Various cookies can be placed via our website. This concerns the website: Below we explain what cookies are, what they do, which cookies are used on the VADO website and why.

What do cookies do?

Cookies are small (text) files that a web page server places on your computer, tablet or other electronic device (hereinafter “computer”) when you visit a web page. Because a cookie is stored on your computer, the web page server can recognise your computer. A cookie cannot start programs or spread viruses.

Cookies have a certain period of validity from the moment they are placed on a computer. After the period of validity expires, the cookie is deleted by your browser. For some cookies, the duration of the browser session is the period of validity, but there are also cookies that remain valid for a longer period of time so that they can be used the next time you visit our website. To the extent that we collect personal data from you using cookies, we process this in accordance with our privacy statement.

Cookies on our website

Through our website, functional (necessary) cookies, analytical cookies, cookies related to social media options and tracking cookies are placed to provide relevant content.

Functional (necessary) cookies

We use a functional cookie that is necessary to enable navigating the website. This cookie is only valid for the duration of your browser session. In order to remember your choice to accept or reject our cookies, it is necessary for us to place a functional cookie (cookieAccepted). This cookie is valid for a maximum period of two years. These are our own cookies and can only be read by authorised VADO employees. VADO does not share the data collected with third parties, barring any obligation to do so.

Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies record how visitors navigate our website. This information can be used to analyse the use of our website. We use the obtained knowledge to improve our website. We use the Google Analytics service for this. In this context, our website places analytical cookies from the provider of this service: Google Inc. Based on the data collected with these cookies, Google compiles anonymous reports for VADO concerning the use of our website. We have set the Google Analytics cookies to ‘privacy friendly’, in line with the recommendation of the Dutch Data Protection Authority. As a result, we process less of your data. For more information about these cookies and their validity period, please refer to the website of Google. Google also offers the possibility to unsubscribe from data collection in the context of Google Analytics. More information about the use of cookies by Google can be found here.

Social media cookies

To give the visitors of our blog websites the opportunity to share content, we have placed social media buttons on our website. In order for these buttons to work, social media companies, such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google, place cookies so that they can recognise you when you are logged into that social network. They also use it to collect data about the page you share. For more information about the data collected by social media companies, please refer to the privacy statements of these companies. These may change regularly.


The cookies related to social media are not placed or read by us, but by the relevant social media provider. We have limited knowledge and no control over these cookies. We therefore accept no responsibility or liability for these social media cookies or for how the relevant social media providers handle the information collected.

Tracking cookies

With your permission, we place cookies on your devices, which can be retrieved when you visit our websites. When you use our websites, we collect (part of) your IP address, browser type, operating system and application version, language settings, the page through which you came to our website and the pages of our website that you visited. We also collect information about the response to e-mail messages. If you visit our website using a mobile device, we also collect information about the brand of your mobile device and other device specifics. The resulting profile is not linked to your name, address, e-mail address, etc. but only serves to match content to your profile so that it is as relevant to you as possible.

Refusing and deleting cookies

You can set your browser so that no cookies are stored, you can accept or reject each cookie, or so that all cookies are deleted when you close your browser. A useful step-by-step plan for managing cookies can be found on the website of the Consumers’ Association (here). Cookies are placed on every computer you use to visit websites. If you no longer wish to receive cookies at all, you will need to adjust the settings on all computers you use. Please note that if you refuse and/or delete cookies, this will also affect the cookies that are strictly necessary. This may limit the functionality of our website. If you have any questions about the use of cookies, please contact us.