1. What is a cookie?

Most websites use cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is installed on the hard disk of your computer when you visit a website. This little file contains the name of the cookie, the value (which may be a unique code), the expiry date and the domain name to which the cookie can be sent if you visit the same website again. Using the cookie, the server can recognise your computer and can even adapt to your web browsing behaviour. Cookies help you view information more quickly, as certain data - such as choice of language - are automatically installed the next time you visit. The website therefore recognises you. Cookies are not necessarily a problem. But you should know that they can also be used for other purposes. Some e-marketing professionals and online shops use cookies and other software to monitor your browsing habits. They analyse your behaviour and link it up to your personal data. In general, this is data that has been provided by you on an online form. By matching up these two types of information, they can create a detailed image of your full profile - on the Internet and elsewhere. This consumer profile is used to make advertising more targeted and therefore more effective. Most Internet browsers can be configured to accept or refuse cookies. When you refuse a cookie, it's generally more difficult or sometimes impossible to continue browsing.

2. Your consent

The use of cookies requires your prior, explicit consent. You can always come back later and refuse the cookies and/or delete them at any time, by changing your browser settings. The warning message on the home page gives you the opportunity to give your consent to our cookie policy. If you refuse this consent, you can still access the public areas of the website, but some functions will be limited or impossible, as indicated below.

3. The different types of cookies used

3.1. Functional cookies

These cookies are designed to facilitate and analyse the way our websites work and make using them more enjoyable and personalised.

They enable us to:

- personalise the services by recording your preferences (language, currency, location, browsing data, etc.)

- stop you repeating your choices every time you visit the website

- collect information sent via online forms

- produce statistics (e.g. number of single visitors)

- analyse use of the website and popularity of our pages

3.2. Third party cookies

When you visit our website, your sociodemographic data and profile data are collected and stored anonymously in a marketing cookie. These are used to improve the content and functioning of the site, via Google Analytics.

4. Privacy

When logging on to a website, in addition to the data contained in the cookies (see point 3), some data is automatically sent to the website by the web user's browsing software. This data contains the TCP/IP address (a number that identifies a computer on the network), the browser brands and version as well as the operating system and the last web page viewed.

5. Cookie management

Most Internet browsers are automatically configured to accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser to accept or block cookies. You can delete cookies already installed on your computer or mobile device at any time. Any configuration you carry out is likely to modify your Internet browsing and your conditions of access to certain services requiring the use of cookies. We cannot however guarantee you access to all the services on our website if you refuse the cookies. Refusing cookies does not mean that you will not see any online advertising. It simply means that the services you are offered will not be based on your assumed interests (linked to your browsing on the stayathome.be website). Furthermore, you may still receive behavioural advertising from other companies if you have not refused their cookies. You can refuse to install cookies in your browser settings. The way in which cookies are activated or not activated and deleted depends on your device and your Internet browser. You can configure your browsing software so that:

- cookies are saved on your device or refused, either systematically or according to their issuer.

- acceptance or refusal of cookies will be offered to you periodically, before a cookie is likely to be saved on your device.

5.1. Accepting Cookies

Whether a cookie is saved on a device depends on the device user's prior consent, which they may express and change at any time, free of charge, through the options offered by their browsing software. If you have agreed to save cookies on your device in your browsing software, the cookies on the pages and content you have viewed may be temporarily stored on your device in a dedicated area. They will only be readable by their issuer.

5.2. Refusing Cookies

If you refuse certain types of cookies on your device, or if you delete any that are saved, you will no longer benefit from a number of functionalities, which are necessary for browsing certain areas of our website. This will happen if you try to access our content or services that require you to identify yourself. This will also happen when we - or our service providers - for purposes of technical compatibility, cannot recognise the type of browser used by your device, its language and display settings, or the country from which your device appears to be connected to the Internet. Where applicable, we will not be held liable for the consequences of incorrect operation of our services due to our inability to save or view the cookies required to operate our services, which you may have refused or deleted. If you want to refuse marketing cookies (Google, among others) you can do so via the following website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/be-fr/


5.3. How to make your choices depending on the browser you use

For managing cookies and your choices, each browser is configured differently. This is described in your browser's Help menu, which tells you how to change your cookie preferences.

- For Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-FR/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

- For Safari: http://help.apple.com/safari/mac/9.0/#/sfri11471

- For Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=fr&hlrm=en&answer=95647

- For Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/Activer%20et%20d%C3%A9sactiver%20les%20cookies

- For Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/fr/cookies.html

- For other browsers: please refer to your browser’s Help menu or go to the software publisher's website.

5.4. Do not track

You can also configure your browser so that it sends a code telling websites that you do not want to be tracked. (“Do Not Track” option).

- For Internet Explorer http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-fr/internet-explorer/use-tracking-protection#ie=ie-11

- For Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11952

- For Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/114836?

- For Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/comment-activer-option-ne-pas-pister

- For Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/12.10/fr/notrack.html