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The legal basis for processing your personal data with cookies is our legitimate interest in ensuring that our website works properly (article 6(1)(f) GDPR) and for all other purposes your consent (article 6(1)(a) GDPR).
For our website we use different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third parties that appear on our pages. Descriptions of the different cookie types can be found below.
We use these session cookies, which are administered by us and essential for our website to provide you with services available through the Website and to enable You to use some of its features. They help to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts. Without these cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these cookies to provide you with those services.
We use these persistent cookies, which are administered by us, as they allow us to remember choices you make when You use the Website, such as remembering your login details or language preference. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you use the website.
To analyze the use of our website, we use Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a service from Google Inc. (“Google”) which is used to analyze website usage. Google uses the data that is collected to track and study how the website is used, to generate reports on its activities and to combine this information with other Google services.
We also use the add-on for serving Google Display ads. This extension to Google Analytics allows us to access visitor data from third parties and information from the DoubleClick cookie and use data that has obtained through Google’s interest-based advertising. The integration of this data adds demographic characteristics and interests to the analytics service and provides information about interactions with ad impressions.
Google itself can combine this information with data from other websites that you have visited and that are also analyzed by Google and can use its findings for its own purposes (e.g., controlling advertising). Google will be able to recognize you if you have a Google account that you are signed into. If your usual residence is in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited is responsible for processing your personal data.
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Last Updated: [5th September 2023]