What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which can be stored on your computer or your mobile device upon your visit to websites. In this text file, information is stored, such as your language preference relating to a website. The next time you visit the website, this cookie will be resent to the website. This allows the website to recognize your browser and, for example, to remember your language preference. Cookies usually have an expiration date. For instance, some cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (the so-called session cookies), while others remain on your computer for a longer time, sometimes until you delete them manually (the so-called persistent cookies).
Cookies can be installed by the server of the website you visit or by partners of that website. A website's server can only read the cookies it has installed itself, and has no access to other information found in your computer or mobile device. Cookies are stored in the folder of your browser on your computer or mobile device. A cookie usually consists of the name of the server that placed the cookie, an expiry date, and a unique number code.
Cookies generally make the interaction between the visitor and the website faster and easier, and help the visitor navigate between the different parts of a website. Cookies can also be used to make the content oradvertisement on a website more relevant for the visitor, and can be adapted to his personal taste and needs.
Who installs these cookies?
- First-party cookies are installed and managed by Proximus. They are specific to the Proximus website that is visited or the Proximus application that is used.
- Third-party cookies are installed and managed by a third party. They are installed during your visit to a Proximus website or use of a Proximus application. They ensure that your visit to the Proximus website or application results in certain information being sent to third parties
How long do cookies exist?
- Temporary cookies (or “session” cookies) are temporarily stored in your browser or application. As soon as you close your browser or application, these cookies are automatically deleted.
- Permanent cookies (or “persistent” cookies) remain on your computer or mobile device, even after you close the browser or the app. They make it possible to recognize you during a subsequent visit to the website. They remain on your device until their expiration date is reached, a new version of the cookie is installed, or you delete them manually.
What kinds of cookies are used by Proximus?
Different kinds of cookies are used on Proximus' websites and in its apps. The use of the type of cookies may vary depending on the app. Moreover, a cookie may have multiple purposes.
- Necessary cookies: these cookies are indispensable for visiting our websites and apps. and using certain parts of the websites. For instance, they allow you to navigate between the different parts of the websites and apps, fill in forms, place orders, and maintain the contents of your shopping cart. Even when you log in with your personal account, e.g. on the portal page of Proximus Pickx or MyProximus, these cookies are needed to check your identity in a secure way before you are granted access to your personal data. If you refuse these cookies, certain parts of the website/app will not work, or will not work optimally.
- Functional cookies: functional cookies are cookies that make it easier for our websites and apps to work, make them more pleasant for visitors, and ensure that you have a more personalized browsing experience. For example, these cookies can remember your language choice and customer segment, or whether you were already asked to participate in a survey so that you are not asked again the next time you visit the website. When you log into MyProximus, a cookie is installed in your browser that allows us to recognize you as a visitor to our website and adapt the content on our website www.Proximus.be to your personal situation, including if you are not logged into MyProximus during a subsequent visit.
These cookies can be anonymous, as well as non-anonymous. The use of non-anonymous cookies for analysis purposes is subject to your prior consent. You can refuse the installation of such cookies on your device by changing your cookie settings via the cookie manager.
- Advertisement cookies: advertising cookies collect information about your browsing habits with the aim of offering you advertising or content that falls within your sphere of interest:
- Cookies for remarketing
- Cookies for own advertisements or third party advertisements
Proximus operates an online advertisement network, via a.o. Proximus Pickx and JustForYou.be websites. When you visit these websites, Proximus collects socio-demographic details and profile data and stores them in an advertisement cookie. Via cookies (a.o. from Google or Criteo) and web beacons Proximus also collects information on your surfing behavior on various other websites which form part of its advertisement network. The information collected via these advertisement cookies and web beacons is used to measure the efficiency of the advertising and to tailor the advertisements to your potential interests, not only on our websites but also on other websites which form part of the advertisement network.
- Cookies for content from third parties
Exchange of cookie information with third parties for targeted online advertising.
The above processing is carried out based on your consent. If you wish to withdraw it, you can do so by means of the cookie manager.
- Cookies for remarketing
- Web beacons:
Some of our web pages may contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes known as clear gifs) that allow us to count users who have visited these pages. Web beacons collect only limited information which includes a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides. We may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers on the Proximus websites. These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.
Through this link you can find an up-to-date list of the cookies Proximus uses, who installs them and for which purposes.
Through this link you can change your cookie settings for the Proximus websites.
- List of partners with which Proximus shares cookie information
- Samsung Electronics Benelux B.V., a company incorporated in the Netherlands, under company number 67060269 with offices at Evert van de Beekstraat 310, 1118 CX Schiphol, the Netherlands and a branch office registered in Belgium under company number 0472450079 with offices at Leonardo Da Vincilaan 19E, 1831 Machelen, Belgium. Website: https://www.samsung.com/be/
- Mediahuis NV, Katwilgweg 2, 2050 Antwerpen, www.mediahuis.be.
- Proximus SPEARIT NV, Boulevard du Roi Albert II 27, B-1030 Bruxelles, www. proximus-spearit.be.
- Scarlet NV, Carlistraat 2, B-1140 Evere, www.scarlet.be.
What is the impact of your cookie preference?
If you select a preference on the proximus.be website domain, then this preference applies to all websites with “proximus.be” in the address, as well as to the online advertisement network managed by Proximus. If you use multiple browsers,(e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome), xplorer, Safari, Chrome) then you must select a preference for each browser separately.
How can I see what cookies have been installed on my device and how can I delete/manage them?
- Browser settings
You can refuse the installation of cookies via your browser settings. More information about the removal of cookies and management of the cookie settings for your browser is provided in the following list:
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Firefox : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- Internet Explorer : https://support.microsoft.com/en-en/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
- Safari (iOS): https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201265
- Safari (MacOS) : https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=en_CA
- Removing cookies:
You can remove cookies already installed on your computer or mobile device at any time.
- Refusing advertisement cookies:
If you want to refuse the advertisement cookies (a.o. from Google or Criteo), you can do so via the website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
If you do not wish to receive any ads based on your surfing behavior and the remarketing cookies, such as those of Google, you can change the settings of the Google Ads Preference Manager. Google also recommends that you install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
Following link contains further information on how you can manage what information your web browser shares when you interact with Google services on third-party websites and apps: https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners.