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Our cookie policy, applicable to visitors of our website.

Last updated 13 Sep 2017

Introduction

This Cookie Policy will help you understand how Sofico uses and protects any information that you give Sofico when you use this website, and what choices you have. Sofico is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.  

When we talk about “Sofico,” “we,” “our,” or “us” in this policy, we are referring to SOFICO NV, with registered office at Technologiepark 1, 9052 Zwijnaarde, Belgium, with registration number BE0404.484.060 (RPR Gent), responsible for the collection and processing of your Personal Data on this website. The processing of personal data by Sofico is governed by Belgian law. Sofico may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

About cookies

A 'Cookie' is a small piece of text that a website places in the browser of your (mobile) device. The cookie allows the site to remember who you are and serves a number of purposes.

Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can choose whether or not to accept cookies via your browser's settings (often found in your browser's Tools or Preferences menu). You may also delete cookies from your device at any time. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our websites' features.

Further information about managing cookies can be found in your browser's help file or through sites such as www.allaboutcookies.org.

Use of cookies on our website

As required by article 129, 1° of the Belgian Act on electronic communication of 13 June 2005 Sofico advises visitors of its websites about the use of cookies. However, we only uses cookies with a low risk for users, for which the Belgian Act on electronic communication of 13 June 2005 (AEC) does not require user consent. More detailed information about the types of cookies used can be found below.

Sofico does use some non-essential cookies. We do not do this to track individual users or to identify them, but to gain useful knowledge about how the site is used so that we can keep improving it for our users. Without the knowledge we gain from the systems that use these cookies we would not be able to provide the service we do.

We use Google Universal Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Universal Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the site. It counts the number of visitors and tells us things about their behavior overall – such as the typical length of stay on the site or the average number of pages a user views. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. In our analytical reports, we may obtain other identifiers including IP addresses, but this is for the purpose of identifying the number of unique visitors to our websites and geographic origin of visitor trends, and not to identify individual visitors.

This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages. Your consent applies to the following domains: www.sofico.global

Below is a list of the types of cookies used on our website:

  • “Session” Cookies are stored in the device’s memory only during a user's browsing session and are automatically deleted from the user's device when the browser is closed.
  • “Persistent” Cookies are stored on the user's device and are not deleted when the browser is closed, unless deleted by you. Permanent cookies can retain user preferences for a particular website, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions.
CategoryPurposeNameType & Expiry
Functional

Functional cookies are used to make the website work as expected. Some cookies are essential meaning the website cannot function properly without these cookies. We use other cookies to help recognize and remember you so we can remember your settings and preferences, such as your language preference.

Functional

Preserves users states across page requests.

For example, if an inquiry form is completed incorrectly, a message will be stored and presented to the user to indicate the errors in the submission.
When an inquiry form is submitted successfully, a message is stored and presented to the user thanking them for their inquiry.
No personal information is stored in this cookie.

PHPSESSID

Session
Deleted upon closing the browser

FunctionalRemembers the user's selected language version of our websitehl

Persistent
Expires after 1 year.

AnalyticsWe use Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.
The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
(info) For an overview of privacy at Google, you can visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245
Analytics

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

_ga

Persistent
Expires after 2 years.

AnalyticsRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website._gidPersistent
Expires after 24 hours.
Analytics

Used to manage the rate at which page view requests are made.

_gatPersistent
Expires after 1 minute.
Unclassified

Due to the nature of internet and web technology, we may not always have a view on third party cookies placed via our website. This could occur for instance when our web pages contain embedded elements; texts, documents, pictures or videos which are stored with a third party, but displayed on, or via our website.
Should you find cookies on this website which have not been identified above, then please let us know. Alternatively, you can contact the third party directly to inquire about their use of cookies, their purpose, the expiry of their cookies and in which way your privacy has been guaranteed.



How to disable cookies?

If you would like to block cookies, you can do so for the browser you use. When you disable cookies, remember that some graphics may not appear correctly, or that you may be unable to use certain applications or online services. If you wish to delete the placed cookies, you may do so by clearing your browser's cookies. You will find more information on how disable and/or delete cookies at the following link: http://www.aboutcookies.org/default.aspx - click on how to control or delete cookies.

Opting-out of Google Analytics

Website users that don’t want their data reported by Analytics can install the Analytics opt-out browser add-on, which instructs Analytics JavaScript to prohibit sending data to Analytics. This can affect data collection of Analytics technologies, including Universal Analytics and the User ID.

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