cookie statement.

You are at www.randstad.com, the website of Randstad N.V., hereinafter referred to as ‘Randstad’ or “we”.

Our website (www.randstad.com and its subdomains) use cookies.

Cookies are small text files that will be stored in your device (computer, tablet or mobile phone) via your browser primarily to enhance the convenience of using the site, to enable certain functions and to to make visiting our website attractive. Third parties can also place cookies and similar techniques to monitor your internet behavior and show your personalized advertisements outside our website.The information in the cookies relates to your device, your browser and to the way you flip through our content and is not linked to your name, address or e-mail address.

To the extent personal information may be collected using cookies, such information will only be processed in accordance to our data protection statement.

which cookies do we use and why?

Cookies can be placed by directly by our website or by third parties with whom we cooperate to help us diagnose technical problems, analyze the traffic to our website, analyze trends, observe and measure how our visitors engage with our website and identify preferences.

default cookies.

These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services, you have asked for, like logging in, cannot be provided.

Our website uses Google Analytics, provided by Google, Inc. and Optimizely, provided by Optimizely inc. These cookies are essential to provide you a seamless browser experience. They provide us with information on how you use the website and allow us to test various parts of the website.

functional cookies.

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. 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.

performance cookies.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. Only Randstad has access to the data collected via these cookies and we do not make these data available to third parties.

Our website uses Hotjar, provided by Hotjar Ltd.; and HubSpot provided by HubSpot inc.

advertising or targeting cookies.

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organization including social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content.

change your preference regarding cookies.

If you wish to change your preference regarding cookies go to the cookie settings:


You can also prevent your browser to store cookie and/or delete the cookies from your device at any time via the browser settings. Please consult the ‘Help’ section on your internet browser for instructions on this.

If you choose to not accept cookies, you should be aware that you may no longer be able to make use of all possibilities and functionalities of our website, and that certain parts of the website may also no longer be visible or accessible.

To opt-out from Google Analytics cookies at any time, you can also instal the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.

To opt-out from Optimizely, you can visit their opt-out page.

Your can also opt-out from Hotjar cookies at any time by visiting Hotjar opt-out page and clicking 'Disable Hotjar'.

storage period.

Most of the cookies we use will be deleted when you end the browser session (so-called session cookies). Other cookies will remain stored in your device longer, for a period of 2 years, with the execption of the web analytics cookies which can be stored in your device maximum of 10 years.

changes to the cookies statement.

We may update the Cookies Statement from time to time. You can see the date on which the last change was made below in this statement. We advise you to review our Cookies Statement on a regular basis so that you are aware of any changes.

contact us.

If you have any questions about this policy or any privacy concerns, or would like to exercise your rights, or obtain further information about the safeguards we have in place so that your personal data is adequately protected when transferred outside the EEA, privacyofficer[at]randstad.com

This statement was updated on: 15 May 2018

email cookies

Do we track whether users open our emails?

Our emails may contain a single, campaign-unique "web beacon pixel" to tell us whether our emails are opened and verify any clicks through to links or advertisements within the email.

We may use this information for purposes including determining which of our emails are more interesting to users, to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them and to inform our advertisers in aggregate how many users have clicked on their advertisements.

The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email. If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you should select to receive emails from us in plain text rather than HTML.

turn cookies off or delete cookies

We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by us, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings (such as Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer). The Help function within your browser should tell you how.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer (including those from this visit) as well as more general information about cookies.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout