Cookie statement

Topicus uses cookies on its website to enhance user-friendliness and to make the site as interesting as possible for each visitor. Cookies are small text files which are placed by a website on a computer, tablet or smart phone and are perfectly safe.


In June 2012, the Cookie Law came into force which is designed to protect online privacy. Every website which measures visitor behaviour and records data using cookies (and that is virtually all websites) must comply with this Cookie Law which is applicable to all websites in the Netherlands and websites which focus on the Dutch market. In short, the Cookie Law requires websites to obtain consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smart phone or tablet. It ensures consumers are aware how information about them is collected and used online and gives them a choice to allow it or not.

Goal and use of cookies by Topicus

Topicus uses cookies to identify you as a user on the website and to remember your settings. In addition, our website uses cookies that keep track of which pages (of our website) you have visited.

On the following cookies are used:

First party cookies

First party cookies, such as functional cookies, are cookies the website itself installs and uses. These are necessary for the site to function and do not store personal or traceable data.

Session cookies

Topicus uses session cookies to keep settings and data that apply to you during your visit. This includes language choice and filled in details on a completed form. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close the web browser.

Analytical cookies

The analytical cookies collect statistics about the usage of the website by visitors. These statistics provide more insights about how often the website is visited and where improvement is needed. This in order to guarantee an optimal user experience.

For instance:
-Technical features of your visit to our website such as the browser you use, the resolution of your screen an which device you use.
– From which page you reached our website
– How long and when you visit our website
– Which pages you visit on our website
– Your IP-adress becomes anonymous

These analytical cookies are used to keep track of the visitors. Moreover, there used to measure duration per visit and in order do decide the order in which visitors navigate through your website.

Social media cookies from third-parties

Social media cookies are cookies which enable the functionality of the social media pages. Buttons are included on our website to promote or share web pages on social networks like LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

These buttons work through snippets of code derived from LinkedIn and Twitter themselves, respectively. Cookies are placed through this code. We have no influence on this coding. Please read the relevant website’s privacy policy (which may be subject to frequent change) to see what they do with the (personal) data they collect with these cookies.


Google Analytics. Through our website a cookie is placed from the American company Google Inc, as part of the “Analytics” service. We use this service to track and obtain reports on how visitors use the website including visitor numbers and popular pages, etc. This allows Topicus to better tailor communication to the needs of our website visitors. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. We have no control over this.

Type and storage term Analytics cookies:

__utma: 2 years

__utmb: 30 minutes

__utmc: session

__utmv: 2 years

__utmz: 6 months