Cookie Policy

When visiting the website, cookies are placed on the hard disk of your computer or mobile device.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that we store on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website.
Cookies are generally used to allow websites to function more efficiently, to keep track of the actions of visitors to the website, to store login data, etc. There are different types of cookies that can be classified according to their origin, function and lifespan.
You can read more about cookies at www.aboutcookies.org .

Which cookies do we use and why?

Initially, we use “First party cookies”. These are technical cookies that are used by the website, and that are designed to make the site function more efficiently. Example: settings specified by the user during previous visits to the site or a pre-filled form with data that the user has completed during previous visits.

We also use a number of “Third party cookies”. These are technical cookies used by third parties to inform us about your browsing behaviour and technical data.

What types of cookies are there and what is their purpose?

We can divide the cookies we use into four categories:

1. Essential cookies

Essential cookies are cookies that are necessary for a website to function. They ensure that basic functions such as page navigation, security and loading time can work.

2. Functional cookies

Functional cookies are cookies that keep track of your choices and preferences on a website. For example, they remember your language choice, login details or the region in which you live.

3. Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies collect information about the behaviour of website visitors and the performance of the website. Based on the results, the website can be improved and visitors will have a better user experience.

4. Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies track the browsing behaviour of visitors to the website, and are used to compile a user profile. This profile is used to personalize the browsing experience and, for example, to display personalized offers, advertisements, newsletters and the like that match your interests.

Which cookies does our site send?

PHPSESSID (session cookie)
Type: first party
Category: essential cookie
Lifespan: session
Purpose: this cookie allows communication between the web server and the browser, and temporarily stores information from your session. For example, it means that you don’t have to fill in a form again in its entirety when you reload the page or make an error.

__utmb (Google Tag Manager)
Type: third party
Category: analytical cookie
Lifespan: 30 minutes
Privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Purpose: determines new sessions and visits

​​__utmc (Google Tag Manager)
Type: third party
Category: analytical cookie
Lifespan: session
Privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Purpose: works together with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions by returning visitors

__utmt_XX (Google Tag Manager)
Type: third party
Category: analytical cookie
Lifespan: 10 minutes
Privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Purpose: to slow down the request speed and thus limit data collection from high-traffic sites.

__utmz (Google Tag Manager)
Type: third party
Category: analytical cookie
Lifespan: 6 months
Privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Purpose: to identify the source that directed you to our website

__utma (Google Tag Manager)
Type: third party
Category: analytical cookie
Lifespan: 2 years
Privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Purpose: to distinguish between unique users and sessions

datr, act, sb, presence, fr, wd, xs, c_user, dpr (Facebook.com)
Type: third party
Category: marketing cookies
Lifespan: sessions are stored for a maximum of 2 years
Privacy: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies
Purpose: to create a user profile for displaying relevant advertisements on Facebook.

SSID, SID, SAPISID, APISID, HSID, SS, NID, SIDCC (google.com)
Type: third party
Category: analytical and functional cookies
Lifespan: varies from end of session to 2 years after session
Privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Purpose: saves user preferences and user information when visiting pages with integrated Google Maps or YouTube

NID, SID, APISID, 1P_Jar (google.com)
Type: third party
Category: marketing cookies
Lifespan: maximum 1 year
Privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Purpose: to display customized ads on Google websites based on recent searches and previous interactions.

CONSENT, UULE, DV (google.com)
Type: third party
Category: analytical and marketing cookies
Lifespan: is stored for a maximum of 2 years
Privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Purpose: to collect data for Google Analytics in order to compile an anonymous user profile and to measure whether advertisements are effective.

_ga (google.com)
Type: third party
Category: analytical cookie
Lifespan: 2 years after session
Privacy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
Purpose: to measure anonymously how users use the website

How can you disable cookies?

You can disable cookies and delete or change the settings for cookies, however, in that case our website will no longer function optimally. Do you still want to change the cookie settings? You can use your browser’s help function to change the settings.

  • Internet Explorer
    http://windows.microsoft.com/nl-NL/windows7/Block-enable-or-allow-cookies
  • Chrome
    http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=nl&answer=95647
  • Firefox
    http://support.mozilla.org/nl/kb/cookies-in-en-uitschakelen-websites-voorkeuren?redirectlocale=nl&redirectslug=Cookies+in-+en+uitschakelen
  • Safari
    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042