1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on the computer of the user when visiting a website.
A distinction is made between permanent and temporary cookies, and between direct and indirect cookies. Permanent cookies remain on the user’s computer after the browser has been closed whereas temporary cookies disappear as soon as the browser has been closed. Direct cookies are sent by the website itself; indirect cookies originate from third parties.
Some of these cookies record functional preferences, such as language choice. Some cookies allow analysis of information, such as the number of visits to a website. Other cookies are used for marketing purposes.
2. Which cookies are used and why?
These cookies only serve to improve the user experience of visitors to our website.
The functional cookies (permanent and direct) on this website register the preferences entered by the visitor (for example, language choice) and recognise the visitor when he or she visits the website again. Functional cookies may, amongst others, include one or more of the following:
- • Session and navigation management (session identifier, security protection, previous “back” button step, etc.): These cookies are technically necessary when entering the website or the application, for navigation management and use of the website/application. The website/application cannot function properly without them.
- • Settings (website language, choice of using mobile or desktop version, hiding information fields): These are cookies which are used to save settings allowing the option to hide information fields which users have already read, etc.
- • Quick search links functionality: This option facilitates the quick repetition of previous searches (from last ten searches).
- • Automatic login functionality: This option allows automatic login for the respective account.
The advantage of functional cookies is that the visitor does not need to enter preferences every time, making the website easier to use. You can delete these functional cookies via the browser settings. Further information on how you can do this is below.
Cookies for analytical (statistical) purposes
Google maintains the Safe Harbour principles and is affiliated with the ‘Safe Harbor’ programme of the United States Department of Commerce.
If you do not want data about your website visits to be passed on to Google Analytics, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
These cookies keep track of the pages you visit in order to build up a profile of your online behaviour. This profile can be linked to information such as your name, address, and e-mail address.
3. How long will cookies be stored?
Most cookies will be stored for a period of 6 (six) months unless they are only needed for the duration of the session in which case they will be stored for that period.
4. Removing and disabling cookies
Most internet browsers are automatically set up to accept cookies. You can, however, delete cookies that have already been placed and refuse the placing of new cookies via the browser settings on your computer. The method for doing this differs from browser to browser. Check the help function of your browser or visit http://www.browserchecker.nl/cookies-verwijderen for further information.
At http://www.youronlinechoices.com, you can indicate which companies can and cannot record your online activity.
If you delete or refuse these cookies, you may not be able to use all the features of the current website.
If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.