Cookie policy

With this policy Rheavita aims to inform visitors to its website about its policy on cookies.

Rheavita advises visitors to read the policy carefully, since this document contains essential information regarding the use of cookies.

Purpose for use of cookies

Rheavita uses cookies to adapt its website as closely as possible to the needs and preferences of visitors.

Acceptance and refusal of cookies

When visiting the website visitors will be informed (by means of a pop-up) which cookies are used. Visitors may refuse cookies at any time.

However, Rheavita wishes to inform visitors that if they refuse to accept cookies, certain parts of the website will not function properly. It is possible that the visitor will no longer have access to the services that Rheavita offers on the website.

If the visitor does not change his or her cookie settings and chooses to ‘continue’ when first visiting the website, Rheavita assumes that the visitor accepts the various types of cookies and their use.

Technical information about cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is an information file which is placed on the web browser of a computer or mobile device – such as a smartphone, iPhone or iPad – by the server of the website that the visitor is consulting. The cookie contains a code that can be read by the server that placed it on the visitor’s web browser. The website being visited does not have access to other information files located on the visitor’s computer or mobile device.

How is a cookie file structured?

A cookie file consists of the following components:

  • The name of the server that placed the cookie file on the computer;
  • An expiry date;
  • A unique numerical code.

What are cookies for?

Cookies ensure that visitors to the website have the best possible experience. Among other things, this means enabling the visitor to navigate more quickly and easily between the different parts of the website and adjusting the content of the website to the visitor’s personal preferences, for example their preferred language.

Where can I find these cookies?

The cookies are placed in a separate folder for the web browser on the hard disk of the visitor’s computer or mobile device.

Are there different types of cookies?

The relevant legislation makes a distinction between functional or technically necessary cookies on the one hand (these are first-party cookies, where the stored information is passed back to the website that placed the cookie), and all other cookies on the other hand (third-party cookies, where the stored information is forwarded to another website to which it belongs). Functional cookies ensure the optimal functioning of the website, and aim to provide the visitor with as pleasant and smooth an experience as possible. Permission for this kind of cookies is not strictly necessary, as they are only stored for the current browser session.

A further distinction can be made according to the specific purpose of the cookie.

What are ‘session’ cookies and ‘permanent’ cookies and what is the difference between the two? The task of the session cookie is to recognise the web browser during the visit to the website, while the task of the permanent cookie is to recognise the web browser with a view to repeat visits to the website.

What are ‘performance’ cookies? ‘Performance’ cookies monitor how the visitor uses the website. This enables the website administrator to adjust and optimise the content and ease of use of the website. For example, performance cookies enable daily tracking of how many different people have visited the different pages and which language version of the website is the most popular.

What are ‘third-party’ cookies? Third-party cookies are cookies that come from advertisements placed on the website by third parties. They are intended to adapt the advertisements and/or their contents to the visitor’s personal preferences. The visitor will only see the advertisements if he or she has not disabled third-party cookies, meaning that permission has been granted for them. The use of third-party cookies does not give either the website administrator or the advertisers (third parties) access to the visitor’s personal data.

What is ’embedded content’?

A website administrator can refer visitors to websites run by other administrators by providing a hyperlink. It is possible that the website to which the visitor is referred also uses cookies.

How can the visitor manage the cookies?

Visitors control the management of the cookies themselves. They can adjust the settings of their web browser according to their personal preferences. They can delete cookies which have already been installed at any time, and refuse new cookies by adjusting their browser settings.

Use of cookies by Rheavita

Rheavita uses functional cookies in order to ‘remember’ visitors’ personal preferences and with a view to avoiding repetitive communication during repeat visits, such as requests to take part in an evaluation of the user experience. Rheavita uses cookies for example [to remember the choice of language in connection with filling in contact forms or participating in a discussion forum].

If the necessary cookies are disabled the visitor will have the impression that certain parts of the websites are not working properly.

If a visitor to the website also visits the website of a third party via a hyperlink on the Rheavita website, Rheavita advises the visitor to check the conditions of use of the relevant website administrator and find out about the third party’s privacy and cookie policies.

If visitors still have questions regarding the use of cookies, or comments regarding Rheavita’s policy, they are welcome to contact Jos Corver via