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Cookies on this Site
The Site uses both persistent and session Cookies. The Cookies used are meant to recognize Users when revisiting the Site, some of their surfing preferences, their origin or traffic source and to keep certain traffic statistics. The following Cookies may be sent to your web browser: - Cookies from the Site: authenticated login, use of Java script, choice of language, country of origin, browser and interface settings – User voice Cookies: session ID, time zone, analytics, tracking of logged in state, information update check, reminder for keeping you logged in - Google Analytics Cookies: users and sessions, new sessions/visits, interoperability with urchin.js, traffic source of the user, custom variable data.
The User may freely decide whether or not the Site's web server is allowed to save Cookies on his/her computer. For that purpose, the User may set the browser settings so that they do not allow Cookies to be accepted or saved at any time. Most web browsers may be set to show a warning message every time before accepting Cookies or to only accept Cookies from certain websites. Cookies that have already been saved before may also be deleted at any time. For technical instructions on how to handle Cookies, please consult the settings and preferences page or tab of the web browser. Declining, blocking, deleting or otherwise disabling Cookies on the Site may have a negative impact on the full experience of the Site as some functions on the Site may be limited or unavailable. As a result, to make it easier to use the Site, accepting Cookies on the Site is recommended.