2. What types of cookies are there?
2.1 There are different types of cookies. Some are necessary to enable the proper functioning of a website, others serve to improve and/or simplify its use:
2.1.1 Strictly necessary cookies;
2.1.2 Functional cookies;
2.1.3 Authentication cookies;
2.1.4 Performance cookies;
2.1.5 Targeting/Third-party cookies;
2.2 Strictly necessary cookies are necessary for the functioning of the websites of KOIS. These cookies do not collect any information about the user that can be used for marketing purposes and are essential to enable use the websites of KOIS. Such cookies are exempt from the requirement for consent, in accordance with article 129 of the Belgian law of 13 June 2005 on electronic communications.
2.3 Functionality cookies make it possible to memorise the user’s connection data, secure the user’s connection to the websites of KOIS and provide live assistance. These cookies do not collect any information about the user that can be used for marketing purposes. These cookies are also exempt from the consent requirement.
2.4 Authentication cookies enable users to identify themselves and access secure content. These cookies do not collect any information about the user that can be used for marketing purposes. These cookies are also exempt from the consent requirement.
2.5 Performance cookies enable KOIS to collect information about how users browse the websites of KOIS, and to adapt and improve its websites if necessary. KOIS is not able to identify the users using this type of cookie, and all the data collected by these cookies is processed anonymously. These cookies do not collect any information about the user that can be used for marketing purposes. These cookies are placed and used with the user’s consent.
2.6 Targeting/Third-party cookies. KOIS sometimes conducts advertising campaigns, often using third parties who can sometimes place cookies (or similar technologies) to assess with the success of the campaign or to display a targeted advertising tailored to a user’s interests or to limit the number of views per user. For example, links to the social networks or to videos on YouTube -who are third parties- can, if appropriate, place cookies on the websites of KOIS. These cookies are placed and used with the user’s consent.
2.7 If a user refuses the use of this type of cookie, only those pages and services that do not need these cookies can be displayed, viewed and used. The parts of the website of KOIS that allow the inclusion of third-party content – and therefore of third-party cookies – will no longer be accessible and a message will inform users of this.
2.8 A distinction must also be made between:
2.8.1 Session cookies; and
2.8.2 Permanent cookies.
2.9 Session cookies are automatically deleted from the computer’s hard disk or the memory of a user’s browser when they disconnect and/or close the browser.
2.10 Permanent cookies are stored on the computer’s hard disk or the memory of a user’s browser for a limited time (minutes, days or years) after the disconnection or the closure of the browser.
2.11 First party cookie: these cookies are stored by the domain (website) you are visiting directly.
2.12 Third party cookie: these cookies are stored in the user’s computer that is created by a website with a domain name other than the one the user is currently visiting.
3. What & why we process
3.1 The table below shows in detail the cookies used on the website of KOIS and the cookies used by third parties.
3.2 When visiting and using our website, we place cookies or use similar technologies through which we collect and process personal data pertaining to you. Such cookies and similar technologies include:
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||Necessary||Determines whether the user has accepted the cookie consent box||first-party||Permanent||1 day|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary||Necessary||Determines whether the user has accepted the cookie consent box||first-party||Permanent||1 day|
|rc::b||necessary||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots||third-party||Session||session|
|rc::a||necessary||This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.||third-party||session||session|
|_ga||performance||Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||first-party||permanent||2 years|
|_gat||performance||Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate||first-party||permanent||1 day|
|_gid||performance||registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.||first-party||permanent||1 day|
|collect||performance||Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across
devices and marketing channels.
|ads/ga-audiences||Targeting||Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor ‘s online behaviour across websites.||third-party||session||session|
|GPS||Targeting||Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.||third-party||permanent||1 day|
|IDE||Targeting||Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.||third-party||permanent||1 year|
|NID||Targeting||Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user’s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.||third-party||permanent||6 months|
|test_cookies||Targeting||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||third-party||permanent||1 day|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Targeting||Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.||third-party||permanent||179 days|
|YSC||Targeting||Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.||third-party||session||session|
|yt-remote-cast-installed||Targeting||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||third-party||session||session|
|yt-remote-connected-devices||Targeting||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||third-party||permanent||persistent|
|yt-remote-device-id||Targeting||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||third-party||permanent||persistent|
|yt-remote-fast-check-period||Targeting||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||third-party||session||session|
|yt-remote-session-app||Targeting||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||third-party||session||session|
|yt-remote-session-name||Targeting||Stores the user’s video player preferences using embedded YouTube video||third-party||session||session|
3.3 You can prevent cookies from being placed, or delete already placed cookies, by adjusting your settings in your browser. Help with adjusting these settings can be found on the website of the browser you use. Keep in mind that not allowing cookies when visiting the website may lead to some or all of the website functions not working properly.
4. Where we process
4.1 We and our third-party processors will only process your identifiable personal data in the EEA.
4.2 We may transfer your anonymized and/or aggregated data to organizations outside of the EEA. Should such transfer take place, we will ensure that there are appropriate safeguards in place to ensure the safety and integrity of your personal data as well as all rights with respect to personal data you might enjoy under applicable mandatory law.
5. How we process
5.3 We will take the appropriate technical and organizational measures to keep your personal data safe from unauthorized access or theft as well as accidental loss, tampering or destruction. Access by our personnel or personnel of our third-party processors will only be on a need-to-know basis and subject to strict confidentiality obligations. You understand, however, that safety and security are best efforts obligations only which can never be guaranteed.
6. Your rights
6.1 You have the right to request access to all personal data processed by us pertaining to you. Subsequent requests for access addressed to us that are manifestly submitted for causing nuisance or harm to us, will not be dealt with.
6.2 You have the right to ask that any personal data pertaining to you that are inaccurate, are corrected free of charge. If you have registered with our website, you can correct a lot of these data yourself via your profile. If a request for correction is submitted, such request shall be accompanied of proof of the flawed nature of the data for which correction is asked.
6.3 You have the right to withdraw the permission you have given us, but this withdrawal will not affect the data that we have already collected through cookies or similar technologies based on your prior consent. If you no longer want us to collect data via cookies or similar technologies, you can change your browser settings at any time or delete your cookies.
6.4 If the intended processing is qualified as direct marketing, you have the right to oppose such processing free of charge and without justification.
6.6 Instead of deletion you can also ask that we limit the processing of your personal data if and when (a) you contest the accuracy of that data, (b) the processing is illegitimate or (c) the data are no longer needed for the purposes listed but you need them to defend yourself in judicial proceedings.
6.7 If you wish to submit a request to exercise one or more of the rights listed above, you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Such request should clearly state which right you wish to exercise and the reasons for it if such is required. It should also be dated, signed and accompanied by a digitally scanned copy of your valid identity card proving your identity.
6.8 We will promptly inform you of having received this request. If the request proves valid, we shall honour it as soon as reasonably possible and at the latest thirty (30) days after having received the request.
6.9 If you have any complaint regarding the processing of your personal data by us, you may always contact us via the e-mail address: email@example.com. If you remain unsatisfied with our response, you are free to file a complaint with the competent data protection authority (list of DPA per country: http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080).
6.10 Where your personal data is processed based on consent or on a contract and the processing is carried out by automated means, you will have the right to receive the personal data concerning yourself, which you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and, where technically feasible, you will have the right to directly transmit those data to another service provider.