2. What are cookies and what are they for?
2.1. Cookies are small data files that are stored by the browser on the hard drive of your computer or device when you visit and/or consult a website or use a (mobile) application that stores certain user information. Cookie files contain unique codes that, for example, allow your browser to recognise you when you visit the website and thus improve your user experience. Cookies facilitate interaction between the visitor and a website and are used to improve the user experience and to collect statistics among website visitors. Cookies also ensure that your personal settings and preferences are stored or that audio and video material can be played back. Certain cookies may be placed by a third party, e.g. Google Analytics, to measure the use of a website.
2.2. Cookies can, among other things, help us to improve your experience with our website and to ensure that it performs optimally as you expect. For example, we may improve your experience of using a website, for example by tracking your use of our website, so that it can be improved to meet your needs. We can also ensure that advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
3. Enabling and disabling - managing cookies
3.1. You can change your preferences via your browser at any time by following the instructions at the links below, depending on your browser: Internet Explorer, Firefox , Chrome, Safari, iOS.
4.1. Your consent is required for the placement and consultation of cookies via the website on your terminal equipment, unless it concerns the technical storage of information or the provision of a service expressly requested by you when the placement of a cookie is strictly necessary for this purpose. Therefore, your consent is not required for functional or essential cookies. However, your consent is required for non-functional or non-essential cookies.
Your consent must be:
- obtained before the cookies are placed. If your consent is not given, no cookies may be placed;
- informed, which is why we inform you about the different cookies in this policy;
- express and active. Your permission will therefore be obtained by ticking the boxes in the cookie banner on our website;
- specific and therefore obtained per cookie or per category of cookies.
4.2. Functional or essential cookies are necessary for the optimal functioning of our website, to display certain graphical elements, etc. These cookies are technically necessary for the proper functioning and security of the website. These cookies are therefore placed without your consent as they are in the legitimate interest of Bavet. On the other hand, non-functional or non-essential cookies are placed for statistical, social and/or commercial purposes and are not connected with the technical support of our website.
They are, for example, the following cookies:
a. Analytical cookies: these cookies are used to compile statistics on the number of visitors to the website, the most popular web pages, etc. (e.g. Google Analytics - see below). These cookies show how the website is used. For example, Bavet knows how many times a particular page is read, how much time someone spends on our website, etc. Statistical analyses are made of the information we receive in this way. Thanks to these statistical results, we can improve the structure, navigation and content of our website and related services. We also use these data for general reporting on our services or in the context of surveys in which we participate. No personal data are passed on in the process. The consent of each visitor is required for the placement of these cookies.
b. Marketing cookies: these cookies are used to personalise online advertising offers.
c. Social media cookies: these cookies make it possible to include buttons from social networking sites. The buttons work by a code originating from these sites. A handy tool to promote web pages such as 'like' and 'pins'.
4.3. If you have given your consent to the use of non-functional cookies on our website, you can change this setting at any time and withdraw your consent. Any cookies already installed will then be deleted. You can do this via the link at the bottom of this text, below the cookie table. You can withdraw your consent to our cookies at any time, even if you have previously given your consent. However, please remember that if you do not consent to some of our cookies, the user experience may suffer.
5. Third party cookies
5.1. Our website uses its own cookies (first party cookies) which are placed directly by our website, as well as cookies from third parties whose services are or may be used on the website (third party cookies) and which are placed by a domain that is different from the domain of our website. This is also indicated in the second column of the table under article 6.2 below.
5.2. First party cookies do not presuppose a transfer of personal data to third parties, but may use a third party processor, e.g. to compile statistics. Your consent is also required for the placement of e.g. first party analytical cookies.
5.3. Third party cookies make it possible for personal data to be sent to third parties either directly (e.g. by an active component linked to a banner or a spy pixel) or indirectly by placing cookies that are accessible to websites other than that of the advertiser. For example, we use Google Analytics to collect information about how you use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. Among other things, Google Analytics stores information about:
- the pages you visit;
- the time you spend on each page;
- how you got to the site;
- what you click on while visiting the site.
These securely stored cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor. All information collected by these cookies is completely anonymous. We only use such information to improve our website. If you do not want Google Analytics to keep track of all websites, please visit: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
6. The cookies on our website
6.1. The table below shows which cookies we use on our website, why we use them and where they come from. We also indicate whether a cookie is a 'permanent' or 'session' cookie. The difference is as follows:
- Permanent cookies remain on your device between browser sessions. They are activated each time you visit the website that created this particular cookie. For example, if a 'permanent cookie' is used on a website to remember your preferred language, you don't have to choose that language each time you visit that website.
- Session cookies allow us to link a user's actions 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.
6.2. The following cookies are or may be used on our website: