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When you visit CED websites, we may place small amounts of information on your device. This includes small text files ('cookies') and other 'anonymous identifiers' which may consist of a random sequence of characters and which are used for the same purpose as a cookie.

What do cookies and anonymous identifiers do?
We use many different types of cookies and anonymous identifiers, but in principle these anonymous identifiers are used to make our sites more productive for you and to enable certain website functionalities.

For example, cookies or other anonymous identifiers may be used for the following:

  • To help you navigate efficiently between the pages of our sites.
  • To remember login information and preferences you entered in order to save you time and effort.
  • To measure how you use our products and services so that we can improve them and your browsing experience.

  • For more information about cookies, please visit the following website: www.allaboutcookies.org.

    What types of cookies do you use and what do they do?

    Cookie category and function:

    Technical cookies
    These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of certain parts of our site, such as distributing the workload across our servers, recording user preferences for cookies, and so on. This category includes both temporary and permanent cookies. Our sites would not work properly or at all without these cookies. These cookies are therefore always used, regardless of user preferences. Cookies in this category are always set by CED sites and domains which are not owned by third parties. 

    Analytical cookies
    These cookies are used to collect information about how you use our sites. We use the information to compile reports and to improve our sites, make them more user-friendly and monitor their functioning. Cookies collect anonymous information about your activities on our sites, including the pages you visit and the web page that linked you to our sites. Cookies in this category may be placed by our sites or by third party domains. More information about certain types of such cookies is available in the section about anonymous identifiers. 

    Third party tracking cookies
    These cookies are used to collect information about how you use our sites and what keywords you used to access our sites, what websites you have visited and how you reached our sites. We use this information to compile reports, to improve our sites and generally to tailor our range of products and services to your needs. These cookies may be placed by our sites or by third party domains. 

    Third party cookies
    These cookies are used to integrate third party features into our sites, such as YouTube™ videos, Google Analytics, feedback forms, or social media icons, which allow you to share our content. Cookies in this category may be placed by third parties and include, but are not limited to, cookies placed by the following domains: YouTube.com, Twitter.com, Linkedin.com, Facebook.com and Google Analytics.

    Google Analytics:
    Google Analytics is used to analyze the use of our website. This service uses cookies and the IP address of your computer, among other things. In order to protect your privacy as much as possible, CED has signed an editor agreement with Google Analytics. In addition, the last octet of the IP address is hidden and 'share data with third parties' is turned off. CED does not use any other Google services in combination with Google Analytics cookies.

    How can I manage my third party cookies and my preferences for tracking and web analytics?
    When you visit our sites or use our products we may, depending on where you are, notify you of how and why we use certain cookies and give you the opportunity to opt out of using certain cookies (except for technical cookies necessary for the provision of our services). If you do not make any changes after this message is displayed, we assume that you agree to this use.

    CED does not respond to do-not-track signals. You can opt out from the use of certain cookies at any time. If you opt out, cookies (except for technical cookies) placed by CED sites are deleted from your device. You can also disable cookies in the preferences of your web browser. Please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use certain parts of websites (including our sites) and/or this may adversely affect your use of our sites and services.