What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file which asks your permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, this file stores your specific preferences and needs, making it easier for you to navigate the site and switch between pages. You will enjoy browsing the internet as it’s faster and supports your needs efficiently. It also helps analyse web traffic.


Cookie categories

Cookies used on our website are categorized as set out below. By using our website and accepting the use of cookies, you agree that we can place the following 3 types of cookies on your computer.

1. Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to move about the site or to provide certain features you have requested.

2. Performance cookies

These cookies collect info about how you use a website: which pages do you visit most often, do you get error messages from these pages. These cookies don’t collect personal information that identifies you. These cookies collect aggregated information which is completely anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

3. Functionality cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for, such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.


Third-party cookies

When you visit our website you may notice some cookies that are not related to us. When you visit a page that contains embedded content, for example from YouTube, or the social sharing buttons from Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin you may be sent cookies from these third-party websites. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third-party websites for more information about their cookie policy and how to manage them.


Cookies? No thanks!

You may decide to disable or delete cookies. Please note that if you do, you will not be able to access a number of the applications offered on websites. Deleting or disabling cookies will only apply to browsers and computers you are using at the time. If you use another computer or browser, you need to rejecting the cookies again.


How to disable cookies:

  • Internet
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  • Safari
  • Chrome
  • Firefox

How to disable third-party advertising cookies

Most of the cookies used on our websites can be rejected on an individual or comprehensive basis. Go to www.youronlinechoices.com/nl/.  This website also tells you which of the cookies are currently active on your browser. More cookies info can be found at www.allaboutcookies.org or www.youronlinechoices.eu.