You can subdivide cookies in different ways, depending on their origin or function. Cookies can also be categorized in terms of their lifespan. For example, there are two main types of cookies: session cookies and permanent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, while persistent cookies remain on your computer until they are deleted or reach their expiration date.
With a permanent cookie’s help, we can more specifically recognize you when you revisit our website. The website can, by means of this procedure, be set up specifically according to your preferences. If you have allowed us to place cookies, we can remember this using a cookie. As a result, you do not have to keep repeating your preferences, which saves you time and allows you to use our website more easily. You can delete permanent cookies via the settings of your browser.
With the help of a temporary or session cookie, on the other hand, we can see which parts of the website you have viewed during this visit. This allows us to adapt our service as much as possible to the surfing behavior of our visitors. These cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
Based on the origin of cookies, we make a distinction between first-party and third-party cookies.
First party cookies
First party cookies are direct cookies that we manage ourselves. They are inherent to our website and are necessary for the website to function properly for you as a visitor.
Third-party cookies are cookies that are not managed or placed by ourselves but by a third party. This happens during your visit to our website. Third-party cookies, therefore, ensure that certain data is sent to third parties by your visit. These include social media cookies, cookies from online services of Google, cookies from online video sharing sites such as Vimeo and YouTube, or from online payment platforms that we use to enable the purchase of certain products on our website. Although we do not manage or place these cookies ourselves, we do everything we can to ensure that their placement by third parties via our platforms is as controlled as possible.
Different types of cookies can be placed via our website. The cookies can be divided into different categories, which we list for you below. The cookies below are certainly not all placed at the same time via our website.
Technically required and functional cookies
Technically required and functional cookies are cookies that are necessary to use our website properly. We use these cookies to guarantee the following benefits:
No permission is required for the use of these cookies, and they cannot be disabled.
Analytical or statistical cookies collect general information about how our website is used. We can make statistical analyses of the information we receive in this way. How did you get to our webpage? Which pages do you spend the most time on? Statistical results allow us to improve the structure, navigation, and content of our website in a user-friendly way.
Via our website, a cookie is also placed from the American company Google, as part of the “Analytics” service. Google can provide this information to third parties so they can process the information on their behalf. We do not influence this ourselves. We have allowed Google to use the obtained Analytics information for other Google services.
The information that Google collects is anonymized as much as possible. Your IP address is expressly not provided. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google states that it adheres to the Privacy Shield principles and is affiliated with the Privacy Shield program of the US Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Social media cookies
Social media cookies are used to enable the integration of social networking sites on our websites. Our website includes buttons to promote (“like”) or share (“tweet”) web pages on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work using pieces of code that allow social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter to place cookies through our site. We do not influence this ourselves. Read the companies’ privacy statement (which can change regularly) to learn more about what they do with your (personal) data that they process via these cookies.
The information they collect is anonymized as much as possible. The information is transferred to and stored by Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook state that they adhere to the Privacy Shield principles and are affiliated with the Privacy Shield program of the US Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Through our website
When you visit our website for the first time, you will be given the option to accept or reject specific types of cookies. You do this by clicking on the link “Privacy settings” on your first visit to our website. There you can tick a checkbox for the cookies you want to give permission to. Afterwards you can also navigate to the same page via the Privacy Center, for which you can find the link at the bottom of the footer of our website. If you have made changes, you do not have to click on a separate button; the changes will be implemented immediately. You will notice that on your next visit, we will then use those new cookie settings.
You cannot adjust all types of cookies in this way. That is also not recommended. The functionally necessary cookies mentioned above cannot be adjusted. After all, these cookies are necessary for our website to work properly. The data that we may collect via these cookies is always anonymous. In this way, identification will never be possible.
Through your browser and third party websites
More information about enabling, disabling and deleting cookies can be found in the instructions and/or using your browser’s Help function.
You can also refuse individual cookies via:
• Google Analytics cookies by downloading and installing this tool: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
• Facebook Ads by adjusting your settings: https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/
You have the right to request access to, correct or delete your data. See our contact page for this. To prevent abuse, we may ask you to identify yourself adequately. When it comes to access to personal data linked to a cookie, you must send a copy of the cookie file in question. You can find this in the settings of your browser.
Do I need to go through other pages?
More information about cookies?
You can find more information about cookies on the Dutch Consumers’ Association’s following website: “What are cookies?”
Who can I contact with further questions or possible complaints about cookies?
This person ensures the protection of your data when you visit or use our website. Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) is happy to speak to you via email@example.com.
When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.