Van der Valk makes use of cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is saved on the visitor's electronic device when he or she first visits the website. The objective of cookies is to collect information about a person, the website or for statistics. The aim of some other cookies is to improve the users’ experience of the website.

Types of cookies

We make a distinction between functional and non-functional cookies. Functional cookies are always placed, the reason being that they are necessary for the website to work properly. Non-functional cookies process personal data behind the scenes. Their man purpose is to enable us to improve our service. For example, we can measure how often our website is visited and what information visitors search for. We always ask for your permission before placing non-functional cookies.

The following non-functional cookies are used by us.

Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies help us collect statistical information about how visitors use the website. By measuring the website use, we are able to improve the website for the benefit of the users.

The information stored includes the following:

the IP address, which is anonymised;
technical characteristics, such as the browser you use;
the page you initially landed on when entering the website.

Tracking cookies

These are cookies that are placed in order to identify an internet user on the website. Placing tracking cookies enables us to keep track of which internet pages you visit. Based on the information about your internet visits, we can narrow down your preferences and interests. This then allows us to make personal offers for you.

Advertising cookies

We make use of advertising cookies to be able to show personalised advertisements and to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. The advertising cookies are needed to actually display the advertisements.

Blocking and removing cookies

If you do not want our website to be able to store cookies on your computer, you can indicate this in the cookie pop-up screen you see when you first visit our website. What if you have already accepted our cookies? Then you won't be shown this pop-up anymore and you will need to remove the cookies yourself if desired.


You can also choose to block cookies being stored through your browser settings. Have you blocked all cookies? Then our website won't work as well. We recommend only to block unwanted cookies selectively. You can do this in your browser settings.