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Explanation on the cookies used on this website


Websites use smart and useful techniques to enhance user-friendliness and to make the site as interesting as possible for each visitor. One of the best known techniques involves cookies. Cookies can be used by website owners or third parties - like advertisers - who communicate through the website you visit.

Using cookies is safe. It is impossible to retrace personal information such as phone numbers or e-mail addresses by using cookies. They are, thus, unsuitable for direct marketing techniques like telemarketing and spam.

We feel it is essential for you to be informed about the cookies that our website uses and for what purpose they are used. The purpose is threefold: we want to guarantee your privacy, the user friendliness, and the financing of our website as best as we can. The following explanation tells you more about the cookies used on and through our website and for what purposes.

This cookie statement applies to www.dvdw.nl and has been drafted in collaboration with members of the industry and OPTA. As a result, the explanation about cookies on the industry members' websites is essentially similar. Nevertheless, since the texts have been modified to the actual usage of cookies, not all websites will be able to depict the exact same text. 



Cookies through which we can measure the website's use

We use Google Analytics software to continuously try to measure how many people visit our website and what parts of the website they visit most. This tells us what components of the website draw our visitors' interest most.

The information thus gathered is used for statistics. These statistics provide us with insight into how frequently our webpage is visited, where exactly visitors spend most of their time, etc. This enables us to draft the website's structure, navigation and the contents as user friendly as possible for you. We will never trace any statistics to individuals.

We use cookies for:

  • Recording the number of visitors of our webpages
  • Recording the time each visitor spends while visiting our webpages
  • Setting the order in which a visitor visits the various pages of our website
  • Assessing which parts of our site need adaptation
  • Optimising the website

See below for a list of cookies we use to collect statistics, the data that is being collected and for how long this data is used.

Name Placed by What for For how long
__utma  Google Analytics  Used to distinguish users and sessions. 2 years
__utmb  Google Analytics  Used to determine new sessions/visits. 30 mins
__utmc  Google Analytics  Cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit. End of browser session
__utmv  Google Analytics  Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. 2 years
__utmz  Google Analytics  Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. 6 months


Social media

Cookies to share the contents of our website through social media

By using buttons, you can share the articles you read on our website through social media. These buttons are controlled by social media cookies that are installed by the social media parties, so they are able to recognise you when you would like to share articles. Any social media cookies on our website are solely installed when you actually click the button.

These cookies enable:

  • Logged-in users of selected social media to instantly share content that is available on our website

With regard to the cookies that the social media parties install and any data they thereby collect, please refer to the statements that these parties have published on their own websites. Beware that these statements may regularly change. DVDW Advocaten has no influence in this respect.

Other/unforeseen cookies

Considering the way the Internet and websites work, we do not always have insight into the cookies that are being placed by third parties through our website. This particularly applies to cases where our webpage contains so-called embedded elements: texts, documents, pictures or short films that are stored at another party, but are shown on, in, or through our website.

Therefore, should you come across any such cookies on this website that we have not listed above, please let us know. Or directly contact the related third party and inquire about what cookies they place, their reason for doing so, the cookie's life span, and how they have guaranteed your privacy.


Browser settings

If you do not want websites to place cookies on your computer at all, you can adapt your browser settings as such that you will be notified before any cookie is placed. You can likewise adapt the settings as such so that your browser refuses all cookies, or only the third party cookies. Likewise, you can remove any of your cookies that have already been placed. Please note that you will have to separately adapt the settings for each browser and computer you use.

Please be aware that if you do not want cookies, we can no longer guarantee our website to function properly. Some functions of the site may be lost, while you may no longer be able to see certain websites. What's more, refusing cookies will not mean you will no longer see any advertisements. It's just that the advertisements will then no longer be tailored to your interests and will be repeated more often.

Each browser has a different method to adapt the settings. If necessary, consult your browser's "help" function, or click one of the icons below to immediately go to your browser's manual. If you wish to disconnect cookies of specific parties, you can do this through www.youronlinechoices.eu.

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Final remarks

We might have to adapt these statements from time to time, which may be due to changes in our website or regulationson cookies. We are allowed to change the contents of the statements and the cookies listed at all times and without prior warning. You can consult this webpage for the latest version.

Should you still have questions and/or remarks, please contact us via info@dvdw.nl

Version 1.1, september 2013

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