Cookie policy

On this page you will find more information about what cookies are, which cookies are used by Tweakers and how you can influence cookies.

What are cookies?
The cookie is an addition to the HTTP specification . The HyperText Transfer Protocol is used by everyone who visits a website: it controls the communication between a web server and a browser. However, it is not designed to view consecutive page visits as a whole. As a result, it is not automatically possible to retrieve data or settings during a follow-up visit.

To make this possible, the cookie and the set cookie headers for HTTP were introduced in 1997 . This specification was last updated in April 2011 and is currently known as RFC 6265 HTTP State Management Mechanism.

How do cookies work?
Contrary to what politicians sometimes claim, cookies themselves are neither programs nor files, and technically nothing is stored by the web server on the visitor’s computer. The browser can decide entirely on its own. Ultimately, cookies are often saved as a file, but a web server cannot force a browser to actually store cookies or return them at a later visit.
A cookie is always tied to a specific domain or subdomain. Examples of a domain and a subdomain are and gathering respectively.
Cookies are therefore only sent back to the same domain as where they came from. That way you know for sure that only ‘ servers receive cookies that were previously obtained through Tweakers. Also via javascript can only be accessed on Tweakers to the cookies placed by
An important point of cookies is that they can be received with every http request and that all known, relevant cookies are sent with every request. This also applies to the requests for requesting images, javascript and css files for a web page. Naturally the domain check is then also applied.

First party cookies
Cookies that you get for the same domain that you visit are called first-party cookies. When viewing this page, cookies are therefore first-party cookies.

Third party cookies also places cookies for our parent company: de Persgroep. This allows your data to be combined with data from other subsidiaries of the Persgroep to better match advertisements and our products and services to your interests. Segments are compiled for the benefit of advertisers on the basis of the combined data. Advertisers can then show targeted advertisements to specific groups of visitors that are of interest to them. The cookie statements of De Persgroep Nederland BV and Medialaan NV apply to this combined data for Dutch and Belgian visitors respectively.
It is also possible that a website contains elements from third parties, such as the YouTube video player that uses. Other well-known examples are advertisements and social media buttons. If cookies are sent with these elements from their own servers, they are called third-party cookies. It is therefore possible that you receive third-party cookies for, and other third-party websites when you visit Tweakers.
Due to the operation of HTTP and the security around cookies, it is not possible for the relevant first party – in our example – to influence the sending of third party cookies.

You can go through the texts of the cookies by clicking on the links below:

Information obtained from third parties
Browser settings
Cookies that ensure that the website functions properly uses cookies for:

Saving preferences, such as the language, location, the desired number of search results to display, etc.
Reading out your browser settings to optimally display our website on your screen
Offering the option to save login details so that you do not have to enter them again each time
Make it possible to respond to our website