Cookie Policy 

for Port of Rottedam Digital LAB site and products

Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V. (‘the Port of Rotterdam’ or ‘we’) makes use of cookies for its PortForward Lab website and Products (together referred to as ‘Products’).

These cookies are used to ensure that Products work properly. Cookies are small text files. Products store these files on your computer. The use of cookies means Products will recognise your computer the next time you pay a visit to it. This enables us to make your use of Products as informative and relevant as possible.

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of cookies, please contact us using the contact details provided at the bottom of our Privacy Statement.


What kind of cookies do we use?

We use functional and analytical cookies.


Functional cookies

These cookies are necessary to establish settings or preferences during a visit to and/or use of a Product or for subsequent visits. By placing cookies, Products can ‘remember’ your preferences. Without cookies, you will be bothered with the same questions each time you use and/or visit a Product. The Port of Rotterdam uses a functional cookie for Products for keeping track of your ‘acceptance of the Terms of Use for Products’, only.


Analytical cookies

These cookies record which pages you view when you visit a Product, in which order and for how long. These analytical cookies allow us to create web statistics. These web statistics can help to better tailor Products to visitors. This allows us to improve our service to you as a user.

We use Google Analytics as a measuring instrument for analytical cookies. This measuring instrument uses IP addresses to measure information about, for instance, the number of unique visitors.

When using Google Analytics cookies, we follow the recommendations of the Dutch Data Protection Authority:

  • We have concluded a Data Processing Agreement with Google Inc. specifying that Google must handle the cookie information with utmost care;
  • In the context of data minimisation, we have opted to encode the last octet of IP addresses;
  • We do not use any other Google services in combination with the Google Analytics cookies;
  • We do not store or use personal information;
  • We never share information from Google Analytics cookies with third parties;
  • In the ‘Share data with Google’ feature, the following items have been disabled:
  • Google products and services;
  • technical support;
  • account specialists;
  • Google sellers/sales experts.

The functional and analytical cookies are not privacy sensitive. The cookies do not contain personal data. Therefore, we cannot use these cookies to recognise you as a person. Neither can these cookies be used to recognise you on other websites. We only use the anonymous data to improve Products. We do not share this data with third parties.