Explanation on the cookies used on this website
Websites use smart and useful techniques to enhance user-friendliness and to make the site as interesting as possible for each visitor. One of the best known techniques involves cookies. Cookies can be used by website owners or third parties - like advertisers - who communicate through the website you visit.
Using cookies is safe. It is impossible to retrace personal information such as phone numbers or e-mail addresses by using cookies. They are, thus, unsuitable for direct marketing techniques like telemarketing and spam.
We feel it is essential for you to be informed about the cookies that our website uses and for what purpose they are used. The purpose is threefold: we want to guarantee your privacy, the user friendliness, and the financing of our website as best as we can. The following explanation tells you more about the cookies used on and through our website and for what purposes.
This cookie statement applies to deloitte.nl and deloitte.com and has been drafted in collaboration with members of the industry and OPTA. As a result, the explanation about cookies on the industry members' websites is essentially similar. Nevertheless, since the texts have been modified to the actual usage of cookies, not all websites will be able to depict the exact same text.
Cookies that ensure the website can function properly
- Remembering products you've added to your shopping cart when shopping online
- Remembering information you fill in on various pages when paying or ordering, so you do not have to fill in your data anew all the time
- Passing on information from one page to the next, e.g., when completing a long survey or if you have to fill in a great deal of data when ordering online
Saving preferences, such as the language, location, the desired number of search results to be shown, etc.
- Saving settings for, e.g., the best video reproduction possible, the desired buffer sise and your screen's resolution data
- Reading your browser settings so that your screen will reproduce our website in the best possible way
- Identifying your browser when you are logged in, so that you will not have to log into our website anew all the time
- Detecting abuse of our website and services, e.g., by registering a number of successive, failed login attempts
- Evenly spreading the load on the website, so that the website remains accessible at all times
- Offering the option to save login data so that you will not have to enter them anew all the time
- Providing the possibility to react to our website
See below for a list of the cookies we use, the data that is being collected, and for how long this data is used.
|Name||Placed by||What for||For how long|
|BIGipServerwww64.deloitte.com||Functioneel - load balancing||Unknown|
|JSESSIONID||Functioneel - allows server side tracking of user input about browser session||Unknown|
|PREF||Functioneel - Storing user preferences||Unknown|
|NID||Identifier used by Google applications to store user preference information on deloitte.nl||Unknown|
|__utma||Google Analytics||Statistics||2 years|
|s_cc||Omniture SiteCatalyst Analytics||Statistics||Unknown|
Cookies through which we can measure the website's use
The information thus gathered is used for statistics. These statistics provide us with insight into how frequently our webpage is visited, where exactly visitors spend most of their time, etc. This enables us to draft the website's structure, navigation and the contents as user friendly as possible for you. We will never trace any statistics to individuals.
- Recording the number of visitors of our web pages
- Recording the time each visitor spends while visiting our web pages
- Setting the order in which a visitor visits the various pages of our website
- Assessing which parts of our site need adaptation
- Optimising the website
See above for a list of cookies we use to collect statistics, the data that is being collected and for how long this data is used.
Cookies to share the contents of our website through social media
By using buttons, you can share the articles and videos you watch on our website through social media. These buttons are controlled by social media cookies that are installed by the social media parties, so they are able to recognise you when you would like to share articles or videos. Any social media cookies on our website are solely installed when you actually click the button.
These cookies enable:
- Logged-in users of selected social media to instantly share content that is available on our website
With regard to the cookies that the social media parties install and any data they thereby collect, please refer to the statements that these parties have published on their own websites. Beware that these statements may regularly change. <<name>> has no influence in this respect.
Considering the way the Internet and websites work, we do not always have insight into the cookies that are being placed by third parties through our website. This particularly applies to cases where our webpage contains so-called embedded elements: texts, documents, pictures or short films that are stored at another party, but are shown on, in, or through our website.
Therefore, should you come across any such cookies on this website that we have not listed above, please let us know. Or directly contact the related third party and inquire about what cookies they place, their reason for doing so, the cookie's life span, and how they have guaranteed your privacy.
If you do not want websites to place cookies on your computer at all, you can adapt your browser settings as such that you will be notified before any cookie is placed. You can likewise adapt the settings as such so that your browser refuses all cookies, or only the third party cookies. Likewise, you can remove any of your cookies that have already been placed. Please note that you will have to separately adapt the settings for each browser and computer you use.
Please be aware that if you do not want cookies, we can no longer guarantee our website to function properly. Some functions of the site may be lost, while you may no longer be able to see certain websites. What's more, refusing cookies will not mean you will no longer see any advertisements. It's just that the advertisements will then no longer be tailored to your interests and will be repeated more often.
Each browser has a different method to adapt the settings. If necessary, consult your browser's "help" function, or click one of the icons below to immediately go to your browser's manual. If you wish to disconnect cookies of specific parties, you can do this through www.youronlinechoices.eu.
We might have to adapt these statements from time to time, which may be due to changes in our website or regulations on cookies. We are allowed to change the contents of the statements and the cookies listed at all times and without prior warning. You can consult this webpage for the latest version.
Should you still have questions and/or remarks, please contact the Deloitte Netherlands Online Team using our contact page.
Version 1; 5 december 2012