The use of cookies on this website

Rotterdam uses cookies to analyse and improve its website. We use any information that’s obtained solely to improve the website and for the purpose of visitor statistics.

To further improve the website and to optimise our services, we collect and analyse anonymous data about the website’s use. We will not use the information that’s collected for any other purpose, nor will we make it available to third parties. The information we are referring to includes the duration of your visit and the pages that you visited. We do not use IP addresses and cookies to identify you personally. Our cookies cannot be used to identify you on third-party websites. We will only use personal information if required to reply to questions or suggestions. We will delete your personal information upon completion of this task.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that your browser stores on your computer, tablet or smartphone when you visit our website. This way, we can make sure that the website recognises you on your next visit.

Which cookies do we use?

  • Site Improve
    We use Site Improve to gain insight into certain statistics, enabling us to optimise the website and to display the correct content to users faster. The data is anonymous, and we cannot link it to any person.
  • Third-party cookies
    On various pages, the website uses web content from third parties (not affiliated with the City of Rotterdam). For example, by embedding maps, videos or images, or accessing other sites via iFrames. Also, a link may refer you to a different website. It is likely that this third-party web content uses cookies.

Can websites tell who you are, because of cookies?

No, absolutely not! The browser on your computer stores cookies, but these cookies are not linked to you personally. In other words, cookies only make it possible for the issuers to recognise the computer and not the actual user. Nor can cookies be used to obtain your personal information (like your email- or residential address). Therefore, cookies have no correlation whatsoever to unsolicited (sales) phone calls, spam or viruses.

Nevertheless, how can I reject cookies?

Via the buttons below, you may choose to block cookies. This means you’ll no longer be able to use some of the website’s functionalities.