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Cookie & Privacy Policy

Cookie Policy

 

1. Information about our use of cookies

Our website uses cookies and similar technologies to distinguish your preferences from those of the other users of our website. This allows us to offer you a better experience when you visit our website and to optimize our website in the meantime.

Cookies and similar technologies do not allow to systematically collect data that enable us to identify the users of our website. They only allow us to improve the operation of our website, to understand the interests of our users and to measure the effectiveness of the content of our website.

As a result of recent amendments of the law, all websites focussing on certain parts of the European Union are obligated to ask for your permission in order to use or save cookies and similar technologies on your computer or mobile devices. This Cookie Policy clearly and completely informs you about the cookies we use and their purpose.

2. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. In this way, we may remember your preferences when using our website.

Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse those cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our website.

3. Types of cookies

Cookies can be subdivided based on their offspring, function and durability.

First-party cookies are those set by a website that is being visited by the user at the time (e.g. cookies placed by www.proscan.be and the underlying website (such as webstore.proscan.be).

Third-party cookies are set by a domain other than that of the website being visited by the user. If a user visits a website and another entity sets a cookie through that website, this would be a third-party cookie (e.g. cookies placed by Google, Twitter and Facebook).

Functional cookies are cookies that ensure the proper functioning of the website (e.g. cookies for login or registration, language preferences). Functional cookies are logically first-party cookies.

Non-functional cookies are cookies that can be set for statistical, social, targeting and commercial purposes. They are not related to the mere technical support of the website. Cookies with statistical purposes allow us to check which pages of the website you visit, where your computer is localized, etc. Cookies with social purposes allow the user to share the content of the visited website directly with others via social media. Cookies with targeting purposes allow us to build up a profile based  on your surfing behaviour, as a result of which the displayed advertisements are tailored to your interests. Cookies with commercial purposes keep track of how many and which advertisements were shown to a user. Non-functional cookies can be first-party or third-party cookies.

Permanent cookies: These cookies remain on the user’s device for the duration determined in the  cookie. They are activated each time the user visits the website that has placed this cookie (e.g. cookies placed by social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Google Analytics, etc). Most non-functional cookies are permanent cookies.

Session cookies: These cookies allow us to simplify the actions of a user and to link them together during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and ends when they close the browser window. Session cookies are placed temporarily. As soon as you close the browser, all session cookies will be deleted. Most functional cookies are session cookies.

4. Your permission

By using our website, you accept the use of cookies. In order to make optimum use of our website, you need to accept the cookies, which you can do through your browser settings.

You can block cookies by activating your browser setting which allows you to refuse the cookies. However, by rejecting these cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of our website. Carefully read this Cookie Policy for more information.

If at any moment you want to revoke your permission, you have to remove your cookies through your browser settings. For further information about removing or blocking cookies, please visit: https://www.aboutcookies.org/

5. Changing your browser settings

We would like to point out that web browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. These settings can generally be found in the menu “Options” or “Preferences” of your web browser. In order to understand these settings better, the following links can be useful. In case you need additional information, you can consult the “Help” function in your web browser.

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari

6. More information about cookies

Information on cookies

You can find useful information on cookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/

Internet Advertising Bureau

The association for digital marketers drafted a guide on online behavioural advertising and online privacy that you can find on: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/

7. Which cookies do we use on www.proscan.be and the underlying website (such as webstore.proscan.be)?

Functional cookies

Token

Description

date_add

The date and time the cookie was created (in YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS format).

id_lang

The ID of the selected language.

id_currency

The ID of the selected currency.

last_visited_category

The ID of the last visited category of product listings.

ajax_blockcart_display

Whether the cart block is "expanded" or "collapsed".

viewed

The IDs of recently viewed products as a comma-separated list.

id_wishlist

The ID of the current wishlist displayed in the wishlist block.

checkedTOS

Whether the "Terms of service" checkbox has been ticked (1 if it has and 0 if it hasn't)

id_guest

The guest ID of the visitor when not logged in.

id_connections

The connection ID of the visitor's current session.

id_customer

The customer ID of the visitor when logged in.

customer_lastname

The last name of the customer.

customer_firstname

The first name of the customer.

logged

Whether the customer is logged in.

passwd

The MD5 hash of the _COOKIE_KEY_ in config/settings.inc.php and the password the customer used to log in.

email

The email address that the customer used to log in.

id_cart

The ID of the current cart displayed in the cart block.

checksum

The Blowfish checksum used to determine whether the cookie has been modified by a third party.

The customer will be logged out and the cookie deleted if the checksum doesn't match.

 

For cookies set by third parties (such as Google Analytics) we kindly refer you to the statements set forth by these parties on their respective websites. Beware, we do not have any influence on the content of these statements nor on the content of the cookies of these third parties.

 

Privacy Statement

 

The privacy clauses below apply to the ProScan website and internet initiatives.

 

ProScan, responsible for processing, is committed to ensuring that your personal data is processed in a manner that complies with applicable laws and regulations.

By providing your personal data on the website, you are granting ProScan explicit and unambiguous permission to process these data.

 

Purposes of data processing

Visitors to our website can register via the site. ProScan will process the personal data you enter at the time of registration in its customer database.

 

Your personal data will only be collected and processed for the purpose of providing and/or supplying the information, orders or publications you have requested from us. With every communication via e-mail, we give you the possibility to unsubscribe from future electronic communication.

 

ProScan creates log files of the use of the website on the basis of which statistics are generated for the purpose of an anonymous analysis of this use.

 

ProScan only processes those personal data that, if any, are necessary for the aforementioned purposes.

 

Transmission of personal data to third parties

It is our policy not to sell or rent to third parties any data that can be traced back to you personally.

 

Data of minors

Children are not allowed to use our services. If you are a minor (under 18 years of age), we ask you to leave our websites.

 

Your rights

You will always have access to your personal data and you can check the accuracy of this and correct inaccuracies. You can also have your data deleted. For this purpose, you can contact the webmaster or ProScan.

 

However, removal may mean that you will no longer be able to use (part of) our services.

 

Changes to the Privacy Statement

ProScan reserves the right to amend this Privacy Statement in accordance with the applicable privacy  rules.

Disclaimer

 

The use of the ProScan website and internet initiatives is subject to the conditions of use described hereunder. The mere use of the website implies the knowledge and the acceptance of those conditions of use.

 

Information

The information available on or via the website is of a general nature and is only provided for a general use. No rights can be derived from the information.

 

Despite the fact that best efforts were made to draw up the content of the website with due care, it cannot be excluded that information is obsolete, incomplete or in any other way incorrect. ProScan cannot give any guarantees concerning the nature or the content of the information on the website.

Should you notice errors in the information available on or via the website, please contact the webmaster or ProScan.

 

Interruptions

ProScan makes every effort to prevent, as much as possible, interruptions due to technical errors. Nevertheless, ProScan cannot guarantee that the website will be completely free of any kind of interruption or will not be subject to other technical problems.

 

Hyperlinks

The website can contain hyperlinks to other websites. ProScan does not monitor those websites and has no technical or content control on those websites. Therefore, ProScan cannot guarantee the completeness or the accuracy of the content, nor the availability of those websites.

 

The incorporation of hyperlinks to other websites does not imply any connection, partnership, relationship or approval by ProScan of those websites or their content.

 

Should you desire to create hyperlinks from your website to this website, please contact the webmaster or ProScan first.

 

Liability

ProScan shall not be liable for any malfunctions, interruptions or errors in the published information.

The information provided is based on reliable sources and careful analysis. ProScan does not, however, guarantee the accuracy, completeness or suitability of the information for any use whatsoever.

ProScan shall not be liable for any damages arising or resulting from any direct or indirect use of the website or of the information made available on or via the website. ProScan is not liable for damages resulting from potential interruptions of the website, caused by technical errors, even if the error is qualified as “serious fault” under Belgian law, viruses or any other disturbing element, or the consultation or the use of the websites (e.g. via hyperlinks) referred to on or via the website or the information available on the former. ProScan is not liable for electronic communications via the website, e.g. e-mails, or delays, interceptions or manipulation by third parties of those communications.

The website may make a link to another website that might be of interest to the user. However, this link is purely informative and ProScan is not responsible for its content or any use that might be made of it.

ProScan does not guarantee any compatibility of your equipment with the files being part of or present on the website, or any accessibility of those elements.

 

Intellectual property rights

The website is protected by copyright. The presentation, reproduction, distribution, sale, publication, modification or any use for commercial purposes of all or part of the website and its contents are prohibited without ProScan’s prior written authorization. It is also prohibited to store this information electronically or to use it for illicit purposes.

 

ProScan refers on the website to products, services and brands of other companies. ProScan is not the owner of the associated registered trade names and trademarks. They are referred to for information purposes only.