The Dutch Telecommunications Act was revised on 5 June 2012. One of the changes requires websites to ask visitors for consent to use so-called cookies. This means that all websites are legally required to inform website users about cookies and request consent for their use. This website, too, uses cookies.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files created for storing certain data from websites you visit (e.g. the chosen language or other settings). Cookies are required for optimum functioning of this website as well as for statistical purposes. The cookies that we use for are not traceable to any individual person, PC or other device. A cookie therefore does not store any names, addresses, ages or other personal details (except in some cases your computer’s IP address).


Two types of cookies exist:

  1. Direct (first-party) cookies are used by the website in the address bar.
  2. Indirect (third-party) cookies are issued by other domains (websites), of which certain components are used on a webpage (YouTube clips, for example).


This website ( or ) uses:

1. Required cookies

We use cookies to optimise your visit to our website (e.g. language choice, not wanting to participate in a user survey). These cookies will remember your preferences. Consent from the user is not required for these cookies.

2. Cookies for website statistics

Statistics regarding this website are recorded using Google Analytics, a very commonly used web analysis service offered by Google Inc. We use Google Analytics to measure website visit data (e.g. which pages are visited the most, which browsers our visitors are using, screen format being used, etc.).

This data does not allow us to see who or which PC is visiting our website (although Google can do so as the provider of the service). Google provides an explanation about the cookies Google Analytics uses on this webpage for web developers. We use the statistics from Google Analytics to improve the website.  User consent is required for the use of these cookies. We will not use the data to trace your identity, but instead only to analyse your visit behaviour during your visit to our website.

3. Cookies from external parties

This website uses Youtube, AddThis and other third-party features. We believe that the use of the services provided by these external parties makes our website better. The external parties may place/use cookies in order to record certain data, e.g. to analyse visitor click behaviour).


How can I disable cookies?

Disabling cookies will only take effect on the computer and web browser used. Therefore, if you use multiple computers or browsers, you will have to repeat this for each computer and browser. You can find more information about disabling cookies at the government website: (National Cyber Security Centre).


The future: Uncertainty about the consequences of the new Cookie law

Much is unclear about the exact details and consequences of the law. Technocon will deliberate on how best to comply with the new law.