What is a cookie

We make use of cookies on this website. A cookie is a simple small file that is sent along with pages of this website [and / or Flash applications] and stored by your browser on your hard drive of your computer. The information stored therein can be sent back to our servers on a subsequent visit. We use the following cookies:

google analytics and adwords

A cookie from the American company Google is placed via our website as part of the "Analytics" and "AdWords" service. We use this service to track and get reports on how visitors use the website. Google can provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this. We have allowed Google to use the obtained Analytics and AdWords information for other Google services. The information that Google collects is anonymized as much as possible. Your IP address is expressly not provided. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google adheres to the Safe Harbor principles and is affiliated with the Safe Harbor program of the United States Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data. This data is stored for a maximum of 50 months.

cookies used

  • _utma: expires after 48 hours
  • _utmb: Expires after 30 minutes
  • _utmc: expires as soon as you close your browser
  • _utmv: expires after 2 years
  • _utmz: expires after 6 months

social media

Our website contains buttons to promote (“like”) web pages or share (“tweet”) on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIN, Feedburner and Discuss IT. These buttons work by means of pieces of code which also place cookies. We have no influence on that. Read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data that they process via these cookies.

website usage

With the help of a session cookie we can see which parts of the website you have viewed during this visit. We can therefore adjust our service as much as possible to the surfing behavior of our visitors. These cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

Personalization of advertisements

The Foundation uses retargeting for its websites. We use this technique to make the internet offer even more interesting for you.


You have the right to request access to and correction or deletion of your data. See our privacy statement page for this. In order to prevent abuse, we can ask you to adequately identify yourself. When it comes to accessing personal data linked to a cookie, you must send a copy of the cookie in question. You can find this in the settings of your browser.

Enable & disable in browser

You can easily manage whether or not to allow cookies in your web browser. More information about switching on and off and removing cookies can be found in the instructions and / or using the Help function of your browser.

Removing tracking cookies placed by third parties

Some tracking cookies are placed by third parties who display advertisements to you via our website, among other things. You can delete these cookies centrally via Your Online Choices so that they are not put back on a third party website. ”

More information about cookies?

You can find more information about cookies on the following websites:
  • Consumers Association: "What are cookies? ”
  • Consumers Association: "Delete cookies
  • Your Online Choices: “A guide to online behavioral advertising