1. Cookie Statement
1.1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are installed on your computer, smartphone or tablet when you visit a website or use an application.
Different types of cookies ensure that you can be recognized for various purposes, e.g. storing your language preference in order to make your visit to our websites more convenient. Thus you need not select your language each time you visit. Other cookies are anonymous and collect information on how visitors use a website or application.
When we mention “cookies” in this document, then we are talking about cookies and comparable technologies, such as software development kits (SDKs). These are used to accomplish the same goals in apps as cookies for browsers.
1.2. What type of cookies are there?
ADD distinguishes between 3 types of cookies. You will find a list of all the specific cookies that ADD uses in point 8.
Essential cookies are required for the operation of our websites and applications. These cookies are necessary for verifying your identity when you log in, for example.
Analysis cookies are anonymous cookies that collect information about the way visitors use our websites and applications (pages visited, average duration of visit, ...) to improve the operation of the sites and the applications in general.
ADD also uses a variety of other non-anonymous cookies to register your preferences or behaviour for various purposes:
- Functionality cookies make browsing more convenient, such as by remembering your language preference, for example
- Tracking cookies are used to track your browsing behaviour on one or more websites
A cookie can have multiple purposes.
1.3. How long do cookies remain?
Temporary cookies are temporarily stored in your browser or application. As soon as you close your browser or application, these cookies are automatically deleted.
Permanent cookies remain on your computer, tablet or smartphone, even after you close the browser or application. Permanent cookies make it possible to recognize you during a subsequent visit to the website. They remain on your device until their expiration date is reached, a new version of the cookie is installed, or you delete them manually.
1.4. Who installs and manages cookies?
First-party cookies are installed and managed by ADD. They are specific to the ADD website that is visited or the ADD application that is used.
Third-party cookies are installed and managed by a third party. They are installed during your visit to a ADD website or use of a ADD application. They ensure that your visit to the ADD website or application results in certain information being sent to third parties.
1.5. What about your privacy?
If ADD uses third-party cookies (please refer to point 1.4), then ADD ensures that third parties cannot identify you from the data that is stored in those cookies.
1.6. What is the impact your cookie preference?
If you accept cookies on the website www.add.be and you use different browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome) and you use multiple browsers (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome) then you must select a preference for each browser separately.
1.7. How to manage your cookies?
a. Accepting or refusing cookies for ADD websites and ADD applications
Do you want to accept cookies? Click on the button ‘Continue to browse this site’ or start browsing the website. If you do not wish to allow cookies than you can decide not to use the website or to follow the information in paragraph 1.7.d.
Note: legally, ADD does not need your permission to continue to use essential cookies (see 2, above), and changing your cookie preference does not change that.
b. Accepting or rejecting third-party cookies
You can manage the use of third-party cookies using these links: Google .
c. Do not track
In certain browsers you can choose not to be followed by websites (“Do not track”). ADD only considers its own cookie mechanism and does not support “Do not track”.
d. Accepting, refusing or deleting all cookies
You can refuse the installation of cookies via your browser settings. You can also remove all installed cookies from your computer or mobile device at any time. The method for refusing cookies in the most common browsers can be found on the following website: http://www.aboutcookies.org
1.8. Which cookies does ADD use and why?
Here is a list containing the cookies that ADD uses, who installs and manages them, and their lifespan and purpose.
2. Cookies on the ADD website
Where we mention ‘cookies’ in this document, we are referring to cookies and to comparable technologies, such as software development kits (SDKs). These are used to accomplish the same goals in apps as cookies for browsers.
1. Necessary cookies
Necessary cookies are used for:
• The correct functioning of the website at server level
• The correct functioning of the cookie choice
• Enhanced performance and error detection
• Saving settings and preferences
2. non-anonymous cookies
• These functionality cookies are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to to improve your experience in our websites and to remember your choice of language.
3. Analysis cookies
• Purpose: Google Universal Analytics is an analytical tool we use to measure how users utilise our websites and apps. The tool draws on a number of cookies to gather data and statistics about our websites and apps, without personally identifying users.
• third-party cookies placed and managed by Google
• Lifespan: persistent cookies with a maximum lifespan of 2 years
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