Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed on your computer, tablet, mobile device or device connected to your computer when you visit our website(s). They are stored by your internet browser and may contain basic information about your device or internet use. Your browser sends these cookies back to our website every time you revisit it, so we can recognize your computer or mobile device and personalize and improve your browsing experience.
A first distinction is made between first-party and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are cookies that are placed and read by the party of the website that you visit. When you visit this page, for instance, the cookies of are first-party cookies. Third-party cookies are cookies placed by a party other than the one you are visiting, such as cookies of certain social networks.
Another distinction is made between different categories of cookies. KCI uses:
Functional cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of our website, app or account to function (such as cookies that are needed to remember a login) and to help you access and move around our site and use all its features. We also use functional cookies, for example to remember your language preferences to save you the trouble of having to change these every time you enter our website. Without these cookies, our website would not work properly and you would not be able to use certain important features. We use the following functional cookies
We use Google Analytics 4 to place and read cookies for the abovementioned use. Google Analytics 4 doesn’t log or save your IP-adress or other personal data so your privacy is protected.
We only place advertising, marketing and social media cookies if you have given us your consent to do this.
Advertisement and marketing cookies collect information about your browsing habits in order to make our content and advertising as relevant to you and your interests as possible. These cookies are also used to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns by tracking the number of clicks. The cookies are usually placed by third party advertising networks. They remember the websites you visit and use this information to give you access to interesting and exciting content on our website and to show you more personalized adverts when you visit other websites. These cookies also help improve your browsing experience, for example by helping to prevent the same advertisement from reappearing to you.
As explained above, we only place advertising and targeting cookies (including tracking cookies) after you have given us your consent for doing this.
You can also enable or disable (types of) cookies that are saved on your device via your browsing settings. For example, you can change the settings of your computer or mobile device in such a way that you do not receive cookies when visiting our website, or you can have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, delete individual cookies or delete all cookies. Most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of advertising cookies. Please note that, if you choose to block or delete KCI’s cookies, it is possible that you can no longer use all the possibilities of our websites or app and that your access to some functionality and areas of our website may be degraded or restricted. Information on how to deactivate or delete cookies per browser can be found at (for example):