Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

We use cookies on the website. Cookies are small text files that can be stored on your computer when you visit websites. This text file stores information such as your language preference for a website. When you visit the website again later, this cookie is sent to the website again. In this way, the website recognizes your browser and can remember your language preference. This way you don’t have to make a language choice every time.

Why are cookies useful?

Cookies are there to ensure the proper functioning of a website, as mentioned in the example about the language choice. Another example is: a shopping cart that keeps track of your purchases during online shopping. Another example is: when automatically filling out/completing data in a form.

What cookies are used and for what purposes?

There are 4 types of cookies used on the website:

  1. cookies for essential purposes
  2. cookies for functional purposes
  3. cookies for analytical purposes
  4. cookies for marketing purposes

Essential cookies

This means that these cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of this website. You cannot refuse these cookies if you want to use our website.

Functional cookies

These cookies keep track of information about your choices and preferences on a website.

Analytical cookies

Cookies that collect information about website visitor behavior and website performance. Based on the results, the website can be improved and visitors get a better user experience.

1. We use Google Analytics: Through our website, a cookie is placed by the U.S. company Google, as part of the “Analytics” service. We use this service to track and receive reports on how visitors use the website. 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 do/do not allow Google to use the obtained analytics information for other Google services.

The information collected by Google is anonymized as much as possible. Your IP address is expressly not provided. The information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google adheres to the Safe Harbor principles and is affiliated with the Safe Harbor program of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

2. Social media: Our website includes buttons to promote (“like”) or share (“tweet”) web pages on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work through bits of code that come from Facebook and Twitter respectively. Cookies are placed by means of this code. We have no influence on this. Please read the privacy statements of Facebook and Twitter (which may change regularly) to read 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, Google + and LinkedIn on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google + claim to adhere to Safe Harbor principles and are affiliated with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor program. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies are used to track the browsing behavior of website visitors, on the basis of which a user profile is created that makes a visitor’s browsing experience more personalized.

Persistent vs temporary cookies

In addition to the types of cookies above, we also distinguish between persistent and session cookies.

Persistent cookies

These cookies are stored on your computer for a certain period of time (depending on how it is set), they remain even after you close your browser.

Temporary cookies

These cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser. They only apply to the current session and are also called session cookies.

How are cookies stored?

Cookies are saved, when you accept the cookies, and thus give permission for them to be saved. This is done by clicking on the agree/accept button. There is also the possibility to refuse this by clicking on the button for refusal.

How do I adjust and delete cookie settings?

More information about enabling, disabling and deleting cookies can be found in the instructions and/or using the Help function of your browser. If you want to know which cookies have been placed on your device or if you want to delete them, you can use a setting in your browser. The links below will explain how to do this.



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