Cookie legislation

• Thank you for visiting the website. On this page, we inform you on the use of so-called cookies on this website in the context of the laws that are in force since June 2012.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a file that is placed by a website on the computer of the site visitor for the following purposes:

- Functional: to ensure the ease of use of the website, for example, by recognising the repeated visit of a visitor, by making the login process faster or by ensuring that the forms can be filled in easily.
- Analytical: to collect visitor statistics in order to use these for the further improvement and renewal of the website.
- Commercial: to follow the click behaviour of individual visitors in order to be able to carry out commercial action based on this, for example, by offering specific information as a result of specific click behaviour.

There are many kinds of cookies, but the new legislation differentiates between functional and non-functional cookies. The functional cookies are not bound to the new laws. The non-functional cookies are, including the analytical and commercial cookies. The cookies that belong to the latter category are also those from, for example, Google Analytics and many of the social sharing buttons from social media networks.

Which cookies are used on this site and for what purpose?

This website only used functional cookies, known as:

- ASPXANONYMOUS: this gives every visitor a unique number. It does not contain any personal data of the visitor, but it does recognise a repeat visit.
- ASP.NET_SessionId: this is a cookie that is placed for the functional aspects of the website during the visit. Once the Internet browser is closed, this cookie is removed.

This website also uses certain cookies for analytical purposes, including:

- _utma: this keeps track of how often a visitor visits the site, including the first and most recent visit.
- _utmb and _utmc: the B and C work together to determine the duration of the visit to the site.
- _utmz: this keeps track of the origin of the visitor, for example, a search engine or a reference site, but also possible search terms and the region.

Lastly, this website uses buttons to share information with your (possible) social media networks (for example, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook). These social networks also place cookies for functional, analytical and commercial purposes. This largely concerns cookies from,,, (maps) and

How can you refuse or remove cookies?

Via the settings of your Internet browser you can refuse cookies or remove cookies that have already been placed. There are various kinds of browsers (for example, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari) and the manner of adjusting the settings varies. Consult the help function of your Internet browser to adjust your cookie settings. Please remember that adjusting your cookie settings can have an effect on all the sites you visit.

If you have any questions about how we handle cookies,

please contact us, we are happy to help!