What are cookies?

A cookie is a piece of text that is given by a web server to a visiting browser in the hope and expectation that the browser will return it on a subsequent visit. The cookie is an addition to the HTTP specification. The HyperText Transfer Protocol is used by anyone who visits a website: it controls communication between a web server and a browser. However, it is not designed to see consecutive page visits as a whole. As a result, it is not automatically possible to retrieve data or settings during a follow-up visit. To make this possible, the cookie and the set cookie headers for HTTP were introduced in 1997. This specification was last updated in April 2011 and is currently referred to as RFC 6265 HTTP State Management Mechanism.

How do cookies work?

Contrary to what politicians sometimes claim, cookies themselves are neither programs nor files, and technically nothing is stored on the visitor’s computer by the web server. The latter can be completely decided by the browser itself. Ultimately, cookies are often stored as a file, but a web server cannot force a browser to actually store cookies or to return them on a later visit. A cookie is always bound to a specific domain or subdomain. Examples of a domain and a subdomain are for example: and Cookies are therefore only sent back to the same domain as where they came from. You can therefore be sure that only the servers of this website receive the cookies that were previously obtained via this website. Also via javascript, access can only be obtained on this website to the cookies placed by this website.

An important point about cookies is that they can be received with every http request and that all known, relevant cookies are sent with every request. This also applies to the requests that request images, javascript and css files for a web page. Of course, the domain check is also applied.

First-party cookies

Cookies that you get for the same domain that you visit are called first-party cookies. When viewing this page, the cookies from this website are therefore first-party cookies.

Third-party cookies

It is also possible that a website contains elements from third parties. Well-known examples are embedded videos, advertisements and social media buttons. If cookies are sent with these elements from their own servers, they are called third-party cookies. It is therefore possible that when you visit this website you will receive third-party cookies for, and other third-party websites. Due to the operation of HTTP and the security around cookies, it is not possible for the broker to influence the sending of third-party cookies.

What other storage is there for websites?

In addition to cookies, since 1997, even more storage options have emerged in the browser. Since these are hardly used, they are only touched on briefly. Flash applications have their own form of cookies, similar to those for HTTP. Except for recording user preferences such as image quality and the Autoplay function in the video player, the website does nothing with these types of cookies. HTML5 local storage is a recent development. Web applications can use this to store relatively large amounts of data compared to cookies. Due to the limited support in browsers, this website does not use it.

What are cookies used for on this website?

With cookies it is possible to retrieve information from previous visits during subsequent visits. If you have made certain settings and that you have seen certain site elements before. Cookies that adapt the functioning of the site to your wishes are called functional cookies. In addition, cookies can also be used to let the site know that a visitor has been to the site before. In this way, statistical data about the use of the website can be collected. A well-known example of this is Google Analytics. We only work with anonymised statistical information that is used by us to analyze and improve the operation of the site. This website currently uses Google Analytics and Hubspot to collect statistics.

Information about your visiting behavior can also be used to tailor advertisements to your interests. This broker only uses anonymized information about pages that you have previously visited on this website.

Do the of this website contain information about my personal data

No. Your name, age, gender and other personal information are never stored in a cookie.

How can i refuse a cookie?

Without cookies it is almost impossible for us to give you as a visitor the best experience when visiting the site. This has to do with analyzing the web statistics to determine how the site should look and navigate, but also to determine which content is popular and what is not actually read by our visitors. Although we are not obliged to request permission from third parties for these cookies (the responsibility for this lies with the third party, so for example YouTube), we are obliged to remove the content when it appears that the third party has failed to request permission . This would mean that if even a single person complains about an image or video, we would have to remove it for everyone, or develop technology that makes it possible to filter individual content for each individual user. This is practically impossible to do.

Delete Cookies in Internet Explorer

  1. Go to Tools menu > Internet Options > General tab. Under Browsing history , click on Delete.
  2. You may not want to delete everything. Make sure that Cookies is checked and click Remove.

Delete Cookies in Firefox

  1. Go to Tools > Options > Privacy tab. Click Clear your recent history.
  2. Under Details you can indicate exactly what you want to delete. In any case, check Cookies. You can also indicate how old the cookies should be. Choose here All.

Delete Cookies in Chrome

  1. Click on the 3 lines at the top right. Click Options > Advanced Options tab. Under Privacy, click on Clear browsing data…
  2. In any case, make sure that Delete cookies and other site data is checked. You can also indicate how old the cookies should be. Choose here All.

Questions and complaints

If you have any questions regarding this cookie notification, you can of course contact us.

This cookie overview was last updated on 22 May 2023.