Cookies on this website
On this page you will find more information about what cookies are, which cookies are used by this website and how to influence cookies.
What are cookies?
A cookie is a piece of text given by a web server to a visiting browser in the hope and expectation that the browser will return it during a subsequent visit. The cookie is in addition to the HTTP specification. The HyperText Transfer Protocol is used by everyone who visits a web site: it controls the communication between a web server and a browser. However, it is not designed to allow successive page visits to be viewed as a whole. As a result, it is not necessarily possible to retrieve data or settings during a subsequent visit. To make this possible, HTTP's cookie and set-cookie headers were introduced in 1997. This specification was last updated in April 2011 and is currently in use as the RFC 6265 HTTP State Management Mechanism.
How do cookies work?
Contrary to what politicians sometimes claim, cookies themselves are neither programs nor files, and technically nothing is stored by the web server on the visitor's computer. The latter is entirely at the discretion of the browser. In the end, cookies are often stored as a file, but a web server cannot force a browser to actually store cookies or return them on a later visit.
Cookies that you receive for the same domain as you visit are called first-party cookies. When viewing this page, the cookies from this website are therefore first-party cookies.
It is also possible that a website may contain elements from third parties. Well-known examples are embedded videos, advertisements and social media buttons. If cookies are sent with these elements from their own servers, these are referred to as third-party cookies. It is therefore possible that when you visit this website you will receive third-party cookies for Facebook.com, Youtube.com and other third-party websites. Due to the operation of HTTP and the security surrounding cookies it is not possible for the broker to influence the sending of third-party cookies.
What other storage is there for websites?
In addition to cookies, there have been other browser storage options since 1997. Since they are hardly used, they are only briefly touched upon. Flash applications have their own form of cookies, similar to HTTP cookies. Apart from setting user preferences such as image quality and the Autoplay function in the video player, the website does nothing else with these types of cookies. Html5 local storage is a recent development. Web applications can use it to store relatively large amounts of data compared to cookies. Due to the limited support in browsers, this website does not make use of them.
What are cookies used on this website for?
Cookies make it possible to retrieve information from previous visits during subsequent visits. If you have made certain settings and have seen certain site elements before. Cookies that adapt the functioning of the site to your wishes are called functional cookies. In addition, cookies can also be used to let the site know that a visitor has been on the site before. In this way, statistical data about the use of the website can be collected. A well-known example of this is Google Analytics. This only works with anonymised statistical information that is used by us to analyse and improve the functioning of the site. This website currently uses Google Analytics to collect statistics. Information about your visiting behaviour can also be used to tailor advertisements to your interests. This broker only uses anonymised information about pages that you have previously visited on this website.