The World Design Embassies (WDE) website is the property of Dutch Design Foundation (DDF). DDF is hereby responsible for the (personal) data obtained via this website.

By explaining our privacy policy in relation to used cookies, we want to inform you about how DDF collects personal data and for what purposes.

Purpose of collecting data

The collection of (personal) data via the WDE website has the following specific purpose: If you visit the WDE website or contact us via this site, we gather and analyse data. The aim of this is that we can keep you updated throughout the year with information about WDE that may be of interest to you.

The collection and analysing of data will happen only if you give explicit permission.


We use different kinds of cookies to analyse data for the aforementioned purposes.

Functional cookies

We use these to optimise your visit to our website. These cookies cannot be traced to an individual. What do these cookies actually do?

  • Save preferences, such as language, location, the desired number of search results to be displayed, etc.
  • Save settings for optimal video display, such as the desired buffer size and screen resolution data
  • Read your browser settings in order to ensure our website is optimally displayed on your screen
  • Ensure uniform loading of the website so that it remains accessible

Analytical cookies

We use these cookies to measure use of the website. We cannot derive personal information from these cookies, only anonymous user patterns.

What do these cookies actually do?

  • Track the number of visitors on our web pages
  • Register the amount of time each visitor spends on our web pages
  • Define the order in which a visitor views the different pages of our website
  • Assess which parts of our site need adjustment

Social media cookies

These cookies allow us to use social media plug-ins, so that you can share (information about) WDE directly with friends via Facebook or Twitter. The Facebook and Twitter privacy policies apply to these plug-ins. These can be found on their websites.

Hotjar Cookies

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behaviour and their devices. This includes a device’s IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf.

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