1. General

1.1. This cookie statement (“Cookie Statement”) applies to the website www.arkbbn.be (“Website”), which is operated by ARK with registered office at 9150 Kruibeke and with company number 0881.796.316.

1.2. The Cookie Statement explains which cookies are used when you use the Website. At the top of the Website you will be invited to agree to the use of cookies as described in this statement. If you do not agree with this cookie statement, you must stop any further use of the Website.

1.3. The use of cookies by ARK BBN fits the general policy of ARK BBN with regard to the protection of your privacy and the processing of your personal data. More information about this and an overview of your rights on this point can be found in our “Privacy Statement“.

1.4. The terms and conditions that govern your use of the Website can be found in our Terms of Use.

2. What are cookies?

2.1. “Cookies” are small files that are stored on your device when you visit web pages. They contain information linked to a web browser and the specific website. Cookies consist of two components: the name and the content. They are stored in a specific folder on your hard drive and have a unique ID and duration. If you return to a particular website, that page can recognize the visitor through the cookie and build up the history.

Some cookies are automatically deleted when you leave the website. Others remain on your device as long as you do not delete them yourself.

2.2. Cookies are no active, executing software and therefore not harmful to your device. They are also not always of a commercial nature. Cookies are used to increase visitor convenience: by identifying visitors with a cookie, they do not have to enter the same data each time, for example login details or screen settings. In addition, cookies are used to map the surfing behaviour of visitors. Which and how many pages are visited, via which route and for how long does the visitor stay on the website? Based on these results, the website can be adapted and the interests and needs of the visitors can be anticipated.

3. What types of cookies does the ARK BBN website use?

The ARK BBN website uses different types of cookies. Below you will find the subdivision into types of cookies that are used today:

Necessary cookies
These cookies are indispensable to visit the Website and to use certain parts of it. These cookies allow you, for example, to navigate between the different parts of the Website, or to fill out forms. If you refuse these cookies, certain parts of the Website will not work or will not work optimally.

Preserves user session state across page requests.

Functional cookies
The functional cookies are the cookies that facilitate the functioning of the Website and make it more pleasant. They ensure that you get a more personalised browsing experience. For example, it is the cookie that remembers your language preference. Or the one that keeps track of whether you have already been asked to participate in a survey. That way that you are not repeatedly submitted the same survey.

Also, if you give consent to cookies being placed, we can remember that using a cookie. As a result, you don’t have to repeat your preferences every time, which means you save time and your visit to our website will be more enjoyable. You can erase permanent cookies via your browser settings.

Performance cookies
These are cookies that aim to collect information about the way visitors use the Website, such as information about the pages visited or the number of displayed error messages, in order to analyse and optimise the use of the Website.

  • Session cookies
    We use a session cookie so that we can see what parts of the website you have looked at during a visit. We can then adapt our service as much as possible to our visitors’ surfing behaviour. These cookies are automatically erased when you close your web browser.
  • Facebook and Twitterbuttons
    Our website contains buttons to promote (“like”) web pages or to share on social networks such as (“share”) and Twitter (“tweet”). These buttons work using code from Facebook or Twitter itself. Cookies are placed by means of this code. We have no influence on this. Please go to the Facebook or Twitter privacy policy (which may change at regular intervals) to see what they do with the (personal) data they process via these cookies.
    The information they gather is anonymised as far as possible. The information is transferred and stored by Twitter, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn on servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google + commit to upholding the Safe Harbor principles and are members of the US Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor programme. This means that the processing of any personal data should be appropriately protected.
  • Vimeo
    • Geplaatste Cookies:
      • Vuid
        Collects data on the user’s visits to the website, such as which pages have been read.
        (expiration time: 2 years )
  • Google Analytics
    A cookie is placed via our website by the US company Google as part of the Analytics service. We use this service to keep track of how visitors use the website and to obtain reports. Google can supply this information to third parties if legally obliged to do so, or if third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. We have no influence on this, although we have given Google permission to use the Analytics information obtained for other Google services.
    The information collected by Google is anonymised as far as possible. We emphasise that your IP address is not passed on. The information is transferred to Google, which stores it on servers in the United States of America. Google is committed to upholding the Safe Harbor principles and is a member of the US Department of Commerce’s Safe Harbor programme. This means that the processing of any personal data should be appropriately protected.

    • Geplaatste Cookies:
      • _ga
        Used to distinguish users
        (expiration time: 2 years )
      • _gat
        Used to throttle request rate
        (expiration time: session)
      • _gid
        Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
        (expiration time: session)
  • Hubspot
    HubSpot’s tracking code sets the following cookies, when a user visits your site:

    • __hstc
      The main cookie for tracking visitors. It contains: the domain, utk (see below), initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session). (Expires: 2 years)
    • hubspotutk
      This cookie is used for keeping track of a visitor’s identity. This cookie is passed to HubSpot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts. (Expires: 10 years)
    • __hssc
      Cookie for keeping track of sessions. This is used to determine if we should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains: the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), session start timestamp. (Expires: 30 min)
    • __hssrc
      Whenever HubSpot changes the session cookie, this cookie is also set. We set it simply to the value “1”, and use it to determine if the user has restarted their browser. If this cookie does not exist when we manage cookies, we assume it is a new session. (Expires: None. Session cookie)
    • __hs_opt_out
      This cookie is used by the opt-in privacy policy to remember not to ask the user to accept cookies again. This cookie is set when you give users the choice to opt out of cookies. (Expires: 2 years)
    • __hs_do_not_track
      This cookie is set when you give users the choice to opt out of cookies and they choose to do so. It disables tracking and personalization. (Expires: 2 years)
    • __hs_testcookie
      This cookie used to test whether the visitor has support for cookies enabled.
      (Expires: Session cookie)
    • hsPagesViewedThisSession
      This cookie used to keep track of page views in a session. (Expires: Session cookie)
    • __cfduid
      used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. (Expires: 2 years)

4. Management of cookies

You can manage the cookies on your device by adjusting your browser settings. You can choose to block all cookies or to only accept cookies from certain websites. Blocking cookies can have an impact on the surfing convenience and make your surfing experience less smooth.

5. Changes

ARK BBN reserves the right to change this Cookie Statement. It is your responsibility to regularly review the applicable Cookie Statement and to comply with the latest version. This Cookie Statement was last modified and revised in October 2018.