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In the policy below, we inform you about the use of cookies on the website of Verzekeringskantoor Van Dessel. Our office uses cookies in accordance with the applicable legal requirements, our privacy statement and our cookie policy. This cookie policy gives you clear information about the cookies we use, the purpose for which we use them and how you can manage them. 

What are cookies, and why do we use them?

Cookies are small files that we store in your browser or on the hard drive of your computer. They serve to remember your preferences for a subsequent visit to our website, so that we can improve your visitor experience. We also use them to collect statistics about our visitors, which we subsequently use to optimise our website and to map out personal preferences.

Our system places these cookies automatically when you visit our website. By continuing to use our website, you explicitly accept the use of cookies. If you do not want this, you must indicate in your browser settings that you refuse cookies. We cannot guarantee that you will have access to all functions of our website if you block the cookies, however. How you can manage your cookies is explained further in this text.

Do you want more detailed information about cookies? You can find it here.

Which types of cookies are used?

The cookies that are used on our website can be subdivided into a number of categories.

  • Session cookies are cookies that keep track of certain preferences during a browsing session, but disappear when you close your browsing session.
  • Permanent cookies are cookies that are permanently placed on your device, at least until their duration period expires (this duration varies by type of cookie).
  • First-party cookies are cookies that are placed by a website that is being visited by a user at that time. These are their own cookies.
  • Third-party cookies are cookies that are placed by a domain name other than that of the website being visited by a user. These are cookies from a third party (e.g. Google).
  • Technical cookies are cookies that are necessary for the optimal functioning of a website, in order to display certain graphic elements, etc.
  • Analytical cookies are cookies used to compile statistics on the number of visitors to a website, to determine the most popular web pages, etc. (e.g. Google Analytics).
  • Tracking cookies are cookies that are used to track website visitors over the Internet and subsequently, for example, to offer them personalised advertisements based on their surfing behaviour.

What is the effect of cookies on your privacy?

Some cookies collect personal data, directly or indirectly. For example, when you click on "remember me" when logging in, a cookie will save your username. IP addresses, for example, are also personal data that can be collected and processed. Cookies are therefore not completely anonymous, and that is why they are subject to the privacy legislation. In our privacy statement, you will find more information about the privacy policy of our office with regard to your personal data that is collected through our website.

Which cookies do we use on this website and for what purposes?

Cookie Type Purpose Retention period
_gat_UA-101553112-1 Analytical Google Analytics: to keep statistics. Keeping track of how users visit the website in order to improve services and online portals. This cookie is used for the anonymous tracking of visitors. Privacy Policy of Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245 1 day
_gid Analytical Registers a unique ID to generate statistics of visitor activities on the website. 1 day
_ga Analytical Registers a unique ID to generate statistics of visitor activities on the website. 2 years
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress Analytical This cookie is used to detect the first pageview session of a user. This is a true / false flag set by the cookie. 30 minutes
_hjTLDTest Analytical Detects the SEO ranking for the current website. This is a third-party cookie of an analytics service. session
_hjIncludedInPageviewSample Analytical Hotjar cookie. Determines whether the navigation activities of the user meet the requirements for being tracked in a statistical placeholder.  session
_hjFirstSeen Analytical This is set to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true / false value, indicating whether this was the first time Hotjar saw this user. It is used by Recording filters to identify new user sessions. session
_dc_gtm_UA-101553112-3 Analytical Purpose of the cookie: Google Analytics: to keep statistics. Keeping track of how users visit the website in order to improve services and online portals. This cookie is used for the anonymous tracking of visitors. Privacy Policy of Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245 1 day
_hjid Analytical Hotjar cookie that is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to retain the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site, in the browser. This ensures that behaviour on subsequent visits to the same site will be attributed to the same user ID. 1 year

How can you manage your cookies?

You can manage your cookies through your browser settings. Here, you will find the instructions for:

Changes

Verzekeringskantoor Van Dessel reserves the right to change or update this cookie policy at any time. You must always take the most current version on our website into account.

Do you still have any questions or comments?

Do you have any questions or comments regarding cookies after reading our cookie policy? Feel free to contact us by phone on number 03 482 15 30, or by e-mail to info@vandessel.be.

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