Privacy statement IUCN NL

At the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands Foundation (hereafter: IUCN NL), we greatly value the protection of personal data. We therefore handle your data with extreme care. Naturally, we comply with the applicable laws and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This privacy policy explains what to expect from us.

Personal data offers visitors the opportunity to contact us, subscribe to newsletters and make donations. The personal data collected will only be used for the purposes for which the visitor contacted us. IUCN NL does not keep your personal data longer than necessary.

We send our newsletters via MailChimp, as a result of which the personal data collected for newsletters may be used by Mailchimp. Read more about MailChimp’s privacy policy.

Accessing, correcting or removing data

As is part of the GDPR, you can request to inspect, correct or remove the data we have collected about you at any time. You can submit your request by e-mail, stating your name, address, telephone number and a copy of a valid identification document, to You can also reach us at this e-mail address for other questions.

Use of cookies

Websites use cookies for a variety of reasons. Below you can read per category which cookies we place and why.


Functional cookies are necessary for the technically proper functioning of the website. For example, using the search function. We do not need to ask for permission for this.

Analytical and performance

Analytical cookies help to understand how visitors use the website by collecting and reporting data (anonymously). We analyse this data. This allows the website to be tailored even better to visitors. The collected data will not be used for any purpose other than to improve the website. The collected data is not made available to third parties.

Social media and advertising

Finally, social media and advertising cookies are used, the so-called ‘tracking’ cookies. These cookies track the visit to the website in order to build up a profile of website visitors. Based on this, they can optimise the website or show you advertisements or personalized content. This allows us to be as relevant as possible for the website visitor. These cookies are only placed with your consent.

Setting cookies

You can choose to adjust cookie settings. You do so by clicking on ‘cookie settings’ in the footer of the website. Here you indicate which cookie categories you would like to accept or disable. You can also choose to disable cookies. You do so by using your browser’s options. You can find more information about these options on the website of your browser provider.

Cookies on

Below, you can read which cookies we place and why, per category. The table below lists all cookies that may be placed during a visit to The first column contains the name of the cookie, the second column contains an explanation of the information measured by the cookie and the last column shows how long the cookie is stored.


Recaptcharc::agoogle.comThis cookie is used to distinguish the difference between a human visitor and a bot.PermanentHTTP local storage
Recaptcharc::b & rc::cgoogle.comThis cookie is used to distinguish the difference between a human visitor and a bot.SessionHTTP
iucn.nlThis cookie stores the user’s cookie status for the current domain.1 yearHTTP

Analytical and performance

Google Analytics_gaiucn.nlGoogle Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Through these cookies, a unique ID is used to generate static data. This gives IUCN access to its website visit. Think of visitor numbers, popular pages and topics. In this way, IUCN can better tailor its communication to the needs of website visitors. IUCN cannot see who (which IP address) visits its website.2 yearsHTTP
Google Analytics_gatiucn.nlsee above1 dayHTTP
Google Analytics_gidiucn.nlsee above1 dayHTTP

Social media and advertising

Facebookc-user, xsfacebook.comThis cookie stores the user ID of the logged in Facebook user on this device.
Facebookdatr, dprfacebook.comThese cookies are used to identify a Facebook user who is logged into the web browser and using the social plugins on the website.3 months (when the option ‘keep me logged in’ is checked) / SessionHTTP
Facebookfrfacebook.comThis cookie is used to store a unique ID for targeted ads.2 yearsHTTP
Facebooksb, spinfacebook.comThis cookie is used by Facebook to improve friend suggestions.2 yearsHTTP
LinkedInbcookielinkedin.comBrowser Identifier Cookie to uniquely identify devices accessing LinkedIn to detect abuse on the platform.2 yearsPixel
LinkedInlang.linkedin.comUsed to remember a user’s language setting.SessionHTTP
LinkedInli_gc.linkedin.comUsed to store guest consent regarding the use of cookies for non-essential purposes.2 yearsHTTP
LinkedInli_mc.linkedin.comUsed as a temporary cache to avoid searching the database for member consent to use non-essential cookies and used to have client-side consent information to enforce client-side consent.2 yearsHTTP
LinkedInliap.linkedin.comUsed by to indicate a member’s logged in status.1 yearHTTP
LinkedInlidc.linkedin.comTo optimize data center selection.24 hoursSession
LinkedInlissc.linkedin.comUsed to ensure that there is a correct SameSite attribute for all cookies in the browser.365 daysHTTP
Twitter_twitter_sess.twitter.comThis cookie makes use of Twitter functions without having to log in and contains some tracking information that Twitter uses to optimize their services.SessionPixel
Twitterguest_id.twitter.comUsed to identify the user on Twitter6 monthsHTTP
Twitterpersonalization_id.twitter.comThis cookie is set to the Twitter integration to enable social media sharing2 yearsHTTP

Changes to our privacy statement

This privacy statement was last updated in January 2024. IUCN NL may amend this statement at any time to comply with changes in legislation.