DAF and cookies


To make this website work properly, and to provide the most relevant products and services to our site visitors, we place small data files called cookies on your device. This policy provides you with information about cookies and how to control them for this website. 

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognizes that cookie, to develop a record of the user’s online activity. Cookies on this site may be delivered in a first-party (set by the DAF website) or third-party (set by another website) context and may also be set in association with e-newsletters you receive from us.

Cookies help us enhance your experience when using the website. They also help us understand how people use our site, such as which pages are most popular, so that we can better serve our site users. 

Types of cookies

Functional cookies:

Functional cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation. The website cannot function properly without these cookies. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes and do not remember where you have been on the internet. This category of cookies cannot be disabled.

Cookie name Source Expiry Purpose
ASP.NET_SessionId DAF website Session General purpose platform session cookie, used by sites written with Miscrosoft .NET based technologies. Usually used to maintain an anonymised user session by the server.
__RequestVerificationToken DAF website Session This is an anti-forgery cookie set by web applications built using ASP.NET MVC technologies. It is designed to stop unauthorised posting of content to a website, known as Cross-Site Request Forgery. It holds no information about the user and is destroyed on closing the browser.
_dc_gtm_UA-xxxxxxxx DAF website 36 minutes This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page. Where it is used it may be regarded as Strictly Necessary as without it, other scripts may not function correctly. The end of the name is a unique number which is also an identifier for an associated Google Analytics account.
CookieConsentChoice DAF website One year
dafcountries_xx#lang DAF website Session
SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE westeurope.cloudapp.azure.com Session


Analytics cookies:

Analytics cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. 

Cookie name Source Expiry Purpose
ai_session DAF website 29 minutes This cookie name is associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statistical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique anonymous session identifier cookie.
ai_user DAF website One year This cookie name is associated with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statistical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique user identifier cookie enabling counting of the number of users accessing the application over time.
_ga DAF website 2 years This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. 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 visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports.
_gid DAF website One day This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It stores and update a unique value for each page visited.
_hjid DAF website One year Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.
_hjTLDTest DAF website Session Hotjar cookie.
_hjIncludedInSample DAF website Session Hotjar cookie. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.
_hjCachedUserAttributes DAF website 2 hours Hotjar cookie.
jnAccel www.connexys.nl Session This cookie is used by Connexys, our Third Party supplier for vacancy search to identify via which load-balanced server the current visitor is accessing the website from.


Functional social cookies:

These cookies are set by Social Media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube, when you view or use embedded media. An example would be a cookie set by YouTube to measure views of an embedded video. These cookies can sometimes track your activities and so are closely related to advertising cookies. However, disabling them may result in you not being able to view the embedded content.

Cookie name Source Expiry Purpose
PREF .youtube.com 4 years YouTube is a Google owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. This is a common Google cookie, used across several of their services. Stored user preference, can be used to personalise ads on google searches.
VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE .youtube.com 6 months This YouTube cookie is used as a unique identifier to track viewing of videos.
GPS .youtube.com 27 minutes YouTube cookie.
YSC .youtube.com Session YouTube cookie.
S .docs.google.com One hour


Marketing cookies:

Marketing cookies are used to target advertising to a user (behavioural targeting). They are often served by third party companies, and track a user across websites.

Cookie name Source Expiry Purpose
IDE .doubleclick.net One year This domain is owned by Doubleclick (Google). The main business activity is: Doubleclick is Googles real time bidding advertising exchange.
fr .facebook.com 3 months As a third party host provider, Facebook mostly collects data on the interests of users via widgets such as the 'Like' button found on many websites. This is used to serve targeted advertising to its users when logged into its services. Facebook also serves up behaviourally targeted advertising on other websites, similar to most dedicated online marketing companies. Contains browser and user unique ID combinaton, used for targeted advertising.
_fbp .facebook.com 3 months Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
NID .google.com 6 months This domain is owned by Google Inc. Although Google is primarily known as a search engine, the company provides a diverse range of products and services. Its main source of revenue however is advertising. Google tracks users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into many millions of websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear.

If you choose to block cookies on this site, you will still be able to visit the website. However, it is possible that you may not be able to use all of the sections or features of the website.

If you would prefer not to receive any cookies whatsoever, you can also customise your Internet browser settings to completely block any sites from placing cookies on your computer. You can find out how to do this using your browser's help function.