Cookie statement

Cookie statement

This Cookie Statement (‘Statement’) applies to the websites and links accessible under (‘our Website’). The object of this Statement is to explain how we (Stork Technical Services Holding B.V., including all its subsidiaries) and certain third parties use cookies on our Website. 

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that is saved on your device (computer, tablet or smartphone, etc.) when you visit our Website. For technically non-essential cookies this is only done if the user has given his or her active consent (for details see below). A cookie typically contains the name of the domain (internet location) from which the cookie originated, the ‘lifetime’ of the cookie (when it expires), and a randomly generated unique identifier. A cookie may also contain information about your device, such as user settings, browsing history and activities conducted while using the Services. Cookies are served either by Stork – so-called ‘first party cookies’ – or by third parties providing services to Stork; such cookies are referred to as ‘third party cookies’.

For this Statement a cookie may also refer to a web beacon (also called a pixel tag or clear GIF), which is a piece of computer code that enables us to monitor user activity and website traffic.

Why does Stork use cookies?

We use cookies to gather information about your usage of our Website, your presumed interests and to improve your experience when visiting our Website. Cookies are not used to directly identify specific persons. Some cookies remember your language or preferences so that you do not have to repeatedly make these choices when you visit our Website. Cookies also allow us to serve you specific content, such as videos on our Website or to assist visitors to research and apply for job postings in an efficient manner. We may employ the learnings of your behavior on our Website to serve you with targeted advertisements in an effort to “re-market” our products and services to you.

What types of cookies do we use?

Stork uses technically essential, analytical, and marketing cookies.

‘Technically essential cookies’ are essential to enable you to move around our Website and use its features, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. Without these cookies, services requested through usage of our Website cannot be properly provided. You may configure your web browser to block technically essential cookies, but you might then not be able to use our Website’s functionalities as intended.

‘Analytical cookies’ collect information about how you use our Website, for instance which pages you go to most often, and how you move around our Website. This help us to improve the user friendliness of our Website and therefore enhance your experience. Further information collected by analytical cookies may include e.g.: internet browser and operating system used, the domain name of the Website which you previously visited, the number of visits, average duration of visit, and pages called up. The information collected by these cookies is aggregated.

‘Marketing cookies’ are used to deliver adverts on third party websites more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help Stork measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

How are third party cookies used?

For some of the functions within our Website we use third party suppliers, for example, when you visit a page with videos embedded from or links to YouTube or Vimeo. These videos or links (and any other content from third party suppliers) may contain third party cookies, and we encourage you to consult the privacy policies of these third party vendors on their websites for information regarding their use of cookies (e.g. if you want to know how Google uses your data when you use our sites or apps, please check out

How do you reject and delete cookies?

For technically essential cookies, your active consent is not required. However, for technically non-essential cookies your active prior consent is required. You can choose to accept, reject or block all or certain technically non-essential cookies set by virtue of your visit to our Website by clicking on the cookie preferences on our Website. At any time, you can change your preferences for our Website and/or the websites of any third party suppliers by changing your browser settings. If you reject the use of technically non-essential cookies, you will still be able to visit our Website but some of the functions may not work correctly. You may also visit for details on how to delete or reject cookies and for further information on cookies generally. You may also find it helpful to consult the documentation for your specific web browser, such as Google Chrome or follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the "Help", "Tools" or "Edit" facility) to modify your cookie settings. By accepting all or certain technically non-essential cookies, you allow us that we place the respective cookie(s) on your device. You can revoke your consent at any time in Cookie Settings.

Changes to this cookie statement

Stork may update this Cookie statement from time to time. All updates will be published on our website. You are advised to check this Cookie statement on a regular basis, to ensure that you are aware of any updates issued.

Entry into force

This (updated) Cookie statement entered into force on 1 June 2022.

List of Cookies

You may find detailed information about the different cookies below:

Cookie overview

Technically essential cookies:

We do not use technically essential cookies at this time.

Analytical cookies

Cookie Domain Cookie Type Description  Link to Cookie Policy Retention
Google Analytics _ga First-party This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google's more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitors, sessions and campaign data for the site analytics reports. 2 years
Google Analytics _gid First-party This cookie is set by Google Analytics. It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited and is used to count and track page views. 1 day
Google Analytics _gat_UA-29790343-1 First-party This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It is a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites. 1 minute
CLID Third-party This cookie is usually set by Dstillery to enable sharing media content to social media. It may also gather information on website visitors when they use social media to share website content from the page visited. 1 year
SM Third-party This is a Microsoft MSN 1st party cookie which we use to measure the use of the website for internal analytics Session
MUID Third-party This cookie is widely used my Microsoft as a unique user identifier. It can be set by embedded Microsoft scripts. Widely believed to sync across many different Microsoft domains, allowing user tracking. 1 year
ANONCHK Third-party This cookie carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website 10 minutes


Marketing cookies

Cookie Domain Cookie Type Description  Retention
anon Third-party Determines whether the user's username is displayed in the list of currently logged in members. 1 year
cp_last_site_id Third-party MSM cookie indicating the last site accessed in the control panel. Session
csrf_token Third-party A security cookie used to identify the user and prevent Cross Site Request Forgery attacks. 2 hours
flash Third-party Control panel user feedback messages, encrypted for security. 1 day
last_activity Third-party Records the time of the last page load. Used in calculating active sessions. 1 year
last_visit Third-party Date of the user's last visit, based on the last_activity cookie. Can be shown as a statistic for members and used by forum and comments to show unread topics for both members and guests. 1 year
remember Third-party Determines whether a user is automatically logged in upon visiting the site. 2 weeks
sessionid Third-party Session id, used to associate a logged in user with their data. 1-2 hours
tracker Third-party Contains the last 5 pages viewed, encrypted for security. Typically used for form or error message returns. Session
visitor_consents Third-party Saves responses to Consent requests for non-logged in visitors 1 year

How to reach us

If you have any questions or comments about our Cookie Statement, please contact us via email at: