BELGAN BV with registered seat at Westerring 15, 9700 Oudenaarde, BELGIUM, Company number/VAT BE 0477.511.994 is the owner and responsible party of this website: belgan.com (“Site”) and the webforms or portals on the Site, if any. BELGAN is the controller of your personal data.
BELGAN’s Corporate Data Protection Statement can be found here (link). This Cookie Statement complements the Corporate Data Protection Statement.
What are Cookies?
A Cookie is a small text file that is stored on your computer when visiting a Site. This text file stores information that can be read by the Site when visiting it again at a later date. Cookies can be installed by the server of the Site you visit or by partners of that Site. A Site’s server can only read the Cookies it has installed itself and has no access to other information found in your computer or mobile device. Cookies are stored in the folder of your browser on your computer or mobile device. Cookies generally make the interaction between the visitor and the Site faster and easier, and help the visitor navigate between the different parts of a Site. Some of these Cookies are necessary because otherwise the site is unable to function properly. Other Cookies are convenient for the visitor: they remember your username in a secure way as well as your language preferences, for example. Cookies mean that you do not need to fill out the same information each time you visit a Site. Under no circumstances will we use the collected data for profiling or making automated decisions about your person
Where do Cookies come from?
Based on the origin of Cookies, we make a distinction between first-party and third-party Cookies.
First-party Cookies- First-party Cookies are direct Cookies that we manage ourselves. They are specific to the Site. It is the Site that creates and places the Cookies to function properly, for example.
Third party Cookies- Third party Cookies are Cookies that are managed or placed by a third party and not by us. This happens during your Site visit. Third party Cookies therefore ensure that certain data is sent to third parties through your visit of the Site. These are, for example, social media Cookies or Cookies from advertisers, which ensure that you get to see advertisements. Although we do not manage or place these Cookies ourselves, we do our utmost to ensure that the placement of these Cookies by third parties via our platforms is as controlled as possible.
- Necessary Cookies
- Functional Cookies
- Performance Cookies
- Advertisement Cookies
- Social media Cookies
These Cookies are indispensable for visiting our Sites and using certain parts of the Sites. For instance, they allow you to navigate between the different parts of the Site and fill in forms.
We use these Cookies to guarantee the following benefits, among others:
- Remember information that you enter or indicate on the various pages. This way, you do not always have to fill in or indicate all your data or preferences again.
- Save settings for an optimal video display, such as the desired buffer size and the resolution data of your screen.
- Read out your browser settings for an optimal display of our Site on your screen.
- Fill in the advertising space on our Site in the best possible technical way. This enables us to avoid that the same advertisements are shown all the time, advertisers can measure the impact of the advertisements, or we can detect and tackle possible abuses via the advertising space.
- Load the Site evenly, so that it always remains accessible.
No permission is required for the use of these Cookies and they cannot be disabled.
Functional Cookies are Cookies that make it easier for our Sites to work, make them more pleasant for visitors, and ensure that you have a more personalized browsing experience. For example, these Cookies can remember your language choice and customer segment.
We use performance Cookies to obtain information about visitors’ use of our Sites, in order to improve the content of our Sites, adapt them to the wishes of visitors, and make them more user-friendly. For instance, there is a Cookie that counts the number of unique visitors, and a Cookie that keeps track of the most popular pages.
Advertisement Cookies track your browsing behavior on our Sites to build your user profile. This profile is then used to show you advertisements that match your personal interests.
Social Media Cookies
Social Media Cookies are used to enable the integration of social networking sites on our Sites In addition, BELGAN content can be shared by buttons on social networking sites. Examples of these social media are Facebook, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter. These third parties may place Cookies on our Site to collect data. We ourselves have no influence on what those social media do with their Cookies. For more information about these Cookies, we would like to refer you to the statements that these third parties provide on their own websites. Please note that these statements may change from time to time.
How long will Cookies last
Temporary Cookies are stored temporarily in your browser or (mobile) application. This means that those Cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser or (mobile) application.
Permanent Cookies remain on your computer or mobile device, even if you have closed your browser or (mobile) application. Thanks to permanent Cookies we can recognise you when you visit our Site or (mobile) application again later. Persistent Cookies remain on your device until a pre-defined end date is reached, until a new Cookie is installed, or until you delete them via the settings of your browser, (mobile) application or mobile device.
You can check the retention periods per Cookie in the list below.
Which Cookies are used on the BELGAN Site?
Essential Cookies cannot be refused if you want to surf on the BELGAN Site. All other Cookies can be declined if you want to surf on the BELGAN Site.
Your consent is not required for necessary and functional cookies. The data processed via these cookies serve the stated purposes to protect our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6.1(f) of the GDPR, including the proper functioning of the Site.
The data collected and processed through preference, statistical and marketing cookies will only be used if you give your consent in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR for the provision of personalised content, for statistical purposes to improve the user experience and for marketing purposes. You can change/withdraw your consent by clicking on “Cookie Settings” at the bottom of the Site.
How to disable Cookies?
To use the Site of BELGAN, it is advisable to activate Cookies on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Without Cookies enabled, we may not be able to guarantee a hassle-free visit to our Site. If you nevertheless prefer to restrict, block, or delete Cookies from BELGAN, you can manage your browser settings as described below.
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-Cookies-and-site-data-firefox
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
- Safari mobile: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265
- Internet explorer : https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/delete-and-manage-Cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d
- Microsoft Edge : https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-edge/delete-Cookies-in-microsoft-edge-63947406-40ac-c3b8-57b9-2a946a29ae09
Do I need to read any other BELGAN statements?
Who can I contact if I have further questions or complaints about Cookies?
If you have a data protection concern, please contact us by using the following E-mail: email@example.com. We will respond to questions or concerns within 30 days.
We make every effort to handle your personal data in a careful and legitimate manner in accordance with the applicable regulations. Nevertheless, if you believe that your rights have been violated and if you do not find an answer to your concerns within our company, you are free to lodge a complaint with the Belgian Data Protection Authority: https://www.dataprotectionauthority.be/citizen
You may additionally address a court if you believe that you would suffer damage because of the processing of your personal data.
Can this Cookie Statement change?
This Cookie Statement can be changed if required by our Site or applicable legislation. It is possible that there will be new applications in which we will collect or want to use your data in a different way. Of course, we will let you know when there are important changes, and we will ask your permission if necessary.
If after reading this Cookie Statement (“Cookie Statement”) you still have questions or comments about Cookies, you can always contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.