This Cookie Statement was most recently modified on 05 February 2020.
1. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
"Cookies" are small data files that are temporarily or permanently stored on your computer or device by a website's server via the browser. The cookies contain a unique code that allows your browser to be recognised during your visit to this website (this is a "session" cookie) or even during later visits or later use (this is a "permanent" cookie).
Cookies make it possible to simplify the use of the website, use the full website and personalise your use.
The VKI websites use different types of cookies:
2.1 Strictly necessary & functional cookies
These cookies are essential for visiting the websites and for being able to use specific parts of these. For example, these cookies allow you to navigate between the different parts of the websites, or to complete forms. These cookies are created when you submit a form, log in or communicate with the websites in a manner other than clicking on a hyperlink.
Functional cookies are the cookies that make it easier for the websites to function, make them more pleasant for you and ensure that you receive a more personalised experience when surfing the web. These include, for example, the cookies that remember your language preference, as well as the cookies that keep track of whether you have already been asked to take part in a survey so that you are not constantly presented with the same survey.
2.2 Analytical cookies
These are cookies that aim to gather information regarding the way in which visitors use the websites, such as information regarding the pages visited or the number of error messages received, with the aim of analysing and optimising use of the websites.
3. MANAGING AND DELETING COOKIES
If you decide you would prefer not to be recognised, you can delete cookies from your computer's hard drive via your internet browser, block these or choose to receive a warning before cookies are stored.
If you would prefer cookies not to have access to your computer, an option to switch these cookies off can be found in all standard browsers. This may mean that you will not be able to use some services on the website.
In order to switch these options on, you will need to read your browser's documentation.
If you would like to know more about cookies, visit the website www.allaboutcookies.org. This website provides additional information regarding cookies, explains in detail how you can delete the cookies you find and shows you how to allow your trusted websites to store cookies on your computer.