Version: July 2019
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text or other files which websites leave on your computer. These files are stored on your computer's hard drive. If you visit our website again, these cookies can then be sent back to us. In this way, we can retrieve information from other visits. In most cases, this information is used to optimise your experience on our website. Of course you can choose to disable the cookies.
Types of cookies
Computest uses functional, analytical and tracking cookies.
The functional cookies make sure the website functions properly and that you can navigate smoothly through our website. These cookies can also be used to temporarily store data, enhancing the website's ease of use.
In addition to functional cookies, we place analytical cookies by default. These are non-functional cookies because they are not needed for the website to work properly.
Analytical cookies are used by Computest to analyse which pages on our website you visit at which times. The analytical cookies enable us to analyse and optimise the use of our website.
Using analytical cookies, we collect the following data, for example:
- The number of visitors to our web pages.
- How long a visitor spends on our site.
- What visitors search for (searches).
- Information about your browser and the device you are using to visit our website, such as operating system and screen size.
- How you got to our website (for example, because you clicked on an advertisement or on a link in an e-mail).
- The speed of our website within your browser. With this information, we can discover and resolve potential problems with the performance of our website in a timely fashion.
Computest uses Google Analytics, a service of Google Inc. Google Inc. is based in the United States and generates up-to-date insight into the use of the website by means of the Google Analytics services. Google Inc. also generates (anonymous) reports of website use. You can read more about the cookies used by Google Inc. here. We cannot trace the statistics we collect to individuals.
We use Google Analytics in a privacy-friendly manner, as stipulated by the Data Protection Authority. This means that Computest has taken the following steps:
- We have concluded a processor agreement with Google;
- The IP addresses have been anonymised;
- Sharing data with Google is switched off; and
- Google is not permitted to use the data for other Google services.
You can also choose to take advantage of the Google Inc. opt-out, in which case your data will no longer be used by Google Analytics. If you wish to do so, click here.
Social media cookies
For certain parts of the website, we use social media cookies – for example, a Google map with interactive directions, a Facebook 'like' button or the option to share information such as blogs on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Whatsapp).
When you click on a social media button on our website, a social media cookie is placed. The social media party can recognise your IP address the moment you share part of our website or a video. For the cookies placed by the social media parties and the data they collect using them, we refer you to the statements made on the subject by those parties on their own websites.
We recommend that you consult the following privacy and cookie statements on a regular basis:
We use online advertising to promote our services. We prefer to do so in the most targeted way possible, in order to show you the most relevant ads. For this we use Google Ads.
These cookies allow us to:
- Keep track of which ads you have already seen. This prevents you from seeing the same ads too often.
- Keep track of how many visitors click on our ads.
- Keep track of how many visitors have contacted us or have downloaded content after clicking on an ad. That way, we can analyse how effective our ads are.
Google / YouTube: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies
Enabling and disabling cookies and deleting cookies
If you do not want the Computest website to save cookies on your computer, you can make this change yourself. You can adjust your browser settings so that you only accept functional cookies, or refuse all cookies or only third-party cookies. You can delete cookies which have already been placed by going to the settings of your web browser. For each browser you use, you can change these settings and you can do the same for each (other) device you use.
Information about enabling and disabling and deleting cookies can be found in your web browser's instructions. You may also be able to adjust or implement these settings using the Help function.
Right to inspection and correction or deletion of your data
You have the right to ask for the personal data you have voluntarily provided or which we have obtained in another way. In order to prevent fraud, we may ask you to identify yourself. If you would like to know which personal data are linked to a cookie, you will need to send us the cookie(s) in question. Cookies can be found in your web browser's settings.