Version Cookie Statement March 2022
II. What is a cookie?
A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, a web cookie or a browser cookie, is usually a small text file sent by a website and stored in the user’s web browser while a user is visiting a website. When the user visits the same website in the future, the data stored in the cookie can be retrieved by the website to inform it of the user’s previous activity. Cookies were designed as a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the status of the website or the activity undertaken by the user in the past. They help MEYLAND to optimise your visit to the Website, to remember technical choices (e.g. language choice, newsletter, etc.) and to show more relevant services and offers. If you wish to consult the Website, MEYLAND recommends that you enable cookies. However, if you prefer not to do so, you are always free to not enable them.
Cookies may include: clicking on certain buttons, logging in or recording the pages that the user visited, even months or years ago. Although cookies cannot contain viruses and cannot install malware on the guest’s computer, tracking cookies and especially third-party tracking cookies are often used as ways of compiling long-term data from the browsing history of individuals.
Below is an overview of the different types of cookies that exist:
– Strictly essential cookies: As the name suggests, these cookies are strictly necessary to enable you to visit the Website or to provide in certain functions that you have requested.
– Functional cookies: These cookies improve the functionality of the Website by storing your preferences. For example: language preferences.
– Advertising cookies: These cookies will be stored even after the session has ended. When the Max-Age of a persistent cookie is set to 1 year, the initial value included in that cookie will be sent back to the server each time the user visits the server within that year . This is done in order to store essential information, such as how the user initially came to the Website. For this reason, they are also called tracking cookies. For example, once you have chosen the desired language, the Website will record your preference in a permanent cookie and store it on your browser. When you subsequently revisit the Website, the Website will use that permanent cookie to ensure that the content is provided in your preferred language.
– Third-party cookies: To support its communications, MEYLAND has anchored its content in social media channels, including Facebook, MEYLAND also uses the sharing possibilities on social networks. The channels used by MEYLAND may contain cookies from these websites and MEYLAND does not control these. You should consult the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies.
III. List of cookies used by this Website
The table below lists the cookies which MEYLAND may collect and what information they store.
|STRICTLY ESSENTIAL COOKIES|
|_icl_current_language||Meyland||Stores the visitor’s preferred language.||1 minute|
|CookieConsent||Meyland||Stores the cookie preferences of the visitor.||38 years|
|_ga||Google analytics||Stores the cookie preferences of the visitor.||2 years|
|_ga_WVVYPD7BDP||Google analytics||Collects data on the number of times a user visits the website and stores the date of the first and most recent visit.||2 years|
|_gat||Google analytics||Used to control website requests.||1 minute|
|_gid||Google analytics||Generates statistical data on how visitors use the website.||1 day|
|_fbp||Facebook.com||Provides a number of advertising products such as ‘real time bidding’ from third party advertisers.||6 month|
|ads/ga-audiences||Google.com||Used to re-engage the visitor to become a customer based on the visitor’s online behaviour across different websites.||Session|
|AnalyticsSyncHistory||LinkedIn.com||Used together with data synchronisation of third-party analysis services.||1 month|
|bcookie||LinkedIn.com||‘Browser Identifier cookie’ to uniquely identify devices which have access to LinkedIn to detect abuse on the platform.||2 years|
|Bscookie||Linkedin.com||Tracking the visitor’s use of the integrated services.||2 years|
|CONSENT||Youtube.com||Collects information about how the visitor uses the website and about advertising the visitor may have seen before visiting the website.||17 years|
|IDE||Doubleclick.net||Records a visitor’s behaviour after they have clicked on an advertisement in order to measure the effectiveness of the advertisement and to show targeted advertisements to the user.||1 year|
|Lang||Linkedin.com||Used to remember the language setting of a user so that LinkedIn.com displays the language that the user has selected in their settings.||Session|
|Lidc||Linkedin.com||Tracking the visitor’s use of the integrated services.||1 day|
|pagead/1p-user-list/#||Google.com||Tracks whether the user has expressed interest in specific products on multiple websites and detects how the user navigates between sites.||Session|
|Tr||Facebook.com||Provides a number of advertising products such as ‘real time bidding’ from third party advertisers.||Session|
|UserMatchHistory||Linkedin.com||Follows the visitor across different websites to display relevant ads based on the visitor’s interests.||1 month|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Youtube.com||Tries to estimate the visitors’ bandwidth on pages with embedded Youtube videos||6 months|
|YSC||Youtube.com||Keeps statistics about which Youtube videos the visitor has watched.||Session|
IV. Disabling cookies
There are a number of options available to prevent cookies from being stored:
VIA YOUR BROWSER SETTINGS
You can also change your browser settings to refuse certain cookies and/or to delete cookies already installed on your computer or mobile device. There are different options. Visits the websites of the different browsers to learn how you can block the storage of cookies. Here you will find an overview of the websites of the most common browsers:
Chrome: Manage your cookies on Chrome
Safari: Manage your cookies on Safari
Firefox: Manage your cookies on Firefox
Microsoft Edge: Manage your cookies on Microsoft
Be aware that if you decide to delete all your cookies, you will most likely have to re-enter all your usernames and passwords on all the websites you visit, which you did not even have to think about before. As already mentioned, cookies can be a real asset to your browsing experience on the web.
Do 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 delete the cookies you find and shows you how to allow trusted websites to store cookies on your computer.
V. Data protection
It also contains your rights of access, deletion, etc.
Although we would like to resolve any concerns with you, we inform you that you always have the right to complain to the supervisory authority. In Belgium, you can contact the
Data Protection Authority
Drukpersstraat 35, 1000 Brussel
VI. Contact details MEYLAND
Vaartkant 3, 9991 Adegem, België