Cookie Policy

COOKIE POLICY

Version 1.2 modified on 13 May 2020

This cookie policy explains in what manner Mediahuis Group uses Cookies on a website or (mobile) application offered or operated by a Mediahuis Entity.

The cookie policy may be modified from time to time. Only the most recent version is applicable to the use of the Mediahuis Domain.

 

1. DEFINITIONS

Recommended Content: recommendations for articles, ads, job offers and other information which a Mediahuis Entity aligns with the interests of the User (based on the Clicking Behaviour) or a Registered User (based on the Clicking Behaviour and Registered Data).

Device: your computer, tablet, smartphone, or other device with which you visit a Mediahuis Domain.

Cookies: text files or other files and similar technologies which store or consult information on your Device, as further explained hereinafter in Section 1.

Service: Acces to news, promotions, functionalities for a better user experience, (mobile) apps, Recommended Content or products which a Mediahuis Entity sells, supplies or provides on or through a Mediahuis Domain. Click here for an overview of the Services per Mediahuis Domain.

User: you who visits a Mediahuis Domain to enjoy a Service as a consumer, without creating an account. This can be directly through our websites or after the installation of one of our apps.

Registered User: you who registers your personal data by creating an account on a Mediahuis Domain.

Targeted Advertisements: commercial information that is addressed to a User or Registered User, is tailored to his Click Behaviour, provided that he has given his consent.

Registered Data: personal data that a Registered User himself provides to a Mediahuis Entity. This information may vary by Mediahuis Domain, but usually includes: first name, surname, e-mail address, street, house number, postal code, city, gender, date of birth and/or desired newsletters. If you want to, you can also enter your phone and/or mobile number.

Clicking Behavior: the interests of a User or Registered User who, with his/her consent, are derived from the use of a Service or from visiting or interacting with third party websites. Clicking behavior mainly includes:

  • session data, i.e. operating system, device type, browser type, etc. This is necessary to provide you with a good User experience.
  • pages visited where we classify you according to areas of interest. We do this by adding keywords to certain sections or articles so that we can show you Recommended Content and Targeted Advertisements (e.g. sports, lifestyle, car enthusiast).

Mediahuis Domain: a website or (mobile) application offered or operated by a Mediahuis Entity. See Mediahuis for an overview of the different Mediahuis Domains.

Mediahuis Group: the whole of the Mediahuis Entities.

Mediahuis Entity: the legal entity within the Mediahuis Group which offers/provides a Service. See here for an overview of the different Mediahuis Entities.

 

2. WHAT ARE COOKIES?

Cookies are understood to mean the following technologies and files:

The cookies are small files which by using Mediahuis Domains are put on your Device and/or read from your Device.

Tags or pixels are synonyms of each other. These are parts of code which are executed by your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer) if you visit a Mediahuis Domain.

Logfiles are files which gather information about the activities of your Device or an application on your Device, e.g. your web browser.

Finally, settings and information on your Device, such as software development kits (SDKs) in our apps, and the applications they contain, are also used.

These may include information about the type of equipment, the settings of an application, etc.

The Cookies mentioned above are:

  • sometimes temporary (session Cookies), there are deleted each time when you close your browser,
  • sometimes permanent (persistent Cookies), these remain until they expire or until you delete them. Permanent Cookies allow, for example, that you do not have to sign in every time,
  • sometimes first-party Cookies : these are Cookies used by a Mediahuis Domain,
  • sometimes third-party Cookies : these are Cookies used by websites that belong to another domain than the Mediahuis Domains.

 

3. WHY DO MEDIAHUIS ENTITIES USE COOKIES?

Mediahuis Entities use Cookies for the following reasons:

  • For the smooth running of the Mediahuis Domains
  • For the improvement of the operation and content of the Mediahuis Domains
  • For the provision of the Service which you have requested

Hereinafter you will find a more detailed explanation about each of these uses.

3.1. Cookies for the smooth running of the Mediahuis Domains

These cookies are necessary for our websites and apps to work properly and to give access to the Services. These cookies are therefore always placed.

Examples are Cookies to:

  • Log in on our Mediahuis Domains
  • Detect the type of Device, type of browser, screen resolution, text size of your browser, etc. for an optimal display of our content
  • Load web pages faster apply even loads to the website so that it remains accessible as much as possible
  • Guarantee the safety of our websites and detect abuse
  • Temporarily save the information of your order basket or forms
  • Set region or language preferences

The table below shows the Cookies we use for these purposes.

DOMAIN NAME RETENTION PERIOD
ActiveCampaign cmp# 30
Aimtell _aimtellBeacon_# 365
DoubleClick test_cookie 0
Issuu __qca 392
Mediahuis __cfduid 30
Mediahuis __RequestVerificationToken 0
Mediahuis _aimtellSubscriberID 100
Mediahuis _dc_gtm_UA-# 0
Mediahuis _vr_g_0_5_c 730
Mediahuis accept_cookies 365
Mediahuis ASP.NET_SessionId 0
Mediahuis brabantvac_session 1
Mediahuis CFGLOBALS 10950
Mediahuis CFID 1
Mediahuis CFTOKEN 1
Mediahuis consent_session 0
Mediahuis cookie_notice_accepted 0
Mediahuis cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary 0
Mediahuis data_layer 0
Mediahuis didomi_token 365
Mediahuis euconsent 365
Mediahuis has_js 0
Mediahuis ForeverInternalUserId 10957
Mediahuis jellow_session 1
Mediahuis jobat-be#lang 0
Mediahuis language 730
Mediahuis limburgvac_session 1
Mediahuis PHPSESSID 0
Mediahuis UserLanguage 365
Mediahuis viewed_cookie_policy 365
Mediahuis wordpress_google_apps_login 0
Mediahuis X-Magento-Vary 0
Mediahuis XSRF-TOKEN 1
Mediahuis zimmo-id 6496
Mediahuis Locale 730
Mediahuis ci_session 730
Mediahuis __ssds 180
Mediahuis c_05 730
Microsoft Services ARRAffinity 0
Video Media Group AWSALB 7

 

3.2. Cookies for the improvement of the operation and content of the Mediahuis Domains

We continuously assess which parts of the Mediahuis Domain are the most interesting and keep an eye on everything to make sure it works optimally. This is not only interesting for us, but also for you. Thanks to this inside information, we can improve the structure, navigation and content of each Mediahuis Domain and test new versions.

This information results in descriptive statistics that are added up for many (Registered or not) Users. We cannot trace these back to individual (Registered or not) Users.

Examples hereof are Cookies which:

  • Register the general use of the websites and apps (e.g. number of visitors, duration, sequence of visited pages, etc.)
  • Detect error notifications
  • Test designs for a better user experience (A/B tests)

If you consent to the use of Cookies for “Storage and Access to Information” and “Measurement”, we may combine these measurements with previously collected data to identify the number of unique Users of our websites and apps. Without these permissions, we consider each Device and Mediahuis Domain to be a separate User. You can change these preferences at any time via your privacy preferences.

The table below shows the Cookies we use for this purpose.

DOMAIN NAME RETENTION PERIOD
Ezoic ezosuigeneris 730
Gemius Gdyn 1609
Gemius Gtest 1609
Mediahuis __io 365
Mediahuis __io_d 0
Mediahuis __io_lv 365
Mediahuis __io_session_id 0
Mediahuis __io_uh 1
Mediahuis __io_unique_# 365
Mediahuis __io_visit_# 0
Mediahuis __utma 730
Mediahuis __utmb 0
Mediahuis __utmc 0
Mediahuis __utmt 0
Mediahuis __utmt_e 0
Mediahuis __utmt_f 0
Mediahuis __utmz 182
Mediahuis _ga 730
Mediahuis _gat 0
Mediahuis _gat_gaMain 0
Mediahuis _gat_gtag_UA_# 0
Mediahuis _gat_tealium_0 0
Mediahuis _gat_UA-# 0
Mediahuis _gat_WPKall 0
Mediahuis _gid 1
Mediahuis _gs 0
Mediahuis _gu 365
Mediahuis _gw 365
Mediahuis _hjid 356
Mediahuis _hjIncludedInSample 0
Mediahuis _io_ht_r 1
Mediahuis _mhtc_cId 31
Mediahuis _vis_opt_s 100
Mediahuis _vis_opt_test_cookie 0
Mediahuis _vwo_ds 90
Mediahuis _vwo_sn 0
Mediahuis _vwo_uuid 3650
Mediahuis _vwo_uuid_v2 366
Mediahuis ac_enable_tracking 30
Mediahuis ai_session 0
Mediahuis ai_user 365
Mediahuis CookieJobAgentPopupExtended 365
Mediahuis CookieLatestSearches 30
Mediahuis CookieSearchFilter 1
Mediahuis CookieSearchFTS 30
Mediahuis ezCMPCCS 365
Mediahuis ezds 2555
Mediahuis ezepvv 1
Mediahuis ezoab_93874 0
Mediahuis ezoadgid_93874 0
Mediahuis ezohw 2555
Mediahuis ezopvc_93874 0
Mediahuis ezoref_93874 0
Mediahuis ezouspva 0
Mediahuis ezouspvh 0
Mediahuis ezouspvv 0
Mediahuis ezovid_93874 0
Mediahuis ezovuuid_93874 0
Mediahuis ezovuuidtime_93874 2
Mediahuis ezutm_93874 0
Mediahuis ezux_et_93874 0
Mediahuis ezux_lpl_93874 365
Mediahuis ezux_tos_93874 0
Mediahuis optimizelyEndUserId 3650
Mediahuis SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE 3650
Mediahuis utag_main 365
Mediahuis ab_testing 30
Mediahuis __uzma 3650
Mediahuis __uzmb 3650
Mediahuis __uzmaj2 180
Mediahuis __uzmbj2 180
Mediahuis __uzmc 3650
Mediahuis __uzmd 3650
Mediahuis __uzmcj2 180
Mediahuis __uzmdj2 180

IO Analytics
io_uid# 1

IO Analytics
io_user_hash 265

 

3.3. Cookies for Recommended Content

These cookies enable us to recommend relevant content that you have not yet read, in addition to our news and search offer. For this purpose, we use your reading history and take into account the popularity of the content with other (Registered or non-registered) Users.

Examples of these cookies are:

  • Recommend articles on the home page, in the details of an article or within separate sections
  • Suggest a following video
  • Adapting the content of our newsletters to your interests

We can only provide Recommended Content if you consent to the use of Cookies for “Storage and Access to Information”, “Measurement” and “Content Selection, Delivery and Reporting” and “Personalization”. You can change these preferences at any time via your privacy preferences.

The table below shows the Cookies we use for this purpose.

DOMAIN NAME RETENTION PERIOD
Mediahuis _mhtc_cId 31
Mediahuis _segmentgroup 360
Mediahuis _tty 365
Mediahuis sc 0

 

3.4. Cookies for Advertisements

You’ll see ads on our websites and apps. These advertisements are placed by us and/or third parties and are a necessary source of income to finance our editorial and digital platforms.

Some advertisements only take into account the content and position on the website (e.g. advertisements about sports equipment within the sports section). With Targeted Advertisements, Mediahuis describes your interests by means of target groups such as ‘sports enthusiasts’ on the basis of your Click Behaviour and Registered Data. Advertisers can then target their message specifically to these target groups. Sometimes Mediahuis places Cookies on the website of an advertiser. This allows us to show you an advertisement on Mediahuis Domein after you have visited an advertiser’s website.

These cookies make it possible to do this:

  • We keep track of which adverts you have seen to prevent that you always see the same adverts
  • We verify how many visitors click on the advert and thus we are able to share its usefulness with the advertiser
  • We pass on information on your Clicking Behaviour to other websites for them to show you Targeted Advertisements
  • Third parties can show you Targeted Advertisements on our Mediahuis Domains
  • We can show you Targeted Advertisements about our offer on other websites
  • Make offers about products and services more specific
  • Recognise your interests at the different Mediahuis Domains

Mediahuis works together with specialized advertising partners to reach a wider range of advertisers. To this end, these partners place their own Cookies on Mediahuis Domains and gain access to the target groups that Mediahuis manages. Please note: Mediahuis ensures that these partners do not receive any information from you that would allow them to recognise you immediately, such as your name or e-mail address, for example.

For Targeted Advertisements, we request your consent to the use of Cookies for “Storage and Access to Information”, “Measurement”, “Advertising Selection, Delivery and Reporting” and “Personalization”. You can change these preferences at any time via your privacy preferences.

The table below shows the Cookies we use for this purpose.

DOMAIN NAME RETENTION PERIOD
AddThis loc 395
AddThis na_id 390
AddThis uid 390
Adition UserID1 180
Adobe Audience Manager demdex 180
Adobe Audience Manager dpm 180
Adyoulike ayl_visitor 60
AppNexus anj 90
AppNexus icu 90
AppNexus uuid2 90
Bidswitch c 365
Bidswitch google_push 0
Bidswitch tuuid 365
Bidswitch tuuid_lu 365
Blis b 365
BlueKai bkdc 180
BlueKai bkpa 180
BlueKai bku 180
Crimtan cid_67aad3718869483a8c7b43844960913e 365
cXense expiretoken 0
cXense gckp 365
DataXu wfivefivec 395
DoubleClick DSID 0
DoubleClick IDE 390
Enreach adptset_0056 0
Enreach evid_0056 540
Enreach evid_0056-synced 1
eXelate EE 120
eXelate ud 120
eXelate udo 120
Eyeota SERVERID 0
GeistM gdpid 365
Google NID 183
Google AdServices Conversion 90
hybrid.ai vid 365
Improve Digital um 90
Improve Digital umeh 90
Index Exchange CMID 365
Index Exchange CMPRO 90
Index Exchange CMPS 90
Index Exchange CMRUM3 365
Index Exchange CMST 1
Issuu iutk 180
LiveRamp pxrc 60
LiveRamp rlas3 365
Media Innovation Group mdata 395
Media Innovation Group ov 395
Media.net data-c 30
Media.net gdpr_status 185
Mediahuis __gads 730
Mediahuis __gfp_64b 1000
Mediahuis _omappvp 3999
Mediahuis _omappvs 0
Mediahuis cstp 0
Mediahuis cX_G 365
Mediahuis cX_P 365
Mediahuis cX_S 0
Mediahuis cX_T 1
Mediahuis enr_cint_sent 1
Mediahuis enr_cxense_throttle 7
Mediahuis evid_set_0056 0
Mediahuis OB-USER-TOKEN 90
MediaMath mt_mop 30
MediaMath uuid 393
OpenX i 365
Outbrain actvagnt 30
Outbrain apnxs 30
Outbrain bdswch 30
Outbrain cookieJartestCookie 1
Outbrain criteo 30
Outbrain mdfrc 30
Outbrain obuid 90
Outbrain pwrlnks 30
Outbrain recs_# 0
Outbrain thirdparty 0
Outbrain rtbhs 30
Outbrain ttd 30
PowerLinks dsps# 5
PowerLinks pl_user_id 90
PowerLinks ssps# 5
PowerLinks sync_# 1
PubMatic KRTBCOOKIE_# 30
PubMatic KADUSERCOOKIE 90
PubMatic KRTBCOOKIE_265 30
PubMatic KRTBCOOKIE_272 30
PubMatic KRTBCOOKIE_273 30
PubMatic KRTBCOOKIE_746 30
PubMatic KRTBCOOKIE_747 30
PubMatic KRTBCOOKIE_752 30
PubMatic KRTBCOOKIE_97 30
PubMatic KTPCACOOKIE 1
PubMatic PUBMDCID 90
PubMatic PugT 30
Quantcast cref 396
Quantcast d 90
Quantcast mc 396
Rubicon audit 365
Rubicon khaos 365
Rubicon rsid 0
Rubicon ses# 1
ScoreCard Research Beacon UIDR 720
ShareThrough stx_user_id 365
Simpli.fi suid 366
Simpli.fi suid_legacy 366
SMART AdServer csync 395
SMART AdServer pid 395
SMART AdServer TestIfCookieP 395
sovrn ljtrtb 365
SpotXchange audience 365
Taboola t_gid 365
Teads cs 30
TradeDesk TDCPM 365
TradeDesk TDID 365
TripleLift tluid 90
Video Media Group BSWtracker 694
Zemanta zuid 365

 

3.5. Cookies for Social media

These Cookies allow you to log in to your accounts at social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and share content from our Domains, or share certain content from a Mediahuis Domain on social media (features such as share, like, etc.). These cookies do not give us access to your social media accounts or the data you keep within them.

The use or interaction with social media buttons or functions is subject to the social media channel’s own rules – no Mediahuis Entity has any influence over this. Please consult the user conditions and the privacy policy of the relevant social media network to understand how the network handles your personal data.

Mediahuis Domains also use pixels, including the Facebook pixel. If you are looking for a job, house or car on Jobat.be, Zimmo.be and Vroom.be, for example, we can reach you later on other social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, … with additional relevant offers. We can also display advertisements from Mediahuis Services such as trial subscriptions on social media sites if you have read articles on a Mediahuis Domain.

For this Social Media functionality we need your permission to use Cookies for “Storage of and access to information” and “Social Media”. You can change these preferences at any time via your privacy preferences.

The table below shows the Cookies we use for this purpose.

DOMAIN NAME RETENTION PERIOD
AddThis ouid 390
AddThis na_rn 30
AddThis na_sc_e 30
AddThis na_sr 30
AddThis na_srp 0
AddThis uvc 395
AddThis na_tc 396
Facebook fr 90
LinkedIn bcookie 730
LinkedIn bscookie 730
LinkedIn lang 0
LinkedIn lidc 1
LinkedIn lissc 365
LinkedIn UserMatchHistory 30
Mediahuis __atuvc 395
Mediahuis __atuvs 0
Mediahuis _fbp 90
YouTube GPS 0
YouTube VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE 180
YouTube YSC 0

 

4. DISABLING AND DELETING COOKIES

We recommend you to set the use of Cookies via the ‘privacy preferences’ link. In addition, you can disable the Cookies used by a Mediahuis Entity and/or third parties completely as described below. Please note: in such a case, our Mediahuis Domains will not work optimally, and/or will only be accessible to a limited extent.

Information about rejecting and deleting cookies can be found on the following websites:

Google Chrome: on the deletion of existing Cookies and refusal of new Cookies. Click

Internet Explorer: on the deletion of existing Cookies and refusal of new Cookies. Click here

Firefox/Mozilla: on the refusal of new Cookies. Click here

Firefox/Mozilla: on the deletion of existing cooking. Click here

Safari: on the deletion of existing Cookies and refusal of new Cookies. Click here

Opera: on the deletion of existing Cookies and refusal of new Cookies. Click here

 

5. PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA

If Cookies collect personal data about you, they do so in accordance with the privacy policy of the Mediahuis Group.

This cookie policy is without prejudice to and should be read in conjunction with other applicable guidelines and agreements of the Entities of the Mediahuis Group: