What are the cookies?
“Cookies” files are computer data, in particular, text files stored in the user’s terminal device intended to be used with web pages. These files allow identifying the user’s device and properly display the web page customized to their individual preferences. “Cookies” usually contain the name of the website from which they come from, their storage time on the terminal device and a unique number.
What are cookies for?
Cookies are contained in the HTTP protocol, which is used to communicate Internet server with the browser. It consists of: the key defining the name of values, values and lifetime after which the browser should remove the cookie. Their functions are mostly standard ones provided for browser settings. Cookies are used in order to adjust the web content to user preferences and to increase the usability and personalization of the content of websites.
When the Visitor uses the website or application, cookies are used to identify its browser or device – they can collect all kinds of information which, as a rule, do not constitute personal data (do not allow the identification of the Visitor). Some information, depending on their content and use, may, however, be associated with a specific person – assigning certain behaviors to a specific Visitor, e.g. by linking them to the data provided during the registration of an account in the website – and thereby be considered as personal data.
In relation to information collected by cookies, which may be linked to a specific person, the provisions of the Policy relating to Personal Data apply, in particular regarding the rights of the data subject. An information on information collected by cookies is also made available, among others in the content of the information clause placed in a visible and easily accessible place during the first visit to the website.
Obtaining and storing information using cookies is possible on the basis of the consent of the Visitor. By default, web browsers or other software installed on a computer or other device connected to the network allow cookies to be placed on such devices by default, and thus to collect information about Visitors. On the web browser’s settings or within privacy settings on our website, the consent expressed on the use of cookie technology, including our business partners, may be modified or revoked at any time (but this can result in some functions of the website not working properly). Withdrawal of consent does not affect the legality of the processing, which was made on the basis of consent before its withdrawal (detailed information on how to withdraw consent is presented in the next sections of this Policy). The basis for processing such obtained data is the justified interest of the Administrator – what is the need to provide the highest quality content presented by the Administrator by adjusting them to the preferences of Visitors and marketing – including direct – Administrator’s products and services or his partners, whereas in this case partners do not participate in processing of Client’s personal data. On other hand the range in which Administrator’s partners can access this information – lawful basis of such processing is Client’s voluntary consent. The cookies used are primarily to make it easier for the Visitor to use the website and the application, for example, by “remembering” information once so that it does not have to be provided every time, as well as to adjust their content, including advertising, to her preferences.
Third party cookies files
A third-party cookie is one that is placed on a user’s terminal device by a website from a domain other than the one a user is visiting. As with standard cookies, third-party cookies are placed so that a site can remember something about the visitor at a later time. Both are typically used to store surfing and personalization preferences and tracking information.
What cookies files are used by us?
In our website we use only cookies files coming from the WordPress platform were the website is developed and managed. Below you can find a list of the cookies used by btci.be
|Type of Cookies||Description||Expiration time|
|wordpress_test_cookie||WordPress sets this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser is set to allow, or reject cookies.||1-year|
|pll_language||This cookie is used to remember the last language visited.||1-year|
How long will the information collected by cookies be stored?
Depending primarily on the purposes and legal grounds for processing Personal Data collected by cookies, they may be stored for a specific time indicated in the section above.
The Personal Data collected about cookies for a Visitor will be kept until opposition is filed.
Part of the Personal Data may be stored longer in case the Visitor has any claims against the Administrator or in order to assert claims by the Administrator or defend against claims also of third parties, during the prescription period defined by law, in particular, the Civil Code.
The Visitor, by managing consents given within privacy settings on our website, may change the way cookies are used, by the browser or the application, including blocking or deleting those that come from the website (and other websites). To do this, change the browser or application settings. The removal method varies depending on the web browser used. Information on how to delete cookies should be located in the “Help” tab of the selected web browser. Removal of cookies is not the same as deletion of Personal Data by the Administrator of Personal Data obtained through cookies.
Please note that resignation of cookies will only apply to a specific browser. This means that the same actions will have to be taken for any other browser used on the same or another device.
For example, in Internet Explorer, cookies can be modified from: Tools -> Internet Options -> Privacy; in the Mozilla Firefox browser: Tools -> Options -> Privacy; while in Google Chrome: Settings -> Show advanced settings -> Privacy -> Content settings -> Cookies. Access paths may vary depending on the browser version used.
Detailed information on managing cookies on a mobile phone or other mobile devices can be found in the user manual/user guide of a given telephone or mobile device.
It is also possible to block cookies of third parties with the simultaneous acceptance of cookies used directly by the Administrator (the option “block third-party sites’ cookies”).
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.