In this cookie statement, we explain how this website uses “cookies” – text files placed on your computer – to help the website function, to help analyze the website to improve our services or for marketing purposes.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is saved; the cookie then helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular website. Cookies allow web applications to be customized to you as an individual. The web application can adapt to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and storing information about those preferences.
We use necessary, functional cookies. These are necessary for the website to function. Without these cookies, certain features cannot be used.
Cookies also help us to provide you with a better website by enabling us to keep track of which pages are useful to you and which are not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to provide us.
You can accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Third party cookies
Social media share-buttons
On this site, share buttons are included under blogs and stories for sharing on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. These buttons are pieces of code from the social media itself and use a cookie. This cookie remembers that a visitor is logged in, so you don’t have to log into Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn again when you want to share something.
To see what these third parties do with personal data they receive with this code, you can read their privacy statements on their own websites:
These statements and links may change. We do our best to keep these links up to date.
Embedded content such as video’s
Analytical cookies from Google Analytics
Analytical cookies collect data and statistics (often anonymously) to understand how visitors use the website, so that we can improve the website and our services.
Through Google Analytics, data on visitor behavior is collected on this website (anonymously). This allows us to see how visitors navigate through the website. We use this information to make decisions about the design of our website. We also use this information to optimize the functioning of the website.
Do you not want your visitor behavior to be tracked? Then you can download a Google plugin that prevents this and is available for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera. This setting will apply to all websites you visit, not just this one.
You can do this at: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=nl
Tracking cookies are used to track visitors so that, for example, ads displayed can be more relevant to the individual visitor. These ads thus become more valuable to both the visitor and the advertiser.
Through the settings of your browser you can remove any cookies placed. Here you can also refuse the placement of new cookies. The exact location of this function varies from one browser to another.