Below are the different types of cookies that we place. The purpose for which we use these is also indicated per type of cookie. Here we use the current English terminology.
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be disabled in our systems. They are usually only set to respond to actions in respect of a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to alert you about these cookies or to block them which could result in some parts of the site not working properly.
These cookies allow us to keep track of visits and traffic sources, so that we can measure and improve the performance of our site. These cookies help us find out which pages are the most and least popular and how visitors move around the site. All the information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies, we will not know when you have visited our site.
These cookies allow for the provision of enhanced functionality and personalisation, such as videos and live chats. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these functionalities may not function properly.
These cookies are set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and to show you relevant ads on other sites. They work by uniquely identifying your browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will not experience our targeted advertising across different websites.
The American company Google places cookies via our websites as part of the “Analytics” service. We use this service to compile reports on how the visitors use the website. Google can provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this. We have allowed Google to use the information obtained for other Google services.
The information that Google collects is anonymised as much as possible. Your IP address is not included. Google states that they adhere to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection in place for the processing of any personal data.
Buttons are included on our websites to promote web pages (“like”) or share (“tweet”) on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. There are also videos from YouTube embedded in our website. These buttons function on the basis of strings of code originating from Facebook, Google/YouTube or Twitter. Cookies are placed through this code. We have no influence on this. Read the privacy statements of Facebook, Google and Twitter (which can change regularly) to find out what exactly they do with your (personal) data processed via these cookies.
The information they collect is anonymised as much as possible and is transferred to and saved by Twitter, Facebook, Google and LinkedIn. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ are committed to adhering to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection in place for the processing of any personal data.
More information about enabling, disabling and removing cookies can be found in the instructions and/or through the help function of your browser.
Some tracking cookies are placed by third parties who use our websites to show you advertisements. These cookies can be managed centrally via ‘Your Online Choices’. www.youronlinechoices.com
If you have disabled cookies via your browser settings, there is a chance that certain functions will not work or that you will not be able to make use of certain services. In any case, you will then see the cookie information bar on each page. The reason being that our websites will not be able to “remember” (via a cookie) that you have visited the website before and that you have possibly already made a choice between accepting cookies or not.
As mentioned earlier, we can exchange personal data processed by us with group companies. We may also combine your personal data with data collected within the context of your purchase or use of our products or services (or products or services of group companies). This also concerns surfing data collected via cookies.