Last update: February 2021

What are cookies?

Cookies are little (text) files which are placed on your device. Your web browser stores these cookies when you visit our Website: www.plasticsoupfoundation.org. These cookies will be retrieved when you visit or use our Website again. This allows us to recognise you as a previous visitor/user.

Why do we use cookies?

The functions and/or purposes of cookies we use are set out below.

  • Preference cookies | Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
  • Statistic cookies | Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting.
  • Marketing cookies | Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

You can set your browser in such way you do not receive cookies during your visit to our Website. In that case:

  • You may not be able to use all features of our Website and services.
  • You may not have access to certain parts of our Website.

Retention period

It is our policy to store and process only those cookies that needed for the purposes mentioned above.
We will not process or store any cookies that we do not need. We store the (information collected via) the cookies only for as long as we need it for the above purposes. As a consequence, the following retention periods apply;

  • Preferred cookies | The data collected by these cookies are stored persistently.
  • Marketing cookies | The data collected by these cookies are in any case no longer stored than 2 years (except for the cookie “yt-remote-device-id” and “yt-remote-connected-devices” by Youtube – these cookies are set persistently).
  • Statistic cookies | The data collected by these cookies are in any case no longer stored than 2 years (except for the cookie “Hjid” from Hotjar – this cookie is set persistently).

Can I delete the cookies?

Yes, you may delete the cookies yourself via your internet browser.

If you do not want cookies to be placed on your device at all, you may change this via the cookie settings in your internet browser. Please keep in mind that some of the functions and services on the Website might not function (as good) without cookies.

Your rights

As a data subject, you have the right to ask us access to your data and to correct or delete your data. You may also ask us to restrict the processing of your data and to transfer a copy of your data to another data controller. You may also lodge an objection to us processing your data.

If you would like to make such a request, we kindly ask you to contact us via the contact details at the bottom of this Cookie Statement. To prevent misuse of these rights, we might ask you to identify yourself adequately.

You can always withdraw your consent for the use of the cookies. From that moment, we will no longer place the cookie(s) on your device. This does not affect the lawfulness of our processing of your data based on the cookies placed on your device before you withdrew your consent.

If you think we are processing your data unlawfully, you may also file a complaint with the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens).

Amendments to this Cookie Statement

This Cookie Statement may be amended from time to time. The most recent version of this Cookie Statement applies. We advise you to read this Cookie Statement regularly to see if there are any changes.

Contact details

Stichting Plastic Soup Foundation

Sumatrakade 15371019 RS
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
E-mail address: gdpr@plasticsoupfoundation.org