Use of cookies

Rijksmuseum and Rijksstudio use cookies at the rijksmuseum.nl website.
Cookies are small, simple text files that are delivered to your computer when you visit our website. This is a technique that virtually all websites have been using for quite some time now. In compliance with new legislation, we are now providing a more detailed explanation of the use of cookies.

Cookie statement

When delivering their services, Rijksmuseum and Rijksstudio make use of cookies. A cookie is a small data file that is stored either on your computer’s hard disk, or in your browser’s session data. The session cookie contains no personal information whatsoever. Its sole purpose is to make the site easier for you to use.

Types of cookies

The Rijksmuseum uses two types of cookies:

Functional cookies
Some cookies are essential to the smooth operation of our website. We use these cookies to remember your preferences. For example, these include cookies that, once you have logged in, help the site to recognize you on future occasions. This means that you do not need to re-enter your password each time you visit the site. These cookies have other uses, such as remembering which of our web shop’s products you have placed in your shopping cart, if you leave our website and return at a later time. We also use this method to remember your language preference.

Other types of cookies
The Rijksmuseum also uses cookies to see if this is your first visit to parts of the website outside the home page (to display the logo and let it fade away). The Rijksmuseum also uses cookies to collect web statistics (Google Analytics). We also use social media techniques to make it easy to share pages. To this end, we harness the capabilities of Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Rijksmuseum cannot manipulate the cookies that it uses.

Blocking cookies

It is, of course, quite possible to block cookies. Most web browsers can be set to reject cookies, or to notify you when you receive a cookie. The menu options used to create these settings vary from one browser to another. You should be aware that some parts of the Rijksmuseum website will not operate properly, if at all, if you block cookies. The menu options used to deactivate cookies vary from one browser to another.

Delete cookies retrospectively

After visiting rijksmuseum.nl you can opt to delete cookies from your computer. The menu options used to do this vary from one browser to another.