What is a cookie?

We use cookies on this website. A cookie is a small file that is sent along with pages of this website [and/or Flash applications] and is stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer. The information stored in it can be sent back to our servers on your next visit.

Use of permanent cookies With the help of a permanent cookie, we can recognize you on a new visit to our website. The website can therefore be specially adjusted to your preferences. Even when you have given permission for placing cookies, we can remember this through a cookie. This means you don’t have to repeat your preferences, saving you time and making your use of our website more pleasant. You can delete permanent cookies through your browser settings.

Use of session cookies With the help of a session cookie, we can see which parts of the website you have viewed during this visit. We can therefore adjust our service as much as possible to the surfing behavior of our visitors. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your web browser.

Tracking cookies from others With your permission, third parties such as, but not limited to, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and AdForm place “tracking cookies” on your equipment. They use these cookies to track which pages you visit from their network, in order to build a profile of your online surfing behavior. This profile is also built on the basis of similar information they receive from your visits to other websites in their network. This profile is not linked to your name, address, email address, and the like as known to us, but is only used to tailor advertisements to your profile so that they are as relevant to you as possible.

Google Analytics A cookie is placed on our website by the American company Google as part of the “Analytics” service. We use this service to keep track of and receive 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 allowed Google to use the analytics information obtained for other Google services.

The information that Google collects is anonymized as much as possible.

Sharing via social platforms Buttons are included on our website to promote (“like”) or share (“tweet”) web pages on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work through pieces of code that come from Facebook and Twitter themselves. Cookies are placed through this code. We have no influence on this. Please read the privacy statement of Facebook and Twitter (which may change regularly) to find out what they do with your (personal) data processed through these cookies.

The information they collect is anonymized as much as possible. The information is transferred to and by Twitter, Facebook, Google +, and LinkedIn.

Right to access and correct or delete 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 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 in question. You can find this in your browser’s settings.

Enabling and disabling cookies and deleting them More information about enabling and disabling and deleting cookies can be found in the instructions and/or using the Help function of your browser.

Deleting tracking cookies placed by third parties Some tracking cookies are placed by third parties who show advertisements to you, among other things, via our website. You can delete these cookies centrally via Your Online Choices so that they are not replaced on a third-party website.

More information about cookies?
You can find more information about cookies on the following websites:

ICTRecht: Background Cookie Law

Consumers’ Association: “What are cookies?”

Consumers’ Association: “What are cookies used for?”

Consumers’ Association: “Delete cookies”

Consumers’ Association: “Disable cookies”

Your Online Choices: “A guide to online behavioral advertising”

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