What is a cookie?
Which cookies does we use and for what purpose?
Use of functional cookies
With the help of a functional cookie we can recognize when you visit our website again. This is how the website can be specially tailored to your preferences. When you give permission for us to store cookies, we can remember this by means of a cookie. Because of this you do not have to repeat your preferences, so you save time and make better use of our website. You can delete functional cookies via your browser settings.
Use of session cookies
By using a session cookie, we can see which parts of the website you have viewed during this visit. We can tailor our service as much as possible to the surfing behaviour of our visitors. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your web browser.
Tracking our own cookies
With your permission we will store a cookie on your device, which can be retrieved when you visit a site on our network. This allows us to find out that you have been on our other website(s) in addition to our website. The resulting profile is not linked to your name, address, email address, etc., but only serves to match advertisements to your profile, so that they are as relevant as possible for you.
Tracking cookies from our advertisers
With your permission our advertisers store "tracking cookies" on your device. They use these cookies to keep track of which pages you visit on their network, in order to build up a profile of your online surfing behaviour. This profile is based on comparable information that they receive from your visit to other websites on their network. This profile is not linked to your name, address, email address and the like as known to us, but only serves to match advertisements to your profile so that they are as relevant as possible for you.
Through our website a cookie is stored as part of the ’’Analytics’’ service by American company Google. We use this service to track and get reports on how visitors use the website. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this. We have not allowed Google to use the obtained analytics information for other Google services.
The information Google collects is anonymised as much as possible. Your IP address is not included by default. If you give permission for using your IP address, your website visit will be registered up to residence level. The collected information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google maintains the Privacy Shield principles and is affiliated with the Privacy Shield programme of the US Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Social plug ins
On our website buttons are included to promote web pages ("like") or share ("tweet") on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work through pieces of code that come from Facebook, Twitter or other social media platforms themselves. Cookies are stored through this code. We have no influence on that. Read the privacy statement of Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data that they process via these cookies.
The information they collect is anonymised as much as possible. The information is transferred to and stored on servers in the United States through Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google + adhere to the Privacy Shield principles and are affiliated with the Privacy Shield programme of the US Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Right of inspection and correction or removal of your data
You have the right to request access to and correction or deletion of your data. See our contact page for this. To prevent abuse, we can ask you to adequately identify yourself. When it comes to access to personal data linked to a cookie, you need to send a copy of the cookie in question. You can find it in the settings of your browser.
Switching cookies on and off and deleting them
More information about switching on and off and removing cookies in your browser can be found in the instructions and/or using the help function of your browser.
You can easily change the cookie preferences you chose on your first visit to the website.