What are cookies?
Many of the websites you view store small text files on your computer. These help the website recognise your computer during your visit and when you visit the website again. We call these files 'cookies'.
What do cookies do?
There are 3 types of cookies:
1. Session cookies
Certain cookies are required to memorise settings or preferences during a visit to the website or for a subsequent visit. Suppose you do not want cookies from a specific website. The website can 'remember' this by placing a cookie. Without cookies, you would have to answer the same questions every time.
2. Cookies for analysing website use
There are cookies that inform the website which pages you are viewing, in what sequence and for how long. Web statistics can be generated based on this information to help tune the website more effectively to visitors. These cookies are similar to the cookies used for conducting online surveys.
3. Third-party cookies
In certain parts of the website, third-party websites place cookies on your computer. These cookies are associated with useful extras such as a Google map with an interactive route itinerary, a Facebook ‘like’ button or the ability to share something in a tweet. These cookies 'inform' the website you are viewing whether you are logged on to Google, Facebook or Twitter.
No personal data
The cookies we use on our website do not contain any personal data. So these cookies cannot easily be used to identify you. This would require additional information: for example, a combination of type 3 cookies with your login details for third-party websites (these login details can often be traced back to you personally). Without additional information, cookies do not represent a threat to your privacy.
Do you object to cookies?
Would you like to exclude cookies altogether? You can disable them via your browser (Internet program) settings. More information about cookies and disabling cookies is available on: veiliginternetten.nl.