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This is the Cookie policy of the food.be website, owned by Fevia vzw (“Fevia”, “we” or “us”). Fevia is a not-for-profit association, with registered office at 14 Wetenschapsstraat in 1040 Brussels. The aim of the present Cookie Policy is to inform you of FEVIA’s use of cookies and should to be read in conjunction with our Privacy policy, which is available to be consulted at www.food.be/privacy .

The present Cookie policy may be changed from time to time, for instance in response to new features on the websites or changes in applicable laws and regulations. As such, we would advise you to check the present Cookie Policy on a regular basis. Major changes will be announced on our homepage. This version of the Cookie Policy was last amended on 12 October 2018.

  1. Fevia websites and cookies

When visiting the food.be website, 'cookies' are left on the hard drive of your computer with a view to improving the website, better gearing the site to your needs and enabling social media functionalities.

We may also use other technologies for similar purposes as detailed in the present Cookie policy, for instance to establish whether e-mails were opened or links were clicked. The information about cookies set out below equally applies to these other technologies.

  1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are stored in your browser, on your computer or on your mobile device. They enable websites to recognise your device. Cookies may serve various purposes: e.g. making sure the website in question acts in compliance with the user’s stated preferences by remembering language preferences, passwords and login details, gathering statistical data, etc.

  1. Which cookies does Fevia use?

Below is a summary of the cookies used by Fevia on the food.be website:

  • Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies enable us to analyse how our website is used. These cookies measure the number of visits, the pages that were visited and the frequency of visits. They provide us with an understanding of the performance of our website. To this end, we mainly use third party cookies by Google Analytics.

On your first visit to our website, we will inform you about this and seek your consent by way of a cookie banner.

The information gathered via Google Analytics cookies about the way you use our website (information on your accessing of our website, including your IP address) is passed on to Google. Google stores these data on servers, which may be located in the United States. Google is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. Google’s privacy policy sets out that it uses data to analyse the way you use the website and to provide FEVIA with aggregated reports. For further details, please see Google’s Privacy Policy, with particular reference to the Who are Google’s partners page. You can disable Google Analytics cookies using the following browser opt-out AddOn.

Name

Purpose

Data retention period

Domain

_ga

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data about the way in which the visitor uses the website.

2 years

Google Analytics

_gat

Used by Google Analytics to limit the number of requests.

1 day

Google Analytics

_gid

Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data about the way in which the visitor uses the website.

1 day

Google Analytics

  • Tracking and social media cookies

These cookies follow users at different websites. The cookies are used to gather information about the user’s web surfing behaviour with a view to making advertising messages more relevant to that user in line with his interests, or to enable certain web pages to be shared via social media.

Name

Purpose

Data retention period

Domain

_pinterest_cm

This cookie makes sure our web pages can be shared via Pinterest.

1 year

pinterest.com

lang

This cookie is owned by Twitter. It collects data through a series of plug-ins and integrations which are mainly used for tracking and targeting.

Session

Twitter (cdn.syndication.

twimg.com)

Through the food.be website users are able to interact with social media such as Vimeo, Pinterest, Facebook and YouTube. These platforms use cookies to this end. Separate privacy terms may apply to the cookies of the said third parties. As such, we would advise you to also read the privacy and cookie policies of these parties.

  1. How to remove cookies or change your cookie settings?

You can set your Internet browser so that it will not accept cookies, give you a warning whenever a cookie is installed or for cookies to be deleted from your hard drive.

As an example, below please several hyperlinks with full details on how to disable and/or delete cookies on various widely used browsers:

For more general information on how to delete or block cookies, please see http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

  1. Questions?

If you have any further questions about this Cookie Policy, please feel free to get in touch with us at privacy@fevia.be at any time.