Cookies Statement

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on the hard drive of your computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet at the moment you visit a website.

Our website functions better as a result of the use of cookies. Placing cookies provides us with more insight into the use of our website and its effectiveness. For example, we are able to see how often and when you visit certain pages, what type of devices are used by our visitors, which web pages are most interesting and/or which advertisements are (most) effective.

The use of cookies is safe. No personal information, such as a telephone number or an e-mail address, can be retrieved from cookies. Cookies are not used for e-mail or (tele) marketing actions.

We consider it very important that you know which cookies are placed by our website and for which purposes they are used. We wish to guarantee your privacy and the user-friendliness of our website as much as possible. Below, you can read more about the cookies that are used by and via our website and for what purposes.

What type of Cookies are placed by NBTC Holland Marketing and for which purpose?

NBTC Holland Marketing uses 3 types of cookies:

Functional cookies

The NBTC Holland Marketing websites use cookies to ensure that our website functions properly. We use cookies among other things to:

  • Read the browser settings so that our website can be displayed in the best way possible;
  • To burden the website evenly so that the site remains accessible.

The use of these cookies does not require consent according to the law and these can therefore not be switched off.

Analytical cookies

In order to determine which parts of the website are most interesting to our visitors, we continuously measure with the aid of software provided by Google Analytics and Crazy Egg how many visitors enter the website and what is viewed most. We have concluded a processing agreement with Google Analytics.

We use Google Analytics cookies to analyse the website. The information generated by the cookie concerning the use of the website (including the IP address) is processed by Google. Google stores this information as well. Google uses this information to record how the website is used, to draw up reports about website activity for website operators and to offer other services with respect to website activity and internet use.

Google will be authorised to provide this information to third parties if Google is required by law to do so, or if said third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not combine your IP address with other data held by Google.

By making use of this website, you consent to the processing of the information by Google in the manner and for the purposes as described above.

NBTC Holland Marketing decided to mask the last eight digits of the IP address. We also switched off "share data" and we do not make use of other Google services combined with the Google Analytics cookies.

Statistical information is compiled on the basis of the information we collect. This statistical information provides us with insight into how often our websites are visited, where visitors spend most time, etc. This allows us to make the structure, navigation and content of the website as user-friendly as possible. We are unable to trace the statistical information and other reports back to individual persons.

The use of these cookies does not require consent according to the law and these can therefore not be switched off.

Marketing & Social Media cookies

For more information about the cookies placed by third parties, we refer to the statements made these parties in this connection on their own websites. NBTC Holland Marketing does not have any control over this.

Please inform us if you encounter cookies on this website that come into this category and that we have not yet mentioned above. You can also contact the third party directly and ask them which cookies they place, what the reason for doing so is, what the term of the cookie is and how they guarantee your privacy.

Unforeseen cookies

The manner in which the internet and website work means that we do not always have insight into the cookies that are placed by third parties via the website. This is the case in particular if our web pages include what are known as embedded elements; these are texts, images or videos that are stored with another party, but that are displayed on, in or via our website.

Please inform us if you encounter cookies on this website that come into this category and that we have not yet mentioned above. You can also contact the third party directly and ask them which cookies they place, what the reason for doing so is, what the term of the cookie is and how they guarantee your privacy.

How can cookies be removed?

If you do not wish websites to place cookies on your computer or other peripheral equipment at all, you can adjust the browser settings so that you receive a warning or adjust it in such a manner that your browser refuses all cookies or only third-party cookies. You can also remove cookies that have already been placed. Please note that you have to change the settings of each browser and computer that you use.

How you can change the settings differs per browser. If necessary, consult your browser's help function or click on one of the links below to go directly to the manual of that specific browser.

- Internet Explorer
- Firefox
- Chrome
- Safari

If you would like to switch off cookies from specific parties, you can do so via http://www.youronlinechoices.eu.

NBTC Holland Marketing will adjust this statement from time to time, for example because our website or the rules pertaining to cookies change. NBTC Holland Marketing reserves the right to change the content of this statement at any time and to do so without prior notification. We therefore recommend that you consult this statement frequently so that you are aware of the most recent version.

Please contact [email protected] if you have any further questions or comments.

This cookie policy was changed most recently on 8 May 2018.

What cookies do we place?

The following cookies are placed by us (First-Party Cookies):

Host Name Expiry Purpose Description
.holland.com __utma 730 days Analytical This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie lasts for 2 years by default and distinguishes between users and sessions. It it used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. The lifespan of the cookie can be customised by website owners.
.holland.com __utmb < 1 day Analytical This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. This cookie determines new sessions and visits and expires after 30 minutes. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. Any activity by a user within the 30 minute life span will count as a single visit, even if the user leaves and then returns to the site. A return after 30 minutes will count as a new visit, but a returning visitor.
.holland.com __utmc - Analytical This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour and measure site performance. It is not used in most sites but is set to enable interoperability with the older version of Google Analytics code known as Urchin. In this older versions this was used in combination with the __utmb cookie to identify new sessions/visits for returning visitors. When used by Google Analytics this is always a Session cookie which is destroyed when the user closes their browser. Where it is seen as a Persistent cookie it is therefore likely to be a different technology setting the cookie.
.holland.com __utmt_UA-nnnnnnnn < 1 day Analytical This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the __utmt cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
.holland.com __utmz 182 days Analytical This is one of the four main cookies set by the Google Analytics service which enables website owners to track visitor behaviour measure of site performance. This cookie identifies the source of traffic to the site - so Google Analytics can tell site owners where visitors came from when arriving on the site. The cookie has a life span of 6 months and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.
.holland.com _ceg.s 92 days Analytical This cookie name is associated with software provided by Crazy Egg Inc., a USA based company providing web analytics that tracks how visitors interact with pages on a site.
.holland.com _ceg.u 92 days Analytical This cookie name is associated with software provided by Crazy Egg Inc., a USA based company providing web analytics that tracks how visitors interact with pages on a site.
.holland.com _ga 730 days Analytical This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. The new service reduces the reliance on cookies in general, and only sets this and one other - _gat, although Google also say data can be collected without setting any cookies. This cookie is used to distinguishes 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 sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
.holland.com _gat_UA-nnnnnnn-nn < 1 day Analytical This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
bc.holland.com AWSELB < 1 day Functional This cookie name is associated with the Amazon Web Services Elastic Load Balancing functionality for routing client request on the server.
www.holland.com BCPermissionLevel 365 days
bc.holland.com BCReferrerOverrule 365 days
bc.holland.com BCSessionID 365 days Marketing/advertising This cookie name is associated with software from from BlueConic, a USA and Netherlands based business, which supplies technologies to profile site visitors for targeted marketing purposes. It stores a unique visitor identifier to recognise returning visitors.
www.holland.com BCSessionID 365 days Marketing/advertising This cookie name is associated with software from from BlueConic, a USA and Netherlands based business, which supplies technologies to profile site visitors for targeted marketing purposes. It stores a unique visitor identifier to recognise returning visitors.
bc.holland.com BCTempID < 1 day Marketing/advertising This cookie name is associated with software from from BlueConic, a USA and Netherlands based business, which supplies technologies to profile site visitors for targeted marketing purposes.
www.holland.com BCTempID < 1 day Marketing/advertising This cookie name is associated with software from from BlueConic, a USA and Netherlands based business, which supplies technologies to profile site visitors for targeted marketing purposes.
www.holland.com JSESSIONID - Functional General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written in JSP. Usually used to maintain an anonymous user session by the server.

The information recorded in the cookies is not shared with third parties. The information is reported exclusively at an overall level, which means that it cannot be traced to any specific user.

The following cookies can be placed by third parties (Third-Party Cookies):

Host Name Expiry Purpose Description
.booking.com bkng 1,825 days
.booking.com _ga 730 days Analytical This cookie name is asssociated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. The new service reduces the reliance on cookies in general, and only sets this and one other - _gat, although Google also say data can be collected without setting any cookies. This cookie is used to distinguishes 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 sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
.booking.com _gat < 1 day Analytical This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate - limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
.youtube.com SID 948 days Social Media YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This is a very common cookie name, but where it is found as a session cookie it is likely to be used as for session state management. This cookie is used by Google in combination with HSID to verify a Google user account and most recent login time.
.youtube.com HSID 948 days Social Media YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time
.youtube.com demographics 758 days Social Media YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Most likely used for demographic profiling and targeting for advertising
.youtube.com VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 462 days Social Media YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos
.youtube.com PREF 2,278 days Social Media YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stores user preference, can be used to personalise ads on google searches
.youtube.com APISID 948 days Social Media YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
.youtube.com SSID 948 days Social Media YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
.youtube.com LOGIN_INFO 948 days Social Media YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
.youtube.com YSC - Social Media YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.
.youtube.com SAPISID 948 days Social Media YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites.

The NBTC and other websites

The website contains a number of links to other websites. Although these websites have been chosen with care, the NBTC cannot accept any responsibility for the way that these organisations handle your personal data. For further details, please read the privacy statement on the website that you are visiting, if there is one.

The Hague, 8 May 2018