To be able to inform you about cookies, we first need to explain what a cookie is. A cookie is simply a tiny file that is sent along with the pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard disk of your computer. The information it contains can be sent back to our servers if you visit again later.
First party cookies, such as functional cookies, are cookies that are installed by the site you are actually looking at. These are necessary to allow the site to work properly, and do not contain any personal or traceable data. We also use session cookies to store settings and data that apply to you, during your visit. This might include your preferred language and values you filled in on a form. These cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
When you visit our website for the first time, we display a message explaining cookies. We then ask for your consent to use these cookies. You can choose to allow all cookies or only the basic cookies that are statistical, functional and anonymous cookies necessary for the proper functioning of our site. You can change your preferences and/or withdraw your consent at any time from this page. You can also disable cookies directly in your browser, but some elements of our website may not function properly.
As well as the above types of cookies, our website makes use of a cookie that is issued by the American company Google, as part of their “Analytics” service, Google AdWords and the Google Dynamic Remarketing services. Google states clearly what they do with this data and information. The reason that we use these cookies is so that we can track how often our website is visited. It also provides us with information about how visitors use our website, and so we can provide you with all the support you need in finding the right answer. The consolidated data we collect is processed and analysed by Ubbink BV and an external party. We do not permit this other party to use the data they receive from us for any other purpose than what is agreed between us. In this way, we can make sure that the experience of our website is improved continuously. Google may pass this information to third parties, if Google is required to do so by law, or if those third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no control over this. We have given Google permission to use the Analytics information they receive from us for other Google services.
Social media cookies and third party cookies are issued by the various websites of the social media themselves. If you click a social media button on our website, then a social media cookie will be stored. The social media party can recognise your IP address at the moment when you ask to share any part of our website. These website buttons are included to be able to promote or share web pages (“like” “tweet”, "share") on social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. These buttons work using fragments of code that come from LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook themselves. The cookies are stored using this code. We have no control over this. Please read the relevant privacy statement (which can change at any time) to find out what these parties do with your (personal) details that they process via these cookies.
The information that these companies collect is anonymised as far as possible. The information is sent to LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube and they store it on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube have pledged to respect the Safe Harbor principles and are part of the Safe Harbor programme of the United States Department of Trade. This includes references to an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.
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Did you previously accept cookies and now want to amend this, or would you like to accept cookies? You can do so. Please note: this change will only affect any new cookies that are stored. If you also want to delete existing cookies, then you can do that yourself via your browser.
This privacy statement took effect on 25 May 2018 and was last updated on 21 June 2022.