Type of cookies
Our website places functionalcookies in your browser. These non-privacy-sensitive cookies are only required to improve the display for a user-friendly website. They make the website function better. It prevents unwanted and / or repetitive actions for you as a visitor.
Analytical cookies register our visitor numbers and give us insight into which pages are frequently visited. The data for these statistics is stored anonymously, so that it cannot be traced back to a person or ip-adress(internet connection). Your permission to place this type of cookie is not required.
Why not a cookie notification
According to the Cookie Act (General Data Protection Regulation), websites must ask their visitors for permission to place cookies. The cookie law makes an exception for cookies that are not privacy-sensitive. This includes cookies that make a website function better, or cookies that keep track of visitor numbers correctly. Cookies that make a service or webshop function better are also included. These types of cookies keep track of what is in a shopping cart, for example. The cookies our website places in your browser belong to this (non-privacy-sensitive) category.
It would be different if we allowed tracking cookies or cookies that store personal data. This type of cookie keeps track of individual surfing behavior and / or sets up profiles to enable targeted advertisements, for example. In that case we would have to ask for your permission, as these cookies infringe your privacy. We do not use this type of cookie on our website.
Storing personal data
If you use our contact form, our website does not store any personal information in the database associated with the website. The information entered is processed by the website into an e-mail, without storing data in the database. This e-mail is sent to us with a one-time action (with possibly a copy to you). The data sent will only be used to contact you in response to your question or comment. If there is no good reason to keep this data afterwards, we will delete your data from our e-mail box.
We do not give or sell this information to third parties. For more information about how we handle your data, please read our privacy page.
SSL connection (https)
Our website uses SSL, also known as https. SSL is a technique with which the connection between your browser and the server on which the website runs is secured by means of very strong encryption. An SSL website can be recognized by the green lock and ‘https’ before theurl. All traffic (with or without confidential information) is sent encrypted and cannot be intercepted or modified.
Our website uses a plugin that ensures that the website is extra protected against malicious parties. In this way, the database with all source code files of the website is extra secured. This plug-in records unusual activities on the website and can, according to the set security rules, decide to block certain visitors. This is done on the basis of theip-adress: it is temporarily stored in the database. This IP address is, in case of persistent hacking attempts, permanently blocked. No IP address of ordinary visitors is registered or stored.
An overview of cookies that (can) occur on our website
This website is built on WordPress. It is one of the most widely used content management systems. When logging into the management environment, some cookies are created. These cookies are not created when you visit our website without a login.
Web server of our host
For optimal display, a temporary number (ID) is stored in a cookie by the website server. This id is used by the server to send the correct information to the correct visitor when multiple visitors visit the website at the same time.
We use Google Analytics to gain insight into the average surfing behavior on our website. How many visitors do we get, which pages are viewed a lot and on which pages most visitors leave our website. With these insights, we can improve the content, so that you find the right information you are looking for. The data that Google Analytics collects for us is stored anonymously. The visitor’s IP number is anonymized by storing an incomplete number. In our statistics we cannot see which person or via which internet connection our website was visited. The following cookies could be stored in the browser:
YouTube is a service from Google for displaying videos. These youtube videos can be shown in the text area of the page, or via a popup. In both cases, the movie is shown in aniframe. YouTube creates cookies for optimal display of the video and additional options. We aim to load youtube videos via a nocookie url so that no cookies are created. In some cases this is not possible and the standard url is used. This standard url can place cookies in your browser.
DoubleClick is a service from Google. It is possible that these cookies are created on our website if a video is shown via YouTube via the standard url (see above text Youtube). DoubleClick’s cookies are used to improve advertising. Our website is not involved in any way with DoubleClick or the ads or advertisers displayed on YouTube or outside of it.
Difficult words explained
A cookie is a simple small file that can be stored in your browser. A website can store multiple cookies to store different types of information. The cookie usually stores a date, a yes-no or a series of numbers (ID). The content of the cookie can be retrieved via the name of the cookie. A retention period is determined for each cookie when it is created, varying from a few seconds to a few years. Your browser will delete the cookie when the term has expired.
Permission at Tracking
The cookie law has been introduced because tracking cookies can be used to trace which website you have visited before and what you have viewed there. Its main purpose is to provide you with personalized advertisements. With the cookie law that came into effect on 25 May 2018, this is only allowed if you have agreed to this per website.
Managing and / or removing cookies
Each browser handles the storage of cookies differently. Consult the help function of your browser on how to manage and / or delete your cookies.
You can set your browser to never store cookies. This then applies to all websites you visit. The blocking can generally affect the display of websites you visit. Consult the help function of your browser on how to block cookies.
Everyone with an internet connection gets an IP number. This number is assigned by the Internet provider. It is a series of numbers that allows internet servers to know where to find a particular website or connection. A domain name such as www.rijksoverheid.nl is an understandable representation of that number. After typing in a domain name, it is quickly translated to the correct IP address. Mutual communication between a browser and a website is therefore always based on 2 IP addresses.
A url is the complete internet address where a website, web page or file can be found. It starts with http:// or https:// followed by the domain name such as www.rijksoverheid.nl. You usually arrive at the home page with just the domain name. Everything after the domain name makes the request more specific and then refers to a specific page or file on the server.
An iframe is a kind of window in a web page. Through that window you look at information on another website. One of the best-known examples is a YouTube video between the text of a page. It looks like it is in the page, but actually you are looking through a window (iframe) to youtube’s server. This youtube server will show you the video.
A session is the time between the first and last page of a website that you are viewing as a visitor. A session is ended when you go to another website or when you close or close the browser. When viewing the first page, the web server gives you a unique session ID. With this ID, the server can save specific settings for each visitor to improve the display. This saved data is deleted at the end of the session.
Encryption is the conversion of text into a kind of secret language. To read this secret language, a ‘key’ is required. In the case of an SSL connection, your browser and the server of the website both have the key. At the first contact they agree on a code / key to open the secret language. This way they can communicate with each other privately. If the text is ‘intercepted’, it will be illegible without a key.