Cookie policy

This cookie policy provides you with the following information about the use of cookies on our website www.vincotte.be. The Vinçotte group consists of different companies which all have a joint website (www.vincotte.be). The following companies belong to the Vinçotte group (hereinafter “Vinçotte”):

Vinçotte International nv/sa CBE 0416.988.944 RPR Brussels

Vinçotte nv/sa CBE 0462.513.222 RPR Brussels

Vinçotte vzw/asbl CBE 0402.726.875 RPR Brussels

Vinçotte Academy nv/sa CBE 0438.362.202 RPR Brussels

The registered office of the aforementioned companies is located at B-1800 Vilvoorde, Jan Olieslagerslaan 35.

The website www.vincotte.be uses cookies to optimise the use of the website and your visitor experience. Vinçotte International nv/sa acts as data controller when Vinçotte processes the personal data of users of the online environment by means of cookies. Cookies will only be used if you give your explicit permission to do so.

The processing of your personal data will be in accordance with our privacy policy. You can read this policy on our website via this link. Vinçotte complies with the applicable data protection regulation, such as the General Data Protection Regulation and the national data protection legislation. These regulations cover the protection of your personal data and grant you rights with regard to your personal data.

The purpose of this cookie policy is to indicate what personal data Vinçotte collects through cookies and how we use your personal data after you have visited our website via a desktop computer, tablet, smartphone or another medium on which the cookies are installed.

Should you wish to receive more information regarding the cookies we use on the website, you may send an email to the following address: gdpr@vincotte.be.

What are cookies and what is their purpose?

Cookies are small text files placed on the hard disk of your device (e.g. computer, smartphone and tablet) when you visit a website - and therefore also our website. These little information files are saved by your internet browser in order to store easily specific information about your visit to our website. The server of our website is only able to read the cookies that are placed by our server. The server does not have access to other information stored on your device.

The information gathered using the cookies may include your visitors data, such as the IP-address, the login details and your preferences on our website (e.g. language choice). Cookies can only be used for the necessary technical support of the website, but can also be used for advertising purposes.

Types of cookies

There are different types of cookies. Cookies can be classified into a variety of categories depending on the following criteria.

Criteria 1: the purpose of the cookie

Based on the purpose, cookies can be divided into one of the following categories:

  • Essential/ Pure technical cookies: this type of cookie is necessary to make our website operational. If you decline these cookies, we cannot guarantee an optimal use of our website.
  • Functional cookies: these cookies allow our website to remember information about your choices and preferences you make on our website, such as language choice. If you decline these cookies, we cannot guarantee an optimal use of our website.
  • Analytic cookies: these cookies allow Vinçotte to collect information about your visitor behavior and the performance of our website in statistics. These results enable us to improve the use of our website and provide you as a visitor with a better user experience.
  • Marketing/ Tracking cookies: this type of cookies tracks the visitor’s surfing behavior and creates a user profile based on the tracked information. This user profile can be used to personalize the visitor’s experience.

Criteria 2: the domain that creates and stores the cookie on your device

Depending on the domain (website) that creates and stores the cookie, a distinction is made between:

  • First party cookies: these cookies are stored by Vinçotte directly.
  • Third party cookies: these cookies are created by another domain than the one of Vinçotte you are visiting directly (hence, third party). This occurs when Vinçotte incorporates elements from other websites, such as images, social media plugins (e.g. the Facebook 'like' button) or advertisements.

Criteria 3: storage period of cookies

Finally, there is another distinction made between:

  • Session cookies: this type of cookies is temporarily stored on your browser while you are visiting the website. This cookie will be automatically erased once you close your web browser.
  • Persistent cookies: these cookies are saved on your device, whether you close your browser or not. Persistent cookies allow Vinçotte to help remember your visitor’s information that you have previously saved on our website. These cookies are saved and stored on your device until their expiration date has been reached, a new version has been installed or if you manually delete them.

What type of cookies does Vinçotte use on www.vincotte.be?

The following tables give a clear overview of the cookies actually used by Vinçotte on her website www.vincotte.be This list was drawn up in December 2020, the most current list can always be found in our cookie hub.

Necessary cookies

Name

Purpose

First/ Third party cookie

Storage period

CRAFT_CSRF_TOKEN

This cookie will be created to facilitate protection against cross-site request forgeries. This helps to safeguard data as it is submitted through forms on the website.

First party cookie (vincotte.be)

Session

CraftSessionId

Craft relies on PHP sessions to maintain sessions across web requests. That is done via this PHP session cookie.

First party cookie (vincotte.be)

Session

Functional cookies

Name

Purpose

First/ Third party cookie

Storage period

lang

Session-based cookie that remembers the user's selected language version of a website.

Third party cookie (.ads.linkedin.com)

Session

lidc

Used by LinkedIn for routing.

Third party cookie (.linkedin.com)

1 day

Analytic cookies

Name

Purpose

First/ Third party cookie

Storage period

_hjid

Hotjar cookie. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to persist the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site on the browser. This ensures that behavior in subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID.

First party cookie (vincotte.be)

365 days

_ga

Contains a unique identifier used by Google Analytics to determine that two distinct hits belong to the same user across browsing sessions.

First party cookie (vincotte.be)

760 days

_gid

Contains a unique identifier used by Google Analytics to determine that two distinct hits belong to the same user across browsing sessions.

First party cookie (vincotte.be)

1 day

_hjAbsoluteSession

InProgress

The cookie is set so Hotjar can track the beginning of the user's journey for a total session count. It does not contain any identifiable information.

First party cookie (vincotte.be)

1 hour

_hjTLDTest

When the Hotjar script executes we try to determine the most generic cookie path we should use, instead of the page hostname. This is done so that cookies can be shared across subdomains (where applicable). To determine this, we try to store the _hjTLDTest cookie for different URL substring alternatives until it fails. After this check, the cookie is removed.

First party cookie (vincotte.be)

Session

_hjIncludeInPageviewSample

This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site's pageview limit.

First party cookie (vincotte.be)

1 hour

Bcookie

This cookie shares the content of the website via social media.

Third party cookie (.linkedin.com)

730 days, 12 hour

lissc

Used by LinkedIn for tracking the use of embedded services.

Third party cookie (.linkedin.com)

365 days

Marketing cookies

Name

Purpose

First/ Third party cookie

Storage period

_fbp

Facebook Pixel advertising first-party cookie. Used by Facebook to track visits across websites to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

First party cookie (vincotte.be)

90 days

Fr

Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.

Third party cookie (facebook.com)

90 days

UserMatchHistory

Contains a unique identifier used by LinkedIn to determine that two distinct hits belong to the same user across browsing sessions.

Third party cookie (.linkedin.com)

30 days

bscookie

Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.

Third party cookie (.linkedin.com)

730 days, 12 hour

Uncategorized cookies

Name

Purpose

First/ Third party cookie

Storage period

_gat_gtag_UA_217371_38

Used to analyse visitor browsing habits, flow, source and other information.

First party cookie (vincotte.be)

1 hour

_hjIncludeInSessionSample

This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the data sampling defined by your site's daily session limit.

First party cookie (vincotte.be)

1 hour

How will your personal data be used and shared?

Vinçotte may process and share the information it obtains through cookies with:

o companies belonging to the group and/or with affiliates of the group; or

o with any third party with whom you have requested us to share your personal data or with organizations to which you have consented to share information, such as Facebook or other social media acting as data controllers; or

o third parties who assist us with our services. Examples of third party activities include data analysis and marketing support providers. These third party companies gain access to the information processed through cookies, but only when strictly necessary to carry out their activities. They may not use your data for other purposes.

Transfer of personal data

Vinçotte does not transfer your personal data to third countries outside the European Economic Area.

How are the cookies on www.vincotte.be managed and how can you delete them yourself?

Through your browser settings you can manage, modify and delete the cookies. By deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies, certain parts or functions of our website may not be accessible or may not function properly.

You can manage the settings of the cookies at any time. Below you will find a link to the cookie settings for the browser you are using.

Google Chrome

Google Chrome Help: “Clear, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en-GB

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge Support: “Delete cookies in Microsoft Edge

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/delete-cookies-in-microsoft-edge-63947406-40ac-c3b8-57b9-2a946a29ae09

Mozilla Firefox

Support Mozilla: “Clear cookies and site data in Firefox

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox

Internet Explorer

Microsoft Support: “Delete and manage cookies

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d#:~:text=To%20delete%20cookies,box%2C%20and%20then%20select%20Delete.

Safari (MacOS)

Safari User Guide: “Manage cookies and website data in Safari on Mac

https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

Safari (iOS)

Apple support: “Clear the history and cookies from Safari on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201265

Your rights

You have the right to access your personal data processed by Vinçotte and to obtain a copy of your personal data in our possession. If your personal data has changed, you have the right to request us to rectify, supplement or delete any outdated, incorrect or incomplete data that we process. You also have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data and to object to the processing of your personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to receive and forward your personal data, which you have provided to a data controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format to another data controller.

If you have any questions regarding this cookie policy, how we process your personal data through cookies or if you would like to exercise your rights, you can contact Vinçotte via e-mail: gdpr@vincotte.be.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Authority in case you would not be satisfied with our reply on your questions. If you desire more information about the processing of your personal data or about your rights and how to exercise them, please read our privacy policy via [HYPERLINK].

Last update

We may change and update this cookie policy occasionally to ensure that the policy reflects in an up-to-date way which cookies are used and how we process your personal data at any given time. The updated version of this policy will be posted on the same webpage and will be effective immediately upon posting.

Please check back frequently to be informed about the information we collect and process, how and under what circumstances your personal data is processed and in which cases we share your personal data with third parties.

This Vinçotte cookie policy was last updated in December 2020.

We would like to thank you in advance for your interest in Vinçotte's services.