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Cookie Policy

1: Cookie controller

The controller of this cookie policy is EIT FOOD, with its registered office at EIT Food iVZW Ubicenter A Philipssite 5 bus 34 in Belgium and with company number 0672423992.

For any questions, concerns or complaints regarding this policy, we can be contacted via e-mail at: privacy@eitfood.eu

2: What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website or certain pages. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time. These cookie preferences are personal and you can manage them yourself, in line with the relevant privacy regulations.

Cookies will usually contain the name of the website where the cookie has come from, how long the cookie will remain on your device, and a value which is usually a randomly generated unique number.

Some cookies will be deleted as soon as you leave the website (“session cookies”), other cookies will remain stored on your computer or mobile device and will help us identify you as a visitor of our website (“permanent cookies”).

3: Why do we use cookies?

Cookies on our Website are used for a variety of different purposes.

We use cookies to improve the user-experience on the website and to map your surfing behaviour (e.g. the pages you have visited and the time you spent on that page). Cookies make our website easier to use and allow us to better tailor it to your interests and needs. Cookies are also used to help speed up your future activities and experience on the website; for example, we use cookies to remember your language preferences.

We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how our Website is being used and how we can improve our services.

In addition, we also use the User ID feature from Google analytics which enables the association of one or more sessions (and the activity within those sessions) with a unique and persistent ID that we send to Google Analytics.  This allows us to identify related actions and devices and connect these data points. The purpose is to provide more accurate user count in our reports and to have a more unified holistic story about a user’s relationship with EIT Food.

4: Which cookies do we use?

  1. Strictly necessary cookies

    These cookies are necessary for the website to function properly and cannot be switched off. Without these cookies, services you have asked for cannot be provided. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

    Cookie list:

    Cookie

    Provider

    Description

    Type

    Expiry

    exp_csrf_token

    eitfood.eu

    Ensures visitor browsing security by preventing cross-site request forgery. This cookie is essential for security of the website and visitor.

    HTTP

    1 day

    PHPSESSID

    Eitfood.eu

    Preserves user session state across page requests.

    HTTP

    Session

  2. Functional (preference) cookies

    These cookies allow a site to remember choices you make (such as language or the region you are in) and provide more enhanced, personal features. These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. They don’t gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the Internet outside our site.

    Cookie list:

    Cookie

    Provider

    Description

    Type

    Expiry

    lang

    ads.linkedin.com

    Remembers the user’s selected language version of a website.

    HTTP

    Session

    lang

    Linkedin.com

    Set by LinkedIn when a webpage contains an embedded “follow up” panel.

    HTTP

    Session

  3. Analytics cookies

    These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

    Cookie list:

    Cookie

    Provider

    Description

    Type

    Expiry

    _ga

    eitfood.eu

    Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

    HTTP

    2 years

    _gat

    eitfood.eu

    Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.

    HTTP

    1 day

    _gid

    eitfood.eu

    Register unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

    HTTP

    1 day

    collect

    google-analytics.com

    Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

    Pixel

    Session

    exp_last_activity

    eitfood.eu

    Contains information on what date the user last visited the website. Used to generate statistical data.

    HTTP

    1 year

     

    exp_last_visit

    eitfood.eu

    Contains information on what date the user last visited the website. Used to generate statistical data.

    HTTP

    1 year

     

    exp_tracker

    eitfood.eu

    Contains information on what date the user last visited the website. Used to generate statistical data.

    HTTP

    Session

    personalization_id

    twitter.com

    This cookie is set by twitter. The cookie allows the visitor to share content from the website on to their Twitter profile.

    HTTP

    2 years

     

  4. Marketing cookies

    These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device.

    Cookies details:

    Cookie

    Provider

    Description

    Type

    Expiry

    _fbp

    eitfood.eu

    Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers

    HTTP

    3 months

    bcookie

    Linkedin.com

    Used by LinkedIn for tracking the use of embedded services

    HTTP

    2 years

    bscookie

    Linkedin.com

    Used by LinkedIn for tracking the use of embedded services

    HTTP

    2 years

    fr

    Facebook

    Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party

    HTTP

    3 months

    i/adsct

    t.co

    Used by Twitter in order to determine the number of visitors accessing the website through Twitter advertisement content

    Pixel

    Session

    IDE

    doubleclick.net

    Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user

    HTTP

    1 year

    lidc

    Linkedin.com

    Used by Linkedin for tracking the use of embedded services

    HTTP

    1 day

    lissc

    Linkedin.com

    Used by Linkedin for tracking the use of embedded services

    HTTP

    1 year

    r/collect

    doubleclick.net

    Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behavior. It tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

    Pixel

    Session

    test_cookie

    doubleclick.net

    Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies

    HTTP

    1 day

    tr

    facebook.com

    Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers

    Pixel

    Session

    UserMatchHistory

    linkedin.com

    Used to track visitors on multiple websites. In order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor’s preferences.

    HTTP

    29 days

5: How can you manage or delete cookies?

You can manage or delete cookies at any time using the settings on your internet browser, which also enable you to refuse some or all cookies. Turning off cookies will limit the service that we are able to provide and may effect your user-experience. Deleting cookies may result in manually adjusting preferences every time you visit our website. For more details about controlling and/or deleting cookies, visit the page corresponding to your browser for more information:

For other browsers, please consult the documentation provided by the browser operator.

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6: New developments and new cookies

We will adapt this policy from time to time, for example when we change our website or when the regulations regarding cookies change. The latest version of our policy will always be published on this web page.

In addition, it is possible that cookies are placed on our website by others that we are not always aware of. If you come across cookies on our website that you cannot find in our overview, let us know via  privacy@eitfood.eu.