COOKIE OVERVIEW

Introduction

Websites employ various convenient and practical techniques that make them easier to use and as interesting as possible for every visitor. The best-known examples of such techniques are cookies and scripts (hereinafter collectively referred to as ‘cookies’). Cookies can be used by website owners or third parties such as advertisers that communicate via the website you are visiting.

The use of cookies is safe. No personal information, such as your telephone number or email address, can be derived from them. This means that cookies cannot be used for email and telemarketing campaigns.

We believe it is very important for you to know what cookies our website uses and for what purposes they are used, as we want to ensure both your privacy and the user-friendliness and financing of our website as effectively as possible. Below you can read more about the cookies that are used on and via our website and the purposes for which they are used.


 

Cookies to ensure that the website functions properly

Our website uses cookies to:

  1. Remember products that you add to your shopping basket during online shopping
  2. Remember information that you enter on the various pages during checkout or ordering, so that you don’t have to enter all your details again every time
  3. Pass on information from one page to the next, for example if a long survey is being completed or if you have to enter a lot of data when ordering online
  4. Save preferences such as language, location, desired number of search results to be displayed, etc.
  5. Save settings for optimal video display, such as desired buffer size and screen resolution
  6. Read your browser settings to be able to display our website optimally on your screen
  7. Detect abuse of our website and services, for example by registering the number of consecutive failed log-in attempts
  8. Spread the load on the website evenly to ensure that it remains accessible
  9. Offer the possibility to save log-in data so that you don’t have to re-enter it every time
  10. Make it possible to let us know what you think about our website

See below for a list of the cookies we use, the data they collect and how long they are used for.

 

Name Placed by For what reason
em_cdn_uid cdn.embedly.com 1
em_p_uid cdn.embedly.com 1
euCookie WordPress 4
hl Sanoma 4
lo_session_in Sanoma 9
phpbb3_bknwo_k phpbb 9
phpbb3_bknwo_u phpbb 9
pll_language Polylang 4
sm-push-client-firstvisit Sanoma 4
TawkConnectionTime Tawk 2
Tawk_591d91418028bb73270467db Tawk 2
_icl_current_language Sanoma 4
_icl_current_language WPML 4
_lorid Lucky Orange 2
_lo_u Lucky Orange 2
_lo_uid Lucky Orange 2
_lo_v Lucky Orange 2
_te_ Lucky Orange 2
__lotl Lucky Orange 2
__tawkuuid Tawk 2
gig_canary Gigya 9
gig_canary_ver Gigya 9
gig_hasGmid Gigya 9
lg Server cookie 4
pgid Server cookie 9
phpbb3_bknwo_sid phpbb 9
phpbb3_bknwo_sid Server cookie 9
PHPSESSID Server cookie 9
PHPSESSID Site-owned 9
SanomaWeb Sanoma 9
SanomaWeb Site-owned 9
SanomaWebSession Sanoma 9
SanomaWebSession Site-owned 9
sid Server cookie 9
_hjIncludedInSample Server cookie 9
_omappvp Server cookie 9
_omappvs Server cookie 9
_qual_restore_0F842783-905A-2C37-DE13-FC4A1FE1FCC9 Server cookie 4
_qual_restore_11B82AF9-ECC9-90CA-ECD0-C89FC36FBEFF Server cookie 4
_qual_restore_1345D4C9-AECC-3844-D6B7-DBF11912F43E Server cookie 4
_qual_restore_3CDD64C3-A8B5-4D21-CC33-BC3ABA46FEB8 Server cookie 4
_qual_restore_3DCAAC5B-E7BD-2226-EE64-6AE88CD13721 Server cookie 4
_qual_restore_3E40C76B-B0F9-A26E-EA26-718A04FB144F Server cookie 4
_qual_restore_4444CAAA-A3D2-3268-8658-5FDE6325A2A2 Server cookie 4
_qual_restore_44716BE8-B45B-B16F-6342-432636284D85 Server cookie 4
_qual_restore_476E6733-B112-48CA-2C16-92DD5684EB57 Server cookie 4
_qual_restore_4C708B61-B0E0-3741-477F-786451EA8DDF Server cookie 4
_qual_restore_4ECE9992-A894-5B19-43FB-BF2CBC656778 Server cookie 4
_qual_restore_74204B8C-C98B-9B9A-BB6F-5DB0A1C350F2 Server cookie 4
_qual_restore_868F69B6-960E-A3FE-7646-D153CD4AF6FA Server cookie 4
_qual_restore_B1C484CA-EE4F-65E7-556E-82EB5BEB3B8E Server cookie 4
_qual_restore_B310059B-CB7C-7BF2-E515-C2DE328058BD Server cookie 4
_qual_restore_D0AB6616-0F08-AEB4-41DD-96D89B3DC319 Server cookie 4

 

This information was first published on 25/05/2018. It may be the case that the above overview, despite our best efforts, is not yet 100% complete. We are working on completing it. If you come across a cookie that is not on this list, you can report this to us at customerservice.privacy.be@sanoma.com.


Cookies to help us measure the use of the website

In order to determine which parts of the website are of most interest to our visitors, we use third-party software to try to measure continuously how many visitors we have to our website and what gets the most views. We use cookies for this.

Statistics are generated from the information we collect in this way. These statistics give us an insight into how often our website is visited, where exactly visitors spend the most time and so on.

This enables us to make the structure, navigation and content of the website as easy for you to use as possible. We don’t relate statistics and other reports to identify individuals.

We use cookies to:

  1. Monitor the number of visitors to our web pages
  2. Monitor the length of time each visitor spends on our web pages
  3. Determine the order in which visitors visit the various pages on our website
  4. Assess which parts of our site need to be modified
  5. Optimise the website

See below for a list of the cookies we use to compile statistics, the data they collect and how long they are used for.

 

Name Placed by For what reason
_dc_gtm_UA-10573380-1 Google 4
_dc_gtm_UA-17034668-1 Google 4
_dc_gtm_UA-20649490-1 Google 4
_dc_gtm_UA-22520751-1 Google 4
_dc_gtm_UA-29297201-1 Google 4
_dc_gtm_UA-4896958-1 Google 4
_dc_gtm_UA-4897407-1 Google 4
_dc_gtm_UA-72230483-1 Google 4
_dc_gtm_UA-8473248-3 Google 4
_dc_gtm_UA-8473248-4 Google 4
_ga Google Analytics 1
_gat Google Analytics 1
_gat_flexile Google Analytics 1
_gat_omTrackerfv8kjwac88cdot8bxnuz Google Analytics 1
_gat_omTrackeryluxei5oclinwmm62brc Google Analytics 1
_gat_UA-10573380-1 Google Analytics 1
_gat_UA-17034668-1 Google Analytics 1
_gat_UA-19476698-1 Google Analytics 1
_gat_UA-22520751-1 Google Analytics 1
_gat_UA-29297201-1 Google Analytics 1
_gat_UA-3408055-1 Google Analytics 1
_gat_UA-4896958-1 Google Analytics 1
_gat_UA-4897407-1 Google Analytics 1
_gat_UA-72230483-1 Google Analytics 1
_gat_UA-73115069-2 Google Analytics 1
_gat_UA-8473248-3 Google Analytics 1
_gat_UA-8473248-4 Google Analytics 1
_gat_UA-93933720-1 Google Analytics 1
_gid Google Analytics 1
_vwo_uuid_v2 Visual Website Optimizer 5
__utma Google Analytics 1
__utmb Google Analytics 1
__utmc Google Analytics 1
__utmt Google Analytics 1
__utmz Google Analytics 1

 

This information was first published on 25/05/2018. It may be the case that the above overview, despite our best efforts, is not yet 100% complete. We are working on completing it. If you come across a cookie that is not on this list, you can report this to us at customerservice.privacy.be@sanoma.com.

For information about the cookies installed by third parties and the data they may collect with them, refer to the statements on this subject made by these parties on their own websites; see the links below. Note that these statements are liable to change regularly. Sanoma has no control over this.


Cookies for sharing the content of our website on social media

Articles and videos that you view on our website can be shared on social media by means of buttons.
These buttons function using cookies from the social media providers, ensuring that they recognise you when you want to share an article or video.

These cookies therefore make it possible for:

  1. logged-in users of selected social media to share certain content on our website directly

 

Name Placed by For what reason
__atuvc AddThis 1
__atuvs AddThis 1

 

For information about the cookies installed by social media providers and the data they may collect with them, refer to the statements on this subject made by these parties on their own websites; see the links below. Note that these statements are liable to change regularly. Sanoma has no control over this.

This information was first published on 25/05/2018. It may be the case that the above overview, despite our best efforts, is not yet 100% complete. We are working on completing it. If you come across a cookie that is not on this list, you can report this to us at customerservice.privacy.be@sanoma.com.


Cookies to show ads

Our website shows your ads. These ads are a necessary source of income for us, which we use to finance our website.

Some ads (or video messages) use cookies. These ads are placed by us on our website.

The cookies make it possible to:

  1. Keep track of which ads you have already seen in order to prevent you from constantly being shown the same ads
  2. Keep track of how many visitors click on an ad in order to charge the advertiser correctly
  3. Keep track of how many orders are placed via the ad in order to charge the advertiser correctly

Incidentally, if cookies of this sort are not used, you will still be shown ads, as there are also ads that don’t use cookies. These ads may, for example, be adapted to the content of the website. This type of content-dependent Internet advertising is comparable with television advertising. For example, if you are watching a TV programme about cooking, you will often see ads about cooking products in the ad breaks.

See below for a list of the cookies that media agencies, advertising networks and/or we ourselves use in combination with ads, the data they collect and how long they are used for. Advertising networks and media agencies are businesses that act as intermediaries between website owners and advertisers.

Name Placed by For what reason
__ar_v4 Google 1
__gfp_64b Google 1
__gads Google Adsense  1

 

This information was first published on 25/05/2018. It may be the case that the above overview, despite our best efforts, is not yet 100% complete. We are working on completing it. If you come across a cookie that is not on this list, you can report this to us at customerservice.privacy.be@sanoma.com.

For information about the cookies installed by third parties for advertising purposes, refer to the statements on this subject made by these parties on their own websites; see the names and links below. Note that these statements are liable to change regularly. Sanoma has no control over this.


Cookies for behaviour-dependent web page content

Our goal is to provide visitors to our website with information that is as relevant to them as possible. This is why we try to adapt our site to every visitor as far as possible. We do this not only through the content of our website, but also through the ads that are shown.

To be able to make these adaptations, we try to gain a picture of your probable interests based on our websites that you visit on the Internet, but without building up a profile that can be traced back to an individual. We use these interests to adapt the content and ads on our website to different groups of customers. For example, on the basis of your surfing behaviour, you may be placed in a particular category, such as ‘men aged 30 to 45, married with children and interested in football’. Naturally this group will then be shown different ads from the category ‘women aged 20 to 30 years, single and interested in travel’.

Third parties who install cookies via our website may also try to find out your interests in this way. The information about your current website visit may in this case be combined with information from previous visits to websites other than ours.
Incidentally, if cookies of this sort are not used, this doesn’t mean that you will no longer be shown ads on our site. It merely means that ads will no longer be tailored to your interests.

These cookies make it possible:

  1. For websites to register your visit in order to work out your interests
  2. To check whether you have clicked on an ad
  3. To pass on information about your surfing behaviour to other websites
  4. For third-party services to be used to show you ads
  5. For more interesting ads to be shown based on your social media use

See below for a list of cookies, the data they collect and how long they are used for.

This information was first published on 25/05/2018. It may be the case that the above overview, despite our best efforts, is not yet 100% complete. We are working on completing it. If you come across a cookie that is not on this list, you can report this to us at customerservice.privacy.be@sanoma.com.

For information about the cookies installed by third parties, refer to the statements on this subject made by these parties on their own websites; see the links below. Note that these statements are liable to change regularly. Sanoma has no control over this.


Other / unexpected cookies

Because of the way in which the Internet and websites work, we may not always be aware of the cookies that third parties install via our website. This is especially the case if our web pages contain embedded elements: these are texts, documents, images or films that are stored by another party but shown on, in or via our website.
Should you come across cookies on this website that fall into this category and that we have therefore not mentioned above, please let us know. Alternatively you can contact the third party directly and ask which cookies they install, what the reason for installing them is, what the lifespan of the cookie is and how your privacy is protected.


Browser settings

If you don’t want websites to install cookies on your computer at all, you can adjust your browser settings so that you are given a warning before cookies are installed. You can also adjust the settings so that your browser refuses all cookies or refuses cookies from third parties. You can also delete cookies that have already been installed. Note that you must adjust the settings separately for each browser and computer you use.

Bear in mind that if you refuse cookies, we can no longer guarantee that our website will work properly. Some functions of the site may be lost or you may no longer be able to see certain websites at all. In addition, refusing cookies or enabling ‘do not track’ doesn’t mean that you will stop seeing ads. It merely means that the ads will no longer be tailored to your interests and will be repeated more often.
The way to adjust your settings differs from browser to browser. Consult your browser’s help function if necessary, or click on one of the icons below to go directly to your browser’s guide. If you want to switch off cookies from specific parties, you can do so at www.youronlinechoices.eu.

A few final points

We will need to adjust these statements from time to time, for example because our website or the rules governing cookies have changed. We may change the content of the statements and the cookies that are listed at any time and without prior notice. You can find the most recent version on this web page.
If you have any questions and/or comments, please contact customerservice.privacy.be@sanoma.com

Revised on 25/05/2018