With this policy Dovesco NV and Dovesco MV Comm.V. (together with their respective legal successors hereinafter referred to as “Dovesco”) aim to inform visitors to this website about their policy on cookies.
Acceptance and refusal of cookies
However, Dovesco wishes to inform visitors that if they refuse to accept cookies, certain parts of the website will not function properly.
If the visitor does not change his or her cookie settings and chooses to 'continue’ when first visiting the website, Dovesco assumes that the visitor accepts the various types of cookies and their use.
Technical information about cookies
What is a cookie?
A cookie is an information file which is placed on the web browser of a computer or mobile device – such as a smartphone, iPhone or iPad – by the server of the website that the visitor is consulting. The cookie contains a code that can be read by the server that placed it on the visitor’s web browser. The website being visited does not have access to other information files located on the visitor’s computer or mobile device.
How is a cookie file structured?
A cookie file consists of the following components:
- The name of the server that placed the cookie file on the computer;
- An expiry date;
- A unique numerical code.
What are cookies for?
Cookies ensure that visitors to the website have the best possible experience. Among other things, this means enabling the visitor to navigate more quickly and easily between the different parts of the website and adjusting the content of the website to the visitor’s personal preferences, for example their preferred language.
Where can I find these cookies?
The cookies are placed in a separate folder for the web browser on the hard disk of the visitor’s computer or mobile device.
Are there different types of cookies?
The relevant legislation makes a distinction between functional or technically necessary cookies on the one hand (these are first-party cookies, where the stored information is passed back to the website that placed the cookie), and all other cookies on the other hand (third-party cookies, where the stored information is forwarded to another website to which it belongs). Functional cookies ensure the optimal functioning of the website, and aim to provide the visitor with as pleasant and smooth an experience as possible. Permission for this kind of cookies is not strictly necessary, as they are only stored for the current browser session.
A further distinction can be made according to the specific purpose of the cookie.
What are 'session' cookies and 'permanent' cookies and what is the difference between the two? The task of the session cookie is to recognise the web browser during the visit to the website, while the task of the permanent cookie is to recognise the web browser with a view to repeat visits to the website.
What are 'performance’ cookies? 'Performance' cookies monitor how the visitor uses the website. This enables the website administrator to adjust and optimise the content and ease of use of the website. For example, performance cookies enable daily tracking of how many different people have visited the different pages and which language version of the website is the most popular.
What are 'third-party' cookies? Third-party cookies are cookies that come from advertisements placed on the website by third parties. They are intended to adapt the advertisements and/or their contents to the visitor’s personal preferences. The visitor will only see the advertisements if he or she has not disabled third-party cookies, meaning that permission has been granted for them. The use of third-party cookies does not give either the website administrator or the advertisers (third parties) access to the visitor’s personal data.
What is 'embedded content'?
How can the visitor manage the cookies?
Visitors control the management of the cookies themselves. They can adjust the settings of their web browser according to their personal preferences. They can delete cookies which have already been installed at any time, and refuse new cookies by adjusting their browser settings.
Dovesco uses functional cookies in order to 'remember' visitors’ personal preferences and with a view to avoiding repetitive communication during repeat visits, such as requests to take part in an evaluation of the user experience.
Dovesco only uses the following cookies:
- If the necessary cookies are disabled the visitor will have the impression that certain parts of the websites are not working properly.
Visitors can change their cookie settings for the Dovesco website via their webbrowser in order to withdraw permission which was previously given.
If a visitor to the website also visits the website of a third party via a hyperlink on the Dovesco website, Dovesco advises the visitor to check the conditions of use of the relevant website administrator and find out about the third party's privacy and cookie policies.