Legislation on cookies

The Holland Alumni network website makes use of cookies. Below we will tell you why. We hope that you will decide to accept our cookies.

Visitors to the Holland Alumni network website always remain anonymous. Cookies, like visitors, can never be linked directly to specific individuals. The Holland Alumni network observes confidentiality with regard to the data it collects using cookies.

In addition to functional cookies, the Holland Alumni network uses cookies that it needs for the management of web statistics and social media. This means we distinguish between three types of cookie:

  1. Functional cookies, the purpose of which is strictly limited to ensuring the effective operation of the website, for example by saving your preferences and allowing you to stay logged on (on request). No permission is required for this type of cookie.
  2. Analysis cookies, which provide insight into the ways in which visitors use our website, which pages they visit most frequently and the terms they use when searching for information. The data collected using analysis cookies helps us improve our website. We have anonymized the ip-tracking. We ask for your permission to use these cookies.
  3. Social media cookies, which enable you to share our website via social media and to email or print web pages. It is not the Holland Alumni network that installs these cookies on your computer, but organisations such as Addthis, Facebook and Twitter. We need your permission to use social media cookies.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small and simple text file transmitted along with the pages of this website and stored by your browser (such as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer) on the hard disk of your computer. Cookies cannot damage your computer nor any of the files on it. It is also important to know that we only use cookies to identify computers, not individuals.

Cookies are important for our website, for example because they enable us to analyse visitor behaviour. We collect such information in order to gain a better picture of our visitors and adjust our website accordingly. For this purpose we use Google Analytics. We hope that you will decide to accept these cookies.

Disabling cookies

Most cookies have a ’use-by’ date. In other words, after a certain period of time they will automatically expire and stop registering your surfing behaviour. You may also opt to delete cookies manually before their use-by date. To do so, follow the instructions in your browser manual.


last modified Jan 24, 2013 09:55 AM