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A cookie is a small file that is sent with the pages of this website, and that is saved by the browser on your computer. We use cookies to make this website function properly and to analyse the use of this website.

If you do not accept cookies, certain elements of this website might not work as intended. For example, videos might not be loaded if you have rejected cookies, because we use external applications.

How do cookies work?

There are three types of cookies

Functional cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function properly and for it to remember settings and preferences throughout a visit to the website, or until the next visit. Language settings or completed fields in a form, are examples of information the cookies help remember.

Analytical cookies

These cookies show how often you visit a website. It helps us find out which parts of our website are interesting and which are not, or whether the website functions as is intended and how we can improve the website.

Cookies on websites of third parties

Certain elements on the website contain the cookies added by the websites of third parties. This applies to practical additions, such as a Google map with interactive directions, a ‘like’ button for Facebook, or the option to copy something in a tweet. By means of these cookies the website ‘knows’ if you are logged into Google, Facebook or Twitter.

The cookies we use

Below you will find a list of the cookies used as part of this website.

NET

This cookie is used by our servers to keep in contact with the visitor during the visit to the website (a so called session cookie) and is automatically removed after you close your browser.

__cfduid

This cookie is used by our Content Delivery Network provider to stop misuse, such as robots and viruses.

Siteimprove

We use this statistics service to get insight into click paths and to optimise these, so visitors can get to the right information more quickly. These data are anonymised and cannot be traced back to an individual.

PIWIK

PIWIK is a statistics service that is used on certain elements of this website to collect user statistics.

_gaexp (Google Optimize)

We use Google Optimize to perform A/B tests on certain pages. We process no IP addresses or other personal data for this. We designed these tests with the greatest care for privacy. See also ‘Google Analytics’.

Google Analytics

We use this statistics service to keep track of how visitors use the website. Google might share this information with third parties if Google is legally required to do so, or if third parties process this information on behalf of Google. We do not allow Google to use the obtained information for other Google services.

The information that Google collects is anonymised as much as possible. The last part of IP addresses of visitors of this website is not saved. Therefore an IP address can only be traced back to a group of 256 persons. We implemented Google Analytics according to the roadmap of the Dutch DPA (in Dutch). The Dutch DPA is of the opinion that with these settings the information is still not fully anonymised and therefore Google Analytics is blocked if you reject cookies.

Cookies of third parties

In several places the website uses web content of other parties. For example, videos or images are embedded, or other sites can be opened through an iframe. There are also URLs that guide you to other websites. The web content of third parties could use cookies and will be blocked if you have rejected cookies.

Social networks: share this page

The social media buttons that can be found below all articles on this website: ‘Share this page’ do not use any cookies. Once you have pressed these buttons, you will be forwarded to the concerning website. These sites might use cookies. For more information we refer you to the privacy statements of these social media.

Remove cookies

You can remove cookies through the settings of your browser. With the settings of your browser you can also avoid storage of cookies fully or partially. You can find more information about cookies and turning off cookies on veiliginternetten.nl (in Dutch), or for professionals: National Cyber Security Centre.