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Cookies and Cookielaw

The AUAS/HvA websites use 'cookies'; small files stored on your computer.

Since the new Telecom Act went into effect on 1 June 2012, every website is required by law to inform the user about the nature of the cookies provided, and to request permission for their use. Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) is currently working on meeting this requirement.

The AUAS/HvA websites use the following cookies:

Installed by Purpose Cookie and storage period
Google Analytics
  • Improve the operation of the website
  • Testing and improving the website by monitoring web visits
  • __utma, 2 years after posting or update
  • __utmb, 30 minutes from posting or update
  • __utmc, valid during the session, no longer applicable
  • __utmz, 6 months after posting or update
Google AdWords Measuring the success of AdWords campaigns for AUAS/HvA Only pages with the Google conversion code are recorded.
Google Search Recording preference settings
  • PREF: 2 years
Google Maps Google Maps can post cookies to your PC in order to display a route map.
  • Khcookie: Session
  • NID: 6 months after posting or update
  • PREF: 2 years
  • SNID: 6 months after posting or update
Youtube Recording preference settings for playing a Youtube video on the AUAS/HvA website.
  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE: 240 days after posting or update
  • PREF: 10 years
  • Use_hitbox: Session

Google Analytics

Our website uses a cookie from the American company Google as part of its Google Analytics service. We use this service in order to monitor how our visitors use our website. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally required to do so or if the third party is responsible for processing the information on the behalf of Google. AUAS/HvA has no influence on such provision. We have not given permission to Google to use the analytics information provided for any other Google services.

The information collected by Google is made as anonymous as possible.Your IP address is explicitly not included in the information provided. The information is stored on Google servers in the United States. Google adheres to the Safe Harbor principles and has joined the American Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor programme. Among other issues, this guarantees a sufficient level of protection for the processing of any personal data present.

Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

The AUAS websites also feature buttons to promote pages or share on the social networks Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. These social media buttons work with cookies provided by third parties (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and ShareThis). Clicking on these buttons will install the cookies. 

Issuu

The AUAS websites also feature links to publish online documents, brochures, annual reports, flyers and other online publications via online publishing service - Issuu.com. Clicking on these links will install the cookies. Read the  privacy policy of ISSUU to see what they do with information acquired by this code.

These documents are also available as standard PDF file. Downloading or viewing PDF files will not install the cookies.

Personal data while choosing a degree programme

To enable us to provide you with targeted information and help you choose the right degree programme, we need a few details from you. Personal data are handled and secured with all due care. We only save and use personal data that we receive from you directly or of which we can be certain that you are the party providing them to us. All personal data are handled in accordance with the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act (Wet Bescherming Persoonsgegevens). From one year after our final communication with you about choosing a degree programme, your data will only be used in anonymised form.

Turning cookies on and off and deleting them

You can shut off these cookies via the browser. For instructions, see this explanation at  www.allaboutcookies.org

Please note: If you refuse to use cookies and/or delete them, you may not be able to take full advantage of the options offered by the website. Refusing or deleting cookies also only has consequences for the computer and browser for which you have chosen these settings. If you use more than one computer and/or browser, then you must repeat the process described above as often as necessary.

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

We retain the right to amend this privacy statement at any time. Any amendments will be published on this website.

Published by  Communication 5 October 2016