The websites of the municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch use cookies and we are legally obliged to inform users of our websites about them and to ask permission to use them.

What are cookies?
Cookies are files which remember your preferences while you are browsing and save them on your own device. A cookie does not save your name, address, age, or other personal data. Neither does a cookie know your other personal data such as passwords. Cookies only remember your preferences and your interests based on your surfing behaviour. On the municipality's websites you will find functional, analytical and sometimes advertising cookies, as well as third-party cookies.


The municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch uses the following cookies on its websites:

1. Local storage and session storage
Sometimes data is not saved in a cookie, but in your browser's local storage. That works in more or less the same way, except that you can save more data and it is safer. In addition, you and not the websites determine how long the data can be saved. That period of time depends on your browser settings and/or how often you delete your browser history. Session storage is the same, but is always immediately deleted when you close your browser.

On the website of the municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch we use session cookies denoted as
phpsessid (until end of session).

2. Functional cookies
Functional cookies ensure that the website works properly. Examples are cookies for our search function. Your device remembers your choices. We do not need to ask for permission in advance in relation to these cookies.

The municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch uses Google Tag Manager exclusively as a functional cookie to inform about the use of cookies by means of the cookie notification on its websites. The following cookie is used for this functionality:
_gat (1 minute)

3. Cookies for website statistics, analytical cookies
Analytical cookies give us an insight into how you use our websites. We use these insights to try and improve our website. Analytical cookies represent only a minimal invasion of your privacy. The saved data cannot be traced back to a person. At the municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch we use a web analytics package, for example to analyse which pages are visited most and which browser or device people use to surf. On this basis we can improve our sites. This data is saved anonymously and cannot, therefore, be traced back to a person. It is only used to analyse your visit to our site. We do not have to ask for permission in advance for these anonymous cookies either.

On the website of the municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch we use:

Google Analytics

_gat (1 minute)
_gid (24 hours)
_ga (2 years)

4. Third-party cookies
Some cookies on the websites of the municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch are placed by third parties in order to draw your attention to certain matters, or give you direct access to social media. In connection with the cookies placed by these external parties, the information which they collect by doing so and the purpose for which that information is used, we refer you to the privacy statements of these parties on their own websites. These statements may change regularly and the municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch does not have any control over that.

Why do we use third-party cookies?

Our websites use various Google Inc. services, such as Google Analytics and YouTube. We use these services to generate reports, to find out how visitors use the websites and so that we are able to show YouTube videos and analyse viewing behaviour. These statistics and videos function by using pieces of code which come from Google itself. This code can also be replaced by cookies for a maximum of 2 years, unless you delete them yourself sooner.

The information which Google collects is anonymised wherever possible. The information is transferred to Google and stored on servers in the United States. Google claims to adhere to the EU/US Privacy Shield and is registered as an EU/US Privacy Shield certified party. This means there is a suitable level of protection for the processing of any personal data. We do not have any influence on the use of the data by Google and/or third parties. We recommend that you read Google's privacy statement (which can change regularly) to find out what Google does with your personal data that it processes via these cookies.


Disabling cookies only has consequences for the device and browser you disable them on. If you want to disable cookies properly, you will therefore have to do so for all your browsers and devices.

More information about disabling cookies can be found in your browser:

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