Effective date: January 03, 2019

I, Herko Coomans, operate the http://www.herkocoomans.nl website. This page informs you how and why I collect, use, and disclosure personal data when you use my website and the choices you have associated with that data.

This is a relatively simple website with only a few technical services that require the exchange of data between your computer and the server this site runs on. I want you to be able to trust my website. This website is proudly powered by WordPress, the popular open source web content management system and is hosted by (MediaTemple), a web hosting company with servers located within and outside of the European Union.

What data do I collect and what for?

First of all, I have done my best to minimize the amount of personal data that is being gathered by this website. But every website gathers data from its visitors to be abkle to serve you the content from this website. Here I will explain what data is being gathered and how, and what this data is used for.


This policy specifically explains how I deploy cookies, as well as the options you have to control them.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data, stored in text files, that are stored on your computer or other device when websites are loaded in a browser. They are widely used to “remember” you and your preferences, either for a single visit (through a “session cookie”) or for multiple repeat visits (using a “persistent cookie”). They ensure a consistent and efficient experience for visitors, and perform essential functions such as allowing users to register and remain logged in. Cookies may be set by the site that you are visiting (known as “first party cookies”), or by third parties, such as those who serve content or provide advertising or analytics services on the website (“third party cookies”).

Both websites and HTML emails may also contain other tracking technologies such as “web beacons” or “pixels.” These are typically small transparent images that provide us with statistics, for similar purposes as cookies. They are often used in conjunction with cookies, though they are not stored on your computer in the same way. As a result, if you disable cookies, web beacons may still load, but their functionality will be restricted.

How I use cookies

I use cookies for a number of different purposes. Some cookies are necessary for technical reasons and some enable a personalized experience for both visitors and registered users. Some of these cookies may be set when a page is loaded, or when a visitor takes a particular action (clicking the “like” or “follow” button on a post, for example).

For more information on the choices you have about the cookies we use, please see the Controlling Cookies section below.

Types of Cookie

The table below explains the types of cookies I use on my website and why I use them.

Category of cookies Why I use these cookies
Strictly Necessary These cookies are essential for my website to perform its basic functions. These include those required to allow registered users to authenticate and perform account related functions.
Functionality These cookies are used to store preferences set by users such as account name, language, and location.
Security I use these cookies to help identify and prevent potential security risks.
Analytics and Performance Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with my website, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data. I use these details to improve how my website function and to understand how users interact with them.

Cookie content

When visiting my website, this is what the cookie collects and stores:

__cfduid If you’re logged in (in whatever role the website allows), the logged in user ID is stored in the cookie
_icl_current_language This stores the setting for the language the user has selected to view the content in. This is part of the WordPress MultiLanguage (WPML) plugin
_jpp_math_pass This is the setting that allows a logged in user to skip the math test to prove they’re human and not bots on login. This is a security measure
wordpress_[hash_value] Session content, to identify the choices you have made in this site visit, like your login state, admin status and the expiry time
Wpml_browser_redirect_test Part of the multi-language plugin, setting the root language that the website needs to redirect to if content in your chosen language is not available

Controlling Cookies

Visitors may wish to restrict the use of cookies or completely prevent them from being set. Most browsers provide for ways to control cookie behavior such as the length of time they are stored – either through built-in functionality or by utilizing third party plugins. If you disable cookies, please be aware that some of the features of our service may not function correctly.

To find out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit aboutcookies.org. For more details on your choices regarding use of your web browsing activity for interest-based advertising you may visit the following sites:

On a mobile device, you may also be to adjust your settings to limit ad tracking.  

You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.

Server data collection

Every webserverver -the computer the website is hosted on- collects data from the technical means people use to collect data from their servers (like visiting my website). This data includes your IP-address, the make and version of the browser you are using to visit my website, the operating system that this browser is running on, and by inference also what device you used to access my website. This data is stored as raw data on the server, and is used to monitor the (mt) services and to diagnose issues if and when they occur. This data is overwritten after a week.

Transfer of data

Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside Netherlands and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to Netherlands and process it there.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

I will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements

I may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation
  • To protect and defend my rights or property
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the website
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the website or the public
  • To protect against legal liability

Security Of Data

The security of your data is important to me, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While I strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, I cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Service Providers

I may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate my website (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist me in analyzing how my website is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on my behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Links To Other Sites

My website may contain links to other sites that are not operated by me. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

I have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services, but will do my best to select trustworthy third parties.

Children’s Privacy

My website does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).

I do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Children has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If I become aware that I have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, I take steps to remove that information from my servers.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

I may update my Privacy Policy from time to time. I will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

I will let you know via a prominent notice on my website prior to the change becoming effective and update the “effective date” at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact me

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact me:

  • By email: herko.coomans@gmail.com
  • By visiting this page on our website: http://www.herkocoomans.nl/contact