What are cookies and what are they used for?

Website or HTTP cookie is a small piece of data that your web browser stores on your computer while you are browsing our website. Cookies are a mechanism that allows websites to remember information about the user’s interactions, preferences and activity. They also help us with identifying the type of browser and device you are using.

Deactivation and deletion of cookies

The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies, we need your permission. You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.

Your browser allows you to delete all cookies from your computer at any time. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, however, you can modify your choice by adjusting your browser settings. Upon visiting our website for the first time, you will be notified that our website uses cookies. You will also be offered a choice between the level of consent you wish to declare. If you deactivate cookies, some features of our website may not be accessible to you.

What type of cookies do we use?

This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages. On our website, there are 3 main categories of cookies: necessary, marketing and statistics.


Necessary cookies make a website usable as they enable basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, our website could not function properly.




1. Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a tool, which helps us track data about visitors on our website. Google Analytics cookies gather information that we later use to measure and improve our website’s performance. Google Analytics gives us information about the following:

3. Contact forms

We have several contact forms spread around different sections of our website. They are designed to facilitate getting in touch with us. Most of those forms require an email address and other personal information. We use this information to contact you back in order to answer your questions or queries. By subscribing to our newsletter or filling in your email in one of our contact forms, you agree to have your data processed by Shuter Smith. We may also use your contact information for market research and to make announcements about new services and features on our website.

Your rights and opting out

Should you believe that any personal data we hold on you is incorrect or incomplete, you have the ability to request to see this information, rectify it or have it deleted.

You also have the right to:

  1. Request
    You have the right to request for personal data we may hold about you. This is known as a Data Subject Access Request (“DSAR”). A data subject is an individual who is the subject of personal data. If you wish to make a DSAR, please contact us at info@shutersmith.com
  2. File a complaint
    If you still feel that your personal data has not been handled appropriately according to the law, you can contact the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) and file a complaint with them.