On this website, we use techniques that increase the ease of use and make the website as interesting as possible for every visitor. Examples of these kinds of techniques include cookies, tags/beacons and Java scripts (hereinafter together to be referred to as “cookies”).
We consider it very important that you know which cookies our website uses and for which purposes they are implemented. Below, you can read more about the various cookies used by and via our website and for which purposes.
By clicking on and continuing to use this website, you give your consent to the placement and reading out of cookies when you visit our website.
1. Functional Cookies
Our website uses functional cookies for:
1. Storing preferences
2. Reading out your browser settings in order to optimally display our website on your screen
3. Passing on information from one page to another so that you do not have to enter the same information again and again
4. The stable loading of the website, ensuring that the site remains accessible
5. Making it possible to react or give feedback to our website
2. Google Analytics and comparable tools like Hotjar
The Google Analytics cookies are used, for example, to:
1. Keep track of the number of visitors to our web pages
2. Keep track of the browser used
3. Keep track of the time and duration that each visitor spends on our web pages
4. Determine the order in which a visitor visits the various pages of our website
5. Keep track of the error messages that visitors receive
6. Assess which parts of our website need to be modified
7. Find out which search terms are used on the website
8. Optimise the website
Google is responsible for the placement of cookies, researching and analysing the information derived from these, but it has no express, independent authority concerning the information that is processed with the help of the cookies: this information is and remains our property. No personal data is stored in this process.
For the cookies that Google places and the possible data that it collects with these, we refer you to the statements Google makes about this on its own websites; please see this link. Please note, these statements may be modified routinely.
3. Cookies for sharing content on social media
Our website includes buttons that enable you promote, like, or tweet certain web pages on such social media as Facebook and Twitter.
These buttons work by way of social media cookies of the social media parties so that these will recognise you at the moment you want to share a webpage or content. We have no influence on this process. For the cookies placed by social media parties and the possible data they collect with these, we refer you to the statements made by these parties on their own websites; please see the links below. Please note that these statements may be modified routinely. – –
4. Remarketing cookies
When you visit our websites Google can place cookies in order to show you our advertisements elsewhere on the internet. If you do not want this, you can unsubscribe yourself from Google’s Marketing Platform by visiting this website: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?hl=nl#display_optout
5. Other / unexpected cookies
Due to the way in which the Internet and websites work, it is possible that we may not always have insight into the cookies that are placed via our website by third parties. This is usually the case when our web pages contain so-called embedded elements; these are texts, documents, images and video clips that are stored at another party, but are displayed on, in or via our website.
If you happen to come across cookies in this category on our website or ones that are not named above, please let us know. You can also contact the third party directly to ask which cookies they place, what the reason for that is, for how long the cookie will be placed and how they intend to safeguard your privacy.
6. Browser settings
If you do not want websites to place any cookies on your computer, you can always adjust your browser settings so that you will be warned before any cookies are placed. You can also adjust your settings in such a way that all cookies, or all the third party cookies, are refused. What’s more, you can also remove the cookies that have already been placed on your computer. Please note that you must separately adjust your settings for each browser and each computer that you use.
Please know that when you do not want any cookies, we can no longer guarantee that our website will work properly. It is possible that certain site functions will be lost and even that you will no longer be able to visit certain websites.
How you adjust your browser settings varies per browser. Please consult the help function of your browser or click on one of the icons below to go directly to the user manual of your browser. If you want to turn off the cookies from specific parties, please go to www.youronlinechoices.eu.
We will be required to modify these statements on a regular basis because, for example, our website or the rules concerning cookies changes. We may always and without prior warning change the statements and the cookies included in the lists. You can consult this webpage for the latest version.
If you have any further questions and/or comments, please contact our customer service department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Groningen, The Netherlands, October 2019