To make this site work properly, we place small data files called cookies on your device. This is a very useful as well as widespread technology which enhances and personalizes the modern internet user experience.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.
Are cookies dangerous?
No. Cookies are not computer programs, and cannot be executed as code. Also, they cannot be used to spread viruses.
Can cookies threaten users' privacy?
Cookies cannot access the hard drive. A cookie therefore cannot read other information saved on the hard drive, or get a user's email address etc. Cookies only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain web site.
A server cannot set a cookie for a domain that it is not a member of. In spite of this, users can quite often find cookies from web sites that they have never visited. These cookies are usually set by companies that sell internet advertising on behalf of other web sites. Therefore it may be possible that users' information is passed to third party web sites without the users' knowledge or consent, such as information on surfing habits. This is the most common reason for people rejecting or fearing cookies.
What types of cookies do I use?
On my website I implement only so-called "session cookies". These have no other function than to help your browser remember a couple of things things while visiting my site. The session cookies are temporarily stored in computer or device memory and are automatically deleted when you close your browser.
I do not make use of any technology which stores personal data or allows the tracking of surfing habits.
How to control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see e.g. www.aboutcookies.org.
You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.