2. WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is asmall text filethat a website sends to and stores on a user’s hard drive when he/she visits a website. When he/she returns to that website at a later date, the data stored on that cookie can be retrieved by the website. This allows the website to be aware of the visitor’s earlier activity on that website.
Cookies were designed as a reliable manner for websites to identify the status of the website or the activities of a visitor during a past visit. They help us to optimise your visit to our website, remember your choices (such as choice of language) and display more relevant services and offers.
Cookies could comprise: clicking on specific buttons, logging into a website or a record of the pages visited by the user, even months or years ago. While cookies cannot contain viruses and cannot install malware on the host computer, tracking cookies, and third-party tracking cookies in particular, are often used to compile long-term data on the browsing history of individuals (this was a major privacy concern that led to European and US lawmakers taking action in 2011). This cookie declaration complies with current Belgian legislation (the Act of 10/07/2012 laying down rules on electronic communications, Belgian Official Journal 20/9/2012).
If you wish to use this website then Belmoca BVBA recommends that you turn on cookies. Should you not wish to do so, you are under no obligation to turn them on.
This website uses various types of cookies:
- Strictly necessary cookies:
These cookies are essential for navigating through our website and using its functions. Without these cookies, certain parts of the website will either not function or not function in full. These cookies do not collect any data that can be used for marketing purposes or that remember your browsing history.
- Functional cookies:
These cookies remember certain choices and changes that you made on our site (such as your choice of language), providing you with an improved and more personalised browsing experience. The data collected by these cookies is stored anonymously.
- Tracking cookies:
These cookies are not deleted at the end of a browser session. When the maximum lifespan of a cookie is set to 1 year, then within that year the initial value stored in that cookie will be returned to the server each time the user visits that server. This is done in order to store essential information (such as how the user initially came to our website). That is why they are called tracking cookies. For example, once you have chosen your preferred language the website shall store your selection in a permanent cookie and store it in your browser. When you return to our website it will use that permanent cookie to ensure that the content is displayed in your preferred language.
- Performance cookies:
- Third-party cookies:
In order to support its communications, Belmoca BVBA has anchored its content in social media channels such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Belmoca BVBA also makes use of the sharing opportunities available on social networks. The channels that Belmoca BVBA uses could contain cookies from these websites. Belmoca BVBA does not check them. If you require further information on these cookies, then please consult the relevant websites of these ‘third parties’.
3.LIST OF COOKIES THAT THE WEBSITE USES
The following table contains a summary of the cookies that Belmoca BVBA uses and what information they store.
|Cookie||Purpose of cookie||Information stored||Lifespan|
|Google Doubleclick||Belmoca BVBA uses Google DoubleClick to measure the effectiveness of its marketing campaigns.||Random string||6 years|
|Google Analytics||Belmoca BVBA uses Google Analytics to measure the effectiveness of its marketing campaigns.||Random string||2 years|
|Google Ads||Belmoca BVBA uses Google Ads to measure the effectiveness of its marketing campaigns.||Random string||2 years|
|Session cookie||This cookie is required for the website to function properly.||Random string||Duration of session|
4. HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES
You can select a setting in your browser that will display a message for websites that install a cookie on your computer. You can then choose whether to accept or block the cookie. You can also opt to block all cookies. Given that there are a range of browsers that operate differently, please see your browser’s Help menu to find your browser settings.
5. CONTACT DETAILS FOR BELMOCA BVBA
Last updated: 27/08/2018