1. What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file with a unique code that allows websites to store certain information about a user's device. When you visit the website again, the cookie may be sent back to the website server. This ensures, among other things, that the website recognises your browser (e.g., Chrome, Edge, Safari) so that you can navigate quickly and easily.
It contains several pieces of data, including the name of the server that deposited it, an identifier in the form of a unique number, the pages and tabs you clicked on, the type of browser you are using and an expiry date. Cookies have different functions, for example recording information about the user's navigation on the site (audience measurement, etc.).
Read on to learn about the cookies that may be deposited on your terminal as well as about how to make your setting preferences.
In general, cookies have a certain retention period after which they can no longer be used. Some cookies are only stored for the duration of a session. You can check these retention periods in the cookie settings. By managing your cookie settings, you can also see which functional cookies we use as well as the technical name, host, retention period, type and category of cookies used.
2. Which cookies are on our site?
In order to provide you with the best possible user experience, we use internal cookies. These are cookies which we issue and which are strictly necessary for the operation of our site or to enable us to establish statistics on the use of our site.
When you browse our site, third-party cookies may also be placed on your terminal by third-party companies for the purposes described below, subject to your choice.
A. Internal cookies
We are the originator of the internal ("first party") cookies. This category includes functional and performance cookies.
These are cookies that are essential for browsing the site, accessing its functions and identifying any operating errors. Without these cookies, the site could not function normally. Eliminating them would significantly limit the smoothness of browsing.
Although not essential for browsing the site, these cookies make it possible to optimise its operation and to enhance your navigation by memorising, for example, information relating to a form that you have filled in on the site or the display preferences of your terminal (resolution, operating system, etc.) or to offer you personalised services and content. In addition, the use of this type of cookie makes it possible to get statistics on the number of visitors to our site and thereby improve navigation in our spaces.
B. Third-party cookies
In addition, the social plug-ins that exist on our site make it easy to share content on different social media or to send the link by email. When you use these sharing buttons, a third-party cookie is set to link the content you view on our site with your user account on the social medium selected.
Third-party companies may place cookies in order to identify your interests in relation to the content viewed on our site and thereby personalise the advertising offer addressed to you outside our site. These cookies may be deposited when you browse our site or when you open emails from us. We ensure that partner companies process the information collected on the site in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the regulations.
3. How are cookies configured?
In general, your choices regarding cookies can be made through your browser.
Internal cookies (see above) can be configured online directly on our site. Third-party cookies must be configured by visiting the issuing site (see below) or the European platform for this purpose (see below).
A. Configuring in your browser
When you visit the website for the first time, your browser will inform you that cookies may be deposited in your terminal. This information will be visible in a banner. You will then be asked to either accept cookies as set by default, or to set them in your browser according to your preferences or from our site.
If you want to know which cookies are installed on your device or if you want to delete them, you can use a setting in your browser. You can find more information on how to do this via the links below.
Are you using another browser? Check whether the procedure for your browser is listed on the website http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies. This site is only available in English.
B. Configuring from our site
On our site you can configure the cookies that we place on your terminal when you first log on or by clicking on this link.
4. Your rights, data controller
The term "controller" refers to any entity that determines the purposes and means of the processing operation(s) it carries out. EQUANS BELUX SA and each subsidiary or branch office acts as the data controller(s) for personal data under their respective control.
Equans Belux SA, company number: BE0774666348.
Address: Koning Albert II laan 19, 1000 Brussels
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel.: +32 2/370.31.11
5. Cookies notice update
We may update this cookie notice at any time. Therefore, the user is advised to refer to this notice regularly.