Cookies are tiny text files that are stored on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. They are NOT harmful to your computer or your security and despite misconceptions, have nothing to do with viruses like 'Trojans'. When you visit a website, Cookies allow the website to 'remember' you and how you’ve used the website each time you come back, which means you get a much better online experience.
If you want to know more about cookies, there is lots of information readily available online.
A so-called “User ID” will be used on this website. The User ID functions as your alias in Google Analytics. Google connects your online behavior and the User-ID to a profile. Google Analytics tracks your activities on an anonymized basis across multiple devices (tablet, PC, smartphone, etc.).
The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for us and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
Google only receives the User-ID, not the information contained in the above-mentioned profile or other personal data of yours. A summarized version of the profile created is accessible to us. We do not attach any other of your personally identifiable data to the profile connected to a User-ID.
You can opt out of tracking via User ID by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information about cookies is available at http://www.aboutcookies.org.