- What is a cookie?
Our website uses technology called « cookies » or other similar technologies. A cookie is a small data file that our web server sends to your computer as soon as you access our website and which includes a unique identification number. Some cookies are essential for the use of our website. They generally allow easier 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 personalize the content displayed. Finally, cookies can also be used for statistical purposes to better understand how visitors use our Site and the tools and services we offer there.
COGITUS undertakes to comply with the Belgian law of 10 July 2012 laying down various provisions in the area of electronic communications and transposing into Belgian law all of the European regulations entitled « Telecom Package » regulating communication networks and electronic services ( Directive (2009/140 / EC), Directive (2009/136 / EC) and Regulation (EC) No. 1211/2009) as well as the subsequent modifications. This is why, we inform you about the type of cookies we use, their purpose, their retention period and the methods in order to modify your privacy settings in order to restrict the use of certain cookies.
- What types of Cookies does COGITUS use?
We use the following cookies on our website:
a) Essential and technical cookies
These are cookies essential for all browsing. These Cookies are not directly accessed or stored by our site. They also contain no other data than your IP address, necessary for your browsing on the Internet. These are, for example, Cookies that help you navigate the Site and return to previous pages, or performance or load balancing cookies.
b) Functionality cookies
In cases where this proves useful, we may use functionality cookies to remember the choices you make on our site. This information is only stored on your workstation and is used by us anonymously.
c) Statistics and performance cookies
Statistical or analytical cookies collect information about your navigation on our site and allow us to improve the user-friendliness, the content and to better adapt the site to your wishes. Statistical analysis is strictly anonymous and allows us to identify in particular the most visited pages, the duration of visits and to know the overall usage habits of the site. It is also the means to detect navigation difficulties on our site and to assess the effectiveness of our services.
The pages you visit may also collect information using « pixel tags » (also called « transparent gifs »), shared with third parties who are directly involved in our promotional operations and the development of our sites. This information, however, does not identify you individually,
d) Third party cookies
Our site may present cookies from third-party partners or advertisers.
Third parties are notified of your visit to our site through their cookies. By storing their cookies on your workstation, these third parties can recognize you during a subsequent visit to their site. Social media cookies (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube) also allow you to share the content of the website visited on your social networks. These cookies can be blocked or deleted by your browser options. In addition, we offer you the possibility of refusing these cookies when you visit our site.
For more information on the use of your personal data in relation to social networks, and since social network cookies are managed by the editor of the social network site, we invite you to consult the privacy policies of the networks social third parties concerned.
Our site uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses internal cookies to generate reports on the interactions of Users of the Baia site. However, the Cookies used do not make it possible to personally identify Internet users. The data stored in Google Analytics are deleted according to the legal deadline (13 months) and you have the right to access, port and delete this data.
The three cookies deposited by Google Analytics are the following cookies:
_ga, _gat and _gid
They record an encrypted unique identifier, which is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the site. They do not in any way allow you to be identified, neither during your visit, nor during the analysis of the data.
_GA: Is a cookie associated with Google Universal Analytics, which is an update of the most used Google analysis service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a customer ID. It is incorporated into every page request on a site and is used to calculate visitor, session, and campaign data for site analytics reports. It is scheduled to expire after 13 months.
_GID: This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It stores and updates a unique value for each page visited.
_GAT: This cookie is associated with Google Universal Analytics. It is used to throttle request throughput, which limits data collection on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes.
You can unsubscribe from Google Analytics at any time via the following site:
- Storage life of cookies
Most of the cookies we use are session cookies. These cookies make it possible to facilitate the operations carried out on our site during a browsing session. Your session begins when your internet browser screen opens and ends when you close it. Session cookies are temporary and are deleted as soon as you close your browser.
Other cookies used are permanent cookies. They remain on your hard drive for a predefined period, normally 13 months, or until you delete them. They are activated each time you visit the website that placed this cookie (e.g. cookies placed by social media).
- Managing cookies
You can refuse third party cookies when the request for acceptance is offered to you. You can also desactivate cookies and oppose their registration by configuring your browser appropriately. You can finally delete the cookies already installed on your computer or on your mobile device at any time.
To change your browser settings to restrict cookies, please find below the instructions for the most common web browsers:
For Internet Explorer
– In Internet Explorer, choose the « Tools » menu then « Internet options »
– Choose the « Confidentiality » tab
– Under the « Confidentiality » tab, select the desired level using the cursor (the settings above ‘average’ deactivate cookies).
– Click on « OK ».
– For more information: Cookies-InternetExplorer
For Mozilla Firefox
– In « Firefox » choose the « Preferences » menu
– In the « Privacy and security » tab, select the options that suit you
– Click on « OK ».
– For more information: Cookies-Mozilla
For the Google Chrome browser
– Click on « Settings » at the top of your browser window.
– then click on « Advanced settings »
– In the « Confidentiality » section, click on « site settings »
– click on cookies
– you can then choose between:
– Activate cookies: next to « Blocked », put the button in the activated position.
– Deactivate cookies: deactivate the option « Allow sites to save / read cookie data. »
Ø For more information: Cookies-GoogleChrome
For the Safari browser
– Click on « Safari » at the top of your browser window and select the « Preferences » option.
– Click on “Confidentiality” then choose your preferences
– Click on « Save ».
– for more information: cookies-safari
For the Opera browser
– Go to Settings then « Preferences ».
– Click on « Advanced » then choose the « Cookies » tab
– Then choose your preferences
– Click on « Ok ».
For any additional information in order to delete or control cookies, you can use the Help function of your browser. You can also get more details about cookies and how to control or delete them on the website http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. For the use and deletion of cookies in the browsers of mobile phones and tablet computers, please consult the manual for your electronic device.
- Additional information
If you have any questions or comments regarding cookies after reading this cookie statement, you can contact us by email at email@example.com or in writing to the following address:
Cogitus Avenue des Bouleaux 30 – 4053 Embourg