What is a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is placed on, for example, your computer, tablet or smart phone while you visit a website. The information stored in a cookie file can be recognised by a specific website the next time you visit it.
To ensure that the website functions properly and to optimise your user experience
Session cookies enable us to see the pages of our website that you go to during your current visit. We can use this information to adapt the site content to visitors' browsing habits as much as possible. Session cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your browser.
The collection of data for general research purposes and analytics
To facilitate the integration of social media
Our website has buttons for promoting or sharing webpages on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. These buttons work via snippets of code that originate from social media networks. This code places cookies and the way in which this is done is beyond our control. Please read the privacy statements of Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to find out how they use these cookies to process your (personal) information.
The information these cookies collect is made anonymous as much as possible. It is transferred to and shared by Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and stored on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook attest that they adhere to the Privacy Shield principles and are affiliated with the Privacy Shield Program operated by the US Department of Commerce. This means that there is an adequate protection level for the processing of personal data.
Right to access, correct and/or delete your data
You have the right to request access to your data to correct or delete it. You can do this via the contact form on the website. To prevent misuse in this respect, we are entitled to request you for identification. Requests for access to personal data are linked to and must be accompanied by a specific cookie, which you can find in your browser settings.
Enabling/disabling and deleting cookies
You can of course block cookies or refuse to permit their use. Most browsers can be configured not to accept cookies. The method for doing this depends on the specific browser you use. You should bear in mind that some pages of the ABAB website will not function or not work optimally if you block cookies. You can find more information about enabling/disabling and deleting cookies in your browser's instructions and/or the Help function.