Cookie Policy

The Convergence Alliance website uses cookies. A cookie is small piece of data that a server sends to the browser with the aim of storing and/or implementing this information. During a subsequent visit to our website, the stored data are sent back again to the server. This enables the server to recognize the browser and certain data can be collected during subsequent visits. We can use these cookies to improve website visitor experience as well as our future services.

Functional and analytical cookies

When you visit our website, cookies are always placed on your computer for functional and statistical purposes. These cookies are required to use the website and enable us to obtain information about the quality and/or effectiveness of the website. We can use this information to introduce certain improvements and, in the future, the website can be modified to visitor requirements.

These cookies, which are stored on your computer so that you can be recognized during a subsequent visit to our website, do not contain personal details. They only contain a unique number. These cookies do not, or make only a minimum infringement of your privacy.

If you do not wish to receive functional and analytical cookies, you should block these in your browser.

Marketing Cookies & Trackers
This website also uses tracking cookies. Tracking cookies are cookies that can follow visitors when they surf other websites. These cookies are used for marketing purposes (for example to assess the effectiveness of our (online) advertising or marketing campaigns).

We always ask for your permission before using tracking cookies. You will see a notification at the bottom of the web page offering you the option of accepting or refusing the cookie. If you refuse these cookies or you make no selection, this will not affect the use of our website and only the previously-mentioned functional and analytical cookies will be used.

Regarding acceptance, we assume that the visitor is an adult, or in the case of a minor, that consent has been obtained from a parent or guardian.

If you have consented to cookies being placed with marketing purposes and wish to review this, you can always withdraw your consent.

For further information about cookies and removing or refusing these, please visit (in Dutch).

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. (Google). We use this service to track how visitors use the website, with the aim of improving the website.

Information generated by the cookie regarding your website use is transferred to Google where it is saved on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to track how you use the website, produce website activity reports for website operators and to offer other services regarding website activity and internet use.

We have signed a Data Processor Agreement with Google, stating that Google only acts as processor in processing our website visitors’ personal data. Google may supply the information to third parties if Google is obliged to do this by law, or if these third parties process information on behalf of Google. Erasmus University Rotterdam has no influence over this.

We do not share data with Google for any reasons other than those stated above and also do not use other Google services in combination with Google Analytics cookies, apart from the mutual exchange of web statistics and campaign statistics with our Google AdWords account, for the purposes of tracking website use and conversion events. This method of measurement data exchange results in no or only a very limited infringement of your privacy, as no personal information is collected and we do not use these data to adapt advertisements to your personal preferences.

The information collected by Google is anonymized as far as possible in accordance with the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens) advice.

Google Tag Manager
This website uses Google Tag Manager. The tag manager container is sent with each web page. Different ‘tags’ can be sent in this container, in accordance with various rules. A tag is a piece of code. These pieces of code can have functional, analytical or marketing purposes. The tags for marketing purposes are only placed in the container if the user has agreed with the placement of cookies. The tags for marketing purposes can send information to parties with which we cooperate for campaign and advertisement analyses, web page personalization or testing and other marketing purposes.