Cookie policy

  1. What are cookies?
    1. Cookies are small pieces of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website or certain pages. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time. Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like.
    2. Cookies will usually contain the name of the website where the cookie has come from, how long the cookie will remain on your device, and a value which is usually a randomly generated unique number.
    3. Some cookies will be deleted as soon as you leave the website (the so-called “session cookies”), other cookies will remain stored on your computer or mobile device and will help us identify you as a visitor of our website (the so-called “permanent cookies”).
  1. Why do we use cookies?
    Cookies on our Website are used for a variety of different purposes.

    1. We use cookies to improve the user-experience on the Website and to map your surfing behaviour (e.g. the pages you have visited and the time you spent on that page). Cookies make our Website easier to use and allow us to better tailor our Website to your interests and needs. Cookies are also used to help speed up your future activities and experience on the Website. We use cookies, for example, to remember your language preferences.
    2. We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how our Website is being used and how we can improve our services.
  1. Which cookies do we use?
    1. We use first party and third party cookies:
      1. First party cookies are cookies created by the Website itself. These cookies are used to optimize your user-experience.
        Name Category Purpose Retention period
        wordpress_[hash] WordPress to save the authentication information when logging in. session
        wordpress_logged_in_[hash] WordPress to indicate when you are logged in and who you are. session
        wp-wordpress_test_cookie WordPress to check whether the cookies are enabled in the browser to provide users with an appropriate user experience. session
        wp-settings-{time}-[UID] WordPress to customize the appearance of your admin interface and the front of the website. 1 year
      2. Third party cookies are cookies created by parties other than the Website. Third party cookies in relation to our Website are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Analytics. Google Analytics is Google’s analytics tool which helps us understand how you engage with the Website. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report Website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘___ga’ cookie.
        Name Category Purpose Retention period
        _hjid Hotjar Statistieken: opslaan van een unieke gebruikers ID 1 year
        _ga Google Analytics Statistics: Tracking and Collecting Page Views 2 year
        _ga_* Google Analytics Statistics: Tracking and Collecting Page Views 1 year
        _gid Google Analytics Statistics: Tracking and Collecting Page Views 1 day
        _gat_gtag_UA_* Google Analytics Statistics: save a unique user ID 1 minute
        wfwaf-authcookie* Wordfence Functional: determine whether the user is logged in 1 day
        c_user Facebook Marketing/tracking: Save users unique ID 30 days
        csm Facebook Functional: prevent fraud 90 days
        sb Facebook Marketing/tracking: saving browser specifications 2 years
        actppresence Facebook Functional: save and track if the browser tab is active session
        *_fbm_ Facebook Marketing/tracking: saving account details 1 year
        _fbc Facebook Marketing/tracking: Save last visit 2 year
        fbm* Facebook Marketing/tracking: save account details 1 month
        xs Facebook Marketing/tracking: save a unique session ID 3 months
        wd Facebook Functioneel: determine screen resolution 1 week
        fr Facebook Marketing/tracking: Advertising of retargeting 3 months
        act Facebook Marketing/tracking: keep users logged in 90 days
        _fbp Facebook Marketing/tracking: tracking visits across different websites 3 months
        datr Facebook Marketing/tracking: prevent fraud 2 year
        bcookie LinkedIn Marketing/tracking: store browser details 2 jaar
        li-oatml LinkedIn Marketing/tracking: provide ad delivery or retargeting 1 month
        BizographicsOptOut LinkedIn Functional: store privacy preferences 10 years
        li_sugr LinkedIn Marketing/tracking: store browser details 3 months
        UserMatchHistory LinkedIn Marketing/tracking: provide ad delivery or retargeting 30 days
        linkedin_oauth_ LinkedIn Functional: provide functions across pages session
        lidc LinkedIn Marketing/tracking: store performed actions on the website 1 day
        bscookie LinkedIn Marketing/tracking: store performed actions on the website 10 years
        X-LI-IDC LinkedIn Marketing/tracking: provide functions across pages 10 years
        local_storage_support_test Twitter provide load balancing functionality persistent
        metrics_token Twitter Marketing/tracking: store if the user has seen embedded content persistent
    2. A further distinction can be made between the following types of cookies:
      1. Necessary cookies: These are required for the operation of our Website. They include for example cookies that enable you to log in.
      2. Analytical/performance cookies: These cookies allow us to analyse our webtraffic, to see the number of users of our Website and how the users navigate through our Website
        We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices. This includes a device’s IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf. You can find the cookies they use via this link
      3.  Functional cookies: These cookies ‘remember’ the choices you made on our Website (e.g. language preference) making the Website more user-friendly and enhancing your user experience.
        1. Targeting cookies: These show us the pages you have visited and the links you have followed, making advertisements more relevant to your interests.
  1. How can you manage or delete cookies?
    1. You can at any time manage or delete cookies using the settings on your internet browser, allowing you to refuse some or all cookies. Turning off cookies will limit the service that we are able to provide and may affect your user-experience. Deleting cookies may result in manually adjusting preferences every time you visit our Website. For more details about controlling and/or deleting cookies, visit the page corresponding to your browser for more information:
      Google Chrome
      Mozilla Firefox
      Internet Explorer
      For other browsers, please consult the documentation provided by the browser operator.