What are cookies?
Websites use handy and useful techniques that increase ease of use and make the site as interesting as possible for every visitor. The best-known examples of this type of technology are cookies and scripts (hereinafter collectively referred to as “cookies”). Cookies can be used by website owners or third parties - advertisers, for example - who communicate through the websites you visit.
Statistics are made of the information we collect in this way. These statistics give us insight into how often our web pages are visited, where visitors spend the most time, and so on. This enables us to make the structure, navigation and content of the websites as user-friendly as possible. We cannot trace the statistics and other reports back to people.
We think it is very important that you know which cookies our websites use and for what purposes they are used. We would like to guarantee your privacy and the user-friendliness of our websites as much as possible. Below you can read more about the cookies used by and via our websites and for what purposes.
This cookie statement applies to the following SmartOcto websites:
Cookies that ensure that these websites function properly
- detecting abuse of our websites and services
- evenly taxing the website, so that the site remains accessible
- make it possible to respond to our websites
- preventing duplicate windows when giving feedback.
Cookies with which we can measure the use of the websites.
To determine which parts of the websites are of most interest to our visitors, we try to measure continuously using the Google Analytics software.
Statistics are made of the information we collect in this way. These statistics give us insight into how often our web pages are visited, where visitors spend the most time, and so on. This enables us to make the structure, navigation and content of the websites as user-friendly as possible. We cannot trace the statistics and other reports to persons (see also paragraph on privacy-friendly setting of Google Analytics later in this statement).
- Tracking the number of visitors to our web pages
- Tracking the amount of time each visitor spends on our web pages
- Determining the order in which a visitor visits the different pages of our websites
- Assessing which parts of our site require modification
- Optimising the website
Cookies to display advertisements
Disable advertising cookies:
If you do not want third-party cookies, you can opt out via the so-called opt-out scheme. You can access this at the bottom of our Cookies and Privacy page.
Social Media cookies
Cookies to share the content of our websites via social media
The videos you view on our websites may place cookies. Social media cookies from the social media parties are used for the functioning of these video players. Social media content may include advertisements, for which cookies may be placed.
For the cookies that the social media parties place and the possible data they collect with them, we also refer to the statements that these parties give on their own websites; see the links below. Please note that these statements can change regularly. The smartocto websites have no influence on this.
This category contains cookies that cannot be placed in any of the other categories of cookies. These include, for example, cookies that are used on some of the sites within smartocto to facilitate site visits and improve the user experience. An example of this are the cookies that are enabled to create your own web analysis and to optimise sites. Statistics can be made of the information collected with the help of these cookies. These statistics provide insight into how often the web pages are visited, where visitors spend the most time, and so on. This enables smartocto to make the structure, navigation and content of the websites as user-friendly as possible. These analytical cookies from smartocto, like cookies from the category "analytical cookies", are used for:
- tracking the number of visitors to our web pages
- tracking the amount of time each visitor spends on our web pages
- determining the order in which a visitor visits the different pages of our websites
- assessing which parts of our site need updating to optimise the website
Due to the way the internet and websites work, it is possible that services that are engaged by us will place different cookies through our websites than those stated in the overviews. If you come across cookies from smartocto on these websites that cannot be placed in one of the other categories, please let us know.
Due to the way the internet and websites work, we may not always have insight into the cookies placed by third parties via our websites. This is especially the case if our web pages contain so-called embedded elements; these are texts, documents, pictures or videos that are stored with another party, but that are shown on or in our websites.
If you come across cookies on this website that fall into this category and that we have not mentioned, please let us know. Or contact the third party directly and ask which cookies they have placed, what the reason is, what the lifetime of the cookie is and how they have guaranteed your privacy.
If you do not want websites to place cookies on your computer at all, you can adjust your browser settings so that you receive a warning before cookies are placed. You can also adjust the settings so that your browser refuses all cookies or only cookies from third parties. You can also delete your cookies that have already been placed. Please note that you have to adjust the settings separately for each browser and computer you use.
Be aware that if you do not want cookies, we can no longer guarantee that our websites will work properly. It is possible that some functions of the site are lost or even that you can no longer see certain websites at all. In addition, refusing cookies does not mean that you will no longer see advertisements. The ads are then no longer tailored to your interests and are repeated more often.
How you can adjust your settings differs per browser. If necessary, consult the help function of your browser, or click on one of the icons below to go directly to the manual of your browser.
Delete cookies in Internet Explorer
Go to the Tools> Internet Options> General tab. Under Browsing history, click Delete. You may not want to delete everything. Make sure that at least Cookies is checked and click Remove.
Delete cookies in Firefox
Click on the 3-line icon at the top right. Go to the Privacy tab. Click on Clear your recent history. Under Details you can indicate exactly what you want to delete. In any case, tick Cookies. You can also specify how old the cookies should be. Then choose Erase Now.
Delete cookies in Chrome
Click on the 3-line icon at the top right. Click Tools> Clear browsing data ... Make sure that "Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data" is checked. You can also specify how old the cookies should be. Choose All here.
Delete cookies in Safari
Choose Safari at the top, and click Preferences. Click on “Privacy” at the top of the new window. Click on “website data”. Click on "Delete all".
We will have to adjust these statements from time to time, for example because our websites or the rules surrounding cookies change. We may change the content of the statements and cookies included in the lists at any time and without prior notice. We recommend that you regularly check this webpage for the latest version to assess whether you want to review the consent.
Functional cookies: Cookies that ensure that these websites function properly
Analytics: Cookies with which we can measure the use and load of the websites
Social media: Cookies to display the content of social media
Advertising cookies: Cookies to display advertisements
Recommendations: Cookies for making more targeted recommendations
Does not apply.
Other: Cookies that cannot be placed in the above categories
Does not apply.
Privacy-friendly use of Google Analytics
Under Article 14 of the Personal Data Protection Act (Wbp), smartocto has a processor agreement with Google. This states that Google only acts as processor with the processor of personal data. And further measures for privacy-friendly setting of Google Analytics are:
- Sharing data in Google Analytics is disabled.
- smartocto does not use other Google services in combination with Google Analytics cookies.
- smartocto does not let Google process the full IP address of website visitors (Anonymize IP)
- And the use of SSL (encryption protocol) is forced for Google Analytics cookies. Click here for all the cookies.