Cookie Statement

The House of Representatives makes use of various types of cookies and other similar technologies. By means of this statement on cookies and their use, the House of Representatives wishes to inform visitors to its websites in a clear and concise manner. This cookie statement explains which cookies are used, what (personal) data these cookies collect, how long these data are kept and who has access to this information.

Who is responsible for processing the information collected by the cookies?

The Clerk of the House of Representatives is the so-called data controller for the processing of personal data within the official organisation and as described in this Cookie Statement.

What are cookies?

Websites use convenient and useful technologies that increase the ease of use and make the website as interesting as possible for every visitor. Well-known examples of this type of technology are cookies and other similar technologies, such as cookie-placing JavaScript (hereinafter collectively referred to as "cookies").

We think it is important that you know what cookies our website(s) use and for what purposes the cookies are used. We are committed to ensuring both your privacy and the user-friendliness of our website. Below you can read more about the cookies used by and through our website and for what purposes.

What cookies are used?

There are different types of cookies. The cookies we use for the website are:

Analytical cookies:        

These are cookies that allow us to measure the use of our pages.

Analytical cookies

The House of Representatives uses analytical cookies to measure website visits, so that we can make the structure, navigation and content of the website as user-friendly as possible. For this purpose we use the open source web analysis package Piwik. Only the House of Representatives has access to the data collected in Piwik.

The analytical cookies on the website collect statistics and may give us insight into the following data depending on the cookies used:

IP address of the visitor (anonymised);

Network location;

Time of visit;

Pages (or screens) viewed by a visitor (a page URL and page title);

Time spent on each page;

Referring website;

Type of device;

Type of web browser (such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Firefox);

Type of operating system (OS);

Downloads (clicks on downloadable files);

Clicks on links leading to external websites;

Time taken to generate a page.

Cookies that have no or little invasion of privacy do not require the visitor's consent. These are often cookies that make a website work better. This category also includes our analytical cookies, but we think it is important that you are aware of them.

The website uses the following cookies:

Name: _pk_id

Type: Cookie


Function: This cookie is placed by the web analysis package Piwik. It can be used to determine whether the visitor is new or has visited the site before.

Validity: 13 months

Name: _pk_ses

Type: Cookie


Function: This cookie is placed by the web analysis package Piwik. It can be used to determine which pages were consulted during a visit.

Validity: 30 minutes

Revoking consent / Browser settings

You can change your cookie preferences through your Internet browser settings and determine which cookies you allow to be placed on your device. If you do not want websites to place cookies on your computer at all, you can adjust your browser settings so that you receive a warning before the website places any cookies. You can also adjust the settings so that your browser refuses all cookies or only the cookies of third parties. You can also delete cookies that have been placed. Please note that you need to adjust the settings for each browser and computer you use.

Please be aware that if you do not want cookies, the House of Representatives can no longer guarantee that our website will work properly. It is possible that functions of the website will be lost or even that the website can no longer be viewed.

How you can adjust your settings varies from one browser to another. Consult the help function of your browser if necessary.

Amendment of the cookie statement

The House of Representatives reserves the right to make changes to this cookie policy. We therefore advise you to check the cookie policy regularly to see whether we have made any changes. Do you still have questions or other queries about privacy after reading this policy? If so, please send them to

This page was last updated on January 9, 2023.