Cookie statement

We make use of cookies on this website. In this statement you can read everything about these cookies, what Sanquin does with them and what types of cookies Sanquin uses.

If you previously gave permission to place cookies, you can revoke it here.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file that is stored on your computer, tablet or smartphone as soon as you visit a website. Functional cookies are necessary for the website to work. Analytical cookies help improve the website and store specific information about, for example, (the device of) the user. There are also cookies that can be placed when you visit another website (tracking cookies). When we talk about cookies, we also mean comparable techniques, such as pixels.

Cookies can process personal data. Sanquin therefore considers it important to inform you on the basis of this cookie statement. For more information about your rights and the options for contacting Sanquin, see our privacy statement.

What does Sanquin do with cookies?

We can use functional and analytical cookies to make your visit to our website as easy as possible and to collect information about the use of our website. Sanquin may also place marketing cookies so that we can better understand your interests, share relevant Sanquin information with you on other websites and share our content with you on social media. If you do not prefer the marketing cookies, we only place functional and analytical cookies.

Which cookies does Sanquin use?

When you visit this website for the first time, we show a notification explaining cookies and you can choose whether or not to accept them. For functional cookies, for the website to function properly, it is not necessary to request permission. Sanquin has set a number of analytical cookies (such as Google Analytics) in such a way that these cookies have little or no consequences for your privacy. Sanquin is also not required to request permission for these cookies. Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that influences the behavior and design of the website, such as your preferred language or the region in which you live. There are also a number of (marketing) cookies where we map your preferences and interests and offer you a better user experience of the website. Sanquin will only place these cookies with your permission.

1. Technically necessary cookies or functional cookies

This includes the technically necessary or functional cookies and the analytical cookies that do not require permission, such as for Google Analytics.

Purpose: technically necessary or functional cookies are necessary for the functioning of our website. Google Analytics measures how our website is used. We use this knowledge to improve our website.


Sanquin only shares pseudonymised data with third parties.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to keep track of how users use the website. The collected information is transferred to Google and then stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google states that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles and is affiliated with the Privacy Shield program of the US Department of Commerce. On this basis, Sanquin may assume that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

Google uses this information to keep track of how the Sanquin website is used and to provide us with reports about the website. We have set up Google Analytics in a privacy-friendly manner. Among other things, the IP address is pseudonymised before this data is sent to Google. The processing of your personal data via Google Analytics is based on our legitimate interest to obtain general statistics from our website visitors. For more information, read the privacy policy of Google, as well as the specific privacy policy of Google Analytics or more information about Google's opt-out scheme.

2. Cookies for statistics

We use cookies for statistics to investigate which parts of the website are of interest to our visitors. We also use them to see if a page we think may be of interest to you is being found. For example, if you search for certain information but cannot find it, we can see it using statistics cookies.

This way we know how we can make the structure, navigation and content of the website more user-friendly. We do not trace the statistics and other reports back to persons.

Purpose: to gain insight into the use of our website by means of Google Analytics. Test possible improvements by means of validated tests, in which we work on a better website for our user.

Sanquin only shares pseudonymised data with Google.

3. Preference cookies

Preference cookies enable a website to remember information that influences the behavior and design of the website, such as your preferred language or the region in which you live.

4. Marketing Cookies

Our website contains videos that work via YouTube. Cookies are also needed to view those videos. Sanquin uses cookies to offer you a better user experience, fully tailored to your personal preferences. With the help of cookies, Sanquin ensures that you do not (for example) repeatedly receive or have to enter the same information. In addition, the cookies ensure that we remember your visit and the collected data is shared with third parties, such as advertisers. These cookies are often linked to the website functions offered by these third parties.

We also show you Sanquin advertisements on other websites. For this we use so-called advertising networks. Not all ads use cookies. There are also general offers that apply to everyone who visits our website or any other website. If you disable cookies, it is still possible that you will see Sanquin advertisements.

Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

Sanquin uses cookies and pixels that are used for advertising purposes. This makes it possible, based on your interest and (click) behavior within our website, to show more relevant advertisements outside our website and to measure the result thereof. For example, if you have visited certain pages of our website, you may as a result see advertisements from us appearing on the social media channels Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn related to your previous visit. The pixel stores information about whether you are logged in and your profile. Subsequently, advertisements can be displayed (“retargeting”). We only place these types of cookies if you give us permission to do so. You can continue to use the page without permission and you can always object to this form of profiling or revoke the cookies. For more information, see the privacy statement of Facebook and the privacy statement of LinkedIn.


We use Youtube video on this website. These only work if the associated cookies are accepted. We also use YouTube to advertise. We do this based on the pages you have viewed and interaction with our website. For more information, see the privacy statement.

Google Ads (Remarketing)

These cookies allow us to display relevant advertisements to you via the Google AdWords network. These cookies contain your Google user preferences, such as your language, number of search results and whether you want to enable the SafeSearch filter. In addition, these cookies ensure that you can be recognized as the same person on different websites of third parties. For more information, see the privacy statement.


Technology platform that buys, sells and delivers online advertising spots, including interest-based advertising. This is usually done through real-time bidding. The platform is designed to use information about internet users that cannot identify them "in the real world". For example, these cookies measure how often people do things, such as clicks or view advertisements. When you opt out of using interest-based advertising through the platform, this cookie is set with a non-unique value (-1).

Enabling and disabling cookies

You can set your browser so that the storage of cookies is only accepted if you agree. For this you can consult the manual of your web browser.

Retention periods and deletion of cookies

Most cookies expire automatically after a certain date. This means that from that moment on, they no longer register data from your visit to the website. You can also choose to manually delete the cookies before the cookies automatically expire. Consult the manual of your web browser for this.

Websites of third parties

This cookie statement does not apply to websites of third parties that are connected to our website by means of links. We cannot guarantee that these third parties will handle your personal data in a careful and safe manner. We therefore recommend that you read the privacy statement of these websites before using these websites.

Changes to this cookie statement

Sanquin may change this cookie statement from time to time. Changes will be published on our website. Therefore, check this cookie statement regularly, so that you are aware of any changes.

For more information about your rights, please read Sanquin's privacy statement