Cookie policy

Like many websites we use cookies to store and then retrieve small bits of information on your computer when you visit. This information is used to make the site work as you expect it to. It is not personally identifiable to you. Diggit Magazine takes online privacy and transparency very seriously. We make sure we comply with all the European rulings and that we inform our readers and authors.

Diggit Magazine is build in Drupal and uses Google Analytics and Hotjar to collect data. User data is only used for the improvement of the website. The data is completely anonymized, which means we will not save your IP-address, and we will not track you when you visit other websites. The data we collect through Google Analytics and Hotjar will not be shared with third parties. (more info below)

If you want to receive an overview with all the personal information we have collected about you, feel free to send us a request through email. In any normal situation, we will meet your request within 7 days. You can also email us with a request to delete all the information we have about you."

How We Use Cookies

Some of the information stored is put there by other companies whose software we have added to the site, and this can also impact your experience of other websites you may visit after leaving ours. We do use Google analytics, the Facebook Comment module and our newsletter is send by MailChimp. All other software and cookies are under our full control.

If you continue to use this site without taking action to prevent the storage of this information, you are effectively agreeing to this use.

If you want to learn more about the general uses of cookies, including how to stop them being stored by your computer, please visit Cookiepedia - all about cookies.

Below is a list of the different types of cookies used on this site, and an explanation of what they are used for. If you would like any more information, please get in touch

1. Google Analytics cookies (more info here):  


  • life span: 10 minutes
  • goal: used to throttle request rate


  • Value: unique string (bvb GA1.2.1770501884.1454097822)
  • Life span: 24 uur
  • goal: used to distinguish users


  • Value: unique string (bvb GA1.2.1770501884.1454097822)
  • life span: 2 year
  • goal:  to distinguish users

2. Hotjar Cookies (more info here)


  • value: 0 of 1 (nee of ja)
  • life span: 365 days
  • goal: This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate funnels.

3. Drupal cookies


  • Life span:  less than a minute
  • Goal: to let an API module run in Drupal 

session (only when logged in)


Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as logging in or filling in forms.

You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages.

If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Targeting Cookies

These cookies are set by Google Analytics. We do not run advertisements on our website, and we do not have advertising partners. We use Google Analytics as a (1) analytical tool for Diggit magazine. We want to know what content is useful. When you are reading on Diggit Magazine and from what part of the World you are. And (2) as a research tool. We use this data in order to get an idea how we can improve online academic writing.

Of course, Google is no charity organisation. By providing us with their analyitcal tools, Google obtains data from its targeting cookies. These targeting cookies do not store any personally identifiable information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising on other sites.