A new cookie law came into force in the Netherlands in mid-2012, as a result of a change in the Dutch Telecommunications Act. Website operators are now required to obtain prior consent from users before they can store or gain access to cookies on the user’s computer. The website of NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences also uses cookies.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of text that is sent from a website and stored in a user’s computer while a user is browsing a website. It contains information to rearrange a site or track visitor patterns. Cookies only contain a (unique) number, they don’t contain any personal data. Therefore, NHTV Breda cannot use cookies to identify you personally. Nor can cookies be used to identify you on websites of third parties.

Which cookies does NHTV Breda use?

1. Functional cookies
Functional cookies are essential for a site to work: to manage the amount of traffic to . We are not required to ask permission to use these cookies. 

2. Cookies for website statistics
NHTV Breda uses a system to analyse visitor surfing behaviour. Just think of questions like: which pages are most viewed? Which browsers do visitors use (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari)? Which screen resolution do visitors commonly have?                                                             Based on this analysis, we can improve the NHTV site and respond to our visitors’ needs. For these kinds of cookies, we are required to ask permission. The data are not used to find out who you are, but only to analyse your visit to our site.

3. Cookies of external parties 
On the NHTV website, YouTube is used. The site also contains one-click ‘follow’ buttons to Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, you are offered the opportunity to send information through to various social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. These external parties analyse this clicking behaviour by means of cookies.

How can I turn cookies off?

Disabling cookies will only affect the computer and browser on which you perform this operation. If you use multiple computers and/or browsers, you will have to repeat this operation as often as necessary. Information on disabling cookies can also be found on the government website ‘’.