1. What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is uploaded onto your computer or other device during a visit to a website. Cookies are usually used to enable websites to function optimally, to track the activities of website visitors and to store login details, etc.
There are different types of cookies that can be distinguished by origin, function and lifespan.
More information about the types of cookies can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org.
2. What are cookies used for?
3. What types of cookies do we use?
a. Necessary cookies.
These are essential to enable you to navigate the website and use its features. Without these cookies, certain parts of the website will not work or will not work optimally. These cookies do not collect data that can be used for marketing purposes or to remember your browsing history.
b. Performance cookies
These collect information about your surfing behaviour on our websites, for example which pages you visit often. This data serves as a basis for optimizing our websites and improving navigation. We also use these cookies to keep track of whether you have been forwarded to our websites by one of our partners, whether you have purchased or used a product or service during your visit, and which products or services were involved. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you. All information collected with these cookies is stored in the form of anonymous aggregate statistics. We use, among others, Google Analytics (enables the collection of anonymous data about the use of our website and the compilation of visitor statistics). For information on how Google uses data when you use sites or apps of our partners, see http://www.google.com/intl/nl/policies/privacy/partners/ (http://www.google.com/intl/nl/policies/privacy/partners/).
c. Functional cookies
Those remember certain choices and changes you make on the site (for example your language preference) to provide you with an improved, more personalized browsing experience. The information collected by these cookies is stored anonymously.
d. Advertising cookies
They allow a website to send personalized advertising messages. Our websites use, among others, Double-click (collects data about page viewing and advertisements, and can create a user profile. In principle, this is done anonymously unless the user identifies himself via his Google account), and Facebook Conversion Pixel (registers visitor behaviour after viewing an ad in Facebook. This information is added to the user’s Facebook profile).
Advertising cookies allow a website can send personalized advertising messages. Our website uses, among others, Double-click (collects data about viewing of pages and advertisements, and can create a user profile. In principle, this is done anonymously unless the user identifies himself via his Google account). Facebook Conversion Pixel (registers visitor behaviour after viewing an ad in Facebook. This information is added to the user’s Facebook profile).
4. How can you manage your cookies?
If you use various devices to visit this website, please ensure that your cookie preference is set on the browser of each device.
Further information on managing cookies can be found on
We also use web beacons (or clear gifs) in combination with cookies. A web beacon is a small graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) in an email or website that makes it possible to analyse the behaviour of users of a particular website.