1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on the computer of the user when visiting a website.
A distinction is made between permanent and temporary cookies on the one hand, and between direct and indirect cookies, on the other. Cookies are permanent if they remain on the user’s computer after the latter has closed the browser; temporary cookies disappear as soon as the user has closed the browser. Direct cookies are sent by the website itself; indirect cookies, on the other hand, originate from third parties.
Some of these cookies record functional preferences, such as the language choice of the user. Other cookies must allow an analysis of the information, such as the number of visits to a website. Still other cookies are used for marketing purposes.
2. Which cookies are used and why?
2.1 Functional cookies
The functional cookies (permanent and direct) on this website register the preferences entered by the visitor (for example, language choice) and recognise the visitor when he or she visits the website again. The advantage of functional cookies is that the visitor does not need to enter his preferences every time, and this makes the website easier to use. You can delete these functional cookies via the settings of the browser. You will find out how you can do this below.
2.2 Cookies for analytical purposes
Google maintains the Safe Harbour principles, and is affiliated with the ‘Safe Harbor’ programme of the United States Department of Commerce.
If you do not want data about your website visits to be passed on to Google Analytics, you can download and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
2.3 Tracking cookies
These cookies keep track of the pages you visit, in order to build up a profile of your online behaviour. This profile can be linked to your name, address, e-mail address and the like.
3. Removing and disabling cookies
Most Internet browsers are automatically set up to accept cookies. You can, however, delete cookies that have already been placed and refuse the placing of new cookies via the browser settings on your computer. The method for doing this differs from browser to browser. If necessary, consult the help function of your browser or surf to http://www.browserchecker.nl/cookies-verwijderen for an explanation.
At http://www.youronlinechoices.com/be-nl/ you can indicate which companies can and cannot record your surfing behaviour.
If you delete or refuse these cookies, you may not be able to use all the features of the current website.