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  • 1. GENERAL
  • 2. WHAT ARE COOKIES?
  • 3. WHAT DO WE USE COOKIES FOR?
  • 4. WHICH COOKIES DOES THIS WEBSITE USE?
  • 5. DISABLING COOKIES
  • 6. CHANGES
  • 7. QUESTIONS?

1. GENERAL

The website www.degroote-deman.be (referred to below as the “Website”) uses cookies and similar technologies. The aim of this cookie statement (referred to below as the “Cookie Statement”) is to inform you, as a visitor, about their use.

In addition to this Cookie Statement, De Groote – De Man (referred to below as “DGDM”, “we”, “us”) also has a Privacy Statement, of which this Cookie Statement forms an integral part, and which is available here. For the collection and further processing of your personal data in general and your rights in that regard, please refer to this Privacy Statement. This Cookie Statement provides details on the specific way in which we use cookies on our Website.

We would like to remind you that, as a visitor to our Website, you do not have to accept all cookies. Accepting cookies is not a prerequisite for visiting the Website. However, if you decline them, there is a possibility that certain applications of our website and additional services will not function optimally (see also section 5: Disabling cookies and similar technologies).

2. WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are small information files that are stored by the internet browser on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or when you use a (mobile) application. They function as a kind of reminder for a website. Thanks to cookies our Website can easily keep track of specific information about our visitors and their surfing behaviour.

Cookies can be installed both by the Website itself (“first-party cookies”) and by domain names that belong to third parties (“third-party cookies”). For each third-party cookie, in section 4 we will indicate the domain name it comes from.

Cookies are sometimes installed temporarily (“session cookies”, these are deleted when you close the browser) and sometimes permanently (“persistent cookies”, which remain until they expire or until you delete them).

3. WHAT DO WE USE COOKIES FOR?

DGDM uses 3 types of cookies:

A. FUNCTIONAL COOKIES

Functional cookies are necessary in order for our Website to function properly. These allow you, for example, to save your language preference and your cookie preferences for later visits. The information in question does not include specific data on the individual user, but is necessary for the practical use of the Website.

B. ANALYTIC COOKIES

Analytic cookies allow us to find out more about how you, as a visitor, interact with and respond to the content of our Website. That helps us to further improve the design of our Website. The information in question does not include specific data on the individual user, but is used to create and analyse web statistics overall.

C. MARKETING, TRACKING COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

The marketing and tracking cookies that we use mainly concern the use of advertising cookies that can be installed by both DGDM and third parties. In addition to cookies, this third category includes similar technologies, such as social plug-ins and pixels. They also collect information from you and enable us, for example, to bring you back to the Website via advertisements when you use a social network after visiting the Website.

4. WHICH COOKIES DO WE USE?

A. FUNCTIONAL COOKIES

Name Storage period Domain Purpose
wp-wpml_current_language 1 day First-party Save the user’s language choice for subsequent sessions.
CookieLawInfoConsent 1 year First-party Save the user’s cookie preferences for subsequent sessions.

 

 

cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary 1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytische-cookies 1 year
cookielawinfo-checkbox-marketing-cookies 1 year
cli_user_preference 1 year
viewed_cookie_policy 1 year

B. ANALYTIC COOKIES

Name Storage period Domain Purpose
_hjid 1 year First-party Provides ‘heatmaps’ that allow DGDM to analyse the navigation behaviour of visitors to the Website.
_hjIncludedSample 1 day
_ga 2 years First-party Provides DGDM with statistics about who visits the Website and how this is done: the number of unique visitors, how visitors find their way to the Website, the pages visited, the browsers used and the locations from which the Website is visited.
_gat 1 day
_gid 1 day

C. MARKETING, TRACKING COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

Name Storage period Domain Purpose
_drip_client_9647236 2 years First-party Lets DGDM know that someone visits the same page again after downloading a document on the Website.
_gac 3 months First-party Links Google Analytics with Google AdWords and does “remarketing” by displaying advertisements for DGDM on Google after someone visits the Website. Provides DGDM with statistics on the results of this “remarketing”.
ads/ga-audiences Session Third party

(google.com)

_fbp 3 months First-party Does “remarketing” by displaying advertisements for DGDM on Facebook after someone visits the Website. Provides DGDM with statistics on the results of this “remarketing”.
fr 3 months Third party

(facebook.com)

Allows Facebook to display targeted advertisements to registered users on the Facebook platform based on surfing behaviour on multiple websites.
LinkedIn Insight Tag 6 months First-party Does “remarketing” by displaying advertisements for DGDM on LinkedIn after someone visits the Website. Provides DGDM with statistics on the results of this “remarketing”.
Bcookie 2 years Third party

(linkedin.com)

Allows LinkedIn to track the use of embedded services on the Website.
bscookie 2 years
lidc 1 day
lissc 1 year
UserMatchHistory 30 days Third party

(linkedin.com)

Allows LinkedIn to display targeted advertisements to users on the LinkedIn platform based on surfing behaviour on multiple websites.
lang Session Third party

(linkedin.com)

Remembers the user’s language choice on the Website.
lang Session Third party

(ads.linkedin.com)

Posted by LinkedIn for the “Follow us” button.

 

5. DISABLING COOKIES

A. VIA THE WEBSITE

You can change your cookie preferences at any time via the Website by clicking on “Cookie settings” at the bottom left of the Website. In addition, the cookie banner will reappear every 6 months to renew your permission or to confirm that your consent is still pending.

You can change your cookie preferences at all times by cliking here (or on top of this page):
Set Preferences

B. VIA YOUR BROWSER

You can also adjust your cookie preferences via your browser. In this way you can control for yourself whether or not certain cookies may be installed and you can set your browser to receive a notification when a cookie is installed. You can also delete cookies manually via the option that allows you to delete your browsing history. You will find more information on the following pages, depending on which browser you use:

Disabling cookies may cause certain applications of our Website and other services not to function optimally.

6. CHANGES

We reserve the right to unilaterally change our Cookie Statement at any time. Any modified version will be made available online and can be found on the Website. The amended Cookie Statement becomes applicable immediately upon publication.

7. QUESTIONS?

If you have questions about our Cookie Statement and you cannot find the answer here, please feel free to contact us at any time as follows:

  • By post:              Advocatenkantoor De Groote – De Man, Heernislaan 91, 9000 GENT
  • By e-mail:          info@degroote-deman.be
  • By telephone:       +32 9 225 23 16