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1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are installed on your computer, smartphone or tablet when you visit a website or use an application.
There are various types of cookies, which ensure that you can be recognised for various purposes, e.g. storing your language preference in order to make your visit to our websites more convenient. Thus you need not select your language each time you visit. Other cookies are anonymous and collect information on how visitors use a website or application.
Where we mention “cookies” in this document, we are referring to cookies and to comparable technologies, such as software development kits (SDKs). These are used to achieve the same purposes in apps as cookies do in browsers.
2. What types of cookies are there?
UNIQUE distinguishes among 3 types of cookies. You will find a list of all the specific cookies that UNIQUE uses in point 8.
Essential cookies are required for the operation of our websites and applications. These cookies are necessary for verifying your identity when you log in, for example.
Analysis cookies are anonymous cookies that collect information about the way visitors use our websites and applications (pages visited, average duration of visit, etc.) to improve the operation of the sites and the applications in general.
UNIQUE also uses a variety of other non-anonymous cookies to register your preferences or behaviour for various purposes:
- Functionality cookies make browsing more convenient, such as by remembering your language preference;
- Advertising and personalisation cookies collect information about your browsing habits with the aim of offering you advertising or content that falls within your sphere of interest
- Tracking cookies are used to track your browsing behaviour on one or more websites
- Social Media cookies are used to share information with social media parties such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn
A-cookie can have multiple purposes.
3. How long do cookies remain?
Temporary cookies are temporarily stored in your browser or application. As soon as you close your browser or application, these cookies are automatically deleted.
Permanent cookies remain on your computer, tablet or smartphone, even after you close the browser or application. Permanent cookies make it possible to recognise you during a subsequent visit to the website. They remain on your device until such time as their expiry date is reached, a new version of the cookie is installed, or you manually delete them.
4. Who installs and manages cookies?
First-party cookies are installed and managed by UNIQUE. They are specific to the UNIQUE website that is visited or the UNIQUE application used.
Third-party cookies are installed and controlled by a third party. They are installed during your visit to a UNIQUE website or use of a UNIQUE application. They ensure that your visit to the UNIQUE website or your use of an application results in certain information being sent to third parties.
5. What about your privacy?
If UNIQUE uses third-party cookies (see point 4), it makes sure that third parties cannot identify you from the data stored in them.
When you opt for 'personalised information', for this we use stored cookie data to help us provide you with the information that you want. Find out more about 'personalised information' in the UNIQUE Privacy Statement.
6. What effect does your cookie preference have?
If your preference is selected on a Unique.be-domain, it applies to all websites with “unique.com” in the address (e.g. www.unique.be/en.html). Separate preferences are set for all unique.com and Uniquebelgium.com-domain websites. If you use multiple browsers (such as Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome) then you must select a preference for each browser separately.
7. How to change your cookie preference?
- Accepting or refusing cookies for UNIQUE websites and UNIQUE apps.
- Do you want cookies? Select “I-accept cookies”.
- Prefer not to accept cookies? Select “block cookies”.
(Remember that that means you won't get optimal operation of the website or application.)
Note: legally, UNIQUE does not need your permission to continue to use essential cookies (see 2, above) and changing your cookie preference does not change that.
To turn on/off cookies in your Google Chrome Browser follow these steps:
- Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
- Select Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- In the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings
- In the "Cookies" section, you can change to your preferred setting.
To turn on/off cookies in your Internet Explorer Browser follow these steps:
- From the Tools menu, select Internet Options. ...
- To enable session cookies, click the Privacy tab.
- From the Settings section of the tab, click Advanced.
- Locate and click the checkbox next to always allow or block session cookies.
To turn on/off cookies in your Safari Browser follow these steps:
- Click the Safari browser and select Preferences.
- Click Privacy, then do any of the following: Change which cookies and website data are accepted.
- Select a “Cookiesand website data”
- Option: to block the cookies you can chose “Always block”: Safari doesn't let any websites, third parties, or advertisers store cookiesand other data on your Mac.
Accepting or rejecting third-party cookies
- You can manage the use of third-party cookies via these links: Adobe, Facebook and Google.
- You can disable third-party SDKs in your internet browser applications by blocking their cookies”.
- In certain browsers you can choose not to be followed by websites (“Do not follow” or “Do not track”). UNIQUE only considers its own cookie mechanism and does not support “Do not track”.
- Accepting, refusing or deleting all cookies.
You can refuse to allow the installation of cookies in your browser settings. You can also remove all installed cookies from your computer or mobile device at any time. The methods for refusing cookies in the commonest browsers can be found at http://www.aboutcookies.org.
8. What cookies does UNIQUE use and why?
The following is a list of cookies used by UNIQUE and includes details of who installs and manages them, how long they exist for and the reason they're there.
Where we mention ‘cookies’ in this document, we are referring to cookies and to comparable technologies, such as software development kits (SDKs). These are used to accomplish the same goals in apps as cookies for browsers.
- Necessary cookies
Necessary cookies are used for:
- The correct functioning of the website at server level
- The correct functioning of the cookie choice
- Enhanced performance and error detection
- Saving settings and preferences
- Chat support
- Analysis cookies
- Purpose: Google Universal Analytics is an analytical tool we use to measure how users utilise our websites and apps. The tool draws on a number of cookies to gather data and statistics about our websites and apps, without personally identifying users. • Third-party cookies placed and managed by Google
- Lifespan: persistent cookies with a maximum lifespan of 2 years
- Cookies: _ga, _gid, _gat
- Purpose: We use Adobe Analytics to measure the performance of our websites and apps and the behaviour of visitors to our websites and users of our apps. The knowledge gained in this way is used to improve our websites.
- First-party cookies, demdex alone is a third-party cookie placed and managed by Adobe
- Temporary cookies: s_ppv…, s_sq
- Persistent cookies with a maximum lifespan of 2 years: sat_track,s_ppn, s_uid, demdex
- Persistent cookies with a lifespan of 5 years: s_vi, s_fid
- Other non-anonymous cookies
- Purpose: o We use DoubleClick to place advertisements for UNIQUEproducts on other websites. These cookies make it possible to do this in a more relevant way and to improve the client experience by displaying appropriate suggestions. o We use YouTube to display more relevant advertisements. These cookies enable us to do this more effectively and to improve the client experience by displaying appropriate suggestions.
- Third-party cookies placed and managed by Google
- Lifespan: persistent cookies with a maximum lifespan of 2 years, CONSENT alone has a lifespan of 20 years
- Cookies: test_cookie, DSID, IDE…, SID, SIDCC, AID, SSID,APISID, HSID, demographics, VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE, pref, LOGIN_INFO, YSC, CONSENT, SAPISID, …
- Purpose: o We use Adobe Target to test variations of web pages. The knowledge gained in this way is used to improve our websites. o We use Adobe Media Optimizer to purchase and manage advertisements and to find the best mix of advertisements. o Adobe Audience Manager is a platform that helps us create target audiences. These are created using data we collect from our customers, as well as aggregated data gathered through third parties like Nielsen. This platform and the accompanying cookie lets us show selected target groups more relevant and specific direct marketing and communications on our own websites, on third-party websites, in e-mails and elsewhere. This is done using detected characteristics and interests of the relevant target groups. When using this platform, we do our utmost to take account of the preferences and choices of those concerned (including personalised information and cookie consent).
- Third-party cookies placed and managed by Adobe
- Lifespan: persistent cookies with a maximum lifespan of 2 years
- Cookies: AMCV_, AMCVS_, subaudience, mbox, dextp