A "cookie" is a data or text file that the server of a site stores temporarily or permanently on the User's equipment (computer hard disk, tablet, smartphone, or any other similar device) through his browser. Cookies can also be installed by third parties with whom Abbove collaborates.
Cookies retain a certain amount of information, such as visitors' language preferences or the contents of their shopping cart. Other cookies collect statistics about the users of a site or ensure that graphics appear correctly and that applications work well on the Site. Other cookies allow the content and/or advertising of a Site to be tailored to the user.
The Website uses different types of cookies:
Strictly necessary cookies: these are cookies that are essential to the functioning of the Site, allowing good communication and intended to facilitate navigation;
Functional cookies: these cookies enable the activation of specific functionalities on the Site in order to improve the user experience and user friendliness, in particular by memorising the choice of user preferences (e.g. language);
Performance cookies: these cookies collect information about how visitors use the Site. They enable us to evaluate and improve the Website's content and performance (for example, by counting the number of visitors, identifying the most popular pages or clicks), and to monitor the Website via Google Analytics, in order to help Abbove measure how users interact with the Website's content, and which generates visit statistics in a strictly anonymous manner. These statistics allow Abbove to continuously improve the Website and offer the user relevant content. Abbove uses Google Analytics to have an overview of the traffic on the Website, the origin of this traffic and the pages visited. The information collected by Google Analytics is generated as anonymously as possible. It is not possible, for example, to identify the persons visiting the Website. For further information, the user is invited to consult the Google data protection policy, available at the following address: http://www.google.nl/intl/en_uk/policies/privacy/.
Targeting cookies: these are cookies designed to collect data relating to the profile of visitors and which may be installed or read by third parties with whom the Data Controller collaborates in order to measure the effectiveness of an advertisement or web page and to better adapt it to the interests of the user. Commercial cookies do not contain personal data.
For more information on the types of cookies, you can consult the following page: www.allaboutcookies.org.
The storage period of cookies varies according to their type: essential cookies are generally stored until the browser is closed, while functional cookies remain valid for 1 year, performance cookies for 4 years and targeting cookies for 2 years.
Abbove authorizes public search engines to visit the Site via 'spiders' with the sole purpose of making the access and content of the Site accessible via their search engines, without Abbove granting the right to archive the Site. Abbove reserves the right to withdraw at any time the authorization as formulated in this article.
Most browsers are configured to automatically accept cookies, but all of them allow you to customize the settings according to the User's preferences.
If the User does not want the Site to place cookies on their computer / mobile device, they can easily manage or delete them by changing their browser settings. The User can also program his browser to send him a notice when he receives a cookie and thus decide whether or not to accept it.
If the User wishes to block and/or manage certain cookies, they can do so by following the link linked to their browser :
Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en ;
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences ;
Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042 ;
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/delete-cookies-in-microsoft-edge-63947406-40ac-c3b8-57b9-2a946a29ae09 .
Note that in the hypothesis that some cookies are disabled by the user, some core functionalities of the website will not be available.