Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer, smartphone or other device by means of a characteristic string of characters when you visit our website (or app).
Cookies are necessary, among others, to make our website work more user-friendly and effective and to offer you a personalized user experience. However, cookies cannot cause damage by, for example, running programs or transmitting viruses. We are also not able to identify people by means of cookies.
Can I decline cookies?
Of course it is possible to decline the cookies on our website. But, be aware that if you decline cookies, it might be possible that our website does not function properly.
There are a few ways to decline cookies:
First of all, you can decline cookies when you visit the website for the first time. By choosing "decline" in the cookie pop-up window, we do not place any cookies.
Besides declining cookies, you can also change the settings in your browser to disable cookies. If you do so, the cookies will only be accepted if you explicitly agree with them. More information about how to disable cookies or how to receive a warning before a cookie will be stored, you can find in the manual of your browser.
Most cookies have a maximum validity period. When the expiry date of these cookies has passed, the cookie is automatically deleted. You can also choose to manually delete cookies before this date has passed. More information about manually deleting cookies can be found in the manual of your browser.
What type of cookies do we use?
On our website, we solely use first party cookies (cookies that are placed by our company) and no third party cookies (cookies that are placed by third parties).
Regarding these cookies, we can distinguish the following types of cookies:
Essential cookies are necessary to navigate through the website, use basic features on the website and guarantee the security of the website. Because these cookies are necessary for the operation and security of the website, they cannot be disabled.
Functional cookies are mainly placed to offer you additional functions and personal settings on the website. By means of functional cookies we can provide you with services such as a chat tool or certain language settings. If you refuse these cookies, some of these features may not work properly.
Performance cookies and analytical cookies
Performance cookies and analytical cookies collect information about how you use our website, which pages you visit and, for example, whether errors occur when using the website. These cookies do not collect any information that would allow us to identify you as a person; all the information collected is anonymous and only used for analysing and improving our website and finding out more about the interests of our users.
Advertising and targeting cookies:
Advertising and targeting cookies are used to provide you with targeted advertisements or offers from third parties and to measure the effectiveness of these offers. These cookies do not store directly identifiable information, but are only based on unique identifiers of your browser and device.
At our website, we do not use advertising or targeting cookies.
Sharing cookies are used to improve the interactivity of our website with other services (for example our social networks).
At our website, we do not use sharing cookies.