• Privacy & Cookie Statement

Privacy & Cookie Statement

Protection of your privacy is an important concern for Aegon N.V. (“Aegon”). For the website we will therefore do everything possible to make sure that your privacy is protected and safeguarded.

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Here we explain how we process your personal data on We will update this explanation if we make any changes to how we do this.

If we change how we use cookies on you will be asked for your consent. We will not place unnecessary cookies on your internet enabled device, such as a computer, smartphone or tablet, unless you have given us permission to do so.

When you visit, we may collect and process some general (and, if permitted, personal) information/data about your visit. This general information could include the name of your internet service provider, browser type and language, the website which you arrived from, the pages you visit and the date, time and length of your visit.

Why do we collect data?

Collecting this data helps us to ensure that the website operates correctly, better tailor the website to your needs, and make the site easier to use. We also compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how visitors use and to help us improve the structure of the site.

How is data collected? captures the information mentioned above using cookies. The information is retained for a maximum of two years. Cookies are small text files which are saved on your device when you visit uses three types of cookies:

1. Necessary Cookies - these cookies are essential to make work. They enable browsing on the website and use of all website features, and help to provide an enhanced user experience.

2. Analytical Cookies - these cookies help us to understand how visitors interact with our websites by providing information about the areas visited, the time spent on the website, issues encountered and the overall experience while visiting For this, Aegon is using Google Analytics. Aegon has taken all required legal and configurational steps to limited the processing of Analytical Data by Google. Also, Aegon nor Google will be able to see your IP address.

These two types of cookie will be placed on your computer from the moment you visit

3. Cookies tailoring the website to your interest and Survey Cookies – accepting these cookies will allow us to store non-personal data which tells us if you have accessed the site before and also a few of the choices you make while on the site. For example whether you are a journalist, customer or investor. This enables us to make the parts of the site that are most relevant to you, more clearly available. Where possible, we will make you explicitly aware of the fact that we are storing a choice that you have made on the site.

Aegon will only place these types of cookies with your consent. If you have not consented to the use of such cookies, they will not be placed.

In addition to the three types of cookies mentioned above, offers the opportunity to share sites, articles, links, etc. via AddThis social media buttons. Before any AddThis related cookies are placed will ask for your consent via a pop-up window.

A complete list of cookies used on is available here.

Asking your permission

Before we use any other form of personal data, you will be clearly asked to opt-in. For example, to subscribe for an email alert, you will be requested to provide us with some of your personal data. We will use your personal data for the sole purposes of technical administration of the websites, registering customer preferences, administration and product surveys and only to the extent necessary in each specific case.

How do we keep your data secure?

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential. We have taken appropriate technical and organizational security measures against its loss or unlawful processing. For this, we use several security technologies including secure servers and firewalls, in combination with the physical security of the Aegon location where the data are stored.

How do we deal with links to other websites and social media?

You will find a number of links to other websites on Although these websites have been selected with care, we are not responsible for personal data processed via these websites. If you opt to share content from via social media websites, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and/or Twitter, then your personal data (such as your name and the fact that you have an interest in us) will also be visible to the visitors to your personal web pages on these social media websites. The use of such websites is covered exclusively by the terms and conditions (including the privacy policy) of the social media website itself. We are not responsible for the data processing or privacy policies on such social media websites.

Can I see, correct or remove data processed by

You can ask to see, correct or remove the personal data that is processed by and for which you opted in. You can do this at any time by sending a request to In order to process your request we will require (and therefore process) your name, contact details and correspondence.

Please note: if you have adjusted your cookie settings in your internet browser so that websites are not permitted to place cookies on your computer, may be unable to download the cookie which remembers whether or not you consented to the placing of cookies. In this case you will be asked to indicate your cookie preferences each time you visit our website. If you do not wish to be asked about your cookie preferences each time you visit our website, you will need to adjust your browser's cookie settings.

updated June 12, 2015

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