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On this page you can find more information about what cookies are exactly, what cookies are used by, and how you can influence cookies.


What are cookies?

A cookie is a piece of text that is given to a visiting browser by a web browser in the hope and expectation that the browser returns it in case of a subsequent visit.

The cookie is an addition to the HTTP specification. The Hyper Text Transfer Protocol is used by everybody who visits a website: it regulates the communication between a web server and a browser. It was, however, not designed to show subsequent page visits as one whole. As a consequence it is not unreservedly possible to again retrieve data or settings during a subsequent visit.

To yet make this possible the cookie and the set-cookie-headers for HTTP were introduced in 1997. This specification was lastly updated in April 2011 and is currently known as RFC 6265 HTTP State Management Mechanism.

How do cookies work?

Contrary to what politicians occasionally argue, cookies are not small programmes and are neither files and from a technical perspective nothing is stored on the computer of the visitor by the web server. The browser can completely decide on this. Eventually cookies are, however, often stored as a file but a web server cannot force a browser to actually store cookies or to return the same during a later visit.

A cookie is always linked to a specific domain or sub-domain. Examples of a domain and a sub-domain are, respectively, and

Cookies are therefore only returned to the same domain as where they came from. You are therefore certain that only the servers of receive the cookies that you previously obtained via On access via JavaScript can also only be obtained to the cookies that were placed by

An important point of cookies is that they can be received with every HTTP request and that all known, relevant cookies are included in every request. Hence this also applies to the requests with which images, JavaScript and CSS files are requested for a web page. It goes without saying that in this case the domain control is also applied.

First-party cookies

Cookies that you receive for the same domain as you are visiting are referred to as first-party cookies. When looking at this page the cookies of are therefore first-party cookies.

Third-party cookies

It is also possible that a website contains elements of third parties. Well-known examples are embedded videos, advertisements, and social media buttons. If cookies are sent with these elements from their own servers then this is referred to as third-party cookies. It may therefore be that during a visit to you receive third-party cookies for, and other websites of third parties.

Due to the operation of HTTP and the security surrounding cookies it is not possible for the relevant first party – hence in our example – to exercise control on the inclusion of third-party cookies.  

What are cookies on used for?

With cookies it is possible to retrieve information from previous visits in case of subsequent visits. In practice this is used, inter alia, to keep track that you logged in before, that you created certain settings, and that you looked at certain site elements before. Cookies that adjust the operation of the site to your wishes are referred to as functional cookies.

In addition cookies can also be used to inform the site that a visitor was at the site before. This way statistical data about the use of the website can be collected. A well-known example of this is Google Analytics. In this context we only process anonymised information to analyse and improve the operation of the site. currently uses Google Analytics to collect statistics.

Information about your visitor’s behaviour can also be used to gear advertisements to your interests. only uses anonymised information about pages that you previously visited on for this.

The visitors’ profiles that prepares with the help of first party cookies shall never be shared with third parties and are only used to improve the quality and the relevance of

What cookies does place?

Below you can find an overview of the first-party cookies that places or has placed.

Functional cookies

Cookie name



General session cookie with which we store preferences and additional information about the visit of visitors who logged in and visitors who did not log in.


Shopping bag cookie with which we remember the products that are placed in the shopping bag.

Non-functional cookies

__utma, __utmb, __utmc and other __utm-cookies

Cookies that Google Analytics uses to track visitor statistics.


What cookies can others place during a visit to also regularly places content of third parties. This is, for instance, the case with the various social media buttons that make it possible to share messages on via Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter.

In a limited manner also grants permission to advertisers and media agencies to recognise you as a visitor on and on other websites and to on the basis thereof show more relevant advertisements. As many parties in the advertising world work together it is not possible to provide a complete list of possible domains, however below we enumerate from which providers you could, for instance, receive a cookie.

Provider / URL



Broker for advertisements of, is used for normal banners and Google Adsense. Cookies are used to, inter alia, keep track if you have already seen certain advertisements.


Broker for advertisements of, is used for normal banners and affiliates. Cookies are used to, inter alia, keep track of sales via affiliate partners.

Facebook, Google +1, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Fashiolista

Social Media buttons at various locations on With cookies it is, for instance, verified if you have already clicked the Facebook ‘like’ button. and various other video hosts.

Videos that are placed by users and employees of often include cookies. The most famous video host is YouTube, but there are many more.


Do the cookies of contain information about my personal data from my profile?

No. Your name, age, gender, and other personal data, to the extent that you entered these in your profile, are never stored in a cookie.

How can I reject cookies?

Without cookies it is almost impossible for us to give you the best experience as a visitor when visiting the site. This has to do with the analysis of the web statistics in order to determine what the site should look like and the navigation, however also to determine what products you have placed in your shopping bag and to log in.

How can I delete cookies?

  • Delete cookies in Internet Explorer
    1. Go to the menu Extra > Internet Options > General tab. Click on Delete under Browser History.
    2. Perhaps you do not want to remove everything. Make sure that at least Cookies is ticked and then click on Delete.
  • Delete cookies in Firefox
    1. Go to Extra > Options > Privacy tab. Click on Delete your recent history.
    2. Under Details you can indicate what you want to delete exactly. Make sure that at least Cookies is ticked. You can also indicate how old the cookies must be. Select All here.
  • Delete cookies in Chrome
    1. Click on the 3 bars at the top right. Click on Options > Advanced options tab. Click on Delete browser data under Privacy
    2. Make sure that Delete cookies and other site data is in any case ticked. You can also indicate how old the cookies must be. Select All here.

Questions and complaints

Should you have any questions or complaints further to this then it goes without saying that you can contact us.

This cookie overview was lastly updated on 1st April 2015.