Cookies and Personal Data

To keep track of how the site is used by the users, we make use of cookies. Cookies provide us with important information about how and when the site is used, which pages are viewed most often, how long our users stay at the site, and so on. They also enable us to provide personalised features to users.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your browser to recognize your computer the next time you visit the site. Cookies are not active files - that is, they cannot harbor viruses or track any content on your computer. Their only purpose is to send anonymous information back to us about the time of the visit, the duration, and so on.

We use cookies for the following purposes:

Statistics (Google Analytics):

We collect traffic information on this site, in order to tailor it to user needs. For example, we obtain information about the number of visits, the average duration of the visit, the number of new visitors and the number of returning visitors, which browsers are used, demographic information etc. We use Google Analytics to store the statistical information.

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If you do not want to allow cookies

If you do not want to allow cookies on your computer, you can change the settings of your browser, so that it will remember this in the future. You can also delete cookies that have already been stored.

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Use of personal data

Treatment of personal data in the Open Access Indicator

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