Cookies- Erasmus University Rotterdam

The new Dutch Telecommunications Act has been in force since 5 June 2012. This means that every website is legally obliged to inform its visitors about the use of any cookies and must (implicitly) request permission to use non functional cookies. The website of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) also uses cookies.

A cookie is a quantity of data sent by a server to the browser with the intention of having the latter store that data. On a subsequent visit to our site, the stored data are sent back to the server. This enables the server to recognize the browser and to retrieve certain data on any subsequent visit.

On your first visit

The cookies which are stored on your computer and which enable you to be recognised on any subsequent visit to our website do not include personal data. They only contain a (unique) number and, for that reason, cannot be used to identify you personally. Nor can our cookies be used to identify you on websites of third parties. The Erasmus University Rotterdam’s website uses cookies solely for the purpose of updating web statistics. This information enables certain improvements to be implemented and the website to be adapted to the needs of the visitor. Therefore your data will not be used to ascertain your identity, but merely to analyze your visit to our website.

At the same time a message will be displayed at the top of the page, informing the visitor the Erasmus University uses cookies for statistical and marketing purposes, and if the visitor continues to use our site, consent with that. Thereafter cookies could possibly be used to identify you on third party websites.

Cookie message example

Disabling cookies

If you object to the Erasmus University Rotterdam using cookies for marketing purposes, you can disable them by clicking 'Decline cookies' in the aformentioned message. This will not affect your use of our website in any way.

If you previously have consented with the placement of cookies with marketing purposes and want to reverse your decision, you need to delete these cookies in your browser settings: 'Allow Cookies',' Show Cookie Icon' and 'ccNoPopup'. At your next visit aforementioned message will be shown again after which you can decline cookies with marketing purposes.

If you also do not want to receive cookies from the Erasmus University Rotterdam for anonymous statistical purposes, you should block them in your browser.

For more information about cookies and remove or disabling them, go to www.aboutcookies.org.

Cookie chart

Name

Term of validity

Purpose

Functional cookies 
AllowCookies 1 month / 1 year Determines your consent for non-functional cookies.
ShowCookieIcon 1 month / 1 year Needed for showing or hiding the cookie message.
ccNoPopup 1 month / 1 year Needed for showing or hiding the cookie message. 
DisableCookies 1 month Set when non-functional cookie consent is explicitly declined.
Google Universal Analytics
_ga 2 years Determines your unique ID. Updated on every return visit.

_gat

10 minutes

Used to throttle the request rate and limit the amount of data on high-traffic websites.

_dc_GTM_UA_XXX

10 minutes

This cookie is specific to the display advertising on our website. User data is anonymous.

Google Analytics (old methode, will be phased out)

_utma

2 years

Determines your unique ID. Updated on every return visit.

_utmb

30 minutes

Establishes and continues a session using previous data.

_umtc

session

Set for interoperability with older versions of Google Analytics.

_utmt

10 Minutes

Used to throttle the request rate and limit the amount of data on high-traffic websites.

_utmz

6 months

Records path to website. Keeps track of search engine traffic, advertising campaigns and page navigation.

 

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