What are cookies?
Which cookies and why?
We distinguish three types of cookies:
- functional cookies
- analyzing cookies
- advertising cookies
Below we explain the different cookies.
Functional cookies provide an optimal and safe user experience on our website(s). On this website, you can’t create an account as a user. For that reason, the number of functional cookies is limited, compared to – for example – a webshop or social media platform.
Functional cookies applications
- determining your (global) location;
- browser settings;
- type of device;
- detecting from abuse;
For the use of functional cookies, permission from you is not required, they can not be disabled.
We think that it is vital that you have an enjoyable visitor experience on our website(s). For this reason, we collect user statistics. These give us the necessary insights to be able to make desired adjustments to the site.
With Google Analytics cookies, we measure how you use our website(s) and how you found us. We apply this knowledge to improve our service. This cookie is coming from Google and is deleted after a maximum of two years. Some cookies are already deleted after thirty seconds or one minute. Google does not share anonymous data with third parties. More information about Google’s cookies can you find here: https://policies.google.com/privacy/.
Analyzing cookie applications:
- total number of visitors;
- length of a website visit;
- number of articles per session;
- click behavior on the website;
- used device;
- via which source.
Recapitulatory: analyzing cookies measure everything about the behavior of the user.
Cookies responsible for showing relevant advertisements.
Advertising cookie applications
- keep advertisements unique;
- browsing history;
- relevant ads within the area of interest;
- contextual advertisements;
- performance ads.
External providers who place advertising cookies
If you are curious about the external parties who may put advertising cookies for us, please visit the privacy settings from the website (often on the bottom of the page). Here you will find all links to the relevant partners and privacy settings.
Google advertising cookies
You can opt out of personalized ads from Google at https://www.google.com/settings/ads
You can opt out of customized advertising from external suppliers via http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
Google also recommends installing the Google Opt-out Browser add-on for your web browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Refuse and/or delete cookies
If you don’t want websites to place cookies on your computer, you can adjust your browser settings so that you get a warning before cookies are set. You can also change the settings so that your browser refuses all cookies or only cookies from third parties and you can delete cookies that have already been placed.
How you do this is different per browser. If necessary, consult the help function from your browser, or click on one of the links below to go directly to the manual of your browser. Note that you must adjust the settings separately for each browser and computer you use.
More information about cookies
Links that provide more information about cookies:
A site with the explanation about disabling cookies in different browsers: