Disclaimer & Privacy Policy



This disclaimer and privacy statement are applicable to the websites managed by Wageningen UR. By using or accessing this website you agree with the terms and conditions in this disclaimer. This website contains hyperlinks to websites that are not managed by Wageningen UR. These hyperlinks have solely been included for the visitor’s convenience. Wageningen UR does not accept any responsibility for the content, the availability or the quality of offers made on external websites.


Wageningen UR may at any time amend the terms of this disclaimer. Amendments will go into effect as soon as they have been published on this website. This disclaimer has been translated into English.  If the English disclaimer shows discrepancies with the Dutch version, the Dutch version is decisive.


Wageningen UR’s websites are property of the individual legal entities Wageningen University (Dutch Chamber of Commerce Number 09215846) and Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (Dutch Chamber of Commerce Number 09098104). The name “Wageningen UR” on this website includes each said legal entity either individually or jointly.

Intellectual property

The information, images, lay-out, documents, audio, video, text and software on this website are intellectual property of Wageningen UR. It is not allowed to copy, download, publish or in any way distribute or multiply the information on this website without prior written permission of Wageningen UR.


Although the greatest possible care has been exercised to ensure the correctness and completeness of the information provided on this website, Wageningen UR does not accept any liability for it.

Privacy statement

When you visit our website you enable us to collect data. Wageningen UR believes it is important to safeguard your personal information with the utmost care.

Personal data

Wageningen UR will sometimes request personal data. We may for example ask for your address if you ask us to send you information, or we will ask you to provide an e-mail address if you would like to receive a newsletter.

You will also indirectly provide information to Wageningen UR, for example by providing your IP-address. Wageningen UR respects the privacy of the visitors on our website, and will solely use the information you provide to us for previously determined purposes, in accordance with the Dutch Data Protection Act.


We think it’s important to inform you about which cookies our website uses and for what purpose. We aim to protect both your privacy and the functionality of our website as much as possible. In the text below, you can read more about the cookies used by and via our website, as well as their purpose.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on the hard drive of your computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet when you visit a website.

The use of cookies allows our websites to function better. Setting cookies offers us further insight into the use of our website and its effectiveness. As such, we can see how often and when you visit certain webpages, the types of devices our visitors use, which pages attract the most interest and/or which advertisements are the most effective.

The use of cookies is secure. No personal information (such as a phone number or email address) can be derived from cookies. Therefore, they cannot be used for marketing campaigns conducted by email or phone.

What types of cookies does Wageningen UR use and for what reason?

Functional cookies

We use functional cookies to ensure our website runs properly. This may concern, for instance, a cookie that asks your permission to store ‘other’ cookies on your device.

This type of cookie has zero or negligible impact on your privacy. For that reason, functional cookies are exempt from the requirement of consent as stipulated by the Dutch Telecommunications Act. Consequently, Wageningen UR does not ask permission for the placement of these cookies. Wageningen UR also uses:

Hotjar is a service for conducting heatmaps. We occasionally test our pages in order to improve our websites. The cookies Hotjar sets are used to remember which test pages have already been displayed, so that you are not counted twice in the heatmap. Some data is also recorded, such as the browser used, the type of device (mobile or otherwise), and the source of your visit. This data will be used solely for the improvement of the website.

Optimizely is a service for the performance of A/B testing and multivariate testing. We occasionally test variations of our webpages in order to improve our websites. The cookies Optimizely sets are used to remember which test pages have already been displayed, so that you continue to see the same pages during subsequent visits. Some data is also recorded, such as the browser used, the type of device (mobile or otherwise), and the source of your visit. This data will be used solely for the improvement of the website.

Analytical cookies

Wageningen UR uses Google Analytics cookies. Analytics cookies are used to map and analyse website use, with the goal of improving the quality and/or effectiveness of the website. Wageningen UR uses Google Analytics cookies in accordance with the guidelines established by the Dutch DPA.

We have signed a processing agreement with Google. The information Google collects will be anonymous wherever possible (this includes removing the last octet of the user’s IP address) and no further information will be shared. As such, permission is not required for the use of these Analytics cookies.

Statistics are compiled from the information we collect. These statistics provide insight into how often our webpages are visited, where visitors spend the most time, etc. This enables us to improve the structure, navigation, and content of the website, which can be done by supplementing information or improving the ease of use, for example.

The information is transmitted to and stored by Google on American servers. Google can provide this information to third parties if legally obligated, or if third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Wageningen UR has no influence in this matter.

Other cookies

Aside from the aforementioned cookies, we have also equipped our websites with some additional cookies, ones that require permission. When you click on a subpage of the website and provide consent in this manner, the following cookies will also be stored on your device.

Social media
Buttons are used on this website to shared webpages via social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. These buttons use code snippets originating from the social media platforms. Cookies are set whenever you share webpages via these buttons.

For more information about what these social media platforms do with the data (personal or otherwise) that they process from these cookies, please refer to the privacy declarations of the platforms themselves. Wageningen UR has no influence in this matter.

Remarketing cookies
A remarketing/retargeting cookie registers the interests of an Internet user on the basis of his or her Internet surfing behaviour in order to show the user targeted ads.

Tracking cookies (BlueConic)
Tracking cookies, such as those used by BlueConic, are used to monitor individual Internet surfing habits and can be used for profiling purposes.

How can you delete cookies?

If you are completely opposed to the idea of websites storing cookies on your computer or peripheral devices, you can always modify your permission settings in the footer at the bottom of the webpage, or you can adjust your browser settings. The method of adjusting browser settings depends on the browser. If necessary, consult the browser’s help function.

If you wish to disable cookies from specific parties, you can do so via Youronlinechoices.

Third party privacy policy

This privacy statement does not apply to third party websites, or websites which are connected to WageningenUR.nl by hyperlinks. Wageningen UR does not accept responsibility for the manner in which third parties handle personal information.