Cookie policy Bluecorner

Blue Corner NV with its registered office at Rijnkaai 37, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium is responsible for this cookie statement. Please send any questions and/or comments by post to the above address or by e-mail to privacy@bluecorner.nl.

Blue Corner believes it is important that you should be able to view, listen, read or experience its content anywhere and at any time over various media platforms. Blue Corner also aims to deliver interactive services and services tailored to your needs. Blue Corner online services use software to make this possible, mechanisms involving cookies and scripts, for example. For the sake of simplicity, these mechanisms are referred to as “cookies”. The purpose of this cookie statement is to inform you of the type of cookies used and explain why this happens. Blue Corner is also sharing advice on the ways you, as the user, can control their use. While Blue Corner does its utmost to protect your privacy and the user-friendliness of its online services, Blue Corner has endeavored to keep this statement as simple as possible.

This cookie statement applies to all “Blue Corner online services”, in particular all websites and internet services offered by Blue Corner and that give access to Blue Corner content.

Some of the data collected can be used to identify you or to connect with you as a natural person and therefore qualify as personal data. In that case, the information as set out in our privacy statement https://www.bluecorner.nl/privacy/ also applies to this processing through cookies.

Blue Corner wishes to emphasize that cookies from third parties are also placed through the Website (so-called ‘third party cookies’). This is the case for social network services such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for which connection possibilities are provided on our Website or the advertisements displayed by advertisers on our Website. If you allow these cookies, these third parties may then be able to place new cookies or receive certain cookie information when you visit our Website. These cookies are usually placed based on your consent (per group of purposes).

What exactly are cookies?

Cookies are small data or text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or use a (mobile) application. The cookie file contains a unique code which is used to identify your browser during the visit to the online service or during successive, repeated visits. Cookies can be placed by the server of the website or application that you visit, but also by third-party servers that may or may not work with this website or application. Cookies generally facilitate and speed up the interaction between the visitor and the website or application, and help the visitor navigate between the different sections of a website or application.

Which cookies do we use?

Blue Corner uses:

Essential cookies: they are necessary for the proper functioning of the website and cannot be disabled in our systems. They are usually placed only in response to certain actions taken by you, for example a request for a service, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling out a form. Without these cookies, we cannot provide access to some sections of our website or supply the requested service.

Functional cookies: they enable the website to offer improved functionality and personalization, such as storing the user’s choices, preferred language or location. They are placed by us or on our behalf by processors. If you don’t allow these cookies, this may hamper the performance of some or all of the services.

Analytical cookies: they make it possible to count the number of visitors and traffic sources which in turn allows us to measure and improve our website performance. With these cookies, we know which pages are the most and least popular and we can see how visitors navigate through the website. All the data collected by these cookies is aggregated and is therefore anonymous. If you don’t allow these cookies, we won’t know when you have visited our website and won’t be able to measure the performance.

Advertising cookies: they may be placed by us or by our advertising partners. They are used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and display relevant advertisements relating to the services of Blue Corner on other websites. They do not directly store personal data. Rather, they use the unique identification data of your browser and device. If you disable these cookies, you will see less targeted advertisements on third channels.

For what purposes do we use cookies?

Blue Corner uses different types of cookies for different purposes. These purposes are:

Storage of and access to information Cookies are small (temporary) text files that are placed on your computer or kept by us. The first purpose for which cookies are placed is therefore a functional purpose, namely the storage of information or access to information that is already stored on your equipment such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies and similar technologies. These cookies may be considered functional cookies and are placed based on your consent.

Selection of basic advertisements Another purpose for which cookies may be processed through our website is to select and deliver basic advertisements to you. These cookies are placed based on your consent. As a result of your consent randomly generated advertisements are shown on our website. These cookies are set based on your consent. This does not include personalization, which means collecting and processing information about your use of this service in order to tailor advertising and/or content to you over time in other contexts, such as websites or apps.

Selecting personalized ads Another purpose for which cookies may be processed through our website is to select and deliver advertising to you. This includes using previously collected information about you and your interests to select advertising that appeals to your profile. These cookies are set based on your consent.

Selection of personalized content This purpose for which cookies may be processed through our website is to select and deliver content to you. This includes the use of previously collected information about you and your interests to select content that appeals to your profile. These cookies are placed based on your consent.

Measuring advertising performance A fifth purpose for which cookies may be processed through our website is to collect information about the performance and effectiveness of advertisements you see or interact with. In combination with previously collected information, it is used to measure, understand and report on the further actions you take in response to an advertisement displayed. These cookies may be considered analytical cookies and are placed based on your consent.

Measuring content performance A sixth purpose for which cookies may be processed through our website is to collect information about the performance and effectiveness of content you see or interact with. In combination with previously collected information, it is used to measure, understand and report on the further actions you take in response to content displayed. For example, we can measure how long a certain video clip is watched on our website or when it is stopped. These cookies may be considered analytical cookies and are placed based on your consent.

Conduct market research to generate public insights Another purpose for which cookies may be processed through our website is to find out more about the audience visiting our sites and/or apps and viewing our advertisements. This allows us to better tailor our offerings to you in the future (see further: developing and improving products). These cookies may be considered analytical cookies and are placed based on your consent.

Develop and improve products An eight purpose for which cookies may be processed through our websites is to improve existing systems and software and develop new products. These cookies may be considered analytical cookies and are placed based on your consent.

Social Media Our website uses social media plugins that make it possible to link you to our social media channels, or that enable you to share or ‘like’ content on your social media channels. These social media channels are Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. In case you click on such a link, it is possible that the social media partners use cookies to process personal data, such as personal data concerning your profile, to show you personalized content.

Identification A tenth purpose for which cookies may be processed through our websites is to identify your device. This is to enable or simplify further service. These cookies are placed based on your consent.

Geolocation An eleventh purpose for which cookies may be processed through our website is the precise geolocation of your device. This is to enable or simplify further services as described above. These cookies are placed based on your consent.

Other (supporting) purposes for which cookies may be processed

  • Technical delivery of advertisements or content
  • Receiving and using automatically sent device characteristics in function of identification
  • Pairing devices so that we can recognize you as a unique person on different devices.
  • Compare data offline so we can get interesting insights about your website visit and the experience.
  • Ensuring security, preventing fraud and detecting errors

The cookies processed for these purposes are based on the legitimate interest of Blue Corner.

How long are cookies stored?

The period of time we store a cookie depends on the type of cookie. Some cookies are deleted when you close the session or your browser (so-called “session cookies”), others are stored in order to be able to retrieve them at a next session or to continue operating between sessions (so-called “permanent cookies”). These are only deleted when you do so through your browser settings, they are replaced or their expiration date is reached.

How can you refuse or manage the use of cookies on Blue Corner online services?

Blue Corner processes cookies on the basis of your consent and provides for the possibility of withdrawing your consent at any time. You can manage your preferences by clicking the button at the bottom of de webpage.
You can also delete cookies already installed on your computer or mobile device at any time. How to do this depends on the browser you use to surf to our website. More information can be found at:
Other (supporting) purposes for which cookies are processed

If you disable cookies, you should bear in mind that certain graphic elements may not look nice, or that you may not be able to use certain applications. You will find below a detailed list of all the types of cookies used by Blue Corner on its websites.

Contact details

For further questions, requests or complaints regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact us by e-mail or postletter.
Blue Corner NV
Rijnkaai 37, 2000 Antwerp
E: privacy@bluecorner.nl
Belgian Data Protection Authority
W: www.gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit.be/burger

Cookie Statement updates

Blue Corner may amend the cookie statement at any time. This may happen in the context of changes to its services or the applicable legislation, for example. The amended statement is then published on the relevant Blue Corner online service and is effective from the moment that it is published. Any modification to this statement will always be made within the limits of the applicable privacy and data protection regulations.
Last updated: 30/03/2021