What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device for a certain period of time. They can be used, among other things, to store your website preferences and to allow the website to function optimally. Aquantis processes these data in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (AVG or GDPR).
What cookies exist?
First-party cookies are cookies obtained on the domain as you visit as a website visitor. When visiting Aquantis websites, first-party cookies are Aquantis’ cookies.
Third-party cookies are placed when a website contains elements from an external party. Think for example of embedded videos, social media widgets, advertisements or integrated software. The external party then sends along cookies from its own servers.
The two categories can include both session-related cookies and persistent cookies. Sessional cookies are active during your visit to the website and disappear again after it ends. Permanent cookies are stored on your device for some time.
Necessary cookies are cookies that are necessary for the proper functioning of the website, including cookies that control a login functionality.
Functional cookies are cookies that store preferences of website visitors to increase usability. Think for example of remembering language or country preferences.
Analytical cookies are cookies that make it possible to analyze website traffic so that the website can be improved and its performance can be measured.
Marketing cookies are cookies that can compile user profiles and can be used for personalized advertising.
For optimal use of our websites, it is recommended to accept cookies on your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Aquantis strives to improve the user experience, to optimize the functioning of the websites and to adapt the available content to your needs.
What cookies are used in the Aquantis website?
|Cookie||Category||Type||Processing purpose||Retention period|
|OptanonAlertBoxClosed||First party||Necessary cookie||Save Cookie Banner Preferences||1 year|
|OptanonConsent||First party||Necessary cookie||Save Cookie Banner Preferences||1 year|
|wp-settings-1||First party||Functional cookie||Cookie to save display preferences||1 year|
|wp-settings-time-1||First party||Functional cookie||Cookie to save display preferences||1 year|
|_ga||Third party cookie from Google||Analytical cookie||Analyze website usage through visitor statistics||2 years|
|_whole||Third-party cookie from Google||Analytical cookie||Slow down the request rate on high traffic websites||1 session|
|_gid||Third-party cookie from Google||Analytical cookie||Analyze website usage through visitor statistics||1 day|
|NID||Third-party cookie from Google||Targeting cookie||Display customized ads on Google websites based on recent searches and previous interactions||1 year|
Aquantis tries to monitor the cookies present as much as possible and to update this list. Do you encounter other cookies on our website than those listed above? If so, be sure to contact us for information, or contact the third party from whom these cookies originated.
Google Analytics collects data by means of cookies in order to track and investigate the use of Aquantis’ websites, to compile reports on their activities and to make them available in other Google services. The data collected in the process belong to electronic identification data and include the IP address, browser type, device type, operating system of the device used, geography, the domain name from where you visited the website. Aquantis uses the Google Maps widget for the visualization of maps with location data and the provision of directions.
Our websites may contain plugins that link to social media websites including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube. Social media providers may process data through our websites and link to your profile if you view embedded content on our website, link to social media posts, pages or profiles or share posts on social media. However, we are not responsible for the use of your personal data by social media partners. You can click on the names of the social media partners below to review their privacy policies.
How can you disable cookies?
It is possible to disable or delete cookies through the browser settings. Depending on your browser, a different operation is required. Click on the name of your browser below to read the documentation on this.
Please note that certain page elements may no longer display correctly when cookies are disabled, although Aquantis makes every effort to ensure that the use of the website runs as smoothly as possible.
The use of necessary and/or functional cookies cannot be disabled if this may block the proper functioning of the website. These cookies do not require active consent (opt-in).
We provide a user-friendly website that is safe for any user. We therefore take all reasonable measures necessary to ensure the proper functioning, security and accessibility of our website. Nevertheless, we cannot give you absolute guarantees and our measures are to be considered as an obligation of means.
The use of the website is always at your own risk. This means that we bear no liability for damages resulting from malfunctions, interruptions, harmful elements or defects of the website, regardless of the existence of an extraneous cause or force majeure.
We have the right to restrict and/or interrupt access to our website in whole or in part at any time, without prior warning. In principle, we will do this only if circumstances warrant, but this is not an absolute condition.
We take the utmost care with the content of our website. This means that we take the necessary measures to keep our website as complete, accurate and up-to-date as possible, even when content is provided by third parties. The content on our website can be changed, added to or removed at any time.
Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee the quality of the information on our website. It is possible that information is not complete, sufficiently accurate and/or useful. We are therefore not liable for any (direct or indirect) damage suffered by you as a user as a result of the information on our website.
In the event that certain content on our website violates applicable laws and/or infringes the rights of third parties, we ask you to notify us as soon as possible so that we can take the appropriate measures. Thus, we may proceed with partial or complete removal and/or modification of the content.
Our website contains content that can be downloaded. Any downloading from our website is done at your own risk. We are not liable for this and any damages resulting from a loss of data or damage to the computer system are the sole responsibility of you as a user.
Our website contains hyperlinks to websites or pages of third parties, or may refer to them indirectly. The inclusion of links to these websites or pages does not imply in any way an implicit approval of their content or an affiliation with the website in question. We do not control these foreign websites and are not responsible for the safe and correct operation of the link and its ultimate destination. Once the link is clicked, you will leave our website and cannot hold us responsible for any damages.
Foreign websites may not offer the same guarantees as we do. Therefore, we recommend that you carefully review the terms and conditions and privacy policies of these websites.
Consequently, it is not permitted to use our website for the distribution of content that could cause damage, such as the distribution of harmful software like computer viruses, malware, worms, trojans and cancelbots. This also includes the distribution of unsolicited and/or commercial messages via the website, such as junk mail, spamming and chain letters.
We reserve the right to take all necessary actions that can bring recovery to us and to our users, both judicially and extrajudicially. The user alone is personally and integrally responsible if his actions and conduct effectively cause damage to the website and other users. In that case, he must indemnify Aquantis against any claim for damages that follows.
Changes to this policy
Aquantis reserves the right to make changes to this policy. This when there are changes in the business processes, the cookies used on the website or when this is required by the applicable legislation. Changes will always be published on this website. If consent is required for any new cookies, it will be requested via an active opt-in.
If any discrepancies arise between this policy and any concluded agreement with Aquantis, the provisions of the agreement shall prevail.
Applicable law and competent courts
This site is governed by Belgian law. In case of a dispute our general terms and conditions apply.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact Aquantis via the contact page of this website.