A cookie is a small text file stored in your computer. Cookies are normally used to increase website functionality for the user, for example to adapt the website according to the user's requirements and choices.
A permanent cookie is stored in the visitor's computer for a specified period. A session cookie is stored temporarily in the computer's memory during the visit to the website and is erased when the computer is turned off.
This website is using cookies in two ways:
- To manage session information, i.e. if and as whom a user is logged in. See "Session Information" below.
- To create statistics describing how the website is used. See "Google Analytics" below.
To be able to know if a user is logged in to the website, one or more session cookies are used. These are automatically erased when the web browser is closed. However, one exception exists: If a user checks the "Remember me" checkbox when logging in, a permanent cookie is stored in the user's web browser that enables the website to recognize the system and automatically log in the user. This permanent cookie will be deleted if the user clicks the website's "Log out" button or if the user does not visit the website for 90 days.