Maastricht University & Cookie laws

The Telecommunications Act was revised on 1 June 2012, requiring all websites to inform users about cookies and to obtain their consent before using them. On this page you can read more about how cookies work, which cookies Maastricht University uses and how to disable them.

1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, mobile phone or tablet each time you open a webpage. When you return to the website later, the server can read the information stored in the cookie. Like most websites, our site uses cookies to give you the best possible user experience.

Maastricht University uses cookies to:
- make sure you only have to enter your settings once during and between visits
- let you share pages via social media such as Facebook and Twitter
- improve site speed
- optimise the site and improve its content.

Maastricht University does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information. We will not collect any personal information without your explicit consent. Further, no personally identifiable information will be passed on to third parties. 

2. Which cookies does Maastricht University use?
When you visit the Maastricht University website, you will be prompted to give your explicit consent (opt-in) to store cookies on your computer. Some cookies are placed by third-party services that are displayed on our pages. You may withdraw or modify your consent at any time via the cookie statement on our website. In our privacy statement you will find more information about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data.

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are necessary for the website to work properly and cannot be disabled in our systems. They are usually only set as a result of an action related to a service request on your part. This may involve setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling out a form. You may set your browser to block these cookies or to warn you about these cookies, but bear in mind that this may cause some functions of the website to stop working for you.

Preferences cookies
Preference cookies allow a website to remember information that influences the behaviour and design of the website, such as your preferred language or the region where you live.

Statistics cookies
These cookies enable us to count visitors and where they come from so that we can measure and improve our website performance. They help us gain insight into which pages are the most or least popular and how visitors move through the entire site. These cookies create anonymous statistics.

Marketing cookies
If you have given your consent, these cookies may be used by external partners to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They work by identifying your unique browser and device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will see less of our targeted information and/or advertisements on various other websites.

Overview of main cookies on the Maastricht University website

from indicator function type lifespan
         
n.a. JSESSIONID n.a. Necessary Deleted at end of session
Quantcast _qca http://www.quantcast.com/docs/display/legal/Privacy+Policy 3rd party 12-18 months
Brightcove BC_BANDWIDTH http://www.brightcove.com/en/why-brightcove 3rd party Deleted at end of session
Tubemogul _tbid Brightcove partner 3rd party 1 year
Google Analytics _utma Records the number of visits and the time of first, last and current visit for all visitors. 3rd party Deleted after 2 years
Google Analytics _utmb, _utmc ecords when the website visit starts and ends and the duration of the visit. 3rd party _utmb: deleted after 30 minutes ; _utmc: deleted at end of session
Google Analytics _utmz Records visitor location 3rd party Deleted after 6 months
Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook - Allow you to share pages on social media sites when logged in, and to see other pages that have been 'tweeted' or 'liked' on Twitter or Facebook. 3rd party Deleted at end of session/ Deleted after 2-5 years

3. How do I delete cookies?
Enabling, disabling and deleting cookies
You can find more information on enabling, disabling and deleting cookies in the instructions and in your browser’s Help tab.

4. More information on cookies in general
You can find more information on cookies and cookie management at:

We are not responsible for the content of external websites.