2. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device via your browser.
Cookies are to help users navigate a website efficiently and perform various actions such as saving the visitor’s personal preferences when visiting the website, providing social media features or allowing the website owner to have access to statistics in order to improve the website.
There are different categories of cookies, based on their source, function and time during which they are used.
Based on their source, one can distinguish:
- First party cookies, which are cookies set by a website visited by the user (i.e. the website displayed in the URL address bar);
- Third-party cookies, which are cookies that are set by a domain other than the one being visited by the user (cookies set by social media through their.
Based on their function, one can distinguish:
- Functional cookies, which are cookies that ensure the proper functioning of the website (for instance,cookies for logging in to an account or language preferences);
- Non-functional cookies, which are cookies that can be set for statistical, social, behavioural, targeting and commercial purposes (for instance, cookies used by services such as Google Analytics).
Based on the time during which they are stored, one can distinguish:
- Session cookies, which allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session and which are erased when the user closes the browser screen (for instance, a shopping cart feature on a website);
- Persistent cookies, which remain stored on a user’s device after the end of the browsing session until a predetermined expiration date (which can be minutes, hours,days, months or years.
3. WHAT TYPES OF COOKIES DO WE USE?
4. HOW CAN YOU MANAGE / DELETE THESE COOKIES?
When you first visit our website, you will need to select the types of cookies you accept. The law allows us to store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the functioning of the website (functional cookies). For all other types of cookies (non-functional cookies) we cannot store them on your device without your permission.
If you wish to accept non-functional cookies, you can do so by clicking the acceptance button. Note that non-functional cookies are disabled by default and we will only use them upon your consent for each specific use. Once you have given your consent,you have the right to withdraw it at any time by clicking on the link provided below.In case you do not wish that we place cookies on your computer or mobile device, you may also limit or delete these easily by adjusting you mobile or browser settings. In addition, you can set you mobile or browser settings in such a way that you get a notification every time you receive a cookie on your computer or mobile device, so that you can decide whether you wish to accept a specific cookie or not.
To do so, you can read the information available through the following links. If you need additional information, you can consult the ‘Help’ function in your web browser.
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Microsoft Edge
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
5. SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES AND PLUGINS
Regarding in particular the Facebook Business Tools (for website analytics purposes and marketing, via the cookies referred to above) used by us, note that Facebook Ireland is a joint data controller and that the information required by Article 13(1)(a) and (b) GDPR can be found in Facebook Ireland's Data Policy available at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy. Further information on how Facebook Ireland processes personal data, including the legal basis Facebook Ireland relies on and the ways to exercise your data subject rights against Facebook Ireland, can also be found in Facebook Ireland's Data Policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.
In this respect please also note that we and Facebook Ireland have (i) entered into a Controller Addendum (see https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum) to determine the respective responsibilities for compliance with the obligations under the GDPR with regard to the joint data processing activities, (ii) agreed that we are responsible for providing you as a minimum with the information listed above, and (iii) agreed that between us and Facebook Ireland, the latter is responsible for enabling data subjects' rights under Articles 15-20 of the GDPR with regard to the personal data stored by Facebook Ireland after the joint processing.
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