On this page you find more information about what cookies are, which cookies TruQu uses, and how you can have influence on cookies.

What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of text that will be given by a webserver to a visiting browser, in the hope and expectation of a follow-up visit. Cookies are a complement of HTTP-specification. The HyperText Transfer protocol is used by everyone who visits a website: it regulates the communication between a webserver and a browser. However, it is not designed to see successive page visits as a whole. Thereby, it is not possible to retrieve data and settings at a follow-up visit. In order to make that possible, are the cookie and the set-cookie-headers introduced in 1997 for HTTP. This specification was last updated in April 2011 and is now called RFC 6265 HTTP State Management Mechanism.

How does it work?
In contrast to what politicians claim, cookies themselves are no utilities and no files, and there is technically nothing stored on the visitors’ computer by the webserver. The latter, the browser can decide all by itself. Finally, the cookies are often stored as a file, but a webserver cannot force a browser to actually store the cookies as a file. A cookie is always linked to a specific domain or subdomain. Therefore, cookies are only sent back to where they came from. You therefore know that only the servers from TruQu can receive previously obtained cookies by TruQu. Also through Javascript TruQu can only obtain access to the cookes placed by TruQu. An important point of cookies is that by every http-request they can be received and that all known, relevant cookies that are sent. This also applies for request which images, javascript- and css-files for a webpage are retrieved. Of course, there is also a domain controller applied.

First-party cookies
Cookies that you get for every first visit of the same domain are called first-party cookies. When viewing of this page, the cookies of TruQu are first-party cookies.

Third-party cookies
It is also possible that a website contains elements of third-parties. Known examples are embedded video’s advertisements and social-media buttons. If with these elements are sent from their own server, the cookies are called third-party cookies. Therefore, it is possible that when you visit TruQu you can get third-party cookies for Facebook.com, Youtube.com, and other websites. By the action of HTTP and security around cookies, is it for the party concerned – in our example TruQu – not possible to have influence on sending third-party cookies.

What are cookies used for at TruQu?
When using cookies it is possible to retrieve information from earlier visits. In practice this is used to keep track of if you are logged in, some settings that you made and that you have seen particular website elements. Cookies that adapt the function adapt the functioning of the website to your wishes, are also called functional cookies. Beside that, cookies can also be used to let know that a visitor has already been on the website. In this way, statistic data about the use of the website can be collected. A known example is Google Analytics. Hereby, there is only worked with anonymisedstatistic information to analyze and improve functioning of the website. The information about your visitor behavior can be used to tailor advertisements to your interests. TruQu only uses the anonymised information about the pages you visited earlier. The visitor profiles, that TruQu lines with the aid of first-party cookies, will never be shared with third parties and are only used to improve the quality of TruQu. Which cookies can be placed by others when visiting.TruQu? In some cases, TruQu places content of third-parties. This is for example the case for different social media buttons who make it possible to share messages on TruQu through Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter. Also when serving advertisements, cookies are used. These cookies are used to measure how many times an advertisement is shown and which interactions are made by or with the advertisement, for example clicking on a banner. By placing such cookies, we can make use of so called frequency cap; such cap ensures that you can come into contact a certain number of times and so for example not see the same advertisement over and over again before starting a new video. Furthermore, advertisers often use media agencies to provide the campaign for them. In these cases, the media agency sets often cookies to measure and optimize campaigns. In addition, TruQu grant limited permission to advertisers and media agencies to recognize you, as a visitor of TruQu and other websites. Because there are a lot of advertise parties who are working together, it is unfortunately not possible to give a complete list of possible domains.

Can I refuse cookies?
Unfortunately, without cookies it is almost impossible to give you, as visitor of our website, the best experience. That has to do with the analyzing of webstatistics to determine how the website should look like and navigate, but also to determine which content is popular and what is not read by our visitors. How can I delete cookies?

Deleting cookies in Internet Explorer
1 Go to menu Extra >Internetoptions> Tab General. Click below Browsing History and click Delete.
You maybe don’t want to delete everything. Make sure you check the cookies and click on Delete

Deleting cookies in FireFox
1 Go to Extra > Options > tab Privacy. Click Delete your recent history.
2 Under Details, you can indicate what you want to delete. Check the cookies. You can also indicate how old the cookies need to be. Choose ‘Everything’.

Deleting Cookies in Chrome
1 Click on the 3 stripes top right of your screen. Click Options > tab Advanced options. Click under privacy ‘Deleting browsedata’.
Make sure that Cookies and other website data is checked. You can also indicate how old the cookies need to be. Choose ‘Everything’.