Cookies at computaal.nl
- What are cookies?
- What does the cookie law entail?
- Do we use other cookies?
- How to control cookies?
- How do we feel about cookies and privacy?
- Questions about cookies on computaal.nl?
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit a site. In these text files (anonymous) data is stored like – for example – sign in, page views, browser type, operating system, display preferences, most recent YouTube videos, or your use of social media to share or comment on content.
This allows the website to remember your preferences over a given period so you will not need to re-enter them when you return to the site or when you visit different pages and make choices.
According to the Dutch cookie law of October 2014, every website is required to inform its users and visitors about cookies it stores on a computer or mobile device.
What does the cookie law entail?
The current Dutch cookie law is an amendment to the Telecommunications Act (Dutch), which aims to give website users control about cookies that are placed or read on their equipment.
For the full text of EU ePrivacy Directive 2002/58/EC, which the Dutch cookie law is based on, we refer you to the EUR-Lex website: Directive 2002/58/EG of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 July 2002.
Computaal.nl makes use of the following cookies:
- Functional cookies: Cookies that are necessary for the website to function. Without these functional cookies, the site will not work optimally. According to the cookie law we do not require your permission for this type of cookies.
- Analytical cookies: computaal.nl works with Google Analytics. This allows the site administrator to use anonymous data such as ‘tracking data‘, on the basis of which we can optimize the website and make it even more user-friendly. This will always comply with the guidelines of the Personal Data Protection Council (Dutch: College Bescherming Persoonsgegevens).
- Third-party cookies: Social media buttons and embedded content also store cookies. Their workings and contents are not known to us. Additionally, computaal.nl or the administrator of this website has no influence on placing these cookies. For the purpose of placing these buttons and embedded content (including cookies) we require your permission according to the cookie law.
Enabling analytical cookies and third-party cookies is not strictly necessary for the operation of the website, but it gives you a better ‘browsing experience’. You can delete or block these cookies (see: How to control cookies?), but if you do, some features of this site may not work as desired.
Cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally. These cookies are not used for any purposes other than those described herein.
Do we use other cookies?
We are not aware of the presence or placement of any other than the cookies described above. Some of our pages or sub sites may use additional or other cookies. If so, their data will be listed in their specific cookie page. You may be asked to save your cookies.
How to control cookies?
You can delete any cookies already installed on your computer and you can even configure most browsers to not save cookies at all. However, if you do so you may have to manually adjust certain preferences each time you visit a site. Additionally, it may result in some services and features not working properly or not working at all.
For help on how to manage and / or delete cookies in different browsers we refer you to the following pages:
How do we feel about cookies and privacy?
We guarantee that we regularly maintain this website and try to exclude any possible risk of violating your privacy.
For yourself, your friends or people under your care, it is at least as important to realize that data shared through social media can also pose a threat to your and their privacy. The consequences are often more intrusive than the potential risk of accepting cookies.
Social media rules are therefore just as important as the EU ePrivacy Directive and the Personal Data Protection Act (as of 25 May 2018: the General Data Protection Act).
Although these considerations are important – and more and more so – in a society in which the use of the Internet has become as common as cycling, we of course wish you lots of fun and success online.
Questions about cookies on computaal.nl?