Cookies policy

We use cookies to enable the website to function. With your consent, we also use (tracking) cookies to collect and analyse information about the use and performance of our website. Please read our Cookie Statement for more information and your related rights by clicking on the cookie preferences button.

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Cookie Statement

Thanks for visiting On your first visit to this website you were asked (by a notification banner) if you would like to accept the described uses of cookies and similar technologies. You can change your cookies settings at any time by visiting this page. We’d like to explain how we use these technologies.

Cookies are simple text files that are stored by your browser on your computer, tablet or smartphone that contain certain information. A cookie is used, among other things, to make it easier for you to use the website. To learn about what cookies and similar technologies are, we recommend that you visit the following third party website:

Like many websites, we use cookies for a variety of purposes. Some cookies are necessary for the functionality of the website, others log data about your device hardware and your interaction with our website. It is our policy to use cookies and tracking technologies only with the consent of the users of the digital services we provide, except where the use of cookies is strictly necessary for the use of our website.

For more information about possibly related processing of personal data, please read our Privacy Statement. In case of any questions regarding the use of cookies, please contact us via

On this website we use:

Functional cookies

These cookies are required for basic website functionality and are therefore always enabled. For instance, when you exit our cookie banner a cookie is dropped on your device reminding your browser not to re-serve this pop-up banner when you later visit this website. You can always delete all cookies by using your browser settings (notwithstanding that functional cookies may be placed again when visiting our website again).

The information these cookies gather is used to help us customise the website for our users. We will only place these (tracking) cookies based on your consent, which can be withdrawn any time (by changing the toggle button).


Where you have permitted the use of performance cookies, we use a web analytics tool provided by Google to collect statistical information about how visitors use and interact with our website.

The Google Analytics cookies collect information such as:

  • Your IP address (only a limited part),

  • Preferred language,

  • The number of visitors to our website,

  • The pages or content with the most traffic,

  • Approximately where in the world you are visiting our website from,

  • How you have found our website e.g from a direct search; link via a third-party website; or link in one of our emails.

We use this aggregated statistical information to help improve the website, for instance by prioritizing updates of the most read content or the most used functionality. Google Analytics cookies may retain information for up to two years. To minimise the impact of this on your privacy and to ensure that your data is only processed by Google to measure the visit and use of our website, we have taken the following measures:

i. we have entered into a processing agreement with Google, which includes agreements on the use of your data;

ii. we have taken measures which ensure that only a very limited part of your IP address is passed on to Google;

iii. we have taken measures to ensure that your data will not be shared with Google and may not be processed by Google for its own purposes or used to serve you with targeted ads;

iv. we have taken measures to ensure that Google will not be able to combine your surfing behaviour of different devices and multiple sessions;

v. we do not use other Google services in combination with Google analytical cookies.

Google also recommends to install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on - - for your web browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on allows visitors to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.

For more information about Google Analytics services, please click here: