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Privacy & Cookie Policy

Last revised: 15 May 2018

Privacy Statement

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our website?

  • This website does not collect or ask for personal information when browsing the pages. 
  • This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. 
  • Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include, embed or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
  • By continuing to browse this website without changing your web-browser cookie settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. 

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your device by means of your web browser by the pages you visit on this website and/or web-based applications. The information stored can be resent to our servers during a next website visit. Cookies will not store personal information and cookies will not harm your computer.

This website uses the following cookies:

Functional and technical cookies:

  • Permanent cookies
  • Session cookies
  • Cookie control cookies

Analytics cookies:

Google Analytics (analytical cookies) 

Social Media-cookies:

  • Viewing YouTube, Vimeo or Facebook video’s and other embedded content. 

Third-party cookies: 

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include, embed or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

This website does not use the following cookies:

Advertising and marketing cookies:

  • Remarketing cookies
  • Advertising programmes

FUNCTIONAL AND TECHNICAL COOKIES (COOKIES THAT ARE STRICTLY NECESSARY)
Technical cookies are cookies needed for the proper performance of our websites, such as language preference, to be able to login or to detect fraud with your account. Functional cookies remember your preferences. This includes making it possible to retrieve submitted personal data for some event registrations out of the database, or to remain logged in during a browsing session.

Please note that we only use these cookies to guarantee a user-friendly visit and a proper website performance.

THE USE OF PERMANENT COOKIES
By means of permanent cookies, the website identifies you during a visit to apply your settings or identify you as a new user. The cookie stores a unique random identifier to recognize you. This cookie is essential to ensure that all website functionality is available to you, making website usage more convenient. You can remove permanent cookies through the settings feature of your browser.

THE USE OF SESSION COOKIES
During a session, the website stores status updates and preferences. This enables us to adapt our services to the behaviour of our visitors and to make the website as easy to use as possible. This website uses for example session cookies that keep you logged in while surfing on our website, remember search queries, etc. These cookies will be automatically deleted when you close your web browser.

COOKIE CONTROL COOKIES
These cookies are stored on your computer to remember your preferences with regard to the use of cookies. These are necessary to know if you agree or do not agree to the use of specific cookies. You can change these settings above this text.

ANALYTIC COOKIES
GOOGLE ANALYTICS
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets cookies in order to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the site.

Google can provide this information to third parties when Google is legally forced to do so, or to the extent that third parties process data. We do not have influence on this process. We have closed a processing agreement with Google Analytics, imposing legal boundaries on the data processing within the European Economic Area (EEA). We did not allow Google to use the analytics data for other services provided. 

Google Analytics user and event data retention does not automatically expire. The retention period of the user identifier with each new event from that user is reset on new activity.  

The information collected by Google Analytics is anonymised as much as possible. The last identifier of your IP-address is explicitly not collected. The information is transferred trough a secure connection (SSL) and stored by Google on servers across the globe. Google Inc. and all its subsidiaries, including Google Analytics, adhere to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. Read more about Google’s Privacy Policy.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

YOUTUBE, VIMEO AND FACEBOOK VIDEOS, EMBEDDED CONTENT
In order to be able to watch the YouTube, Vimeo and other embedded content on the websites, YouTube will set cookies. Read YouTube, Facebook or Vimeo privacy policy to see how they process the data they collect.

ADVERTISING AND MARKETING COOKIES
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
Other parties will place “tracking cookies” in your browser to match ads to your preferences. These cookies will remember the pages you visited apart from their network, to create a profile of your online behaviour. This profile will be created, using similar information of your visits to other websites in the third party’s network. This profile does not store any personal information, such as your name and email address, as known to us. Its only purpose is to match advertisement to your profile, which makes them as relevant and interesting to you as possible.

ADVERTISING COOKIES
Google, Facebook and other advertising platforms use cookies to show relevant ads based on your recent queries and site visits, based on your recent search queries. There are no promotional sections on this website that use cookies from Google, Facebook and other platforms to register user interactions on the website.

REMARKETING COOKIES
There are no promotional sections on this website that use cookies for remarketing via Google, Facebook or other advertising platforms. This means that no ads can be shown on Facebook, websites in the Google Display Network and other networks that match your preference, based on your website visit.

What are your choices regarding cookies?

If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, you can do this through the settings feature of your browser, e.g. Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Mozilla or Opera. More information about changing your cookie settings or deleting cookies can be found in the browser setting, or by using the help option of your browser. These are different for each browser. You can choose to enable the “do-not-track”-feature.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.