Cookie Policy

With effect from 8 January 2020

At we believe in talking clearly and openly about how we collect and use information about you. This cookie policy applies to all products or services that are linked or referenced by this policy. We use cookies and similar technologies to collect and use information as part of our services, as described in our Privacy Policy ("Services"), which includes our websites, communications, mobile applications and off-site services, such as our advertising services and the "Advertise with" and "Share with" plug-ins or tags. In a spirit of transparency, this policy provides detailed information about how and when we use these technologies.

If you continue to visit or use our services, you agree to the use of cookies and similar technologies for the purposes described in this policy.

Which technologies are used?

Type of technology Description
Cookies A cookie is a small file placed on your device that enables features and functionality. Any browser visiting our websites may receive cookies from us or cookies from third parties, such as our customers, partners or service providers. We or third parties may also place cookies in your browser when you visit sites that display ads, host our plugins (e.g., the "Advertise with" button), or use tags

We use two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie can help us recognize you as an existing user, making it easier to return to or interact with our services without having to log in again. A persistent cookie remains in your browser and is read by when you return to any of our sites or partner sites that use our services (e.g. sites that use our sharing or advertising buttons). Session cookies only last as long as the session (usually the current visit to a website or browser session).

Pixel A pixel is a tiny image that can be found in web pages and e-mails and requires a call (which provides device and visit information) to our servers to render the pixel in those web pages and e-mails. We use pixels to learn more about your interactions with email or web content, such as whether you have interacted with ads or posts. Pixels may also enable us and third parties to place cookies on your browser.
Local storage Local storage allows a website or application to store information locally on your device(s). Local storage can be used to enhance the experience, for example, by enabling features, reminding you of your preferences and speeding up website functionality.
Other similar technologies We also use other tracking technologies, such as mobile advertising IDs and tags for purposes similar to those described in this cookie policy. References to similar technologies in this policy include pixels, local storage and other tracking technologies.

Our Cookie table lists cookies and similar technologies that are used as part of our services. Please note that the names of cookies and similar technologies may change over time.

What are these technologies used for?

In the following we describe the purposes for which we use these technologies.

Purpose Description
Authentication We use cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our services.

If you are logged into, these technologies help us to show you the right information and personalize your experience according to your preferences. For example, cookies enable to identify you and verify your account.

Security We use cookies and similar technologies to make your interactions with our services faster and safer.

For example, we use cookies to enable and support our security features, protect your account, and help us detect malicious activity and violations of our User Agreement.

Preferences, functions and services We use cookies and similar technologies to enable the functionality of our services, e.g. to make it easier for you to fill out forms in our services and, in conjunction with our plugins, to provide you with features, insights and customized content. We also use these technologies to remember information about your browser and preferences.

Cookies can tell us, for example, which language you prefer and which communication preferences you have. We may also use local memory to speed up the functionality of the website.

Custom Content We use cookies and similar technologies to personalize your experience with our services.

For example, we may use cookies to remind us of previous searches so that when you return to our services, we can provide additional information related to your previous search.

Plugins on and off We use cookies and similar technologies to enable plugins both on and off sites.

Our plug-ins, including the "Promote with" button or the "Share" button, can be found, for example, on the websites of or of third parties, such as the websites of our customers and partners. Our plugins use cookies and other technologies to provide analysis and to recognize you on the websites of and third parties. When you interact with a plugin (e.g. by clicking on "Apply"), the plugin will use cookies to identify you and initiate your application request.

Further information about plugins can be found in our Privacy policy.

Advertising Cookies and similar technologies help us to show you relevant advertisements more effectively both within and outside of our services and to measure the performance of such advertisements. We use these technologies to learn whether you have been shown content or whether someone who was presented with an ad came back later and performed an action (such as downloading a white paper or making a purchase) on another website. Similarly, our partners or service providers may use these technologies to determine whether we showed an ad or post and how it worked, or to provide us with information about how you interact with ads.

We may also work with our customers and partners to show you an advertisement on or off the, for example, after you have visited a customer or partner's website or application. These technologies help us provide aggregated information to our customers and partners.

For more information on the use of cookies and similar technologies for advertising purposes, see Section 2.4 of the Data Protection Directive.

You can find further information in Section 1.4 of the Data Protection Directive.

Performance, analysis and research Cookies and similar technologies help us to learn more about how well our services and plug-ins work in different places.

We or our service providers use these technologies to understand, improve and research products, features and services, even as you navigate through our websites or access the from other websites, applications or devices. We and/or our service providers use these technologies to determine and measure the performance of ads or posts on and off the, to learn whether you have interacted with our sites, content or emails, and to create analyses based on these interactions.

We also use these technologies to provide aggregated information to our customers and partners as part of our services.

If you are a member, but are logged out of your account via a browser, may log your interaction with our services via that browser for up to 30 days to provide usage analysis for our services. We may share these analyses with our customers in aggregate form.

Which third parties use these technologies in conjunction with our services?

Third parties, such as our customers, partners and service providers, may use cookies and similar technologies in connection with our services.

For example, third parties may use cookies, pixels and other technologies in their pages, job offers and their advertisements on and outside the for their own marketing purposes. For more information, please visit the help center of

Third parties may also use cookies and similar technologies in connection with our off-site services, such as ad services, plugins or tags. We may also work with third parties to assist us in providing our services and for our own marketing purposes.

Your decisions.

You have the choice how uses cookies and similar technologies. Please note that if you limit's ability to set cookies and use similar technologies, your overall user experience may deteriorate as it may no longer be tailored to you personally. It may also prevent you from saving custom settings such as login information.

Exit from targeted advertising

As in Section 2.4 of the Data Protection Directive you can choose which personalized ads you want to see. members can here customize their settings.

Some operating systems for mobile devices, such as Android and iOS, offer the ability to reject the use of mobile ad IDs for ad personalization. You can find out how to use these controls by visiting the manufacturer's website for both Android and iOS.

Browser controls

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings, which can be adjusted to reflect your consent to the use of cookies. In addition, most browsers allow you to view and delete cookies, including cookies. To learn more about browser controls, please consult the documentation provided by your browser manufacturer.

What is Do Not Trace (DNT)?

DNT is a concept promoted by regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to enable the Internet industry to design and implement a mechanism that allows Internet users to control the tracking of their online activities across Web sites using browser settings. As such, generally does not respond to "do not track" signals.

Other helpful resources

We adhere to the self-regulatory principles for interest-based advertising and participate in the industry's exemptions for such advertising. This does not mean that you will no longer receive advertising. You will continue to receive other ads from advertisers not listed in these self-regulatory tools, or you may receive ads that are not personal to you.

To learn more about how advertisers use cookies, please visit the following links:


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