1. What is a Cookie?
Our site uses “cookie” or similar technology. A cookie is a small data file that our web server sends to your computer when you access our website and includes a unique identification number. Some cookies are essential for the use of our site. They generally ensure a smoother and faster interaction between your computer and our site. Cookies can also be used to make the content of a website more relevant to the visitor or to customise the content displayed. Finally, cookies can be used for statistical purposes to better understand how visitors use our site or blog and the tools and services that we offer.
CERTISYS undertakes to comply with the Belgian law of 10 July 2012 containing various provisions on electronic communications and transposing into Belgian law all the European regulations included in the “Telecom Package” regulating electronic communications networks and services (Directive (2009/140/EC), Directive (2009/136/EC) and Regulation (EC) No. 1211/2009) as well as subsequent amendments. It is for this reason that we are informing you of the type of cookies that we use, the purpose of their use, their retention period and how to change your confidentiality settings in order to restrict the use of certain cookies.
2. What type of Cookies are used by CERTISYS?
We use the following cookies on our site:
a) Essential and technical cookies
These are the cookies that are essential for browsing. These cookies are not directly accessed or stored by our site. They also do not contain any data other than your IP address, which is necessary for internet browsing. These are, for example, cookies that help you browse within the site and return to previous pages, or performance or load balancing cookies.
b) Functionality cookies
Where appropriate, we may use functionality cookies to remember the choices that you make on our site. This information is only stored on your computer and is only used by us anonymously.
c) Statistics and performance cookies
Statistical or analytical cookies collect information about your browsing activity on our site and allow us to improve the user-friendliness and content, and to better tailor the site to your preferences. The statistical analysis is strictly anonymous and allows us to identify the most frequently visited pages, the duration of visits and to understand the overall site usage habits. It is also a way of detecting browsing difficulties on our site and assessing the effectiveness of our service offerings.
By using our website, you consent to the processing of data by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Google Inc. and all of its subsidiaries, including Google Analytics, comply with the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles and adhere to the Safe Harbor programme of the U.S. Department of Commerce, thereby ensuring an adequate level of personal data protection (Decision 2000/520/EC of 26-7-2000).
For more information about Google Analytics and your privacy, visit: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ads/#toc-analytics.
The pages you visit may also collect information using ‘pixel tags’ (also known as ‘clear gifs’), which are shared with third parties directly involved in our promotional operations and the development of our sites. This information does not however identify you as an individual,
d) Third-party cookies
Our site may contain cookies from third-party partners or advertisers. These cookies may relate to advertising, statistical analysis or your interaction with your social media accounts. Third parties are notified of your visit to our site through their cookies. By storing their cookies on your computer, these third parties can recognise you when you visit their site later. Social media cookies (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) also allow you to share the content of the visited website on your social networks. These cookies can be blocked or deleted through your browser options. In addition, we give you the option of refusing these cookies when you visit our website.
3. Storage period of cookies
Most of the cookies we use are session cookies. These cookies are used to facilitate the operations carried out on our site during a browsing session. Your session begins when your browser screen opens and ends when you close it. Session cookies are temporary and are deleted the moment you close your browser.
Other cookies used are permanent cookies. They remain on your hard drive for a predefined period of time or until you delete them. They are activated each time you visit the website that placed the cookie (e.g. cookies placed by social media).
4. Cookie management
To change your browser settings to restrict cookies, here are the instructions for the most common web browsers:
For Internet Explorer
- In Internet Explorer, choose the “Tools” menu then “Internet Options”
- Choose the “Privacy” tab
- In the “Privacy” tab, select the desired level using the slider (settings above ‘medium’ will disable cookies).
- Click “OK”
For Mozilla Firefox
- In “Firefox” choose the “Tools” menu then “Options”
- In the “Privacy” tab, select your preferred options
- Click “OK”
For Google Chrome
- Click on “Settings” at the top of your browser window
- In the “Privacy” section, check the box “Send a ‘Do Not Track’ request with your browsing traffic”
- In the “Content settings > Cookies” tab, check the box “Block third-party cookies and site data”
For the Safari browser
- Click on “Safari” at the top of your browser window and select “Preferences”
- Click on “Privacy” then choose your preferences
- Click “Save”
For the Opera browser
- Go to Settings then “Preferences”
- Click on “Advanced” then select the “Cookies” tab
- Then choose your preferences
- Click “OK”
For further information on how to delete or control cookies, you can use your browser’s Help function. You can also find out more about cookies and how to control or delete them on the website: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. For information on how to use and delete cookies in mobile phone and tablet browsers, please refer to the manual of your electronic device.
5. Further information
If you have any questions or comments about cookies after reading this cookie statement, please contact us at: dpo@CERTISYS.be