1. Cookies

Cookies are small data or text files placed on your local computer by websites and applications. Such cookies can have different purposes: there are technical cookies (e.g. for keeping track of language settings), session cookies (temporary cookies that expire after one session) and tracking cookies (cookies that follow and track your behaviour on the Internet in order to offer you a more optimal user experience).

The Belgian Electronic Communications Act of 13 June 2005 contains some provisions on cookies and their use on websites. The law is a transposition of the European e-Privacy Directive, which means that cookie legislation may be implemented differently in other European member states.

EM Klein Strand NV is based in Belgium and therefore follows the Belgian legislation on cookies.

2. Purpose and usefulness of cookies

EM Klein Strand NV wishes to inform each visitor to the platform/website as well as possible about their rights under Belgian legislation on cookies, and about which cookies EM Klein Strand NV uses. By using the platform/website, the visitor agrees to the use of cookies. Cookies help EM Klein Strand NV to optimise your visit to the platform/website, to remember technical choices (e.g. choice of language, newsletter, et cetera) and to show you more relevant services and offers.

If you want to consult the platform/website of EM Klein Strand NV, it is advisable that the technical settings for cookies are enabled. Without enabled cookies, EM Klein Strand NV cannot guarantee a trouble-free visit to the platform/website. If you prefer not to have cookies, as a visitor you are free to deactivate them.

We use cookies to improve your visit to our platform/website. The cookies we use are secure. The information we collect using cookies helps us to identify any errors or to show you specific services that we think may be of interest to you.

3. Types of cookies used by EM Klein Strand NV

We distinguish between the following types of cookies, according to their purposes:

  • Essential/ Strictly necessary cookies:
    These cookies are necessary for the platform/website to function and cannot be disabled in our systems. They are usually set only in response to actions taken by you, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. They are necessary for proper communication and they facilitate navigation (e.g. returning to a previous page, etc.).
  • Non-essential cookies:
    These cookies are not in themselves necessary for the platform/website to function, but they help us offer an improved and personalised website.
    • Functional cookies: These cookies enable the platform/website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They can be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
    • Analytical cookies: These cookies allow us to track visits and traffic so that we can measure and improve the performance of our platform/website. They help us know which pages are most and least popular and how visitors move through the platform/website.
    • Targeting / advertising cookies: These cookies can be set by our advertising partners through our platform/website. They can be used by those companies to compile a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites.

We use both our own cookies and cookies from carefully selected partners with whom we work and who advertise our services on their websites.

First-party cookies:

NameTypeRetention time
Session cookieEssential/Strictly necessary cookie24 hours

Third Party cookies: 

NameTypeRetention time
Google AnalyticsAnalytical cookie24 hours

4. Managing cookies

Make sure cookies are enabled in your browser. To enable cookies, perform the following actions:

For browser - Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • In Internet Explorer, click on 'Internet options' in the 'Tools' menu.
  • On the 'Privacy' tab, move the settings slider to 'low' or 'accept all cookies' (setting above 'medium' disables cookies).
  • Click on 'OK'.

For browser - Mozilla Firefox

  • Click 'Firefox' in the top-left corner of your browser, then click 'Options'.
  • On the 'Privacy' tab, make sure the 'Let websites know I don't want to be tracked' is unchecked.
  • Click on 'OK'.

For browser - Google Chrome

  • Click on the three dots next to the browser bar at the top of your browser window and choose 'Options'.
  • Find the 'Privacy and security' section and click on 'content settings'.
  • Click on the 'cookies' option.
  • Now select 'Allow sites to save and read cookie data'.

For browser - Safari

  • Choose 'Preferences' from the task menu. (The task menu is at the top right of the Safari window and looks like a cogwheel or click 'Safari' in the extended task menu).
  • Click on the Privacy tab. Find the section called 'Cookies and other website data.
  • Indicate that you accept cookies.

If you wish to consult EM Klein Strand NV's platform/website, it is recommended that you have cookies enabled. However, if you prefer not to, as a visitor you are free to disable cookies via your browser settings. This can be done in the following ways:

By browser - Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • In Internet Explorer, select the Tools button and select Internet Options.
  • Select the Privacy tab and under Settings, move the slider up to block all cookies. Click on OK.

For browser - Mozilla Firefox

  • Click the menu button and select 'Preferences'.
  • Select the 'Privacy & Security' panel and go to the 'History' section.
  • Next to 'Firefox will', set 'Use custom settings for history'.
  • Set 'Accept third-party cookies' to 'Never'.
  • Close the 'about: preferences' page. Changes you have made will be saved automatically.

For browser - Google Chrome

  • Select 'More Settings' from the browser toolbar.
  • At the bottom of the page, select 'Advanced'.
  • Under 'Privacy and security', select 'Content settings'.
  • Select 'Cookies'.
  • Uncheck 'Allow sites to store and read cookie data'.

For browser - Safari

  • Select 'Preferences' from the task menu. (The task menu is located at the top right of the Safari window and looks like a cogwheel or click 'Safari' in the extended task menu).
  • Click on the Privacy tab. Find the section called 'Cookies and other website data'
  • Indicate that you do not accept cookies. 

Or consult your internet browser's help function for this.

5. Rights of visitors

Since cookies may constitute processing of personal data, as a data subject you are entitled to the lawful and secure processing of personal data. As a data subject, you can exercise the following rights:

- Right to oppose: If there are weighty and justified reasons, you may oppose the processing of personal data.

- Right of access: Any data subject who proves his or her identity has a right of access to the information concerning the existence or non-existence of processing operations on his or her personal data, as well as the purposes of such processing, the categories of data concerned by such processing operations and the categories of recipients to whom the data are disclosed.

- Right of rectification: Inaccurate or incomplete personal data can always be rectified or even erased at the request of the data subject.

These rights are exercised in accordance with the modalities set out in our Privacy Statement. More information on visitors' rights can also be found in the Privacy Statement. Should you still have questions or comments about cookies after reading this Cookie Statement, you can always contact us at