Cookie notice

1.      What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are stored on the hard disk of your computer, smartphone, tablet or other devices by the websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well to provide information to the owner of the website.


2.     What types of cookies exist?

A cookie can be classified by its purpose, lifespan and the domain to which it belongs.

Cookies can serve different purposes, such as:

  • cookies which allow the good functioning of a website or an application.
  • cookies which allow for certain preferences or histories to be saved so that you can easily navigate the website without having to reintroduce such information in a future visit (remembering the language chosen, the user names, passwords, etc.).
  • cookies which may analyze your behavior on the website to better understand your needs, adapt our website accordingly and provide you with a better user’s experience (which pages did you consult and for how long, number of visits of the website, from which location, etc.).

By lifespan, a cookie is either a:

  • session cookie: which is erased when the user closes the browser; or
  • persistent cookie: which remains on the user's computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.


As for the domain to which it belongs, there are either:

  • first-party cookies: which are set by the web server of the visited page and share the same domain
  • third-party cookies: stored by a different domain to the visited page's domain.


3.     Are there cookies on our website ?

Yes. Our website uses cookies to personalize content and to provide you with an improved user experience.

The following table explains what cookies the website is using :

Name :

Locale

Purpose/ Description :

This type of cookie will enable the website to remember the user’s language preferences: once user selects the language during the first time of his/her visit. This type of cookie helps the website to be more personalized (functional).

Session cookie or persistent cookie ?

Persistent

First-party cookies or third-party cookies ?

First-party

Data type

Language preference


Name :

JSESSIONID

Purpose/ Description :

This type of cookie is from Application /web Server to create a secure client session. This type of cookie is required for security reasons.

Session cookie or persistent cookie ?

Session

First-party cookies or third-party cookies ?

First-party

Data type

Anonymous identification


Name :

__SESSID__

Purpose/ Description :

This type of cookie is from Application/web Server. This type of cookie is set by the system to allow session persistence.

Session cookie or persistent cookie ?

Session

First-party cookies or third-party cookies ?

First-party


Anonymous identification


Name :

anonymousUserId

Purpose/ Description :

This type of cookie is from Application/web  Server. This can be disabled if needed. This is a functional cookie necessary for the proper functioning of the website.

Session cookie or persistent cookie ?

Persistent

First-party cookies or third-party cookies ?

First-party

Data type

Anonymous identification


Name :

TS********** (example : TS01be6977)

Purpose/ Description :

This type of cookie is used for Automatic Storage and is required for security reasons.

Session cookie or persistent cookie ?

Session

First-party cookies or third-party cookies ?

First-party

Data type

Anonymous identification


Name :

_ga

Purpose/ Description :

This type of cookies is used to distinguish users. This type of cookie is a Google tracking cookie.

Session cookie or persistent cookie ?

Session

First-party cookies or third-party cookies ?

First-party

Data type

Tracking


Name :

_gid

Purpose/ Description :

This type of cookies is used to distinguish users. This type of cookie is a Google tracking cookie.

Session cookie or persistent cookie ?

Persistent

First-party cookies or third-party cookies ?

First-party

Data type

Tracking


Name:

_gat_UA-********-*(example _gat_UA-66834055-4)

Purpose/ Description:

This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics. This is an external tracking cookie.

Session cookie or persistent cookie?

Persistent

First-party cookies or third-party cookies?

First-party

Data type

Tracking


Name:

Degroof-cookie

Purpose/ Description:

Enables the website to determine the visitors status on the consent in respect of cookies

Session cookie or persistent cookie?

Persistent

First-party cookies or third-party cookies?

First-party

Data type

Consents


Name:

ajs_anonymous_id, ajs_group_id, ajs_user_id

Purpose/ Description:

These cookies helps to track visitor’s usage and count the number of visits to page in the scope of measuring the application’s performance and stability.

Session cookie or persistent cookie?

Persistent

First-party cookies or third-party cookies?

First-party

Data type

Tracking


Name:

APISID, SSID, PREF, SID, SAPISID, HSID, id

Purpose/ Description:

These cookie are owned by google. Their purpose is to track users extensively both through its own products and sites, and the numerous technologies embedded into other websites around the world. It uses the data gathered from most of these services to profile the interests of web users and sell advertising space to organisations based on such interest profiles as well as aligning adverts to the content on the pages where its customer's adverts appear. 

Session cookie or persistent cookie?

Persistent

First-party cookies or third-party cookies?

Third-Party

Data type

Tracking


4.     You don’t want cookies to be used?

If you prefer that Degroof Petercam or our partners do not place (certain) cookies on your device, you can indicate so when you first use our website.

Please note that by deactivating (certain) cookies, it may happen that certain parts of the website will not function (fully) and that you do not have access to all functionalities.


5.     How can I manage my Cookies? 

If you wish to remove the tracking cookies, you can change your preferences at any time by using the link to cookie preference found below this section.

Please note though; that by dis-activating (certain) cookies, we will not be in the ability to guaranty that the website will be fully functional and/or that you will have access to all the functionalities.