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Cookie Policy

Version 3.0, valid from 25 May 2020

This is the cookie policy of Niko NV, with registered office at 9100 Sint-Niklaas, Industriepark West 40, Company number 0405.045.670, telephone +32 3 778 90 00, fax +32 3 777 71 20.

  1. The website that you are visiting or the app/software you are using works with cookies and/or similar technologies that store or consult information on your computer, tablet, smartphone or other hardware (hereinafter referred to as your "device"). For the sake of convenience, these cookies and the similar technologies are both referred to as "cookies".
    This report indicates how we make use of cookies. This policy does not affect your rights in any way under any applicable data protection rules. If the use of cookies involves the processing of personal data, our Privacy policy then applies.

  2. Cookies include all technologies that, by the placing or reading of information on/from your device, allow your device to be recognised during a visit to the website or while using your device (a so-called 'session' cookie), or that can recognise your device during subsequent visits to the website or during the subsequent repeated use of the app/software (a so-called 'permanent' cookie).

  3. There are various types of cookies:
    • Session cookies: cookies that are deleted when the browser, app or software is closed. They are only saved for a single session.
    • Persistent cookies: cookies that remain stored on your device for a certain period of time (which can vary from 1 hour up to several days/months).
    • First-party cookies: cookies that are placed by the website that you visit, or by the provider/author of the app/software.
    • Third-party cookies: cookies that are placed by websites that belong to a domain other than that of the website you visit, or by others who are not the provider/author of the app/software. In the case of cookies placed by third parties, we also refer to their respective privacy and cookie policies. Please note: we cannot exercise any influence on the content of those policies, nor on the content of the cookies of the third parties.

  4. The site that you visit and/or the app/software that you use make use of the following types of cookies:

    • Necessary cookies These cookies help you to use our website through basic functions such as page navigation. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

    Name of the cookie

    Provider

    Expiry period

    Purpose

    Niko-NikoEu#Consent

    niko.eu

    1 year

    Indicates whether or not the visitor has given permission for the category of general cookies.

    Niko-NikoEu#Functional

    niko.eu

    1 year

    Indicates whether or not the visitor has given permission for the category of functional cookies.

    Niko-NikoEu#Analytics

    niko.eu

    1 year

    Indicates whether or not the visitor has given permission for the category of analytical cookies.

    Niko-NikoEu#PrivacyIntrusive

    niko.eu

    1 year

    Indicates whether or not the visitor has given permission for the category of privacy-intrusive cookies.

    niko-nikoeu#lang

    niko.eu

    1 year

    Storage of the language used to visit the Niko website.

    niko-nikoeu#dlw_usr_id

    niko.eu

    1 year

    Cookie to store some encrypted user data.

    nkds-favorites

    niko.eu

    1 year

    Storage of favourite products on the Niko website.

    ASP.NET_SessionId

    niko.eu

    Session

    Cookie to store the user's session ID.

    __RequestVerificationToken

    niko.eu

    Session

    A security measure. Mechanism that is used by .Net to validate that a request is from the applicant of that request.

    __CSRFCOOKIE

    niko.eu

    Session

    A security measure.
    This cookie helps to avoid CSRF attacks.

    .SecurityShield.SecurityShieldCookie

    niko.eu

    8 hours

     

    A security measure.
    This cookie is used by the Security Shield. It will not be active in the public environment.

    cuvid

    Third-party

    2 years

    This cookie is used by Clickdimensions to identify unique visitors, and is updated with every page view. You can find more information about the privacy policy and cookie policy of Clickdimensions here: https://clickdimensions.com/about/privacy-policy/

    cuvon

    Third-party

    30 minutes

    This cookie is used by Clickdimensions to signal the last page of a visitor. You can find more information about the privacy policy and cookie policy of Clickdimensions here: https://clickdimensions.com/about/privacy-policy

     

    • Statistical cookies: cookies that measure how the website operates and how visitors use the website.

    Name of the cookie

    Provider

    Expiry period

    Purpose

    _gid

    niko.eu

    1 day

    Google-ID used by Google for various platforms.

    _gat_UA-130731241-1

    niko.eu

    1 minute

    This is a pattern-type cookie that is placed by Google Analytics, in which the pattern element contains the unique identification number of the account or website to which it relates. It appears to be a variation of the gat cookie that is used to limit the amount of data that Google captures on high traffic-volume websites.

    _ga

    niko.eu

    2 year

    Used by Google Analytics.

    ai_session

    niko.eu

    30 minutes

    This cookie name is linked with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statistical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique anonymous cookie for session identification.

    ai_user

    niko.eu

    1 year

    This cookie name is linked with the Microsoft Application Insights software, which collects statistical usage and telemetry information for apps built on the Azure cloud platform. This is a unique cookie for user identification that can count the number of users who have access to the application over time.

    GPS

    Third-party

    30 minutes

    This cookie is set by Youtube, and registers a unique ID in order to track users based on their geographic location. You can consult the privacy policy and cookie policy of Youtube/Google here: https://policies.google.com/privacy - https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-US

     

    cusid

    Third-party

    30 minutes

    This cookie is used for the statistical software of Clickdimensions. It identifies a unique session in order to track pages on the website for 30 minutes. You can find more information about the privacy policy and cookie policy of Clickdimensions here: https://clickdimensions.com/about/privacy-policy

    YSC

    Third-party

    30 minutes

    YouTube, a website for the posting and sharing of videos, uses cookies to collect data from individual visitors and track which features or preferences have been selected by certain users. You can consult the privacy policy and cookie policy of Youtube/Google here: https://policies.google.com/privacy - https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-US

     

    • Marketing: Marketing cookies make it possible to personalise our online advertisements. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging to the individual user, and which are therefore more valuable to publishers and third party advertisers.

    Name of the cookie

    Provider

    Expiry period

    Purpose

    SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

    niko.eu

    1 year

    Follows repeat customers for Sitecore analyses. This makes it possible, for example, to retrieve contact details and fill-in forms, but also to keep track of analyses within Sitecore.

    _gcl_au

     

    niko.eu

    3 months

    This cookie is used by Google Analytics to understand the interaction of users with the website.

    _hjid

     

    niko.eu

    1 year

    Hotjar cookie. To create heat maps regarding the use of a page. This cookie is placed when the customer lands on a page with the Hotjar script for the first time. It is used to keep the Hotjar user ID unique to that site in the browser. This ensures that the behaviour is attributed to the same user ID on subsequent visits to the same site.

    _hjIncludedInSample

     

    niko.eu

    1 year

    Hotjar cookie. To create heat maps about the use of a page. This session cookie is set to let Hotjar know if that visitor is included in the sample that is used to generate funnels.

    IDE

    Third-party

    1 year

    Google DoubleClick collects information about advertisements that you consult before browsing our website. This makes it possible to show customised advertisements. You can consult the privacy policy and cookie policy of Google here: https://policies.google.com/privacy -https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-US

    VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

    Third-party

    5 months

    This cookie is placed by YouTube, and is used to track information from videos used on our website. You can consult the privacy policy of Youtube/Google here: https://policies.google.com/privacy-https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en-US

     fbevents.js  Third-party  2 months

    This cookie is placed by Facebook. It enables Niko to measure, optimize and build audiences for advertising campaigns on Facebook, to ensure that advertising is seen by users most likely to be interested in such advertising by analysing which content a user has viewed and interacted with on the Niko web site. 

    You can manage facebook preferences here: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences

     

  5. You can refuse the installation of cookies, but some parts of our website or your app/software will then not work, or will not work optimally (they may be less attuned to your preferences and needs, and your user experience may be less pleasant).

     

  6. As stated under point 2 of this cookie policy, some cookies will be deleted when you close your browser (session cookies), while other cookies will remain on your device until they either expire or you delete them from your cache (persistent cookies).

If you want to delete cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the help and support section of your Internet browser for instructions on locating the file or folder where the cookies are stored. The help option on the toolbar of most browsers will also tell you how the browser lets you know when a new cookie is received, or how to disable cookies altogether. If you change your preferences and thereby wish to refuse certain cookies after having previously accepted them, we would recommend that you should delete those cookies from your computer for the sake of completeness.

Please note that you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site if you delete our cookies or disable future cookies.