Below you can read what cookies are, why we use them and how you can use them.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that we send with the pages of our website. Your browser saves these files on the hard drive of your computer, tablet or mobile phone. The information stored in these files is sent back to our servers on every subsequent visit.
Types of cookies
For our website we use technical cookies (a), tracking cookies (b) and cookies from social media (c).
a. technical cookies
A technical cookie facilitates your visit to our website. With these cookies we remember for example their user name and login session.
b. tracking cookies
With the statistics program we record visitor data from the websites.
The statistics program works with tracking cookies. Only if a visitor does not accept cookies, the statistics program does register based on IP addresses.
With the help of tracking cookies the statistics program can keep track of how visitors end up on a website and what exactly they do there. This concerns data such as: number of unique visitors, number of visits, number of page views, average visit time, page views and used search terms at Google.
The tracking cookies that the statistics program uses are so-called first-party cookies; they only follow the visitor’s behavior on the website itself.
We explicitly do not use third-party cookies for our statistics program and website. Third-party cookies are cookies that can be used to track the behavior of visitors across different websites. Advertising networks in particular make use of this. The Dutch cookie law focuses in particular on these third-party cookies.
c. cookies for social media
On our website we refer via buttons to social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn. These buttons work with a code that comes from the source itself. Cookies are placed with this code. We have no influence on this. We advise you to read the privacy statement of Twitter and other social networks, to find out what they do with the data they obtain via these cookies.
The information that the abovementioned social networks collect is also transferred to and stored on servers in the United States. These networks are affiliated with the US Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor program. As a result, there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
Usefulness of cookies
We use technical cookies to facilitate the use of our website and statistics program. With the data that we collect with the statistics program (via our tracking cookie) we continuously improve our website and online marketing. With the buttons for social media (and associated cookies) we show that we are also active through these channels.
Delete, enable and disable cookies
If you do not want us to place tracking cookies on your computer, you can adjust your browser settings. You can adjust these so that cookies are refused.
You can find information about removing, enabling and disabling cookies on the website of the Consumentenbond as well as in the manual and help function of your browser.