What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that can be placed on a device connected to the Internet, such as a computer, phone, tablet, or even a smart TV. Cookies can be used to collect or store information about how you behave on the Internet (a website) and/or on your device, such as your choice of language. The ‘reading’ of these cookies then allows the websites which placed them to retrieve the information stored there.
Cookies usually also have an expiration date. ‘Session cookies’ are automatically deleted when you close your browser, while ‘long-term cookies’ remain stored on your device (computer, smartphone, tablet, etc.) up to a predefined expiration period (which can be expressed in minutes, days, or years).
Cookies can be placed by the owner of the website you are visiting, these are ‘first party’ or proprietary cookies, or by third parties, typically when the website incorporates elements from other websites such as images, social media plugins (such as the Facebook ‘Like’ button), or advertisements, these are referred to as third party cookies. When these elements are extracted by the browser or by other software from other websites, these in turn may also place cookies which can then be read by the websites that placed them. These third-party cookies enable the third parties to follow the behaviour of Internet users over time and across numerous websites and to create, from this data, profiles of people (profiling), in particular in order to put in place more precise and more targeted marketing during the future navigation of the Internet users traced in this way.
What cookies do we use on our website and why?
Energipole, Avenue des Klauwaerts 38, 1050 Brussels, manager of the website www.energipole.com (the ‘Site‘) uses two types of cookies:
- essential cookies, including target audience measurement tracers;
- necessary and functional cookies;
To manage the content of the Site, Energipole places essential cookies, including audience measurement tracers. These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning and management of the Site. It is not possible to refuse these cookies if you want to visit our Site.
The use of functional cookies is subject to your prior consent. These cookies will therefore only be installed on your device after your consent. Please note, however, that by disabling these functional cookies you will probably no longer be able to use the functionality of this Site optimally.
As soon as you open this Site, you are prompted to choose your cookie preferences. Please note that you can change your preferences at any time by clicking on the icon at the bottom left of your screen.
Essential cookies and audience measurement tracers
Essential cookies are essential for the proper functioning and management of this Site. They cannot therefore be deactivated by the user. Energipole uses the following essential first-party cookies:
Cookie name – Description – Duration
Google Analytics – Analyses the visit statistics of our website – 24 months
Necessary and functional cookies
Functional cookies improve navigation on this Site. They can be disabled. However, the user experience will not be optimal.
Energipole uses the following third-party functional cookies which are subject to:
Cookie name – Description – Duration
YSC – This cookie stores a unique identifier that remembers which YouTube videos the user has viewed – Expires at the end of the session
How to see which cookies are installed on my device and how to delete them?
If you want to know which cookies are installed on your device or if you want to delete them, you can use your browser setting.
Cookie settings are usually found in the ‘options’ or ‘settings’ menu of your browser. The links below can help you better understand these settings. You can also always use your browser’s “Help” button to get more information:
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings dans Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari
You will find more information about cookies and how to manage them through your browser on the website: www.allaboutcookies.org. This website is only available in English.