Cookie statement

1. Introduction: our website uses cookies.

We ask your permission for using cookies as described in this statement, when you visit this website for the first time. By using this site, you declare to agree with the stipulations in this statement. Every time that you provide information via this site, you permit us to use cookies according to the conditions mentioned in this statement.

2. About cookies

We use cookies in this website. A cookie is a simple and small file (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent along with pages of this website and that your browser stores on the hard disk of your computer. The next time you visit the website, the information stored on the hard drive can be sent back to our servers.

Web servers can use the cookies to identify and monitor the users, when they visit various pages of the website, and to identify users that return to the website.

Cookies can be 'permanent' or 'session-oriented'.

By using permanent cookies, parties can recognise you when you pay a new visit to a website. This way, the website can be set specifically to your preferences, for example. Additionally, if you have permitted a party to place cookies, these preferred settings can be remembered by means of a cookie. This way, you do not have to repeat entering your preferences so that you save time and using a website becomes more pleasant. You can remove permanent cookies via your browser's settings. This can also concern functional cookies for which you do not need to give permission.

By using session cookies, parties can view which parts of the website you have seen during a visit. This helps to adapt the website as much as possible to the surfing behaviour of visitors. These cookies are automatically removed as soon as the browser is closed.

3. Our cookies

Selected_language. These cookies remember your last selection of a language. The result is that the website is automatically loaded using this language with a next visit. These cookies are valid for 1 calendar month and are automatically removed after that period. ***Here it concerns a permanent yet functional cookie.***

PHPSESSID. These cookies are used to remember the history of pages you visited during a session or to remain 'signed in' if you visit our sites. Because this is a session cookie, this cookie is automatically removed when you leave the site or when you close your browser. In addition, ***this concerns a functional cookie.***

Cookies of third parties

Google Services
Our website places a cookie of the American company Google as part of the Analytics service. We use this service to obtain reports and to keep track about how visitors use the website (see 'Statistics' in the privacy statement). Google can provide this information to third parties in case Google is required to do so by law or in as far as these third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We do nor have any control of this. We have NOT permitted Google to use the Analytics information collected for other Google services.

The information that Google collects is anonymized as much as possible. Explicitly, your IP address is NOT included in this information. Google transfers the information to and stores it in servers located in the U.S. Google states that it complies with the Safe Harbor principles and that it is associated with the Safe Harbor programme of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate protection level for processing any personal data.

Read Google's privacy declaration (which can change regularly) to learn what it does with your data/personal data that it processes via these cookies.

Google cookies collect data (ad views, browser information, date & time, demographic data, page views) and the IP address of the user. It is a permanent cookie.

If you do not want Google to collect data, you can indicate this by means of an add-on that you can get Google Opt-out.

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5. Cookies and personal information

Cookies that we store via our website do not contain information that can identify you.

6. Enabling and disabling cookies and their removal

You can find more information about enabling/disabling and removing cookies in the instructions of your browser and/or by means of its Help function.