Cookie policy

The following policy applies to all our domains (,, and

The Netherlands Cancer Institute values the privacy of its users and handles your data with care. Please find more information about our cookie policy below.

How do we use cookies?

The website of the Netherlands Cancer Institute uses cookies. We use these cookies for various purposes, including:

  1. Optimizing the website and user behavior analysis.
  2. Integrating YouTube video support.
  3. Understanding user behavior (clicking) on our website using Hotjar.

What kinds of cookies do we use?

Functional cookies
We use functional cookies to optimize your user experience. We never share this information with third parties.

Analytics cookies
We use a Google Analytics cookie on our website to see which pages are visited most frequently and which links our users click on.

These web statistics can help us gain insight into which searches are effective, and which are not. This allows us to improve our pages. Google analytics cookies will be stored for up to 26 months.

Visitors to our website may encounter third-party cookies. All videos on our website are hosted on YouTube. Please find more information below.

Our website contains links to other websites (and social media); these pages may use cookies.

To gain a better understanding of the clicking behavior of our users, we use Hotjar. This anonymized information can help us find out which pages should be further optimized.

Tracking cookies for more relevant content and ads
We use Google tracking cookies to display more relevant and personalized advertisements, based on your browsing behavior. Examples include job vacancies or interesting events at our institute. These cookies will be stored for up to 26 months.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file containing data that can be placed on your pc, tablet, or phone when you visit a web page. Our servers can recognize you by the information found in your Netherlands Cancer Institute cookie when you return to our site. If you don’t want us to use cookies, you can opt-out by selecting “cookies off” in your browser, or refuse the placement of cookies when prompted.

Once you accept our cookies, they will be stored on your pc, tablet, or phone until you delete them. Turning off cookies may negatively impact your experience with our website and services. The Netherlands Cancer Institute contains links to other websites. If these websites use cookies, the information found on these cookies will not be sent to our servers, but to those of the other websites. One such example is YouTube. 

YouTube cookie consent for videos

Certain cookies require explicit consent. At the Netherlands Cancer Institute, this applies to the cookies required to view our videos. These videos are hosted on YouTube and embedded on our website.

The tracking cookies used by YouTube require your explicit consent. You will not be able to view the videos throughout the website without this explicit consent, but you can freely browse all other information hosted on our website.

Our use of Google Analytics closely aligns with the privacy-friendly settings in accordance with the best practices outlined by the Dutch Data Protection Authority.

Links to social media and other websites

Our social media application allows you to share our pages on your social media. Some of our pages include links to external websites that are not part of the Netherlands Cancer Institute’s domain.

Clicking these links will place a cookie on your device. LinkedIn and YouTube will place a cookie if you open a page or video with the button. These channels will only place a cookie once you click one of their links.

These websites / social media platforms and their cookies fall outside of the scope of the Netherlands Cancer Institute’s responsibilities and cookie policy. Please see the following pages for more information.

We use:

We recommend consulting Google’s privacy statement as well.

How long will these cookies be stored on my pc, tablet, or phone?
Functional cookies will be deleted after your session, when you leave our website Analytics and tracking cookies are not automatically deleted.

You will have to delete them yourself.  

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