Cookies are little pieces of data that are sent by a website when you visit that website. These cookies are saved in your web browser, on your own computer. By saving cookies websites can remember your preferences.
There are 2 types of cookies: functional cookies and tracking cookies. The most important purpose of functional cookies is saving you time by remembering the choices you make and input you give. This way you don't have to enter your login information every time you visit a page.
Tracking cookies are used to get insights in user experience. For example they can track which pages are visited the most. To collect visitor statistics we are using Google Analytics. The information we get from Google is used to get a better insight in our visitors, so we can optimize our website accordingly.