Cookie Policy

Cookie Statement

We are RNW Media and this is our Cookie Statement which is part of our Privacy Statement. If you have questions or suggestions please contact us. You’ll find contact details at the bottom of this page.

This statement is about our cookies and similar technologies. The cookies we use are functional session cookies, analytical cookies and tracking cookies. We use these cookies to analyze and to improve the use of the website.

To ensure that our analytical cookies have a limited impact on your right to privacy, we have taken several protective measures. We remove for example of removing the last two octets of the IP address before analyzing the use of our website.

Most of our cookies are only stored for a limited period. Often this is limited to the duration of the session. Only the Google Analytics and Google tag manager cookies are active for a longer period of time, in case of Google Analytics for 26 months.

For more information about the different types of cookies, the specific functions they perform, the parties that place these cookies, and the retention periods, please read the full cookie statement.

Cookies in general

In general, a cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your device when you visit the website. Cookies that are not expired are read by the website each time you re-visit it. Cookies can also be set by third party websites. This gives them the ability to track your visits on multiple websites and thereby collect information about your interests and habits online. We call those cookies ‘Tracking Cookies’ in the description below. Below we describe the cookies we use on this website. The functional cookies do not need your CONSENT because they necessary to provide the service you request, and are required for our websites to function properly, and the data is for our own usage only. Without the use of functional cookies, we cannot guarantee the website will work properly. The functional cookies are set automatically for all users but if you wish, you can block them in your browser settings. The analytical cookies help us detect errors in our user interface and help us understand how people use our site. This way we can better serve you.


AdWords is a Google service. We use it to get a better understanding of the interests of our users where and when needed. As a result of the AdWords usage, Google will try to store cookies on your computer.

Amazon Polly

Amazon Polly is a service that allows us to have the page you are visiting read aloud. This helps people with visual limitations use our services. Amazon Polly tries to set cookies when you have it read the page aloud.

Analytics Cookies

We use Statistics Cookies to measure the website performance and visitor usage. We need these in order to identify possible improvements, and to make sure the website can handle the volume of people visiting it.  The data is gathered by Google Analytics but this is done in such a way that Google has no access to it. These cookies are stored on your computer for 26 months since your last visit, unless you delete them yourself first.

Cookie Notice date: January 15, 2019

Functional Cookies

Our Essential Cookies always originate from our website and are required for the site to function. If you block these cookies, essential functionality will break. These cookies expire as soon as you leave the website.

Google Advertising Features

Google Analytics Advertising is a Google service. We use it to collect demographic information of the visitors on our platform. We solely use the demographical variables gender and age to analyse if we reach our target audience. By giving consent to the Google Advertising Features, you enable Google Analytics to collect data about your traffic via Google advertising cookies and identifiers, in addition to data collected through a standard Google Analytics implementation.

Like buttons

All of our ‘Like-buttons’ are cookie free as long as you don’t click on them. When you like a page, post or other content offered by our platform, that third party will try to store one or more cookies on your device.

We assume you are familiar with the third parties that belong to the icons shown. You might first want to hover over the icons to see the specific third party it concerns.

Third party Cookies

There are services on our platform that try to store third party cookies on your device. Your consent will be requested when you initiate these services, and will then be stored in a functional cookie. Below are the services that need your cookie consent to function.

Tracking Cookies

We allow Google to combine the analytical cookies with its marketing information about you. Therefore the analytical cookies are also tracking cookies that record your websurfing behavior on our websites and on other websites on the internet that have advertising through Google.


We allow ourselves, you and other users of our platform to embed tweets. As long as you do not click on them, no cookies are set. When you do, Twitter tries to store one or more cookies on your device.


We allow ourselves, you and other users of our platform to embed YouTube videos. As long as you do not click to play the video, no cookies are set. When you do, YouTube tries to store one or more cookies on your device.

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