how to block cookies altogether. If you use several devices or browsers, you will have to block cookies on each of them.
If you do not wish to receive advertising cookies, you may wish to visit the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) website (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) website (http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN).
- Questions about this Cookie Notice