- What are cookies and how can they be used?
- Which cookies are generally used?
- Which cookies do we use??
- How can I sign myself out for cookies?
As of 5 June 2012, new rules apply in the Netherlands with respect to the use of so-called “cookies” on web pages. These rules have been incorporated in article 11.7a of the Telecommunications Act.
Fiboni.com is located on servers in the Netherlands, but the organisation does not focus primarily on the Dutch population. We are keeping abreast of the developments and will take the necessary measures to comply with the new regulations.
Although the “cookie law” has been in effect since the 5th of June, it is still not clear to the authorities concerned just how the new regulations will work in actual practice. The new regulations concern your privacy and it goes without saying that your privacy is very important to us. You will find a more detailed explanation of cookies below, what they are used for and how you can sign yourself out for cookies, should you have the desire to do so.
Cookies are text files with small amounts of information that is saved on your computer or mobile device whenever you visit a website. Cookies have various functions:
- They ensure that you can navigate the website efficiently;
- they remember your preferences, so as to facilitate your next visit to the site;
- they can ensure that online marketing is geared to your interests.
Cookies are not dangerous. They are not computer programmes and they cannot be used to distribute computer viruses.
Cookies are completely safe and are not used to steal your personal particulars or passwords from your computer or to detect passwords.
3. Which cookies are generally used?
1st party cookie:
First party cookies are installed by the website that you visit and are used to have the website function more properly. Examples include remembering the products that you place in your shopping bag in a webshop, or remembering your status of “logged in” at the same webshop whenever you revisit.
3rd party cookie:
These are cookies that are installed on your computer by some other (third) party other than the website your are visiting. An advertiser, for example, who installs a cookie on your computer if you visit a website where the advertiser runs an advertisement. Using the cookie, the advertiser can see which products or services you have viewed and can then show you advertisements regarding products or services in your field of interest.
Cookies can fulfil one of the functionalities below:
These cookies are necessary in order to be able to surf on websites and to use the various functions of a website. Facilities such as shopping bags and electronic payments are not possible without these cookies.
These cookies enable websites to remember which choices you have made while surfing. These cookies are used to save preferences, such as type size and typeface for example. The information that is collected using these cookies cannot be used to discover your identity.
These cookies collect information concerning your surf behaviour on websites, which pages you often visit, for example. This information can be used to optimise websites and the navigation of websites. These cookies are also used to keep track of how you came to visit a certain website. These cookies do not save any information that can be used to discover your identity. All of the information that is collected using these cookies is stored in the form of anonymous statistics.
4. Cookies used by http://www.fiboni.com
We use necessary, functional and performance cookies in order to allow you to surf our website as easily as possible
Should you opt not to accept cookies, then you can still visit our website, but it is possible that certain services or elements of our site will then not function optimally.
6. How can I sign myself out for cookies?