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Cookie Policy

This cookie policy was last modified on 12 March 2020.

1. What are cookies?

Cookies are temporary text files with a computer code that ensure that our website recognizes you (or your computer) on a next visit. Cookies are automatically saved by your internet browser on the hard drive of your computer. The information in this text file is used for functional, commercial or statistical purposes. With the help of cookies, we gain insight into the use of the website. With these insights, we use the cookies for our marketing purposes. If you prefer that there are no cookies stored, you can adjust the settings for the cookies in your browser and disable our cookies and JavaScript. However, most websites do not work optimally when you disable cookies.

The use of cookies is entirely safe and familiar when you use the internet. A cookie never contains personal information, such as a name, telephone number or an e-mail address. Cookies can therefore never be used to contact you directly. We find it vital that you know which cookies we place and for which they are used by our third parties or us.

2. Which cookies do we use and why?

Our website primarily uses three types of cookies:

  • functional cookies
  • analyzing cookies
  • advertising cookies


2.1 Functional cookies
Functional cookies provide an optimal and safe user experience on our website(s).  You do not need to create an account as a user in order to use our website. 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;

Please note, functional cookies do not need your explicit consent and cannot be disabled.

2.2 Analyzing cookies
We think that it is vital that you have an enjoyable visitor experience on our website. For this reason, we collect user statistics. These give us the necessary insights to be able to make desired adjustments to the site.

Google analytics
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 cookies applications:

  • total number of visitors;
  • length of website visit;
  • number of articles per session;
  • click behavior on the website;
  • used device;
  • via which source.


2.3 Advertising cookies
Advertising cookies are responsible for showing you relevant advertisements.

Our service is free, and to keep it free in future, we depend on third party advertisements that are shown on our website. The job of the advertising cookies are to keep these advertisements as relevant as possible. If you agree to our cookie policy, you will receive personalized advertisements. No personalized ads will be displayed without your permission.

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

Google also recommends installing the Google Opt-out Browser add-on for your web browser: 
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

3. Consent

If you use our service for the first time, you will be asked if you agree with our privacy statement and cookie policy. You can withdraw the given consent at all times from the privacy settings on the website.

4. 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.

Browser manuals:

5. Contact

Our Cookie Policy is subject to updates and modifications with or without notice. You are encouraged to periodically review this Cookie Policy to stay informed of the latest updates.

If you have any further questions, comments or requests about this Cookie Policy, please contact us at: [email protected]