The website is composed with the greatest care, whereby the AFM strives to provide correct and current information. No rights can be derived from the information on the AFM website.


The AFM reserves copyright to this website. The information on this website may not be taken over and/or disseminated, in whole or in part, and in any way, unless with the explicit indication of the AFM as reference.

If you have any questions about the content of the website, please contact us. The AFM does not accept any liability for damage that arises in connection with the use of this website or with the temporary unavailability of this website. The AFM is not responsible for the content of websites to which reference is made or other websites that refer to this website.

Responsible disclosure

You can report a weak spot in an AFM IT system, such as, to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The NCSC is the central information hub and expertise centre for cyber security in the Netherlands and is part of the Ministry of Justice and Security. You can submit your report via the e-mail address Please report the vulnerability issue before you make it known to the public, so that the AFM can take measures first. This is called 'Responsible Disclosure'.


When it comes to information security, the AFM must comply with central government standards. If you want to know what requirements a report must meet or what happens to your report, please visit the website of the Government of the Netherlands for more information.


The AFM reserves the copyright to this website. The information on this website may only be copied and/or distributed in whole or in part in any manner whatsoever with the explicit acknowledgement of the AFM as the source.

Cookies and web statistics

The AFM makes use of cookies and web statistics in order to gain a better insight into the use of its website by the various visitors. This information enables the AFM to improve its website and to improve its responsiveness to your needs.

Cookie policy

What are cookies?

A cookie is a file that is sent to your browser along with the pages of this web site. Your browser saves this file on your computer, and the next time you visit this web site the cookie is used to identify you.

What cookies does this web site use?

This web site uses three types of cookies.

Required cookies
These cookies are required to allow essential elements of this site to function properly.

Statistics cookies
We use cookies to record general data on visitors to the site. This data helps us improve the site to better suit users' needs. This data is collected using Google Analytics.

No cookies

If you do not want to accept cookies, you can adjust your browser settings accordingly. 

Cookie list

Name Cookie settings
Who places the cookies? AFM
Content Recording of cookie preferences
Data recorded Value indicating selection
Validity 10 years
Provision to third parties No
Name ASP.NET_SessionId, website#lang
Who places the cookies?         AFM
Content For proper technical functioning of the web site
Data recorded IP address and language setting
Validity End of session
Provision to third parties No
Name __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz
Who places the cookies? Google Analytics
Content Tracks visitor behaviour on the website
Data recorded
Various visitor information such as IP address, number of pages visited, time and duration of visit.
Validity From end of session until 2 years
Provision to third parties Social media services


If you order information material via the website or if you sign up for our e-mail service, your personal data will only be used for the transmission. Your data will not be kept longer than is necessary for the transmission.

It is possible, among other things, to send complaints, tips and signals about financial enterprises to the AFM via the website. The AFM attaches great value to this. In order to be able to contact you, the AFM asks for your personal details. However, it is also possible to report your complaint anonymously. It is possible that the AFM also uses your e-mail address to invite you to take part in the AFM Consumer & Panel.

Public register

The purposes for which the AFM processes personal data are set out in notification forms. The notification forms are kept in a register by the DPO of the AFM.

If you wish to consult the register, please send a letter to the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), Legal Affairs, Privacy, Post box 11723, 1001 GS, AMSTERDAM or an e-mail to

Data trackers

Our website contains four data trackers:


This is Google's advertising network. DoubleClick is loaded on the website section Working at AFM, so that online marketing tools can be deployed for the recruitment of new staff and trainees. DoubleClick is currently not active and will soon be removed from the website.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is used to gain insight into what visitors do on the website. The data collected with Google Analytics is anonymised and cannot be traced back to a person.

Tag Manager

Tag Manager is used to facilitate the placement of codes on the website. Tag manager itself does nothing. Codes that we place via Tag Manager do not contain any privacy-sensitive information.

New Relic

New Relic is our performance monitoring tool. We use this tool to keep an eye on how fast the website is responding. If there are problems or complaints that a page is not loading properly, we can monitor this with New Relic. All the data collected by New Relic are averages that are sent in anonymised form to New Relic. Thus, New Relic does not contain any user data.

With software such as Ghostery, it is a simple matter to determine yourself which trackers you want to block on a website. Thus, you can also do this for the trackers on our website.

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