Cookie Statement

Elektor International Media B.V. uses cookies to improve the user experience of its websites and to learn from the use of the website by visitors. Cookies are small text files that a website leaves behind on your computer. Cookies cannot contain viruses or personal data such as email addresses and therefore cannot lead to spam.

Cookies are used to facilitate navigation in the website or to tune it to your preferences. You can use your browser settings to ensure that you are notified when a cookie is placed or to prevent the collection of cookies. However, it is likely that you may not be able to use all the possibilities of the website.

Elektor International Media B.V. itself only uses functional and anonymised analytical cookies. This type of cookie (you can find the details in the table below) is allowed according to GDPR. Via the cookie bar at the bottom of this website, we ask you to agree to the placing of these cookies during your first session. If you want to delete your cookies at any time, you can find instructions for instance here on how to do so.

Cookie Group Effects Set Expire
elektor_session Functional Regular session cookie. Always 2h
Style Functional Preloads stylesheet to make the website faster Always 180d
cookieconsent_status Functional Determines if you accepted the cookies or not. If cookiebar is active 1y
_c Functional Keeps track of the number of views and avoids you seeing them too often. With capped banners 5y
dpr Functional Optimising the site for your screen ratio (DPR = Device Pixel Ratio) Always except on Chrome browser 10y
XSRF-Token Functional This cookie is used to avoid (attempts at) hacking. At filling in a form 2h
remember_front_{HASH} Functional When the option 'remember me' is selected at logon. When 'remember me' is selected 5y
Google analytics Analytical We use Google Analytics to measure our webstatistics. We do not use personal data for this and actively deactivate any data that may be considered personal therefore our Google Analytics is set to be compliant with GDPR Always 2y

Third party Cookies via banners
Cookies may be placed on your computer by third parties. This can happen in case a banner is shown to you. We realise that there are websites that give you, as a visitor, a grip on this. In our experience, however, these tools do not work well enough, so in most cases you will still receive cookies that you did not want to accept. If you do not wish to accept these cookies, we advise you to use an adblocker.


We collect and analyse information related to the use of the website(s). This is basically information that gives a clear picture of for example visitor flows, traffic sources and page views, but also the intuitiveness of the pages and their structure or the duration of a visit. The purpose of these general visitor data is again to optimize the layout of the website(s).

We use the world's most widely used web statistics program Google Analytics to analyze the website(s) and its usage. To this end, we use (anonymised) cookies. Google states that this type of cookie does not violate privacy. Elektor International Media B.V.'s primary attitude is not to share this type of data with Google, and we will act upon it if we can improve on this even further.

Third Party Sites

Given the nature of our website (news and articles) the Elektor website naturally links up to other websites; sites that do not form part of Elektor, or its affiliates. Notwithstanding the due care and attention paid, Elektor cannot be held liable for how these third parties handle your data. For further information please refer to the privacy statements on the websites you are visiting. More on this can be found in our privacy policy.

Social buttons

On the Elektor website we facilitate liking or sharing specific page content on social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. For this we use the code made available to us by these companies, further to which cookies are again set. Seeing as these buttons and their functionality do not derive from us, we exert no influence on how they work. For further information we kindly refer you to the privacy statements of the social media you wish to use.

As the most popularly-used social media, we hereby provide a link to Twitter and Facebook's privacy statements. Please note that in nigh on all cases, data collated by social media is transferred and stored on servers in the United States. Although these state their affiliation with the American Department of Commerce's Privacy Shield programme, again, we cannot be held liable in this regard. This means there is an appropriate level of protection in place for the processing of potential personal data. Social media privacy statements are frequently amended, therefore we recommend these are regularly consulted.

Amendment of the Cookie Statement

We retain the right to amend this Cookie Statement. Any such instance of amendment will be categorically published on this page. To remain up-to-speed it is advisable to regularly consult this Cookie Statement.

Please find our privacy policy to get a full understanding on Elektor International Media B.V.'s position.


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