A cookie is a file placed by a website on the visitor's computer, for the following possible reasons:
- Functional: to make it easier to use the website, by recognizing the visitor on return visitors, e.g., to speed up log-in procedures and to fill out forms more quickly.
- Analytical: to collect visitor statistics and use these primarily to further improve and update the website itself.
- Commercial: to follow the click-behavior of the individual visitor and, on the basis of this information, to carry out commercial activities, such as offering specific information based on that specific click behavior.
There are many kinds of cookies, but new legislation draws a distinction between functional and non-functional cookies. Functional cookies are not regulated by law. Non-functional cookies - including those for analytical and commercial purposes - are regulated by law. The latter category includes cookies from, for example, Google Analytics and many social-sharing buttons installed by social media networks.Which cookies does this site use, and why?
This website uses several functional cookies, namely:
- ASPXANONYMOUS: this provides each visitor with a unique number. It contains no personal information, but does recognize repeat visits.
- ASP.NET_SessionId: this cookie is placed to facilitate website-functional aspects during a visit. After the Internet browser is closed, this cookie is deleted.
In addition, this website uses several cookies for analytical purposes, making use of Google Analytics and Snoobi Analytics, namely:
- _utma: keeps track of how often the visitor comes to this site, including the first and the most recent visit.
- _utmb en _utmc: the B and C versions operate together, to determine the duration of the visit.
- _utmz: this establishes where the visitor comes from, for example through a search engine or reference site, but also any search terms used and the visitor's region.
Finally, this website contains buttons for the purpose of sharing information from this site on any social media networks of which you may be a part (e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook). These social networks also place cookies for both functional, analytical and commercial purposes. These include cookies from:
How can you refuse or remove cookies?
- Google.com (maps)