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Cookie policy2021-03-26T15:18:56+01:00

Use of data/cookies on our online platforms

During your visit to our online platforms, cookies are placed on your computer or mobile device or data is stored in our databases. Below is an explanation of what types of data exist. These are further described as cookies each time, although this may sometimes involve other data capture, however, the types and handling such as retention periods are the same as with cookies.

Some cookies are necessary for the website to function properly. You cannot refuse these cookies. Other cookies are used for analysis purposes and are only placed with your consent. Since cookies are personal data, their processing is governed by our privacy statement. The processing of essential cookies is based on our legitimate interest, as these cookies are required for the proper functioning and security of our online platforms. The other cookies will not be placed unless Battery Supplies has received your permission to do so. Through this cookie statement we would like to inform you about the use of cookies.

What are cookies
Cookies’ are small files or pieces of information that may be stored on your computer or mobile device when visiting websites. This text file stores information such as your browser type, your language preference or your geographical location. On your next visit to our online platforms, the information collected in the cookie is sent back to our servers or to the third party that placed the cookie. For example, your language preference will be remembered. Data stored in our databases are not stored on your computer or mobile device.

What types of cookies are there?
There are different types of cookies. They can be classified according to lifespan, purpose and origin.

Session cookies
Such cookies simplify and link the user’s actions during the browser session. Each time you open the browser screen, these cookies are placed temporarily. Session cookies are deleted as soon as the browser is closed.

Permanent cookies

These cookies will remain on your device for the lifetime of the cookies. They are activated each time you visit an online platform. Deleting such cookies is possible, but depends on the browser you are browsing with.

First party cookies
Such cookies are placed directly on the website by Battery Supplies.

Third party cookies
Cookies placed by third parties on our online platforms, in particular because Battery Supplies incorporates elements of other websites.

Essential cookies
These cookies ensure that all parts of a platform function optimally. These are cookies that are necessary for the proper functioning and security of the website, such as displaying search results or distributing requests to the web server across a number of computers. These cookies can be placed without permission.

Non-essential cookies
Such cookies are placed for statistical, social and commercial purposes. Such cookies are separate from the technical support of Battery Supplies’ online platforms and do not meet the conditions to be exempted from the consent requirement. Your consent is required for the placement of these cookies.

Non-essential cookies also include the following cookies:

Technical cookies are cookies that store user preferences. This makes our online platforms easily accessible. You do not have to enter the same information every time you visit our website again.

Analytical cookies provide us with statistical information about your use of our website. This information helps us to make our online platforms more user-friendly.

Marketing cookies are used to track the surfing behaviour of visitors. In this way, a user profile can be created so that more personalized information can be sent. Battery Supplies uses marketing cookies to be able to make customer-oriented offers.

Social media cookies allow you to include social network buttons so you can share or ‘like’ web pages via the social network site. Some Battery Supplies platforms use such cookies. The social network buttons merely contain a hyperlink to the relevant page of the social network site. No information about you will be shared via our website. As soon as you leave an online platform, we have no influence on the use and processing of your data. You can find more information in the privacy statements of the respective social networking sites.

How does Battery Supplies handle cookies or other data?

Each online platform of Battery Supplies uses its own cookies/data capture.  These often depend on technology or service.  Regardless of the platform, we use general guidelines for cookies or those of the provider (e.g. Google):

Type Purpose Expire Date

Essential cookies/data

Login Security of the platform and correct provision of data to the user Session
Session parameters Stores temporary data applicable to the session (filter settings, prices, documents, …) Session
Preferences Preferences that a user can indicate on the site, so that he does not have to choose every time 2 years

Technical cookies/data

Google SEO To score higher in google searches See google.com

Analytical cookies/data

Searches Track what and how a user performs his searches, with a view to improving our platforms:

  • to monitor the accuracy of the results
  • to monitor the speed of getting the results
  • efficiency of platforms to increase
6 months
Google Analytics Google Analytics data See google.com
Speed measurements
  • Continuous monitoring of the overall performance of the platforms.
  • On some platforms, the content or capabilities of the platform depends on the user. If these specifically affect the performance of the platform, they can be measured in a very targeted way.
6 months

Marketing cookies/data

Searches Track what and how a user performs their searches, with a view to improving our services:

  • Find what the user wants
  • Contacting user regarding his search query
  • Contacting the user about the use of the online platform
  • Personalized platform content
  • Personalized offers
2 years

Sociale media cookies/data

Social media buttons Link to social media platforms See specific social medium
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