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Cookie Policy


Our website uses cookies and other related technologies (for convenience all technologies are referred to as “cookies”). Cookies are also placed by third parties we have engaged. In the document below, we inform you about the use of cookies on our website.




  • Cookie

A cookie is a small simple text file that is sent along with pages of this website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or another device. The information stored therein may be returned to our servers or to the servers of the relevant third parties during a subsequent visit.


  • Scripts

A script is a piece of program code that is used to make our website function properly and interactively. This code is executed on our server or on your device.


  • Web beacon

A web beacon (or a pixel tag) is a small, invisible piece of text or image on a website that is used to monitor traffic on a website. To do this, various data about you is stored using web beacons.



When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on “All cookies”, you consent to us using all cookies and plug-ins as described in the pop-up and this cookie statement. You can manage which cookies are placed through our cookie preference centre.


Third parties

We have made agreements about the use of cookies with other companies that place cookies. However, we cannot guarantee that these third parties handle your personal data in a reliable or secure manner. Parties such as Google are to be considered as independent data controllers within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation. We recommend that you read the privacy statements of these companies.




Necessary cookies

Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to process payments and provide access to core functionality such as access to videos and management of cookies. They do not collect or store any personal information. We do not require consent to place these cookies.


Functional Cookies

These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your username, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.


Analytical cookies

We use analytical cookies to optimize the website experience for our users. With these analytical cookies we get insights in the usage of our website. Although they do not gather personal information, we ask your permission to place analytical cookies.


Advertising cookies

Marketing cookies, enable us to personalize the advertisements for you, and we (and third parties) gain insights into the campaign results. With these cookies you, as website visitor are linked to a unique ID, so you do not see the same ad more than once for example.

Because these cookies are marked as tracking cookies, we ask your permission to place these.


Social media buttons

Buttons such as for Facebook and Instagram are sometimes used to promote webpages (e.g. “like”, “pin”) or share (e.g. “tweet”) on social networks like Facebook and Instagram. These buttons work using pieces of code coming from Facebook and Instagram themselves. This code places cookies. These social media buttons also can store and process certain information, so a personalized advertisement can be shown to you.


Please read the privacy statement of these social networks (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data which they process using these cookies. The data that is retrieved is anonymised as much as possible. Facebook and Instagram are located in the United States.


The Cookies we place are:


Name Duration Description Type Third Party Share
_ga 13 months This cookie is associated with Google and is used to anonymously distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the site’s analytics reports. Analytics Google
_gid 1 day This cookie is used for Google Analytics to store and update a unique value for each page visited. Analytics Google
_gat 1 day This cookie is used to throttle request rate. These are third party cookies that are placed on your device to allow us to use the Google Analytics service. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. Analytics Google
_secure-ENID 13 months Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads. Advertising Google
OTZ 3 weeks This cookie is set to collect information on user behaviour and navigation which is used

to optimize the website – The cookie also allows Google Ads and Google Analytics to compile information on visitors for marketing purposes

Advertising Google
DV 6 hours These cookies are used to serve advertising ads across the web.

These cookies remember your most recent searches, your previous interactions

with an advertiser’s ads or search results, and your visits to an advertiser’s website.


Advertising Google
UULE 6 hours UULE’, sends precise location information from your browser to Google’s servers so that Google can show you results that are relevant to your location. The use of this cookie depends on your browser settings and whether you have chosen to have location turned on for your browser. Advertising Google
_mcid Session The cookie is a cookie set by Mail Chimp to enable behavioural advertising and analytics by Google. Advertising Google
Ak_bmsc Session A functionality Cookie placed by mail chimp to manage and control list Functional Mailchimp
_abck 1 year Akamai Bot Manager – Security cookie this cookie is through mail chimp service Functional Mailchimp
bm_sv Session A functionality Cookie placed by mail chimp to manage and control list Functional Mailchimp
OptanonConsent 1 year This is a cookie set by Mail Chimp. It stores information about the categories of cookies the site uses and whether visitors have given or withdrawn consent for the use of each category. This enables site owners to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the users browser, when consent is not given. It contains no information that can identify the site visitor. Necessary Mailchimp
AEC 6 months AEC cookies ensure that requests within a browsing session are made by the user, and not by other sites. These cookies prevent malicious sites from acting on behalf of a user without that user’s knowledge. Necessary N/A
CONSENT 2 years Used by Google to store cookie choices Necessary Google
SOCS 13 months Used by Google to store cookie choices Necessary Google
_Grecaptcha 6 Months This is a security cookie set by Google and protects against malicious spam in contact forms. Necessary N/A

Update August 2022

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