Privacy policy

Home » Privacy policy handles the data of website users with care. Personal data will be treated according to the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU (GDPR) and other related laws and regulations.

Collecting Purposes
YOUvA Today uses personal data for the following purposes:

  1. To be able to send users a confirmation email of their comments on You permit us to do so, by using our commenting system.
  2. To be able to send you our newsletters. You permit us to do this, by signing up for our newsletter.
  3. For a better understanding of our users’ wishes. With the information Google Analytics gives us, we strive to provide the best possible website, reporting, and social media outings for our users.


Commenting system
When you want to comment on, we receive your name and email address. By sending a comment, you permit us to process these personal data. Personal data can be used by for the following purposes; getting into contact with the person sharing the personal data or verifying your identity. These data will be saved on our server, hosted by Mijndomein. Without the permission of the editor-in-chief of YOUvA Today, Mijndomein cannot see these data. The data are only available to our editor the in chief, website manager, and social media manager. They are not available for our writers, journalists, photographers, or others. An exception is the graphic design team who designed our website and logos: MARK IT ZERO. 

Email addresses that have been provided by our commenting system will not be saved for more than six months.

If you don’t provide us with personal data, you can still use our site to the fullest, except for the commenting section. This can only be used by giving us your personal data.

Cookies uses cookies. Cookies are tiny text files that an internet site puts on a computer, laptop, tablet, phone, or any other device. only uses necessary cookies for optimizing the functionality of certain pages and ensuring the security of our site.

Necessary cookies
YOUvA Today uses necessary cookies, which are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously. We place the following cookies:

Server (active as long as you’re on our site)

Google Analytics
YOUvA Today makes use of Google Analytics, a service of Google. Because of this, Google uses cookies on our site. The information Google collects in this way, including IP addresses, device information, and location information, will be saved on servers in the United States of America. Google has to provide this information when an American judge obliges them to do so. By using our website, you permit both the placing of cookies by Google and the processing of information by google (as explained above). Folia uses Google Analytics as privacy-friendly as possible, according to the guidelines of the Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens. We hide the last octet of the IP address, don’t share unnecessary data (data that isn’t useful for the analysis of visitors of with Google, and we don’t make use of other Google services in combination with the Google Analytics cookies. We also make use of the shortest possible retention period of data in Google Analytics: 14 months.

 Google places the following cookies:
_gat (1 minute)
_gid (1 day)
_ga (2 years)

Embedded content
Sometimes YOUvA Today posts content of other sites, so-called embedded content because these sites offer functions our site doesn’t offer. This embedded content could be videos on YouTube or infographics of Infogram. In some cases, these parties place cookies when you open the content or the site where the content is stored. These cookies are necessary for the functioning of this embedded content and therefore necessary for the proper and complete functioning of the multimedia site that is. We are very careful in choosing platforms for the embedded content.

Refusing or deleting cookies
Visitors may choose for themselves what they want to do with the offered cookies on our website. They can do this by changing the options of a browser or by downloading add-ons that can refuse cookies (partly).

For more information about the use of cookies per browser, look below:

Google Chrome
Internet Explorer

YOUvA Today doesn’t have the intention of gathering data of visitors below the age of 18. We, unfortunately, don’t have a way of controlling the age of the visitors of When you believe that we gathered personal data of a minor, without the permission of a guardian, please contact us via, so we can delete these data.

Insight, rectification, deletion, objection, and complaints
Every person has the right of insight, rectification, or deletion of data, insofar the journalistic exception of the Uitvoeringswet Algemene verordening gegevensbescherming does not obstruct. If you insist on insight, rectification, or deletion, please make contact with editor-in-chief Babette Stolk by sending an email to

You can object to the processing of personal data by sending an email to editor-in-chief Babette Stolk via

You can also make a complaint to the Autoriteit Persoongevens. This can be done on the site of the AP.

Third parties
Personal data of users is not being shared with third parties other than the parties listed in this document. The emission of a court order is the only exception to this rule.

While the choice of external links for placement on happens with the utmost care, we cannot be held responsible for the use of data by other organizations.

Commercials doesn’t make use of interest-based advertising.

YOUvA Today preserves the right to the adjustment of this privacy policy.

Questions regarding this privacy policy can be answered by sending an email to editor in chief of YOUvA Today Babette Stolk at