- What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text and digits file that we store in your browser or on the hard drive of your computer. In this way, we can remember your preferences when using our website. As soon as you visit our website, you will be asked for permission to store the different categories of cookies that we use.
Cookies may include: having clicked on specific buttons, recording of the pages visited by the user, even months or years ago. Although cookies cannot contain viruses and cannot install malware on the guest computer, tracking cookies and especially third-party tracking cookies are often used as a way to compile long-term data of the browsing history of individuals – a big privacy concern that triggered European and American legislators to take action in 2011. This cookie statement is in accordance with the current Belgian law (Law of 10/07/2012 laying down provisions concerning electronic communication, BS 20/9/2012).
- Which cookies
First-party cookies are cookies that are stored by a website that is currently being visited by the user (e.g. cookies stored by GeoDynamics/mini-sites of GeoDynamics.
Third-party cookies are cookies that are stored by a domain name other than that of the website visited by the user. If a user visits a Website and a third party stores a cookie through that Website, then this is a third-party cookie (ex. cookies stored by Google, Twitter and Facebook).
Functional cookies are cookies that ensure that the website functions correctly (e.g. cookies for helpdesk cases or registration, language preferences, etc.).
Non-functional cookies are cookies that can be stored for statistical, social, targeting and commercial purposes. They have nothing to do with the purely technical support of the website. Cookies with statistical objectives allow checking which pages of the website you visit, where your computer is located, etc. Cookies with social objectives make it possible for the user to share the content of the visited website directly via social media with others. Cookies with targeting objectives allow for building a profile based on your surfing behaviour so that the displayed advertisements are tailored to your interests. Cookies with commercial objectives keep track of how many and which advertisements were shown to a user. Non-functional cookies can be first-party or third-party cookies.
Permanent cookies: These cookies remain on the user’s device for the duration determined in the cookie. They are activated each time the user visits the website that has stored this cookie (e.g. cookies stored by social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Google Analytics, etc.). Most non-functional cookies are permanent cookies.
Session cookies: These cookies allow for the simplification of the actions taken by a user and link to each other during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and ends when the user closes the browser window. Session cookies are stored temporarily. As soon as you close the browser, all session cookies will be deleted. Most functional cookies are session cookies.
- Disabling cookies
There are a number of options available to prevent the storage of cookies. Please visit the websites of the different browsers to learn how to block the storage of cookies. It is worth remembering that when you decide to delete all your cookies, you will most likely have to enter all your usernames and passwords on all the websites you visit, which you did not have to think about previously. As already mentioned, cookies can be a real asset to your browsing experience on the web. If you want to know more about cookies, please visit the website www.allaboutcookies.org. This website provides more information about cookies, explains in detail how to remove the cookies you find, and how you can allow trusted websites to store cookies on your computer.
- Contact GeoDynamics
- Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Via the postal service: GeoDynamics NV, Dumoulinlaan 9, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium
Date last adaptation: 25/05/2018