Cookie Policy

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how I use them, the types of cookies I use i.e, the information I collect using cookies and how that information is used, and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how I use, store, and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on my website.Learn more about who I am, how you can contact me, and how I process personal data in our Privacy Policy.Your consent applies to the following domains: herkocoomans.nl

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help me make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do I use cookies ?

As most of the online services, my website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.The third-party cookies used on my website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with my website, keeping my services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website. I try to avoid the necessity to use cookies for these kinds of services where I can, and opting out of these cookies will in no way impede you from using my website.

What types of cookies do I use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of my site. They allow me to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, this type of cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket, and checkout securely.Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help me understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement. I try to avoid using third party services for analytics and rely on server-side log analytics instead. This does not use cookies and no data leaves the server this website runs on.Marketing: since this is a personal blog website, I don’t display any advertisements, thus there is no need to place any marketing cookies on your device.Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on my website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms. I try to avoid sharing content from social media platforms, as their cookies are very invasive. However, there’s not a very good alternative to share video and audio content, so when viewing that content, some data may be shared as a result.Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.
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How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org. Also, I use the excellent Ghostery browser plugin/addon, which allows me to block tracking cookies on the sites that I visit (and whitelist sites that I trust with my data).