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Cookie Policy

This version was last modified on May 30, 2018

What is a cookie?

We make use of cookies on this website. A cookie is a simple small file that is sent along with pages from this website and stored by your browser on your hard drive from your computer. The information stored therein can be sent back to our servers on a subsequent visit. 

Use of permanent cookies

With the help of a permanent cookie we can recognize you at a new visit on our website. The website can therefore be specially tailored to your preferences. Even if you have given permission for the placing of cookies, we can remember this by means of a cookie. Because of this you do not have to repeat your preferences so you save time and make a better use of our website. You can delete permanent cookies via the settings of your browser.

Use of session cookies 

Using a session cookie we can see which parts of the website you have viewed with this visit. We can adjust our service as much as possible to the surfing behavior of our visitors. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your web browser.

Site analysis trackers 

Google Analytics Google Analytics (Statistical software from Google) to collect anonymized statistics data so that the website can be improved.

Through our website a cookie is placed from the American company Google, as part of the "Analytics" service. We use this service to track and get reports on how visitors use the website. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no influence on this. We have not allowed Google to use the obtained analytics information for other Google services.

The information that Google collects is anonymised as much as possible. Your IP address is emphatically not given. The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google maintains the Privacy Shield principles and is affiliated with the Privacy Shield program of the US Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.


Within Google Analytics we have implemented the following actions:
  • concluded a processor agreement with Google.
  • ensured that the data is processed encrypted and anonymous.
  • turned off "share data" with Google.

Tracking cookies from third parties

ISPO does not use its own tracking cookies on this website to retrieve data so that relevant advertising is shown. However, due to the fact that we use third party functionalities such as showing videos, tracking cookies are placed.

AddThis (for easy sharing of pages via social media)
On our website buttons are included to promote web pages (" like ") or share (" tweet ") on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work through pieces of code that come from Facebook or Twitter itself. Cookies are placed through this code. We have no influence on that. Read the privacy statement of Facebook or of Twitter (which can change regularly) to read what they do with your (personal) data that they process via these cookies. "

The information they collect is anonymised as much as possible. The information is transferred to and through Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn stored on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google + adhere to the Privacy Shield principles and are affiliated with the Privacy Shield program of the US Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

AddThis places:
  • Advertising tracking cookies 
    • AddThis
    • BlueKai
  • Social media tracking cookies
    • Facebook Connect
    • Twitter Button
    • Facebook Social Graph
    • Twitter Syndication

Right to inspect and correct or delete your data

You have the right to request access to and correction or deletion of your data. See our contact page for this. To prevent abuse we can ask you to adequately identify you. When it comes to access to personal data linked to a cookie, you need to send a copy of the cookie in question. You can find it in the settings of your browser.

Enabling and disabling cookies and removing them

More information about switching on and off and removing cookies can be found in the instructions and / or using the help function of your browser.

Removing tracking cookies posted by third parties

Some tracking cookies are placed by third parties that show advertisements to you via our website. These cookies can be centrally removed via Your Online Choices so that they are not returned to a third-party website. www.youronlinechoices.com

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