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1. Introduction

Our website, (hereinafter: “the website”) uses cookies and other related technologies (for convenience all technologies are referred to as “cookies”). Cookies are also placed by third parties we have engaged. In the document below we inform you about the use of cookies on our website.

2. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.

3. Consent

When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on “”, you consent to us using the categories of cookies and plug-ins you selected in the pop-up, as described in this cookie statement. You can disable the use of cookies via your browser, but please note that our website may no longer work properly.

4. Cookies

4.1 Necessary cookies

Some cookies ensure that certain parts of the website work properly and that your user preferences remain known. By placing necessary cookies, we make it easier for you to visit our website. We may place these cookies without your consent.

4.2 Analytical cookies

We use Google Analytics for website statistics. Read more

With these analytical cookies we get insights in the usage of our website. We ask your permission to place analytical cookies. For more information, please read the Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

Name Retention Function
Statistics (anonymous)
_ga 2 years
_gid 1 day Count and track pageviews
_gat_gtag_UA_* 1 minute Store a unique user ID

4.3 Advertising cookies

We do not use any advertising cookies on this website.

4.4 Social media buttons

On our website we have included buttons for Facebook and Twitter to promote webpages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook and Twitter themselves. This code places cookies. These social media buttons also can store and process certain information, so a personalized advertisement can be shown to you.

Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymized as much as possible. Facebook and Twitter are located in the United States.

5. How to disable cookies

By default, your browser’s cookies are enabled. You can delete cookies from your computer or you can set your browser to reject cookies.

Disabling cookies all together is not advisable, because some websites may not function properly. However, if you really need to disable cookies, check your browser’s guidance on their official website:

6. Your privacy

Cookies can store a wide range of information, including personally identifiable information such as your user name or email address. For that reason, the European Union has issued an ePrivacy Directive (2002/58/EC), which regulates the use of cookies and storing personally identifiable information.

Our use of cookies doesn’t give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Find out more about cookies on the Information Commissioner’s Office website.

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