Below, you will find information regarding:
- What are cookies?
- Functional cookies
- Analytical cookies
- Advertising or tracking cookies
- Social media integration
- Blocking, activating/deactivating, or deleting cookies
- More information about cookies
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that a website places on your computer, tablet, or mobile telephone when you visit the site. These cookies are placed on your computer by your browser and are not saved at Association of Anaesthesia Associates. Cookies are unique to each visitor and can only be read by a server in the domain that sent the cookie to your computer. In these cookies, information on your surfing behaviour will be saved. When placing cookies, personal data will be processed. Using cookies, a website can recognise you the next time you visit the website. That can be useful, for example, if you don’t want to log in during each new visit to the website or for remembering your preferences, such as location and language settings.
We use various types of cookies. Below, you can read about what types of cookies we use and how you can block, activate/deactivate, or delete these cookies.
Functional cookies are necessary for a website to function effectively or to enable you to use the website more easily. This includes, for example, saving your login details so that you do not need to log in each time you visit our site or cookies for our search function. Saving the contents of your shopping basket or closing the cookie notification also fall under functional cookies.
Use of permanent cookies: Using a permanent cookie, we can recognise you the next time you visit our website. In that way, the website can be specifically tailored to your preferences. Using a cookie, we can even remember when you have given permission for the placement of cookies. As a result, you do not have to repeatedly specify your preferences, which saves you time and makes using our website more convenient. Permanent cookies can be deleted in your browser’s settings.
Use of session cookies: By means of a session cookie, we can see what parts of the website you viewed during your visit. We can then adjust our services accordingly to the surfing behaviour of our visitors. These cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you close your web browser.
Analytical cookies enable us to measure website visits. In that way, we know what parts of the website are popular, what information visitors search for, and in what areas we can improve our website. We continuously analyse and improve the website to make the experience as pleasant as possible for visitors and to improve our service. The statistics that we collect cannot be tracked back to particular individuals. These data will therefore always be used anonymously.
Amongst other things, analytical cookies collect the following information:
- Tracking the number of visitors to our web pages.
- Tracking the duration of the visit.
- The searches conducted on the website.
- Information about your browser and the device you use to visit our website, such as operating system and screen size.
- How you ended up on our website, for example, whether you clicked one of our advertisements or a link in an e-mail.
- Some anonymous data filled in on a form.
- Products or services added to the shopping basket.
Using our website, a cookie will be placed by the American company Google as part of the Analytics service. We use this service to track and obtain reports on how visitors use the website. Our goal in the sense of the GDPR (justified interest) is to improve our product range and the appearance of our website on various devices. Google can make this information available to third parties if Google is legally required to do so, or in so far as third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We have no control over this. We have not permitted Google to use the analytics information obtained for other Google services. The data processing is carried out based on the statutory provisions of Article 6 Abs.1 a) (consent) and/or (legitimate interest) of the GDPR. The information will be transferred to and saved by Google on servers in the United States. Google claims to comply with the Privacy Shield principles and is affiliated with the Privacy Shield programme of the American Department of Commerce. This means that a suitable level of protection is provided for the processing of any personal details.
We will never relay the personal details you provide to Google. Read more about how we handle personal details in our privacy notice.
Social media integration
On our website, we provide content that you can promote/share on social media by means of a button. For more information about the data that social media companies collect, we refer you to these companies’ privacy policies. These can be amended regularly.
The information that they collect will be anonymised to the greatest possible extent. The information will be transferred to and saved by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Instagram, and LinkedIn on servers outside the Netherlands or outside the European Union.
LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ claim that they comply with the Privacy Shield principles and are affiliated with the Privacy Shield programme of the American Department of Commerce. This means that a suitable level of protection is provided for the processing of any personal details.
Blocking, activating/deactivating, or deleting cookies
No matter how smart cookies may be, you still have control over your own computer, laptop, or smartphone. If you have accepted our cookies previously, you will no longer receive this notification and you must first delete our cookies. You can also choose to block the placement of cookies through your browser. If you block all cookies, websites can begin to perform less effectively. It is better to selectively deactivate only the unwanted cookies. You can do this in your browser’s settings. As a result, you also immediately block the cookies of other websites that you visit. You can find more information regarding activating/deactivating and deleting cookies in the instructions and/or using your browser’s Help function.
Some tracking cookies are placed by third parties that show you advertisements on our website and elsewhere. You can delete these cookies centrally using Your Online Choices so that they will not be placed back on your browser by a third-party website.
Browser manufacturers offer Help pages on how you can manage cookies in their products. See below for more information.
- Google Chrome
- Internet Explorer
- Mozilla Firefox
- Safari (desktop)
- Safari (mobile)
- Android browser
- Opera (Windows)
- Opera Android (mobile)
- Opera Mini for iOS
For other browsers, consult your browser manufacturer’s documentation.
More information about cookies?
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