Cookies on IamExpat Websites

About IamExpat Media

IamExpat Media (hereinafter “IamExpat”), is an English-language online media platform, providing up-to-date information, news, job listings, housing services and lifestyle tips for internationals in the Netherlands and Germany through the operation of the, and websites (“hereinafter “IamExpat Website(s)”). IamExpat also organises the annual IamExpat Fair in Amsterdam and The Hague, an event designed to connect and support the expat community in the Netherlands.

What are cookies?

"Cookies" are small text files that are stored by the browser on your computer or mobile phone. They allow websites to store such things as user preferences. You can think of cookies as providing a "memory" for the website, enabling it to recognise a user and respond appropriately.

How do IamExpat Websites use cookies?

A visit to a page of an IamExpat Website may generate the following types of cookie.

Analytics cookies

These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals and are not made available to third parties. They are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they have visited.

IamExpat Websites use Google Analytics to collect statistics on visits to the websites. You can opt out of Google Analytics here.

Google Analytics and Display Advertising

We have updated our Google Analytics tracking code to support Google Display Advertising. This enables Google Analytics to collect data about your traffic via the Google Ad Manager cookie in addition to data collected through the standard Google Analytics implementation.

Display Advertising allows us to enable features in Analytics that are not available through standard implementations (Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). We use this data to develop the website and content around our users’ interests.

You can opt out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise Google Display Network ads using the Ads Preferences Manager available here.

Advertising cookies

These cookies are used by our ad server software, Google Ad Manager, to manage which advertisements are placed on our website and to measure clicks on those ads. These cookies cannot be used to identify individuals and are not used to deliver specific content, advertising or otherwise, to your browser.

Registration cookies

When you join IamExpat, we generate cookies that signal whether you are logged in or not. Our servers use these cookies to work out which account you are signed in with. It also allows us to associate any comments you post with your username. If you have not selected "remember me," your cookies get deleted when you either close your browser or shut down your computer.

Third-party cookies

On some pages of the IamExpat websites, third parties may set their own cookies, for the purposes of tracking the success of their application, customising the application for you, displaying relevant ads, or measuring the success of an ad. For example, when you share an article using a social media sharing button on an IamExpat Website, the social network that has created the button will record that you have done this.

Also, we sometimes embed video content from websites such as YouTube and Vimeo. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from one of these sites you may be presented with cookies from that website. In some cases, IamExpat Media does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about them.

Other cookies

In order to be able to serve you better, we use a cookie that allows us to see if you have javascript enabled. We also use a cookie regarding your cookie consent, which prevents the repetitive display of the related notification at the bottom of your browser.

How to turn off cookies

It is possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website, via your browser's settings. These settings will typically be found in the "options" or "preferences" menu of your browser. In order to understand these settings, use the "Help" option in your browser for more details.

More information about cookies and disabling cookies can be found on the following websites:

You may also be interested in reading our terms of use and privacy policy.