What Do Cookies do?
Visitors to websites are faced with cookies. These are small files that are placed on your PC, in which information about your site visit is kept. Despite negative sounds in the media, cookies are very useful. For example, we keep track of whether you are logged in and what preferences you have set for our site.
In addition to these cookies placed by us that are necessary for the site to work correctly, you can also receive cookies from other parties that supply parts for our site. For example, cookies can be used to show a certain advertisement only once.
Cookies can never used to read private data from your computer or to intercept passwords. They can also not infect a computer with a virus or trojan. They are therefore completely safe and have been used without incident on almost ALL websites in the world since the 1990s.
When visiting FOK.nl (and almost all other websites) you can expect the following types of cookies:
– Functional cookies
Cookies that are necessary for the use of FOK !, for example to be able to log in and remember your preferences.
FOK! places cookies with your userid, your session, settings for certain trackers and display options, a 'token' that is used to verify consent to the placing of cookies, 'accept_all_cookies' to store your cookie choice
– Cookies from Advertising Companies
Advertising companies measure the success of their campaigns, the possible interests of the visitor and any preferences (do you want the sound out, have you seen the advertisement or have to be displayed etc) by reading out cookies. If an advertising company has banners on multiple websites, the data from these websites can be combined to create a better profile. For example, advertisers can place their cookies on multiple sites and thus get a detailed picture of the interests of the user. This allows more targeted and relevant ads to be displayed. For example, after visiting a web store on other sites you can get banners with the products you see yourself or similar products. The website owner can also use these cookies not see.
On FOK! ads with cookies can be placed from webads, groupm server, turn, openx, zoom.in, trustee, doubleclick spotlight, bluekai, adnetik, valueclick, emediate, evidon, hottraffic, adnexus, m4n, daisycon, viglink, adsense, doubleclick , criteo, appnexus, zanox, google, stir, valueclick, linkedin, digidip, inpagevideo, vmg, sanoma.
– Cookies for Website analysis
To track our visitor statistics, we use Google Analytics. This system keeps track of which pages our visitors view, where they come from and clicks, which browser and screen resolution they use and much more. We use this information to get a better picture of our visitors and to optimize our site. Google, which provides this service, uses the information to build a relevant, anonymous advertising profile that allows them to offer targeted advertising.
FOK! uses Google Analytics, hottraffic, bluekai and Scorecard.
– Cookies from other external parties
In addition to the above, there are more components that can yield a cookie. These are often used by the content partners to analyze which sites their users are active on and how their services perform. Think of movies from, for example, youtube, photos of services like flickr or picasa, and 'like' buttons from social media sites like twitter and facebook.
On FOK! we use parts (and therefore cookies) from Facebook, Hyves, Twitter, trustee, Google+, Youtube, Vimeo Flickr, LastFM, Google Maps, AppNexus, AddThis
To visit FOK.nl it is necessary that you allow us to place such external cookies. You can then use the opt-out option of many external companies so that cookies from that specific provider are no longer allowed. At https://www.youronlinechoices.com/be-nl/ this can be done for many advertisers at the same time. You can also read where such cookies are used for. It is also possible to set your browser in such a way that only cookies from the site you visit are accepted. How you do this can be found in the help function of your browser.
Scroll down for a more detailed overview of the information provided by FOK! cookies used.