What are cookies?
We distinguish between functional and non-functional cookies. We always place functional cookies. These are necessary for the website to work properly. For example, they ensure that you can stay logged in to the website whenever you wish. In addition to functional cookies, we also place standard analytical cookies. This is an example of a non-functional cookie. That is, it is not necessary for the proper functioning of the website. It allows us to know which parts of our website are popular and how we can improve our website. Only if you agree to the placing of cookies will we also place a number of other non-functional cookies. These all have different purposes, but enable us to improve our service.
It is important to us that you have control over your online privacy. That is why we would like to inform you as completely as possible about which cookies we use and for what purposes. In the diagram below you can see which cookies we set by default when someone visits the website and what we set when you accept or refuse our cookies.
In the event of ‘Allow’ or ‘refuse’
- Placing of functional cookies
- Cookies for measuring visits and anonymous visits
In the event of ‘Allow'
- Cookies for social media integration.
- Cookies to test improvements to our website.
- Cookies to do research on our website.
Functional cookies are necessary for the website to function properly. These cookies are therefore placed by default and will not be deleted if you do not accept them. Functional cookies allow you to stay logged in during your visit to the website. They also make sure that products remain stored in your shopping basket when you want to buy something in our web shop.
For example, looks like: e84db5f2a239b8f4573615f752d3e4c7 and expires at the end of the session. The preferences of the user are stored in this cookie, which is used solely for the functioning of the website. For example, it allows the user to download PDF files from our website.
This cookie is placed by the hosting party. In case in case of an emergency, it allows us to deduce which web server in the web host’s cluster handled a request, so we can identify the cause of a potential problem faster. No personal data is sent in this cookie.
Cookies to measure visits
Analytical cookies enable us to measure website visits. These statistics give us insight into how often our website is used, what information visitors are looking for and which pages are visited most frequently. It allows us to know which parts of our website are popular and how we can improve our website. We continuously analyse and improve the website to make the visitor experience as pleasant as possible. The statistics we collect cannot be traced back to individuals. This data is therefore always used anonymously. We use Adobe Analytics and Google Analytics to gain insights from the data. We always place these analytical cookies when you visit our website.
Analytical cookies (_ga and _gid) collect, among other things, the following data:
- Tracking the number of visitors to our web pages.
- Keeping track of the duration of the visit.
- The searches carried out on the website.
- Information about your browser and the device you use to visit our website, such as operating system and screen size.
- How you ended up on our website, for example, whether you clicked on one of our ads or on a link in an email.
- Some anonymous data entered on a form, such as type of car or which type of cover is most commonly chosen.
- Items you have purchased or added to your shopping cart on the website.
Cookies for social media integration
On our website we show videos and other content that you can promote via a button and share via social networks. To make these buttons work, social media companies such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google place cookies so that they can recognise you when you are logged in to their social network. They also collect data about the page you share. For more information about the data that social media companies collect, please refer to the privacy statements of these companies. These may change regularly.
Blocking and deleting cookies
If you don’t want to have cookies from our website placed on your device, you can let us know in the cookie message that appears when you first visit our website. If you have accepted our cookies before, you can click on the ‘Cookie Statement’ button at the bottom left of the page to still refuse them. If you do not see this message anymore, you first have to delete our cookies.
You can also choose to use your browser to block the placing of cookies. If you block all cookies, websites may not work as well. It is better to selectively disable only the unwanted cookies. You can do this in your browser settings. This also immediately blocks cookies from other websites you visit.
For more information, please read this page about blocking cookies.