4. What are Cookies
"Cookies" are small text files or pieces of information that may be placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a Site. This text file stores information that can be read by the Site when it is revisited at a later time. Cookies may be installed by the server of the Site you are visiting or by partners of that Site. A Site's server can only read the cookies it has installed itself and has no access to other information found on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are stored in the folder of your browser on your computer or mobile device. Cookies generally make interaction between the visitor and the Site faster and easier and help the visitor navigate between the different parts of a Site. Some of these cookies are necessary in order for the Site to function properly. Other cookies are useful for the visitor: they remember your user name in a secure way, as well as your language preferences, for example. Cookies mean that you do not have to enter the same information each time you visit a Site.
EOS CONTENTIA BELGIUM SA/NV also uses similar files or technologies such as local storage, locally shared objects or flash cookies that may be stored on your computer or mobile device.
EOS CONTENTIA BELGIUM SA/NV uses the term "cookies" in this statement to refer to all files that collect information in this way. However, cookies do not collect information that identifies you and will instead collect more general information.
Where do the cookies come from?
Based on the origin of the cookies, we make a distinction between first-party cookies and third-party cookies.
First batch cookies
First-party cookies are direct cookies that we manage ourselves. They are specific to the site or online service visited or used. It is the online service or site that creates and places the cookies in order to function properly, for example by visiting them (e.g. cookies placed by My EOS Consentia).
Third Party Cookies
Third party cookies are cookies that are managed or placed by a third party, set by a domain other than that of the visited site itself, ... Third party cookies ensure that certain data is sent to third parties by your visit or use of a site or online service. For example, social media cookies or cookies from advertisers, which ensure that you see advertisements. Although we do not manage or place these cookies ourselves, we do our utmost to ensure that the placement of these cookies by third parties through our platforms is as controlled as possible.
A distinction can also be made between cookies that delete themselves immediately after a session and cookies that expire over time.
Cookies created and active during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and ends when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Cookies that remain on your computer or mobile device until you delete them manually or until they expire.
What types of cookies exist?
Some cookies are essential to the operation of a site. These cookies are essential for visiting a site and using certain parts of the site. For example, you can navigate between different parts of the site and fill in forms. For example, some cookies allow us to identify registered users and ensure that they can access their user accounts or use other services you have requested, such as shopping baskets or e-billing. These services cannot be provided without these cookies.
No consent is required for the use of these cookies and they cannot be disabled.
Functional cookies are cookies that make working on a site easier, more pleasant for visitors and ensure that you have a more personalised browsing experience. For example, these cookies can remember your preferences, language choice and customer segment and provide enhanced, more personalized features. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your user name every time you open your user account.
No consent is required for the use of these cookies and they cannot be disabled.
Performance cookies are used to obtain information about the use of a site by visitors, for example, which pages you visit and whether you experience errors, to improve the content of the site, adapt it to the wishes of visitors and make it more user-friendly. Performance cookies are also called statistical cookies. They collect general information about how online services are used. Statistical analyses can be made of the information obtained in this way.
These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you.
Advertising cookies track your surfing behaviour on a site in order to build up your user profile. This profile is then used to show you advertisements that match your personal interests. Advertising cookies can only collect information that tells you something about your use of a site.
Remarketing Cookies - The pages you visit on a site allow you to keep track of the products or services you may be interested in. These cookies and advertising network tools allow advertisements to be shown to you on other sites that are part of that advertising network for products and services in which you may be interested. This technique is called "remarketing".
These cookies do not contain any personal data.
Recommendation cookies - just like advertising cookies - follow your surfing behaviour to create your user profile. That profile is then used to give you an online experience that matches your interests. These cookies tell us something about your use of our online services so that more targeted recommendations and suggestions can be made. In addition, these cookies ensure that the information you have already viewed does not appear as a suggestion again.
Social media cookies
Social media cookies are used to enable the integration of social networking sites. These online services may contain embedded elements from third parties. This may be content stored with another party, but displayed on, in or via online services. Examples of these social media are Facebook, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter. These third parties may place cookies on online services to collect data. For more information about these cookies, please refer to the statements that these third parties provide on their own site. Please note that these statements may change from time to time.
How long do the cookies last?
Based on the existence of cookies, we make a distinction between temporary and permanent cookies.
Temporary cookies are temporarily stored in your browser or (mobile) application. This means that these cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser or (mobile) application.
Permanent cookies remain on your computer or mobile device, even if you have closed your browser or (mobile) application. Thanks to permanent cookies, you will be recognised when you later visit a site or (mobile) application again. Persistent cookies remain on your device until a predetermined end date is reached, until a new cookie is installed or until you delete it via the settings of your browser, (mobile) application or mobile device.
Your consent is not required for necessary and functional cookies. The data processed via these cookies serve the stated purposes to protect our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6.1(f) of the GDPR, including the proper functioning of the website.
The data collected and processed through preference, statistical and marketing cookies will only be used if you give your consent in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the GTC for the provision of personalised content, for statistical purposes to improve the user experience and for marketing purposes. You can change/withdraw your consent by clicking on 'Change Cookies settings' at the bottom of the website.
Withdraw your consent
You can withdraw your consent at any time by deleting cookies via the settings of your internet browser. For further information on deleting or blocking cookies please refer to the relevant section on deleting and blocking cookies described in this statement.
Additional useful information
For more information on cookies and online privacy issues, please visit: http://www.allaboutcookies.org and https://www.youronlinechoices.eu.
How to delete and block cookies
How do you disable cookies?
- Open Firefox.
- At the top of the Firefox window, click the "Firefox" button and then select "Options".
- Select the "Privacy" panel
- Set "Firefox will:" to "Use custom history settings". Disable the "Accept cookies from Sites" option to disable cookies.
- Click "OK" to close the options.
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Click on the "Tools" button and click on "Internet options".
- Click on the "Privacy" tab and then "Settings", move the check up to block all cookies and then click "OK".
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click on the icon of the tool.
- Select "Settings".
- Click on "Show advanced settings" at the bottom of the page.
- In the "Privacy" section, click on "Content settings".
- To disable cookies, select "Block the Site settings from all data".
- Open Safari.
- Choose "Preferences" from the toolbar and click "Privacy" (You'll find the toolbar that looks like a gear, in the top right corner of the Safari window).
- In the section "Block cookies" you can specify if and when Safari should accept cookies from Sites. To see an explanation of the options, click on the help button (question mark).
- To see which Sites store cookies on your computer, click on Details.
To consult the Site of EOS CONTENTIA BELGIUM SA/NV, it is advisable to activate cookies on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Without cookies enabled, we may not be able to guarantee a trouble-free visit to our Site. However, if you prefer to restrict, block or delete the cookies of EOS CONTENTIA BELGIUM SA/NV, you can manage your browser settings as described above.