Below is more detailed information about the cookies used by and via our website, and for what purposes.
What are cookies?
Websites use handy and useful techniques to increase their user friendliness, and to make the site as interesting as possible for every visitor. The best-known example of these techniques is the cookie.
Cookies are small, simple text files that are installed in the memory of your web browser, when you visit a website. These files are used to store information that enables the website to recognise specific devices or web browsers. Some cookies only store your actions during a specific browser session and are subsequently deleted. Other cookies remain stored between sessions.
It is not possible to derive personal information such as a telephone number of email address using cookies. As a result, cookies can also not be used for emailing and telemarketing campaigns.
Functional – Cookies to ensure that the website functions correctly
The website of BBS Industrie B.V. uses functional cookies:
· to pass on information from one page to the next page, for example if you are required to enter a great deal of information;
· to store preferences such as language, location, the required number of search results to be displayed, etc.;
· to store settings for optimum video reproduction, such as the required buffer size and the resolution details of your screen;
· to read out your browser settings so that our website can be perfectly reproduced on your screen;
· to trace abuse of our website and services, for example by registering a series of consecutive failed login attempts;
· to ensure that the website is evenly used so that the entire site remains available;
· to offer the possibility of storing your login data, so that you are not required to enter these details every time you log in;
· to make it possible to respond to our website;
· to make it possible for logged in users of selected social media to directly share the content of our website.
Analytical – Cookies that help us measure the use of the website
The information we collect in this way is used to create statistics. These statistics give us an insight into how often our web page is visited, precisely where visitors spend most time, etc. This enables us to make the structure, navigation and content of the website as user friendly as possible. The statistics and other reports are not derived to individuals.
· to record the number of visitors to our web pages;
· to record the amount of time spent by each visitor on our web pages;
· to determine the order in which a visitor visits the various pages of our website;
· to determine which parts of our site require updating;
· to optimise the website.
Tracking – Cookies to display (behaviour dependent) content and advertisements
BBS Industrie is focused on selling products. To boost sales, we place advertisements on various other websites. Advertising space is purchased from media agencies and advertising networks. They act as intermediaries between website owners and advertisers.
We make every attempt to match our advertisements as closely as possible to your interests. To do this, on the basis of your visit to our website, we try to obtain a picture of your expected interests.
The parties that place cookies via our website employ the same methods to identify your interests. The information about your latest visit can in that case be combined with information from previous visits to other websites than our own.
Even if cookies of this kind are not used, this does not mean that you will no longer be shown our advertisements. In that case, the advertisements in question will not be matched to your interests, and will be repeated more often.
These cookies make it possible:
· to record which advertisements you have already seen, to prevent the same advertisements being constantly repeated;
· to record how many visitors click on the advertisement, for settlement with the party from whom the advertising space was purchased;
· to record how many information requests/orders are placed via the advertisement for settlement with the party from whom the advertising space was purchased;
· to record the websites you visit, to identify your interests;
· to determine whether you have clicked on an advertisement;
· to pass on information about your surfing behaviour to other websites;
· to use the services of third parties to show you advertisements;
· to show more interesting advertisements to you, on the basis of your social media use.
Other / unforeseen cookies
Based on the way in which the Internet and websites work, it is possible that we do not always have a clear insight into the cookies placed on our website by third parties. This is particularly the case if our web pages contain so-called embedded sheet elements; these are texts, documents, pictures or short films stored with another party, but which are displayed on, in or via our website.
If you come across website cookies that fall into this category, and which we have not referred to above, please let us know. Or contact the third party directly, and ask which cookies they have placed, why, the expected lifecycle of the cookie and how they have guaranteed privacy.
If you do not want any websites to place cookies on your computer, you can adjust your browser settings so you receive a warning before cookies are installed. You can also adjust the settings so that your browser refuses all cookies or only third-party cookies. You can also remove any cookies that have been installed. Remember that you must set the settings individually for each browser and computer you use.
Be aware that if you reject all cookies, we can no longer guarantee that our website will function perfectly. It is possible that certain website functions will be lost or that you are unable to see entire sections of the website. Refusing cookies also does not mean that you will no longer see advertisements. In that case, the advertisements will not be matched to your interests, and will be repeated more often.
The way to adapt your settings depends on the browser. If necessary consult the help function on your browser.
Occasionally we will have to update this information, for example because of changes to our website or cookie rules. We are permitted at all times, and without prior notice, to change the content of the statement and the cookies appearing in the lists. You are free to consult this website for the most recent version. If you have any further questions and/or comments, please contact us via www.bbs-industrie.nl/contact .