In general

We do not use marketing cookies ourselves, but others may. For example, sometimes videos that we embed on our website may include cookies and third-party requests.

Types of cookies and third-party requests

We use the following types of cookies and requests:

Functional cookies

These are necessary for the performance of the site, for example to remember your preferences. We do not have to ask for permission for using these cookies.

Statistics cookies

These provide insight into how visitors use our websites, which pages are visited the most and which keywords people use to search. This allows us to improve our websites.

We collect information about the use of our website (but not about you), through web statistics from Google, Hotjar and Formdesk. We have signed contracts with these parties that they may only provide us with anonymous statistics, and may not use the collected data for any of their own purposes.

Legally, they are our 'data processors'. We apply all available options for privacy friendly data processing. We instruct Google for example not to combine the analytical cookies with other Google services such as DoubleClick or AdWords.

 

Hotjar automatically respects any Do Not Track setting in browsers. You can turn Do Not Track on or off in your browser settings for your browsing traffic.

Marketing cookies and third-party requests

We have maps and videos as embedded third-party content on our websites. These parties can send various cookies and requests along with the content, including marketing cookies and third-party requests. Marketing cookies are not loaded until you have given your consent. 

Checking and resetting cookies

How can you tell which cookies are being used?

On the website Webbkoll you can check which cookies are used on a certain webpage.

Reset your cookies

List of cookies used

Necessary cookies

Cookie name: ApplicationGatewayAffinity from database-manager.studyinholland.nl
Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with loadbalancing, in order to optimize user experience. 
Expires after: session

Cookie name: ApplicationGatewayAffinity from studyinholland.nl
Registers which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with loadbalancing, in order to optimize user experience. 
Expires after: session

Cookie name: ApplicationGatewayAffinityCORS from database-manager.studyinholland.nl
This cookie is used in context with load balancing. This optimizes the response rate between the visitor and the site, by distributing the traffic load on multiple network links or servers. 
Expires after: session

Cookie name: ApplicationGatewayAffinityCORS from studyinholland.nl
This cookie is used in context with load balancing. This optimizes the response rate between the visitor and the site, by distributing the traffic load on multiple network links or servers. 
Expires after: session

Statistics cookies

Formdesk

We use Formdesk for web forms such as the contact form.

Cookie name: _ga
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. 
Expires after: 2 years

Cookie name: _gid
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Expires after: 1 day

Cookie name: _gat_gtag_UA_2653334_19
Used to throttle request rate in Google analytics.
Expires after: session

Cookie name: rvtoken
Expires after: session

Cookie name: frontend
Expires after: session

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect web statistics to be able to monitor and improve the website.

Cookie name: _ga
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Expires after: 2 years

Cookie name: _gid
Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Expires after: 1 day

Cookie name: _gat
Used to throttle request rate in Google Analytics.
Expires after: session

Cookie name: collect
Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
Expires after: session

Hotjar

We use Hotjar to collect web statistics to be able to monitor and improve the website.

Cookie name: _hjIncludedInSample
This cookie is associated with web analytics functionality and services from Hotjar. It uniquely identifies a visitor during a single browser session and indicates they are included in an audience sample. The data we collect is anonymous.
Expires after: session

Cookie name: _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress from studyinholland.nl 
This cookie is used to count how many times a web site has been visited by different visitors. This is done by assigning the visitor an ID, so the visitor does not get registered twice.
Expires after: 1 day

Cookie name: _hjid from studyinholland.nl 
Sets a unique ID for the session. This allows the website to obtain data on visitor behaviour for statistical purposes.
Expires after: session

Cookie name: _hjTLDTest from studyinholland.nl 
When the Hotjar script executes we try to determine the most generic cookie path we should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, we try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed.
Expires after: session

Marketing and social media cookies

Google Maps

We use Google Maps for directions and locations.

Cookie name: NID from .google.com
This cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to help build a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites. The main purpose of this cookie is: Targeting/Advertising
Expires after: 6 months

YouTube

We use YouTube to show video content.

Cookie name: _gcl_au from youtube.com
Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.
Expires after: 3 months 

Cookie name: ads/ga-audiences from google.com
Used by Google AdWord store-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites.
Expires after: session

Cookie name: ads_query_subid from youtube.com
The main purpose of this cookie is: Unclassified.
Expires after: never

Cookie name: ads-local from youtube.com
The main purpose of this cookie is: Unclassified.
Expires after: never

Cookie name: GPS from youtube.com
Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.
Expires after: 1 day

Cookie name: IDE from doubleclick.net
Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.
Expires after: 1 year

Cookie name: NID from google.com
Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.
Expires after: 6 months

Cookie name: pagead/1p-user-list/# from google.com
Tracks if the user has shown interest in specific products or events across multiple websites and detects how the user navigates between sites. This is used for measurement of advertisement efforts and facilitates payment of referral-fees between websites.
Expires after: session

Cookie name: pagead/landing from doubleclick.net
Collects data on visitor behaviour from multiple websites, in order to present more relevant advertisement. This also allows the website to limit the number of times that they are shown the same advertisement.
Expires after: session

Cookie name: pagead/lvz from google.com
The main purpose of this cookie is: Unclassified.
Expires after: session

Cookie name: test_cookie from doubleclick.net
Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.
Expires after: 1 day

Cookie name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE from .youtube.com
Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.
Expires after: 179 days

Cookie name: PREF from youtube.com
Expires after: 8 months

Cookie name: YSC from youtube.com
Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
Expires after: session

Cookie name: yt.innertube::nextId from youtube.com
Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
Expires after: never

Cookie name: yt.innertube::requests from youtube.com
Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
Expires after: never

Who are we?

Study in Holland is offered by the not-for-profit Nuffic Foundation. Read more about Study in Holland or check our privacy policy.