What are cookies?
A cookie is a small document that is sent along with a website. This document is saved on your computer’s hard drive. The information on these cookies ensures, for example, that a website works properly, but also that you and the preferences you have indicated are recognized on your next visit to our website. In addition, cookies can return information on a subsequent visit. Cookies are not harmful to your computer, mobile phone or other hardware and/or software.
What types of cookies are there?
Cookies can be divided into the following types: functional cookies, analytical cookies and tracking cookies. Functional cookies are necessary for the Demcon website to work well or better. Analytical cookies are used to analyze your visit to the Demcon website, with the aim of making the Demcon website more user-friendly or to solve technical problems. Tracking cookies follow you on different websites that you visit and make it possible to draw up a specific profile for every visitor to a website that matches the preferences of this specific visitor.
Which cookies does Demcon use?
Demcon uses functional, analytical and tracking cookies on its websites. Below it is explained how Demcon uses these cookies.
Demcon’s placing of functional cookies is necessary for the website to function. Functional cookies are present immediately upon opening the website and will remain so even if you do not give permission as a user to place cookies.
Demcon’s placing of analytical cookies is desirable because these cookies ensure that the Demcon website functions well. Analytical cookies collect, among other things, information about the number of visitors to the website and their geographical data, the duration of the visit to the website, the pages viewed, the operating system and device with which our website is consulted, or the Demcon website is first accessed, how a visitor ended up on the Demcon website, which search terms were consulted on the website and which version of the website was offered.
Insofar as the analytical cookies have only minor consequences for your privacy, they will be present immediately upon opening the website. In all other cases, the analytical cookies will only be present on the website after you have given permission for this.
Demcon’s tracking cookies
With your permission, Demcon places so-called tracking cookies on your device after you visit the Demcon website. These tracking cookies enable Demcon to create a user profile of visitors to the Demcon website. This profile serves to tailor advertisements to you as a specific user, so that they are as relevant to you as possible.
Third parties’ tracking cookies
With your permission, third parties place so-called tracking cookies on your device after you visit the Demcon website. These tracking cookies enable third parties to create a user profile of visitors to the Demcon website. This profile is partly built up on the basis of comparable information that these third parties receive from your visit to other websites in their network.
Google cookies are placed on the Demcon website as part of the ‘Analytics’ service. Demcon uses the services of Google Analytics for analytical data about its website. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or if third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Demcon has no influence on this. Demcon has set up Google Analytics in a privacy-friendly manner in accordance with the manual of the Dutch Data Protection Authority. Demcon has therefore not granted Google permission to use the acquired information for other Google services.
In addition, the information collected by Google is anonymized as much as possible. Your full IP address is explicitly not provided.
The information is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Demcon considers it important that your privacy is guaranteed as much as possible. However, legislation and regulations in the United States protect your privacy less effectively than is the case in Europe. American authorities may gain access to your data for example. The United States also offers less effective opportunities to enforce your privacy rights. Google itself considers that the transmission of the personal data to the US may take place on the basis of what are known as model contract provisions drawn up by the European Commission. However, Demcon would like to go one step further. In view of the importance Demcon attaches to the protection of your privacy, it asks, for safety’s sake, for your consent to transmit the data collected via Google Analytics to the Google servers in the United States. You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.
Referral Buttons to Social Media
Demcon’s website contains buttons to promote or share the website via the social media platforms Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. These buttons work through pieces of code that come from these social media platforms. This code is used to place cookies. Demcon has no influence on this. Demcon attaches importance to the protection of your privacy. We therefore inform you that clicking on the referral button means that your data are collected by the social media platforms. Check the privacy statements of these social media platforms to read what they do with your (personal) data that is processed via these cookies. These privacy statements can change regularly.
The information is transferred to and stored by these social media platforms on servers in the United States. Demcon considers it important that your privacy is guaranteed as much as possible. However, legislation and regulations in the United States protect your privacy less effectively than is the case in Europe. American authorities may gain access to your data for example. The United States also offers less effective opportunities to enforce your privacy rights.
Cookies and personal data
Cookies that might be placed by social media platforms are processed by these social media platforms in line with their privacy statements. Check the privacy statements of these social media platforms to read what they do with your (personal) data that is processed via these cookies. These privacy statements can change regularly.
Submit and change cookie preferences
If you do not want Demcon to place cookies during your visit to the website, you can choose to refuse the placing of all cookies that are not functional. During your first visit to the Demcon website, a ‘cookie bar’ will be displayed asking for your preferences.
You can change your previously submitted preferences at any time via the cookie bar at the bottom of the Demcon website. If you have previously given permission to place a certain type of cookies, you can always disable this yourself.
Blocking and removing cookies
You can also block cookies via your browser. If you choose the option to block all cookies, websites may not work or will work less well. You can also choose to disable unwanted cookies selectively via your browser settings. This not only affects cookies placed on the Demcon website, but also cookies placed on other websites.