Cookie policy

The intention of this cookie statement is to inform you on how we collect information on you by means of cookies and other tracking technologies when you visit our website.

Latest cookie statement updated on: 01.06.2020

1. What are cookies and personal data?

Cookies are small text files that can be stored on your computer (or on other devices having Internet access, such as a smartphone or tablet) when you visit the website. The following are often stored in such a text file: the name of the website from where the cookie comes, the “life span” of the cookie (i.e. how long the cookie will remain on your computer/device) and a value, which consists mostly of a randomly generated unique number. Some cookies can collect information (personal data) about you.

2. How do we request your consent to place cookies?

When you visit the website, a banner will appear at the top of the page which informs you about the use of cookies on this website. You can read all of the information related to these cookies in this cookie policy.

We do not require your permission to place cookies that are essential for providing you with a service or for performing a function you request. This is the case for the functional cookies. For non-functional cookies, we assume your implicit consent for their use. If you continue to browse the website, we consider this action as your agreement to placing cookies on your device.

If you do not want cookies on your device, read section 4 below: “How can you manage or remove cookies?”

3.What type of cookies do we use?

​3.1​ Functional cookies

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. These are cookies that are necessary because the website or the service you have requested does not function or functions less well without the use of these cookies. The cookies have a minimal impact on your privacy. We do not need your permission for this category of cookies.

  1. Cookie name: cookie_consent
    Purpose of the cookie: Verify whether the cookie notification has been seen by the website visitor or not and hide the cookie notification.
    Cookie storage period: 12 months

  2. Cookie name: nf_lang
    Purpose of the cookie: Remember the language choice of the website visitor so that the visitor does not have to modify it each time during a subsequent visit.
    Cookie storage period: 12 months

  3. Cookie name: alert_banner
    Purpose of the cookie: Hiding the banner with notices that may be present on the website (not the cookie banner).
    Cookie storage period: Session

​3.2​ Non-functional cookies

We use cookies to analyze how visitors use our website. With this information we can improve our website, the information on it and our services. This analysis makes it possible, for example, to determine which pages are visited more or less and what the general habits of using the website are. 

Analytical cookies from Google Analytics

Google Inc. places cookies, as a part of the analytics service, via our website. We use this service to obtain reports on how visitors use our website. In general, the information obtained regarding your browser behaviour is sent to Google in the United States of America and is stored there. Based on this data, Google provides us with a report containing data on how visitors use our website. We can use the content of these cookies to improve the content of our website. The cookies will only be placed on your device if you agree to the same.

For more information, please refer to Google’s data protection policy via http://www.google.com/intl/nl/policies/technologies/ads/ and at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

More information on the cookies:

  1. Cookie name: _gid
    Purpose of the cookie: Allocates a unique (anonymised) ID to the visitors to generate statistical data on surfing behaviour.
    Cookie storage period: 24 hours

  2. Cookie name: _gat
    Purpose of the cookie: Is used to limit the Google request rate.
    Cookie storage period: 1 minute

  3. Cookie name: _ga
    Purpose of the cookie: Allocates a unique (anonymised) ID to the visitors to generate statistical data on surfing behaviour
    Cookie storage period: 2 years

  4. Cookie name: AMP_TOKEN
    Purpose of the cookie: Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.
    Cookie storage period: 30 seconds to 1 year

  5. Cookie name: _gac_<property-id>
    Purpose of the cookie: Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.
    Cookie storage period: 90 days

Google Recaptcha cookies

Google ReCaptcha is a security measure that checks whether you are a legitimate visitor, to prevent a bot or script from misusing the forms on our website to, among other things, send spam. Read Google's privacy policy for more information Google privacy information. Below you can read more information per cookie placed by Google:

  1. Cookie name: SID
    Purpose of the cookie: This cookie contains digitally signed and encrypted records of a user's Google Account ID and the most recent login time.
    Cookie storage period: 30 days

  2. Cookie name: APISID
    Purpose of the cookie: Generates a CAPTCHA image to help protect our website from spam bots.
    Cookie storage period: 30 days

  3. Cookie name: HSID
    Purpose of the cookie: This cookie contains digitally signed and encrypted records of a user's Google Account ID and the most recent login time.
    Cookie storage period: 30 days

  4. Cookie name: PREF
    Purpose of the cookie: Remembers the preferred language (eg Dutch), how many search results a user wants to see per page, whether or not the user wants to enable the Google safesearch filter, ...
    Cookie storage period: 30 days

  5. Cookie name: NID
    Purpose of the cookie: Remembers the preferred language (eg Dutch), how many search results a user wants to see per page, whether or not the user wants to enable the Google safesearch filter, ...
    Cookie storage period: 30 days

4. How can you manage or remove cookies?

Most Internet browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. You can refuse or remove cookies via the browser settings on your computer. The exact method for doing this differs from browser to browser. If necessary, consult the manual and help function of your browser. These settings must be configured individually for each browser and for each computer/device.

If you do not want Google Analytics to use your data, you can install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browsers Add-On. This add-on informs Google Analytics that your visitor data may not be collected.

The non-acceptance, removal or deletion of cookies may mean that certain functionalities of the website do not function or do not function properly. This may lead to a disappointing website experience.

​5.​ Do we use other tracking technologies?

In addition to the above cookies, we do not use other tracking technologies such as log files, pixel tags,...

​6.​ Do you have any questions for us, or would you like to exercise your right to access, correct, object to, restrict or delete your information?

You can read how you can ask us a question and how you can exercise your rights in the privacy policy on our website.

​7​ Changes to this policy

If we make any changes to this cookie policy, the amended policy will be published here with a statement of the date of revision at the top.um.

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