Cookie statement

Cookie statement

On the website we use cookies. Cookies are information files that can be automatically stored on or read from the visitor's device (such as PC, tablet or smartphone) when visiting a website. This is done via the web browser on the device. These cookies process at least the IP address, the Cookie ID and technical information about the device used. This means that TNO will use your personal data when you visit the website.

TNO uses cookies to:

  • enable functionalities of the website (technical or functional cookies);

  • to analyse the use of the website and to improve the website on that basis (analytical cookies);

  • to collect information about the browsing behaviour of our visitors and to tailor advertisements to the preferences of the website visitors (advertisement cookies).

TNO only uses so-called first party cookies. First party cookies, for example, the functional cookies that the website installs itself to make it work properly. TNO does not need to request consent for these functional cookies.

Besides functional cookies, the website also uses cookies to:

  • analyze the use of the website and improve the website on that basis (analytical cookies);

  • collect information about the surfing behavior of our visitors and to match advertisements to the preferences of the website visitors (advertising cookies). All this for advertising and marketing purposes.

Functional cookies

The placing of technical or functional cookies is necessary for the website to work properly.

Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies process, in addition to the aforementioned data, also the length of time spent on a particular web page and the order in which the various web pages are visited.

TNO uses Google Analytics to measure the experience of visiting our website, the results of which are then used to improve this website experience. TNO has set up Google Analytics to be privacy-friendly so that TNO does not have to ask for permission to use it. TNO has concluded a processing agreement with Google in which agreements are made to ensure that the processing of personal data by Google is in line with privacy legislation. To guarantee your privacy, TNO has masked the last octet of your IP address, disabled data sharing with Google and does not use any other Google services in combination with Google Analytics cookies.

TNO also uses Hotjar, a tool for user surveys to improve This tool enables TNO to conduct qualitative research among website visitors and provides TNO with a better insight into the information needs of the visitor. This can improve the user experience on the website. Participation is not compulsory and takes place anonymously, unless you provide contact details to TNO yourself.

Advertisement cookies

TNO uses advertising cookies for retargeting purposes and conversion tracking. This means that TNO can approach you again via advertisements on social media platforms that you use and can measure when you perform an active action on the TNO website, such as completing a contact form. If you have given consented to these cookies, you can always adjust these settings in the meantime.

Social media

Our Social Media buttons at the bottom of every page on the website lead to our social media pages of Twitter and LinkedIn. These are links and do not use cookies.

Embedded content

Some pages of the website use content that is hosted on other sites. This is called embedded content. Examples are: YouTube videos, Vimeo videos, podcasts via Soundcloud and Spotify. In a similar way to the social media buttons, these services often use cookies. More information about what relevant parties do with the cookies and personal data is in the privacy policy of the relevant service. We have no control over this.


TNO reserves the right to make changes to the cookie statement. Changes will be published on the website. Therefore, please check this cookie statement regularly so that you are aware of any changes.


If you have any questions and/or remarks, please contact us.