Cookies

We at Pinakes value the protection of your privacy as a visitor to our website.

This Cookie Statement describes which cookies we place on your device.

1. Data processing by Pinakes

The controller of your personal data is Pinakes nv, Keizerslaan 34, 1000 Brussels, with company number 0473.692.867.

If you would like information on how we process your personal data, other than by using cookies, we kindly ask you to consult our Privacy Statement.

2. What exactly are cookies?

Cookies are text files that we send with our web pages. Your browser stores these text files on the hard disk of your computer, smartphone or tablet. The information stored in the text files is sent back to our servers with each new visit.

Cookies help us to better understand how you use our website. For example, cookies track how much you click on a web page, when you visit the website, etc. Cookies also help us to show you the website in the best possible conditions by, for example, remembering your browser settings. In this way, we can optimise our website and our services and increase user enjoyment.

You can prevent cookies from being placed. Below you will find guidelines about how to do this for different browsers:

 

3. What cookies are placed on your device?

In the first place, we use functional cookies to ensure that the website can work properly and to provide you with a good user experience. We also use Google Analytics cookies to determine how you and other visitors use our website. These cookies are analytical and statistical cookies. These cookies allow us to improve our services.

We use and place the following cookies: _utm cookie and _utmc cookie (lifetime is equal to the duration of the session), _utmb cookie and _utmt cookie (lifetime of 1 day), _utmz cookie (lifetime of 6 months) and _utma cookie (lifetime of 2 years).

4. What personal data do we process about you?

When we place cookies, we process technical information related to the device you are using, including your IP address, browser type, geographic location and operating system. In addition, we also process information about your surfing behaviour, such as how long you visit our site, which links you click on, which pages you visit and how often you visit a page.

5. Why and on what basis do we use cookies?

We use cookies and your personal data for various reasons:

a) To perform statistical analyses in order to optimise our website and services

We perform statistical analyses to gain a better understanding of how you use our website. This allows us to optimise our website and services.

We ask your permission to use cookies for this purpose.

b) For security reasons

We make every endeavour to protect your data to the best of our ability and to protect third parties and the IT systems. To make this possible, we process your data when you visit our website.

For this purpose, we may process data such as technical information related to the device you are using, including your IP address, browser type, geographic location and operating system; information about your surfing behaviour, such as how long you visit the device, which links you click on, which pages you visit and how often you visit a page.

This data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interest, in particular for security reasons, i.e. functional IT management, including infrastructure management, business continuity and IT security protection.

c) In order to comply with our legal obligations

We process your data to comply with legal obligations or to comply with any reasonable request from government authorities or bodies, such as the Belgian Data Protection Authority.

6. Who do we share your personal data with?

In some cases, we may share your personal data with:

  • Service providers (such as IT companies);
  • Judicial, governmental or public bodies, on request and to the extent permitted by law;
  • Certain regulated professions such as lawyers.
 
7. How long do we keep your personal data?

We will retain your personal data for as long as it is required to comply with applicable laws and regulations, or longer if necessary, to achieve our purpose or if you withdraw your consent.

8. What are your rights and how can you exercise them?

You can ask Pinakes at any time and free of charge what data we have, and if you want to have your data corrected or erased. In addition, under the applicable data protection legislation, you also have the right to limit the processing, the right to transfer your data, and the right to object to the processing of your personal data. Finally, you can also revoke your consent. In our Privacy Statement we explain in more detail what all this means.

9. How can you follow up on amendments to this Cookie Statement?

In a world of constant technological change, we will need to update this Cookie Statement regularly.

We invite you to consult the latest version of this Cookie Statement online and we will keep you informed of important amendments via our website. When we place new cookies which require your permission, we will validly obtain your permission.

10. Questions or remarks?

If you have any questions or comments about the use of cookies or if you want to exercise one of your rights, please do not hesitate to contact our DPO via dpo [at] pinakes.be or via Keizerslaan 34, 1000 Brussels.

If you are not satisfied with how we deal with your request to exercise any of your rights, you can always contact the Data Protection Authority.