Information on cookies

Cookies are very small files that are temporarily stored by your browser on the hard disk of your computer, tablet, phone, or any other device you use to visit our website. They contain information that enables you to be recognized the next time you visit our website. Cookies are used by and by all sub sites that operate on the same server. This is done by Radboudumc or by partners who facilitate sections of the site.  

What cookies are used and why?

  • Radboudumc uses functional cookies, which are technically necessary in order to remember your functional preferences, like use of language and font size. For these, your permission is not required. You cannot disable functional cookies.
  • Cookies that provide information on the quality and effectiveness of the website are used to increase ease of use. These can be analytic cookies, A/B testing or affiliate cookies. For this type of cookies, no IP related information is used, so your permission is not required. You can, however, disable these cookies via your browser settings.
  • We use Google Analytics cookies in order to gather and analyse data regarding the visits made to our website. For example, the number of users, people’s click behaviour, the time of their visit and their visitor frequency are stored. We use these data to improve, and to adapt it to user preferences. Radboudumc and Google Analytics have made arrangements to keep the infringement of privacy to a minimum. It was agreed, among other things, that no complete IP addresses can be passed on. Your separate permission for using these analytical cookies is not required, given their purpose and the arrangements made. You can, however, disable these cookies via your browser settings.
  • Radboudumc uses YouTube for embedding videos in the website. YouTube employs her own terms and conditions regarding placing and reading out cookies – you can find more information about these on their website. YouTube uses tracking cookies in order to improve service and to provide you with personalized content, such as the most relevant search results. If you agree to the use of cookies, you are able to watch the videos on the Radboudumc website. If you do not agree, YouTube does not place any cookies. In this case, when you click on a video on the Radboudumc website, it will be opened in a new window, on the YouTube website.

Personal data protection

Radboudumc complies to the Personal Data Protection Act (in Dutch: Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens) and treats any data obtained by the use of cookies confidential. Cookies do not contain personal data, so Radboudumc cannot use them to personally identify you. The data are not used for any purposes other than supporting the functioning of the website and adjusting it to visitors as good as possible. The data are not made available to third parties.

Changing cookie settings

You can use the browser settings on your computer to remove cookies that are already placed and to refuse new cookies being installed at all times. The exact method differs for each browser; if necessary, please consult the help function in your browser for more information. You can also adjust your browser settings so that you will be notified when a cookie is placed.


We will have to adapt and update this information from time to time, for instance due to changes in our website or in laws and rules considering cookies. We are allowed to change the contents of this information at all times and without prior warning. You can consult this webpage for the most recent version.

This cookie information was most recently revised on 27 March 2017.