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What are cookies?

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Which cookies do we use?

The University of Twente websites use the following cookies:

Functional and technical cookies:

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Third-party: Advertising, marketing and Social Media cookies:

Functional and technical cookies (cookies that are strictly necessary)

Technical cookies are cookies needed for the proper performance of our websites, such as language preference, to be able to log in or to detect fraud with your account. Functional cookies remember your preferences. This includes making it possible to retrieve submitted personal data for some event registrations out of the database, or to remain logged in during a browsing session.

Please note that we only use these cookies to guarantee a user-friendly visit and proper website performance.

The use of permanent cookies

By means of permanent cookies, the website identifies you during a visit to apply your settings or identifies you as a new user. The cookie stores a unique random identifier to recognise you. This cookie is essential to ensure that all website functionality is available to you, making website usage more convenient. You can remove permanent cookies through the settings feature of your browser.

The use of session cookies

During a session, the website stores status updates and preferences. This enables us to adapt our services to the behaviour of our visitors and to make the website as easy to use as possible. This website uses for example session cookies that keep you logged in while surfing on our website, remember search queries, etc. These cookies will be automatically deleted when you close your web browser.

Cookie control cookies

These cookies are stored on your computer to remember your preferences with regard to the use of cookies. These are necessary to know if you agree or do not agree to the use of specific cookies. You can change these settings above this text.

Analytic cookies

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets cookies in order to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the site.

Google can provide this information to third parties when Google is legally forced to do so, or to the extent that third parties process data. We do not have an influence on this process. We have closed a processing agreement with Google Analytics, imposing legal boundaries on the data processing within the European Economic Area (EEA). We did not allow Google to use the analytics data for other services provided.

The information collected by Google Analytics is anonymised as much as possible. The last identifier of your IP address is explicitly not collected. The information is transferred through a secure connection (SSL) and stored by Google on servers across the globe. Read more about Google’s Privacy Policy.

Browser chat

The University of Twente websites use CoBrowser functionality to offer a chat module on the website. Cobrowser tracks which pages you visit to help you with relevant assistance while in a chat.

Third-party cookies: Advertising, marketing and Social media

Third-party cookies

Other parties will place “tracking cookies” in your browser to match ads to your preferences. These cookies will remember the pages you visited apart from their network, to create a profile of your online behaviour. This profile will be created, using similar information of your visits to other websites in the third party’s network. This profile does not store any personal information, such as your name and email address, as known to us. Its only purpose is to match advertisements to your profile, which makes them as relevant and interesting to you as possible.

Advertising cookies

Google, Facebook and other advertising platforms use cookies to show relevant ads based on your recent queries and site visits, based on your recent search queries. Some promotional sections on the University of Twente websites use cookies from Google, Facebook and other platforms to register user interactions on the website.

Remarketing cookies

Some promotional sections on the University of Twente websites use cookies for remarketing via Google, Facebook or other advertising platforms. This means that ads can be shown on Facebook, websites in the Google Display Network and other networks that match your preference, based on your website visit.

Social Media

Share buttons

This website has buttons and icons to promote or share web pages (to “like” or “tweet”). These buttons only work, when using scripts and codes that are generated by networks like Facebook and Twitter.  This code generates cookies when actively used by, when interacting with the buttons. We do not have any influence on this. Please read Facebook, Twitter’s or other network’s privacy statement (which can change often) to read what they use your personal details for by using these cookies.

The information the cookies collect is stored anonymously. The information is sent by and to Twitter, Facebook and others, possibly on servers situated in the US. 

YouTube and Vimeo videos, embedded content

In order to be able to watch YouTube, Vimeo and other embedded content on the websites, YouTube will set cookies. Read YouTube's or Vimeo's privacy policy to see how they process the data they collect.

Rejecting or deleting cookies

Would you like to reject or accept cookies, or change your settings? You can do this through our cookie settings above this text or through the settings feature of your browser, e.g. Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Mozilla or Opera. More information about changing your cookie settings or deleting cookies can be found in the browser setting, or by using the help option of your browser. These are different for each browser. You can choose to enable the “do-not-track”-feature.

Deleting and accepting tracking cookies by third parties:

Some tracking cookies are set by third parties to show ads (through our website and other websites) that match your preferences. These cookies can be removed in a central location through Your Online Choices, which ensures the fact that they will not be set on any other website.

It is possible to determine through your browser settings (Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Mozilla or Opera) if and what type of cookies you accept. Where to find these settings, is different for each browser. Please use the help feature of your browser to find the exact location and method.

Rejecting specific cookies:

If you reject certain cookies, the website’s good performance may not be guaranteed. Rejecting cookies does not mean that you will not see any advertisements anymore. However, the ads may not be tailored to your preferences anymore.

More information about cookies

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information. We would also like to refer to our Privacy Statement for general privacy information.