Cookie Policy

Last amended on: 16 June 2020

  1. General

    This Cookie Policy ("Cookie Policy") explains how Companyweb, with registered office at 1800 Vilvoorde, Leuvensesteenweg 248D, registered with the CBE (LER Brussels) under number 0869.703.978 ("Companyweb", "we", and "our") uses cookies and similar technologies to recognize you when you visit our website at www.companyweb.be ("Website") or use our Companyweb application (collectively referred to as the "Platforms"). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

    Please take the time to read this Cookie Policy carefully. If you have any questions or comments, please contact our Data Protection Officer at dpo@companyweb.be.

  2. Cookies

    1. Information about our use of cookies

      Our Platforms use cookies and similar technologies to distinguish your usage preferences from those of other users of our Platforms. This helps us to provide you with a better user experience when you use our Platforms and also allows us to optimize our Platforms.

      However, cookies and similar technologies do not allow for the systematic collection of data that could identify the users of our Platforms. They only help us to improve the operation of our Platforms, understand the interests of our users and measure how effective the content of our Platforms is

      Below you will find clear and full information about the cookies we use on our Platforms and their purpose.

      For further information about our use of cookies, please contact us at dpo@companyweb.be.

      We also collect certain information automatically from your device. More specifically, the information we automatically collect may include information such as your IP address, device type, unique device identifiers, browser type and other technical information. We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our Website, including the pages visited and the links clicked. Collecting this information allows us to better understand who the visitors to our Website are, where they come from, and what parts of our Website they are interested in. We use this information for our internal analytical purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our Website for our visitors.

    2. What is a cookie?

      A cookie is a small text and number file that we store in your browser or on your computer's hard drive. This allows us to remember your preferences when using our Platforms.

      Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will set cookies as soon as you visit our Platforms.

    3. Types of cookies

      Cookies can be subdivided according to their origin, their function and their lifespan.

      • First-party cookies are cookies placed by Companyweb when you use our Platforms.
      • Third-party cookies are cookies placed by a party other than Companyweb when you use our Platforms. (e.g. cookies placed by Google, LinkedIn and Facebook).
      • Functional cookies are cookies that ensure that the Platforms function properly (e.g. cookies for login or registration, language preferences, shopping baskets, etc.). Functional cookies are logically first party cookies.
      • Non-functional cookies are cookies that, among others, can be placed for statistical or social purposes. They have nothing to do with the purely technical support of the Platforms. Cookies with statistical purposes make it possible to determine which pages of a website you visit, where your computer is located, etc. Cookies for social purposes allow the user to share the content of the Platforms visited directly with others via social media. Non-functional cookies can be first-party or third-party cookies.
      • Persistent cookies: These cookies remain on the user's device for the duration defined in the cookie. They are activated each time the user visits the website or application that placed this cookie (e.g. cookies placed by social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Google Analytics etc). Most non-functional cookies are permanent cookies.
      • Session cookies: These cookies allow a user's actions to be simplified and linked during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser screen or application and ends when the user closes the browser screen or application. Session cookies are placed temporarily. As soon as you close the browser or application, all session cookies are deleted. Most functional cookies are session cookies.
    4. How can I control cookies?

      You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. In order to make optimal use of our Platforms and to allow us to support you in your use of our Platforms in the most optimal way, we recommend that you accept cookies. This can be done via your browser settings.

      You can block cookies by activating the browser setting that allows you to refuse the placing of cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block these cookies, you may not be able to access (certain parts of) our Platforms. Since the means by which you can refuse cookies via your web browser settings differ from browser to browser, you should consult the help menu of your browser for more information.

      If you wish to withdraw your consent, you must delete your cookies by changing your browser settings or the settings of your mobile device. For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please visit the following websites: https://www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that if you have disabled one or more cookies, we may still use information collected by these cookies before the cookie was disabled. However, we will stop collecting information through the opted-out cookie.

    5. Changing your browser settings

      Please note that web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings can usually be found in the 'Options' or 'Preferences' menu of your web browser. To better understand these settings, the following links may be helpful. If not, you should consult the 'Help' function in your web browser for more details.

    6. What cookies do we use on Companyweb.be?

      Please consult the below table for the different types of cookies we use and how to delete them.

      Type of Cookie Source and name Purpose Expiration Deletion
      Functional Companyweb - IAgreeToTheUseOfCookies Remembers that the user agreed to Companyweb's cookie policy. 1 year after last visit This cookie is strictly necessary in order to use the Platforms. You cannot block it.
      Functional Companyweb - acceptedCookieTypes Remembers the types of cookies the user has accepted. 1 year after last visit This cookie is strictly necessary in order to use the Platforms. You cannot block it.
      Functional Companyweb - .AspNetCore.Anti­forgery.QNHYJFGRBfE Support for different storage options for session data When closing the browser or the application This cookie is strictly necessary in order to use the Platforms. You cannot block it.
      Functional Companyweb - .AspNetCore.Cookies Support for different storage options for session data 1 year after last visit This cookie is strictly necessary in order to use the Platforms. You cannot block it.
      Functional Companyweb - .AspNetCore.Session Support for different storage options for session data When closing the browser or the application This cookie is strictly necessary in order to use the Platforms. You cannot block it.
      Functional Companyweb - session Support for different storage options for session data 1 year after last visit This cookie is strictly necessary in order to use the Platforms. You cannot block it.
      Functional Companyweb - login Remembering the username 1 year after last visit This cookie is strictly necessary in order to use the Platforms. You cannot block it.
      Functional Companyweb - auth Part of the registration procedure 1 year after last visit This cookie is strictly necessary in order to use the Platforms. You cannot block it.
      Functional Companyweb - channel Tracking the origin of the visitor 1 year after last visit This cookie is strictly necessary in order to use the Platforms. You cannot block it.
      Functional Browser update - browserupdateorg Notification that the user's browser version is no longer supported by Companyweb 1 week after last visit This cookie is strictly necessary in order to use the Platforms. You cannot block it.
      Preference cookie Companyweb - language Remembers the selected language of a user who is not logged in. 1 week after last visit Please note that web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings.
      Preference cookie Companyweb - visually-impaired Remembers the setting to display the website in larger letters. 1 week after last visit Please note that web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings.
      Analytical Google - _ga Analysis of the use of the Platforms 1 year after last visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
      Analytical Google - _gat_gtag_UA_127499885_1 Google Analytics 24h after last visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
      Analytical Google - _gid Google Analytics 24h after last visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
      Analytical Google - userId Analysis of the use of the Platforms 1 year after last visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
      Marketing LinkedIn - bcookie Used by LinkedIn to measure the use of integrated services 2 years after last visit Please note that web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings.
      Marketing LinkedIn - BizoID Used by LinkedIn to track users on different websites, to present relevant ads based on user preferences 29 days after last visit Please note that web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings.
      Marketing LinkedIn - bscookie Used by LinkedIn to measure the use of integrated services 2 years after last visit Please note that web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings.
      Marketing LinkedIn - lang Used by LinkedIn to remember the selected preferred language on a website When closing the browser or the application Please note that web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings.
      Marketing LinkedIn - lidc Used by LinkedIn to measure the use of integrated services 1 day after last visit Please note that web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings.
      Marketing LinkedIn - UserMatchHistory Used by LinkedIn to track users on different websites, to present relevant ads based on user preferences 29 days after last visit Please note that web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings.
      Marketing Facebook - Pixel Used by Facebook for ad targeting and ad tracking. 180 days Please note that web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings.

      For cookies placed by third parties (e.g. Google Analytics), we would like to refer you for additional information to the statements made by these third parties on their respective websites. Please note that we have no influence on the content of these statements, nor on the content of the cookies of these third parties.

    7. What about other tracking technologies, such as web beacons?

      From time to time, we may technologies similar to cookies, such as web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are small graphic files that contain a unique identifier that allows us to recognize when someone has visited our Website or opened an email we have sent them. This allows us, for example, to track users' Internet traffic from one page on our Website to another, or to measure the success of email marketing campaigns. In many cases, these technologies will depend on cookies to function properly, so refusing cookies will affect their operation.

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