What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are saved to a computer or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are generally used to make websites function optimally, to store the actions of the visitors of the website, to save login data, etc.
According to their origin, function and lifetime, different types of cookies can be distinguished.
For more information about the types of cookies, consult this website.
What are cookies used for?
To improve the use and functionalities of our websites, to analyse how visitors are using the website, to compile statistics and to provide the users with personalized information and advertisements.
Wat types of cookies do we use?
Necessary cookies enable users to navigate through a website and use the features of the website.
Performance Cookies collect data on the use of a website as there is the number of visitors, time spent by visitors on a webpage and error messages. Among others, we use Google Analytics and Gemius (they provide in the collection of anonymous data on the use of our website and compiling visitors statistics – how Google uses data when you visit websites or use apps by our partners), ChartBeat (measures the use of the website), Crazy Egg (measures clicking behaviour and movement patterns of the computer mouse) and Optimizely (performs tests to measure the impact of website content).
Functional cookies increase the user-friendliness of a website by remembering your choices (e.g. language preferences, region, login).
Advertising cookies ensure that a website can send personalized advertising messages. Our websites use, among others, DoubleClick and Adhese (collects data about viewing pages and ads, and can draw up a user profile – basically that happens anonymous, unless the user identifies himself via his Google account), Facebook Conversion Pixel (registers purchase behaviour after watching an ad on Facebook. This information is added to the user’s Facebook profile).
We also use web beacons (or clear gifs) in combination with cookies. A web beacon is a small graphic image (usually 1 pixel x 1 pixel) in a mail or on a website which makes it possible to analyse the behaviour of users of a website.
You agree that the publisher has the right to place a script that can be detect adblockers.
How can you manage your cookies?
Thanks to advertising you can visit most websites free of charge. This makes the ads more closely aligned to your interests. If you turn off cookies you still get to see advertising, however it will not be adapted to your preferences. Additionally you should retype possible credentials (password, username) each time you disable the cookies that remember your preferences.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can set your browser to notify you before a cookie is placed or rejected. You can find more information about how to set your browser through the ‘Help’-button of your browser or through the following links:
If you use different devices to visit this website, you need to make sure your cookie preference is set to the browser of each device.
More information about managing cookies you can find here.