The WODC uses cookies for web statistics. Below we will explain why. You will also find out exactly which cookies our website puts on your computer and for what purpose.

Which type of cookies does the WODC use?

The website of the WODC uses cookies for web statistics and research. The WODC does this to gain an insight into how visitors use the website. This information will be used to improve the website, for instance by adding information or improving its user-friendliness. These types of cookies do not affect your privacy. Therefore, they are exempt from the cookie provision in the Dutch Telecommunications Act. This is why our website does not ask permission for these types of cookie.

Piwik for web statistics

The website of the WODC uses web statistics. It uses the open source web analysis package Piwik for this. The WODC analyses this data. This way the website can be better tailored to its visitors. Our website does not use the collected data for other purposes than the improvement of the website.

No tracking cookies

Tracking cookies are cookies that can track visitors while they surf other websites. The website of the WODC does not use tracking cookies. Therefore, the website does not support the DoNotTrack setting in browsers. The website of the WODC complies with the legislation applicable in the Netherlands.


Ocasionally a survey is conducted among visitors to the website of the WODC. In that case, a survey status cookie is used.