Cookie policy

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We use a number of different cookies on our site. To find out more about what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, we recommend you visit

The list below describes the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.). Firefox and Chrome users can also use the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s browser add-on Privacy Badger (, which can block trackers such as the third-party cookies listed below.

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

WordPress cookies: Our website, which runs on WordPress, will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

There are cookies for logged in customers and editors. If you choose to use the website as a guest, these cookies will not affect you.

If you do log in, we will set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

You can read more about WordPress cookies at

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies put on your device by third-party websites, for example social media providers. In order to implement share buttons, and connect them to the relevant external sites, scripts are often added from domains outside of the website you are visiting. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be tracking what you are doing all around the internet, even if you do not click any of these buttons. We want to protect your online privacy by making sure they don’t get your data in the first place. therefore tries to avoid loading external embeds directly and lets the user control which one should be loaded.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information. Firefox and Chrome users can also use the Privacy Badger add-on ( to block trackers like the sharing buttons mentioned above.

Share buttons that protect your privacy uses a solution called Shariff made by German computer magazine c’t and heise online. Shariff replaces the usual share buttons of social networks described above. As a result, buttons and share counts work without a connection between your browser and social networks (unless you decide to share, of course).

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