Cookie Policy

1. Presentation and purposeWith this Cookie Policy, EIT Food CLC West, whose registered office is at Philipssite 5 at 3001 Leuven (Belgium) and which is registered with the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises under number 0679.531.322 (the "Company", “we”) inform you about our use of cookies and other data collection tools to collect data that helps us personalize your use of our website and marketplace (the "Website"). We can place cookies and other similar technology on your device, including mobile device, in accordance with your preferences set on our cookie banner. 2. What are cookies?“Cookies” are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website and allow a site to recognize your device. These files allow the site to recall important information about your visit and help improve your experience. By using this technology, we are also able to make it easier for visitors to register for accounts, order Products and to remember and process the orders you have placed via the Website. The vast majority of web browsers allow the use of cookies. However, you do have the ability to control and decline cookies by modifying the settings on your browser.  Please note, if you do this you may lose some of the functionality of the Website. 3. Consent Some cookies are technically necessary for our Services. Such technically necessary cookies do not require your prior consent.All other cookies require your prior consent, which we will obtain via the cookie banner on the Website. You can at any time change or withdraw your consent via the cookie banner on our Website. Kindly note that changing or withdraw your consent can cause loss of data or difficulties in using the Website. 4. What type of cookies do we use?We may use different types of cookies on our Website:
  • Strictly necessary cookies are essential to help make our Website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the Website. The Website cannot function properly without these cookies as they are required to use its features;
  • First party analytics cookies allow us to employ data analytics so we can measure and improve the performance of our Website and provide more relevant content to you. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor down to an individual level that is available to us. They are not passing personally identifiable information to any external third party other than in limited cases when we engage a service provider to act on our behalf but who is then unable to use the data for their own purposes.
  • Functionality cookies enable our Website to remember choices you made in navigating the Website (username, preferred language, the region from which you visit the Website, …). They provide more enhanced, personal features. These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remembering where you’ve been on the Internet outside our site.;
  • Statistic cookies help us to understand how you interact with our Website by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
  • Marketing cookies and social media plug-ins are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to track information such as website page view, external links / outbound clicks, user scrolls and behaviors on a page or display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third-party advertisers. Thus, we may collect personal information, such as IP addresses, names and location for statistic and marketing purposes and share this information with third parties for this purpose.
 5. Third-party cookiesWe use and allow third parties cookies on our Website that we do not control. You may always refuse the use of them in our cookies banner our in your browser. 6. Retention periodMost cookies on our Website are so-called session cookies. They are automatically deleted when you leave our Website.Persistent cookies, on the other hand, remain on your computer until the cookies either reach an expiration date set by us or are manually deleted by you in your browser.