1. What does the GDPR-AVG Legislation entail?
Under the new GDPR/AVG legislation, we are allowed to store cookies on your device without your permission, provided that such cookies are strictly necessary for the functioning of our website. In addition, we are allowed to install functional cookies, provided that these are sent anonymously. For any other type of cookie, we need your permission.
2. What cookies do we use and what purposes do they serve
Thanks to our cookies, you don’t have to keep entering the same information over and over again every time you visit our website. Furthermore, they provide us with insight into how visitors navigate our website; information we can use to improve our website and make it more user-friendly. Cookies can be divided into three distinct types, with different rules governing each respective type.
Functional cookies are required to keep our website running appropriately. They store information such as the type of products you place in your webstore shopping basket, or they keep track of certain preferences that you have set, for instance. Another example is a cookie that keeps track of your account while you visit a website, to prevent you from having to log back in on your next visit. We do not need your permission for functional cookies, because user privacy is warranted even if such cookies are used.
Analytical cookies are cookies used to expand our insight into the usage of our website, and the behaviour of visitors visiting our website. Such data can be used to improve user experiences. Although we do not need your permission for analytical cookies, we nonetheless inform our visitors about their use. All of our analytical cookies send data to analytics software in ‘anonymised’ formats. This prevents such software companies from receiving any personal details, as they only receive anonymous data.
Tracking cookies, also known as marketing cookies, are cookies used to record the surfing behaviour of our visitors. Based on their surfing behaviour, visitors are subsequently exposed to targeted adverts and special offers. Familiar methods to do so include the use of Google AdWords, Facebook Pixels, and so-called affiliate networks. Use of this type of cookies does require your permission. We are obliged to inform visitors about their use, and we also have to offer you an opportunity to deactivate such cookies if you wish.
3. Which cookies do we use, and what purpose do they serve?
This site, created with Squarespace, uses a single cookie analytics, included in the service provided of Squarespace, which allows to gather information about visitors to generate statistics. It is managed by third-party cookies (Squarespace). The cookie is called "ss_lastvisit" and identifies unique visitors on the site.
4. Third parties
A web page may also contains cookies from other sites and content in various elements hosted on the same page, such as banner ads, images, videos, etc.. These kind of cookies are called third-party cookies, which are usually used for profiling purposes. Cookies downloaded to a PC, smartphone and tablet can also be read by other persons, other than those who manage the web pages you visit.
Cookies can remain in the system for the duration of a session (that is, until you close the browser used for web browsing) or for longer periods and may contain a unique identifier.
Cookies of known third parties:
If somehow you notice cookies not mentioned or noticed by us within this statement, please inform us via: email@example.com.
Developments are fast, therefore from time to time something may change in the personal details we collect, the way we treat your personal information or the applicable legislation. Either way, in that case we will adjust our Cookie Statement. To ensure you are well informed, we invite you to regularly check this Cookie Statement. In case of radical changes, we will also make you aware of this via our website.
6. Do you wish to remove or deactivate cookies?
If you wish to deactivate cookies, please note that performance of our website may become sub-standard as a result (or perhaps the website will cease to work altogether). The exact procedures for deactivating or removing cookies differ between various browsers. The following links explain the correct procedure for each individual browser:
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