Cookie policy

GUBERNA, the Institute for Board Members would like to inform visitors to our website about our GUBERNA policy, that the Institute for Board Members strives to achieve with GUBERNA. The Institute for Board Members advises the visitor to read this policy attentively, since this document contains essential information about the use of cookies.

Goal of the cookies used

GUBERNA, the Institute for Board Members uses the cookies to align the website with the needs and preferences of the visitors as much as possible.

Accepting and denying cookies

Which cookies are used when you visit the website will be displayed (in a pop-up) when you visit the website. The visitor can deny the cookies at any time. GUBERNA, the Institute for Board Members would like to inform the visitor that denying the cookies may result in the some parts of the website not functioning as well. It is possible that the visitor may not have any access anymore to the services, that GUBERNA offers on the website.

If the visitor does not change their cookie-settings and if with the first visit to the website they opt to ‘continue’, then GUBERNA, the Institute for Board Members will assume that the visitor has accepted the different cookies and has accepted the use of these cookies.

Technical information about cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is an information file that is placed in the web-browser of a computer or mobile device – such as smartphones, iPhones, iPads and others – by the server of the website, where the visitor is visiting at that moment. The cookie includes a code that can only be read by the server that the visitor has included in that web-browser. The website that is being visited, does not have any access to other information files on that computer or mobile device of the visitor.

What is a cookie file composed of?

A cookie file is composed of the following components:

-  The name of the server that placed the cookie file;

- The expiration date;

- A unique number code.

What is the point of a cookie?

With the help of cookies, the visitors experience on the website can be optimized. For example, by letting the visitor navigate faster and easer between the different parts of the website or by adjusting the content of the website according to personal preferences such as language preferences.

Where can I find these cookies?

The cookies were added to a separate folder of the web-browser on the hard disk of the computer or the mobile phone of the visitor.

Are there different types of cookies?

The applicable laws and regulations make a distinction between functional cookies or cookies that are technically necessary on the one hand (these are first party cookies where the information that is saved is sent back to the website that placed the cookies) and all other cookies on the other hand (third party cookies, for these cookies the information that is saved is forwarded to another website where the cookies originate from, third parties). Functional cookies ensure that the website can function optimally, with the goal being to make the experience as pleasant as possible for the visitor. The permission to use functional cookies is (strictly) not required since they are only saved for the current browser session.

Further, a distinction can be made between cookies based on their objective.

What are “session” cookies and “permanent” cookies and what is the difference between the two? The task of the “session” cookie is to recognize the web-browser during the visit to the website. The task of the “permanent” cookie is to recognize the web-browser, focused on repeated visits to the website.

What are “performance” cookies? The “performance” cookie checks how the visitor uses the website. This allows the website manager to adjust and optimize the content and user-friendliness of the website. For example, the “performance” cookies save how many different people visited which different pages or which of the language preferences are used most frequently daily.

What are “third party cookies”? “Third party” cookies are cookies that are run from advertisements, that are placed by third parties on the website. The “third party” cookies have the goal of adjusting their advertising content and personal preferences of the advertisements to the visitor. The visitor only sees these advertisements after accepting these cookies. When using “third party” cookies, the manager of the website nor the advertisers (third party) have access to the visitors personal data.

What is “embedded content”?

The manager of the website can refer to other websites from other managers, by making a hyperlink available. It is possible that the website that the visitor is referred to uses cookies.

How can the visitor manage cookies?

The visitor can manage cookies themselves. He or she can adjust the settings of his or her web-browser depending on personal preferences. The visitor can always delete installed cookies and reject new cookies by adjusting his or her browser settings.

The use of cookies by GUBERNA, the Institute for Board Members

GUBERNA, the Institute for Board Members used functional cookies with the objective of “remembering” the personal preferences of the visitor and in order to avoid repetitive communication during repeated visits, such as asking for language preferences, filling out a contact form or taking part in the discussion forum.

GUBERNA, the Institute for Board Members also uses functional cookies, when the visitor makes a personal account and wishes to log in. With the help of cookies GUBERNA can check the identity of a visitor in a safe way before giving that person access to the personal information behind that account.

GUBERNA, the Institute for Board Members only uses the cookies below:

  • Functional cookies

Cookie name


Storage time


drupal - functional

1 year


drupal - functional

23 days


  • Non-functional cookies

Cookie name


Storage time


Google Analytics - statistics

30 sec


Google Analytics - statistics

1 min


Google Analytics - statistics

2 years


Google Analytics - statistics

25 hours


Google Tag Manager - statistics

120 days


If some cookies are turned off by the visitor, the visitor may notice that some parts of the website no longer function optimally.

The visitor can change his or her cookie setting for the website of GUBERNA, the Institute for Board Members, via to remove his or her cookie confirmation.

If the visitor visits other websites via a hyperlink on the website of GUBERNA, the Institute for Board Members, then GUBERNA, the Institute for Board Members, advises the visitor to consult the user conditions of that website and to inform themselves about the privacy and cookie policy of that third party.

Do you have any questions about the use of cookies or do you have comments about the policy made by GUBERNA, the Institute for Board Members, then you can send us an email via For more information about data processing and our GDPR measures, then you can consult our privacy policy.