Last updated: 24 May 2018
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on, for example, your computer, tablet or smartphone during your visit to a website. Information is stored in this text file. This information can be recognised again by this website on a later visit. And sometimes another website can also read the cookie and store information in it.
Some cookies are necessary. Because otherwise the website will not work properly. There are also cookies that are useful for the visitor. For example, because it remembers in which language you want to read the website. But many cookies are used to keep track of what you do on the internet. For example, which pages you have looked at.
Which types of cookies do not require your consent?
Some cookies a website is allowed to set without your permission. This is allowed:
- If the cookie is necessary for the operation of the website. Or is necessary for a service you have requested yourself. This could, for example, be a cookie that helps you log in for online banking.
- If the cookie is used to check the quality or effectiveness of the website. For example, a cookie used to see how a visitor browses the website. The website owner can use this information to improve its website. This is only allowed if the cookie is not a major invasion of your privacy, in which case the website owner is not allowed to use this data to create a profile of your internet usage, for example. And he may not simply share this information with other companies.
How do you consent to the setting of cookies?
You do not have to give permission for cookies every time you visit our website. Your consent is valid as long as the consent cookie is on your computer, tablet or smartphone. There is no legal time limit, but we have set it at 100 days. You can withdraw your consent at any time by deleting the cookie from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
How can you delete cookies?
How you delete a cookie depends on the programme with which you view web pages. This programme is called the internet browser. Well-known internet browsers are Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. You can use your internet browser's help function to find out how to delete cookies.
Our website is linked to Google Analytics. This allows us to see how many people visit our website and which page they find most interesting. We use analytical cookies. We cannot trace this data back to you as a visitor. We cannot see your IP address. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally required to do so, or insofar as third parties process the information on Google's behalf. We have no influence on this. We have not allowed Google to use the information obtained by Analytics for other Google services.
Information about cookies
You can find more information about cookies on the following websites:
- Consumers' Association: "What are cookies?"
- Consumers' Association: "Deleting cookies"
- Consumers' Association: " Disabling cookies"
Do you have any questions? If so, please contact us.