Cookie Statement

Cookie Statement

Version 3 July 2018 uses cookies and comparable technologies (hereinafter collectively called “cookies”). Through the use of cookies information is being stored and/or read on your device while visiting a website.

It is important to us that you know which cookies are being used.

We distinguish between functional, analytical, and other cookies. The functional and analytical cookies are placed by default.

Other cookies may have a variety of uses; these are placed only after you give permission for doing so.

Below you will find more information about the cookies that are or may be placed via this website and about their uses.

This cookie statement contains the following information:

  1. Functional cookies
  2. Analytical cookies
  3. Unforeseen cookies
  4. Controlling Browser settings
  5. Changes to our Cookie Policy
  6. Questions and contact

1. Functional cookies

These cookies are required to enable communication in the network and/or to facilitate requested functions within the website, such as:

  • session management;
  • controlling website traffic, so the site remains accessible;
  • loading  fonts from an external source;
  • optimizing the search engine of the website by tracking what you search for, showing related results, and possibly showing cross-links to other Trimbos sites.

This website uses the following functional cookies 

Name Provider Purpose Expiry
AWSELB Load balancer 1 day
__st_user_uuid Search engine website 10 years
soms diverse Optimizely cookies for A/B tests, optimizations etc. re. search engine 10 years
st-sh Search engine website 99 years
cfid used for maintaining session 20 years
cftoken used for maintaining session 20 years
cookieconsent_status Status of cookie consent popup 1 year
Adobe Typekit Loads letter fonts from Adobe -

For further details about data and privacy policies by Swiftype and Adobe, please find the statements they publish on their own websites. Use the following links: Swiftype and Adobe Typekit. Please note their statements may regularly be updated. cannot accept any responsibility for this.

Basis for use is our legitimate interest.

2. Analytical cookies

Trimbos Institute uses analytical cookies to track how our website is being used; one way we do so is by using software of third parties. We are using these cookies for:

  • measuring the number of visitors;
  • determining the order in which a visitor checks the web pages;
  • measuring the duration of each visit to our web pages;
  • checking which products, and how many, are being viewed and sold in the web shop;
  • checking which products are downloaded and how often;
  • solving technical problems, if necessary;
  • determining whether web pages, or specific flows within the website, or the website as a whole should be adapted or optimized.

The statistical reports made of these data cannot be tracked to any visitors.

We are making use of Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, a web analytics tool offered by Google Inc. (Google). We use privacy-friendly settings of Google Analytics in accordance with the Dutch-language manual “Handleiding privacyvriendelijk instellen van Google Analytics” of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens) dated 6 March 2018. This means we entered into a data processing agreement with Google. Amongst other elements we agreed that:

  1. the last octet of the IP address will be deleted before saving it;
  2. the setting “share data” is disabled, and
  3. we do not make use of any other Google services in combination with the Google Analytics-cookies.

This website uses the following analytical cookies

Name Provider Purpose Expiry
_ga Analysis website use 2 years
_gid Analysis website use 1 day
_gat_UA-10874038-1 Analysis website use session
Google Tagmanager Tracking and counting products web shop and downloads.  does not apply
vuid Analysis of use of videos hosted omn Vimeo platform

For further details about data and privacy policies by Vimeo, please find the statements Vimeo publishes on its own website. Use the following link: Vimeo Cookie Policy. Please note its statements may regularly be updated. cannot accept any responsibility for this.

Basis for use is our legitimate interest.

3. Unforeseen cookies

Our web pages may contain texts, documents, pictures, or videos stored by a third party, yet these are shown at, in or via our website. Because of the way internet and websites work, it may be that we are unaware of the cookies that are being placed by these third parties via our website.

Therefore, should you find on our website these types of cookies that we did not list above, e-mail You could also contact this third party directly and ask them which cookies they placed, why, for how long, and how they protect your privacy.

4. Controlling Browser settings

It is possible to control your browser setting in such a way that you will receive a warning before cookies are placed, or you can refuse placement of one or more cookies. Also, cookies that already have been placed can be removed via the browser setting.

If you refuse or delete cookies, it may be possible that the website will not function well anymore.

How to control your browser settings differs per browser. Click one of the links below for direct access to the manual of your browser or check the help function of your browser.

It also is possible to block cookies of specific parties via

5. Changes to our cookie policy

If necessary, we may adapt this cookie policy from time to time. We advise you to regularly check this statement. You will always find the latest version on this web page.

6. Questions and contact

You can find more information about the protection of your personal data and about your rights in our Privacy Statement. You will find it here.

Trimbos Institute has a Data Protection Officer. Do you have a question or a complaint with regards to privacy by the Trimbos Institute? Then please send an e-mail to