The Cookie Law

The Law for telecommunications, which was issued on the first of June of 2012, legally requires every website to inform its users about cookies and ask them for permission to use them. The websites of the Netherlands Open Air Museum also use cookies.

What are cookies and are they safe?

A cookie is a small text file which a website plants on the hard drive of your computer the moment you visit the website. Cookies were developed to offer a variety of products and services, to gain insights into those products and services and to improve them if necessary. Cookies only remember your preferences and interests based on your web surf behaviour (for instance if you prefer the text on a website in a big or small font). Cookies won’t save your name, address, age or other personal information.
They can’t ever be used to gain personal information from your computer or to intercept personal passwords. Furthermore, they can’t infect your computer with a virus. Therefore, cookies are perfectly safe and are used on almost every website around the world since the 90’s, without any problems. Other parties like Google or Facebook can also place cookies.

For what purpose does the Open Air Museum use cookies?

By using cookies we remember your preferences and interests. We do this for your convenience and for our website statistics. Cookies make surfing on our website easier and you won’t have to repeatedly fill in the same preferences, for instance if you would like to view our website in a big or small font. We also use cookies so you can promote our webpages by liking or sharing them on social media like Facebook and Twitter.

Which cookies does the Dutch Open Air Museum use?

The website uses the following cookies:

1. Functional cookies
Necessary cookies: we sometimes use cookies to enable you to surf our website properly. Your computer remembers your settings. The government does not compel us to ask for permission to use these cookies.

2. Cookies for our own website statistics
The Dutch Open Air Museum uses these cookies to analyse for instance how many times and for how long customers visit our website. We use that information to make our website faster and better.

3. Cookies via Google Analytics
Google places a cookie on our website as a part of the Google Analytics service. We use Google Analytics to keep track of how customers use our website and to improve our website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if Google is legally required, or if third parties process the information on Google's behalf. We have no influence on this. The information Google collects is anonymised as much as possible.

4. Cookies of external parties like Twitter and Facebook
Our website includes buttons to promote (like) or share (tweet) webpages on social media like Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work through pieces of code which are derived from Facebook and Twitter. Cookies are placed through this code, we have no influence on this. In the privacy statements of Facebook and Twitter, it says what they do with your information which they process through these cookies. The information Facebook and Twitter collect is anonymised as much as possible.

How to disable cookies?

Disabling the cookies only has consequences on the computer and browser you use. When you use multiple computers and/or browsers you would have to repeat this process on all those computers and/or browsers.

Disabling cookies:
Internet Explorer