We use cookies. Cookies can be used to collect information about website visits. We use cookies to make the website function properly and to analyze the use of the website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that are placed on a visitor's equipment by a website. For example on a computer, telephone or tablet. With cookies, information can be collected or stored about your website visit or about the use of the device.

Do websites know who I am through cookies

No definitely not! Cookies are stored in your computer's web browser and are not associated with you personally. With cookies, publishers can therefore only recognize the computer and not the user who is behind it. Cookies also cannot be used to retrieve your personal information (such as email or home address). Cookies therefore have no connection with unwanted sales calls, spam or viruses.

Legal rules for cookies

Telecommunications Act

Legal rules apply to the use of cookies. The main rules for placing cookies can be found in the Telecommunications Act (Tw) article 11.7.a. The use of functional and analytical cookies falls under the exceptions TW and this means that we do not need permission.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We also do not require permission from the GDPR to place functional and analytical cookies. The functional cookies are used to save your settings. We do not collect any personal data with analytical cookies. This allows us to improve our website, such as the number of website visitors or the most visited pages. The use of anonymous analytical cookies is permitted under Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR (legitimate interest). No permission is required for the use of these cookies.

Which cookies do we use


Siteimprove analyzes, among other things, which pages are most visited, which browser visitors use and which keywords you enter. We use this information to continuously improve our website and online services.

The data is stored completely anonymously without personal data. We never know which data belongs to which person (the data is therefore not traceable).

Cookies municipality of Hilversum
Cookie Category Purpose Validity
nmstat Analytical Making a difference in users. Your personal data will not be used 1000 days
cfscheid Analytical Making a difference in users behind a shared IP address. Your personal data will not be used 30 days
AWSELB / WASELBCOR Analytical Temporary cookie. To improve the accessibility of our entire website During the session

Google translate

Google translate is used in the background to translate the website. When using this, Google may use cookies. More information about it use of cookies by Google.

Cookies from third parties

The website may contain links to third party websites or services. The municipality of Hilversum has no influence on the cookies used on these websites.

The following services can be used from our website:

Social media

As the Municipality of Hilversum, we can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and WhatsApp. We use social media because a large part of our residents communicate through these media and ask us to make contact through this channel. The use of social media has consequences for your privacy. These commercial companies collect information about you when you are logged in. You can find a lot of information about this on the internet. It is up to you to decide whether you want to use these media.

Delete and disable cookies

You can delete cookies via your browser. Disabling cookies only affects the computer and browser on which you perform this action. If you use multiple computers and/or browsers, you must repeat this operation as often as necessary. If you disable cookies, certain parts of this site may not work properly.

More information about how to delete cookies can be found on the website of the Dutch Consumers' Association.


Are you curious about how we as a municipality handle your (personal) data? Then view our privacy declaration.