Cookie policy

1. General

Mervers Benelux NV with its registered office at Westpoort 60, 2070 Zwijndrecht, Belgium, and with company number BE 0404.974.802 is responsible for the processing of your personal data on the website https://www.mervers.be/.

Mervers Benelux NV is a Belgian company under the Belgian ‘Law of 8 December 1992 on protection of privacy with regard to the processing of personal data', as amended by the Law of 11 December 1998, as well as the ‘Law of 13 June 2005 on electronic communications’ and other applicable laws and regulations.

Mervers Benelux NV also complies with the European Regulation through the current Privacy Policy 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of personal data.

A statement was made with the Belgian Commission for the Protection of Privacy regarding the processing of your personal data, as required by law.

2. Cookies

2.1 Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies and similar technologies to distinguish your usage preferences from those of other users of our website. This helps us to offer you a better user experience when you visit our website and also allows us to optimize our website.

However, cookies and similar technologies do not allow systematic data collection that identifies the users of our website. They only help us to improve the operation of our website, to understand the interests of our users and to measure how effective the content of our website is.

As a result of recent legislative changes, all websites that are targeted at certain parts of the European Union requires you to request your permission to use or store cookies and similar technologies on your computers or mobile devices. This cookie policy was last updated 04/02/2020 and gives you clear and complete information about the cookies we use and their purpose. Please read our Cookie Policy to take note of the privacy rules that apply to the website.

For further information about this Cookie Policy you can contact us via info@mervers.be.

2.2 What is a cookie

A cookie is a small text and number file that we store in your browser or on the hard drive of your computer. That way we can remember your preferences when using our website.

Unless you have adjusted your browser settings to refuse cookies, our system will place cookies as soon as you visit our website

2.3 Types of cookies

Cookies can be subdivided according to their origin, their function and their lifespan.

  • First-party cookies are cookies that are placed by a website that is currently being visited by the user (eg cookies placed by Mervers).
  • Third-party cookies are cookies that are placed by a different domain name than that of the website visited by the user. When a user visits a website and a third party receives a cookie places via that website, then this is a third party cookie (eg cookies placed by Google, Twitter and Facebook).
  • Functional cookies are cookies that ensure that the website functions properly (eg cookies for log-in or registration, language preferences, shopping baskets, etc.). Functional cookies are logically first party cookies
  • Non-functional cookies are cookies that can be placed for statistical, social, targeting and commercial purposes. They have nothing to do with the purely technical support of the website. Cookies with statistical purposes allow you to identify which pages of the website you visit, where your computer is located, etc. Cookies with social purposes make it possible for the user to share content of the visited website directly with others via social media. Cookies with targeting purposes allow a profile to be built up based on your surfing behavior so that the profile displayed advertisements are tailored to your interests. Cookies with commercial purposes keep track of how many and which advertisements were shown to a user. Non- functional cookies can be first-party or third-party cookies.
  • Permanent cookies: These cookies remain on the user's device for the duration determined in the cookie. They are activated every time the user visits the website that placed this cookie (eg cookies placed by social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Google Analytics etc). Most non-functional cookies are permanent cookies.
  • Session cookies: These cookies allow a user's actions to be simplified and linked to each other during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser screen and ends when the user closes the browser screen. Session cookies are placed temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted. Most functional cookies are session cookies.

2.4 Your permission

By using our website, you accept the use of cookies. To optimally use our website you must accept the use of these cookies. This can be done through your browser settings. You can block cookies by activating the browser setting that allows you to refuse cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block those cookies, you may not have access to (certain parts of) our website. Read this cookie policy carefully for more information.

If you want to withdraw your consent, you must delete your cookies using your browser settings. Further information about removing or blocking cookies can be found on your next website: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2.

2.5 Change your browser settings

We would like to point out that web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings are usually found in the 'Options' or 'Preferences' menu of your web browser. To better understand these settings the following links may be useful. Otherwise you need to consult the 'Help' function in your web browser for more details.

  • Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
  • Cookie settings in Firefox
  • Cookie settings in Chrome
  • Cookie settings in Safari

2.6 More information about cookies

You can find further useful information about cookies here: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

Internet Advertising Bureau
The digital marketers' interest group has prepared a guide on online behavioral advertising and online privacy. You can find that guide here: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/

2.7 Which cookies do we use on Mervers

_ga: Generates a value for use with Google Analytics
_gid: Generates a value that represents an ID withing Google Analytics
_gat_gtag_UA...: 0 or 1 defines wether it's a Google Analytics code (0) or Google Tag Manager (1).
cookieconsent_status: Defines wether you have accepted cookies or not (allow or deny)

For cookies placed by third parties (including Google Analytics) we refer you to the statements which these parties provide on their respective websites. Please note: we do not exert any influence on the content of those statements, nor on the content of the cookies of these third parties.

3. Applicable law and jurisdiction clause

This Cookie Policy is governed interpreted and implemented in accordance with the Belgian law, which is exclusively applicable to any dispute.

The Dutch-speaking courts of Brussels have exclusive jurisdiction to judge any dispute that might arise may result from the interpretation or implementation of this Cookie Policy.

4. Acceptance

By visiting the website, you accept all the conditions of this Cookie Policy and you agree that Mervers collects and processes your personal data in accordance with this Cookie Policy.