WHAT ARE COOKIES AND WHAT DO THEY DO?
A cookie is a simple small file that is sent with a website's pages and stored on your computer's hard drive by the browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Etc.). These files store information that is sent back to the server the next time you visit the website. Cookies do not damage your computer.
TYPES OF COOKIES
Cookies can have different functions. Based on these functions, cookies can be divided into four categories: functional cookies, analytical cookies, performance cookies and profiling cookies. See the table below for an explanation of the different cookies.
These are cookies that are required for the proper functioning of the website. These cookies are used, for example, to ensure that you can put products in a shopping basket in a webshop or that personal settings remain stored. Without these cookies, the website will not work, or will work less well.
These are cookies that are used to improve the website by looking at visitor statistics. Think for example of the duration of use. Based on this data, it can be concluded whether the website meets the expectations of the visitor.
These cookies keep track of whether or not user goals are achieved on the website. This data is combined with data from a page you visited earlier, because the party behind this cookie receives a small compensation if they have forwarded you. These cookies are very rare.
Advertising cookies are used to show visitors relevant ads on (social) platforms and other sites. The aim is to display adverts that are individual and as relevant as possible. In this way, we can design our advertising and marketing as efficiently as possible and provide the best experience for users.
Besides the different types of cookies, cookies can be placed by different parties. In order to be transparent about who places the cookies, this has been given a name. They are called first-party, second-party and third-party cookies. Read below to find out exactly what they are.
The cookies are set by the owner of this website.
Second-party cookies are the same as first-party cookies, except that the data is shared with a second party with whom a processing agreement has been made. You won't notice anything else about this.
Cookies that are placed by a company that is not directly involved with the website. For example, Facebook that makes it possible for you to easily share articles.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT COOKIES
Are there still uncertainties or do you want to read more about cookies? Then the following resources may be of interest to you:
- 'What are cookies' (https://www.ftc.gov/site-information/privacy-policy/internet-cookies)