1. Who is responsible for data processing?
The joint data controllers are Euroconsumers SA, incorporated in the RCS (Trade & Company Register) with number B33096 and with registered offices at Avenue Guillaume 13 b, 1651 Luxembourg (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg), and Euroconsumers AISBL, incorporated in the BCE (Crossroad Bank of Enterprises) with number 0465.936.134 and with registered offices at Rue de Hollande 13, 1060 Bruxelles. The joint controllers, hereinafter collectively referred to as “Euroconsumers”, can be contacted by email for questions relating to cookies at the address firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. What are cookies and how are they used on this website?
Cookies are small data or text files generated by a website and placed on your computer or on any other device you are using to access the website (smartphone, tablet…). Each cookie contains a unique code that allows to recognize your browser when you visit the website or to improve your experience on later visits. The content of a cookie generally consists of the name of the server that installed it, an expiration date, and a unique numerical code.
Cookies can have different purposes: for example, there are technical cookies (for language settings), session cookies (temporary) and tracking cookies (cookies that record user behaviour on the website to offer a better experience).
Session cookies store information locally on your device for the duration of your visit and expire at the end of your browsing session, i.e. when you close your browser window, the session, cookie and information it collected are deleted. Persistent cookies are stored on your computer or other device and they remain there after you close your session until you delete them manually or until your browser deletes them based on the pre-determined period contained within the persistent cookie’s file.
Cookies may be installed by the server of the website being visited or by a partner with whom this website collaborates. The website server can only read cookies that it has set itself. It does not have access to other information on the user’s computer or mobile device.
3. Euroconsumers uses the following cookies on its website:
On this website we use the following categories of cookies: strictly necessary or functional cookies, personalization cookies, analytical cookies, as well as advertising cookies.
3.1. Functional cookies
These cookies are essential to guarantee the security of the website, to make it work properly and for the user to be able to consult the website in a friendly way. In most cases, these cookies are set in response to user actions and correspond to a request for services, such as registering privacy preferences, logging in or filling out forms. You can set your browser to block these cookies, but some areas of the website will no longer work.
Strictly necessary cookies can be installed without the user’s consent, as they are essential for the normal functioning of the website. Disabling cookies may prevent the use of some features of the site.
3.2. Analytical cookies
These cookies collect information about how you use this site, such as which pages you have visited, and which links you have clicked on. Their sole purpose is to improve the functionality of the site, its dynamic adaptations of the site and its content, as well as to provide us with statistics on the number of visits to a particular page.
These cookies may be placed by Euroconsumers as well as by a limited number of Euroconsumers’ subcontractors.
These cookies can only be placed after you have actively given your consent to do so.
In order to be able to analyze the way in which the site is used, we use the services of the following subcontractors:
3.2.1. Google (services: Google 360, Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager)
We have taken care to configure Google’s services with the priority of safeguarding your privacy, in such a way that this data cannot be used by Google for itself or for companies other than Euroconsumers. Google will process this data to evaluate the use of this website, to compile reports on the activity on it.
The user can avoid the installation of cookies by adapting the parameters of his browser, but it must then be taken into account that it will no longer be possible to use all the functionalities of this website. You can also block the transmission of information, including your IP address, to Google by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available here.
For more information about the data processing linked to this tool, see this page. The lifespan of this cookie is maximum 24 months.
3.4. Advertising cookies
These cookies track user’s online activity to help advertisers make their ads more relevant or limit the number of times an ad is shown to you. These cookies have a maximum life of 24 months.
These cookies can only be placed on your computer with your explicit consent.
Euroconsumers allows third-party companies to place the following cookies through its website:
3.4.1. Google (services: GoogleAds, Youtube)
Sometimes advertising cookies may be placed on the domain of the site that the user is visiting. In the case of “Google” advertisements displayed on the Web, cookies (for example, cookies named “__gads” or “__gac”) may be placed on the domain of the site visited by the user. Unlike cookies which are placed on Google’s own domains, these cookies cannot be read by “Google” when the user is on a site other than the one on which they were placed. They are used for such purposes as measuring interactions with that domain’s ads and preventing the same ads from running too often.
“Google” also uses conversion cookies (for example, cookies named “__gcl”) whose primary purpose is to help advertisers determine how often people who click on their ads end up making decisions on their site (for example, making a purchase). These cookies allow Google and the advertiser to verify that the user has clicked on the ad and then visited the advertiser’s site. Conversion cookies are not used by Google for personalized advertising targeting and only persist for a limited time. Some cookies may also be used to measure conversions.
4. Cookie management
When you visit our website, you are asked to accept or reject all cookies and you have the option of accepting or rejecting categories of cookies, such as analytical cookies, personalization cookies and advertising cookies. These cookies will only be placed on your computer if and after you have accepted them. Whenever you want to change the cookies you accept, you can do it in our cookie wall.
Only strictly necessary cookies will be placed without your consent. You can delete cookies already installed on your computer or mobile device at any time.
You can also refuse the installation of all cookies at any time via your browser settings. Disabling cookies may mean that you can no longer use certain features of the website.
Blocking all cookies is done differently depending on the browser you are using. Please see the links below for more information on how to manage cookies with each of the major browsers:
4.1. For Microsoft Edge:
1. Click on “More …> Settings”
2. Select “Show advanced settings”
3. Under Privacy and Services> Cookies, select the option that suits you.
4.2. For Firefox:
1. Open the “Tools” menu
2. Select “Options”
3. Click on the “Privacy” tab
4. Choose the options you want or follow this link .
4.3. For Chrome:
1. Open the configuration menu
2. Select “Options”
3. Click on “Advanced options”
4. In the “Confidentiality” section, click on “Content settings”
5. Choose the desired options or find these explanations by following this link.
4.4. For Safari:
1. Choose “Safari> Preferences”
2. Click on “Security”
3. In the “Accept cookies” section, choose the desired options.
4.5. For Opera:
1. Open the “Tools” or “Settings” menu
2. Select “Delete private data”
3. Click on the “Detailed options” tab
4. Choose the desired options.
5. Does the policy apply to linked websites?