1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that are saved on your computer when you visit web pages. They contain information linked to a web browser and the specific website. They are saved in a specific folder on your hard drive. If you return to a specific website, this page can recognize the visitor by means of the cookie and further elaborate the history. Cookies are used to increase visitor-friendliness: by identifying visitors with a cookie, they do not always have to enter the same data such as login information or screen settings every time you visit the website.

2. Which kind of cookies exist?

Often a distinction is made between two large groups of cookies:

  • First party cookies: these cookies are created by a website to have the web page function better. They regulate the technical part of a site, such as language choice or remembering the products in the shopping basket in an online store. The visited website creates and places first party cookies.
  • Third party cookies: these cookies are created and placed on your computer by another (third) party than the website you visit. They remember the behavior of a surfer. Examples are social media such as Facebook or Twitter, but Google Analytics as well. This is the system used most to measure website visits.

3. Which cookies do we use?

We mainly use first party cookies to help improve your user experience on the Site. We do this by recording specific information about the user such astype of hardware, processing system and version, screen resolution, language and preferences chosen, browser type and version, pages visited with URLS and title, time and duration of the visits, subject location (country, place and coordinates, internet provider, hyperlink website and clicked links.

The Website also uses third party cookies such as cookies from Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a free service by Google to collect statistics of websites and to represent them in detail. The website administrator gains a clear view on visitor flows, traffic flows and page displays. This way it is possible to adapt parts of a website or complete websites to the behavior and interests of the visitors.

We will only use other third party cookies (such as targeting cookies by Facebook), after receiving your consent (through an opt-in or through the consent given in your web browser).

4. Processing term

Information handled by the first party cookies we use are processed for a term of 30 days. We have no influence over the process time of information handled by third party cookies.

5. How to manage cookies?

You can do so by adapting your browser settings. You can choose to block cookies or to accept only cookies from specific websites.


For all your questions and/or complaints regarding this Policy, please contact us first at the e-mail address: info@hcjoints.be.

You are also entitle to file a complaint with the Data Protection Authority. In Belgium, this is the Belgian Data Protection Authority (https://www.privacycommission.be/):

Drukpersstraat 35 1000 Brussel commission(at)privacycommission.be +32 (0)2 274 48 00