What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file, typically of letters and numbers, downloaded to your computer when you access websites. Typically, they contain the following information:
• a site name and unique user ID,
• the duration of the cookie's abilities and effects,
• and a random number.
As a rule, cookies cannot be used to reveal your identity or personally identifying information.
The next time you visit that website, your computer checks to see if it has a cookie that is relevant and sends the information contained in that cookie back to the website. The website then notes that you have been there before, and in some cases, tailors what pops up on screen to take account of that fact. They also might record how long you spend on each page on a site, what links you click, even your preferences for page layouts and colour schemes.
The role of cookies is beneficial, making your interaction with frequently-visited sites smoother with no extra effort on your part. Without cookies, online shopping would be much harder and some websites will become less interactive with the cookie option turned off.
Most common cookies
These cookies expire when you close your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome). These cookies are used for various reasons, for example, remembering what you have put in your shopping basket as you browse a website. They can also be used for security to access your Internet banking or email.
These cookies are still stored on your computer after you have closed your web browser which allows your preferences on websites to be remembered. These cookies are used for a variety of purposes, for example, remembering your preferences on a website (your language choice or your user name on a particular website).
First and Third-Party cookies
This refers to the website placing the cookie. First party cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. Third party cookies are set by another website; the website you are visiting may have advertising on the page and this other website will be able to set a cookie on your computer. Third party cookies on the main web browsers allow third party cookies by default.
Changing the settings on your browsers can prevent this.
We don't use third party cookies. For more information about how we manage your personal data, see our privacy notice.
There are some exemptions to the above where it is essential for a website to store information on your computer, for example, to provide a service to you that you have requested.
Data Protection laws demand that you, as a website user, are given the opportunity to understand how cookies are used on our websites and consent to cookies being stored on your computer (laptop/mobile/tablet).
Use Google Analytics
This website uses an Analytics cookie.
Privacy legislation and Analytics
As described below in the official statement that Google Analytics users must place on their website, this website uses Google Analytics. This program provides important statistics about the number of visitors, the pages visited, the traffic sources and other information information with which we can continuously improve this website for the users. These are anonymous and cannot be traced back to a specific person of the user. There is no use of "behavioral targeting" which allows you to see special content based on your click behavior; your surfing behavior remains completely anonymous. Data from contact forms is never processed or stored in Analytics.
Google Analytics uses a cookie, which is a small file that is stored on your computer. We have set up Google Analytics in accordance with privacy legislation, so that no prior permission from the user is required.
IP adresses are masked and data is not shared
The Google Analytics cookie is a "first party cookie", which means that the cookie is officially owned by Hayona and not Google. This cookie is not used for advertising or other commercial purposes. Hayona has a processor agreement with Google. In addition, Google Analytics is set up in such a way that IP addresses are made anonymous, so that data can never be traced back to you or your IP address. Furthermore, no information is shared from the Analytics account of Hayona with Google or other parties. This makes Hayona's Analytics cookie a non-privacy-sensitive first-party cookie that is necessary to guarantee the quality and security of hayona.nl. The Analytics cookie remains valid for 6 months.
If you prefer to block the Analytics script completely, you can download an opt-out plugin for Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. With this plugin, your visit no longer counts in the statistics of all websites that use Google Analytics.
Google Analytics – statement from Google