InterSearch collects a series of general data and information when you visit the website www.intersearch.org (hereafter the “Website”). This general data and information is collected by cookies and will at least partly consist of personal data.
1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored by the internet browser on the visitors’ computer or mobile device when visiting a website.
2. Who do these cookies belong to?
All cookies have an owner that tells you who the cookie belongs to. The owner of a cookie is the controller of the domain name specified in the cookie. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and your device and can be read only by the owner of the cookie. Cookies used on this Website can be placed by us (“first party cookies”) or by a third party (“third party cookies”).
- First party cookies are cookies placed by and on the website you are currently visiting (in this case cookies placed by intersearch.org).
- Third party cookies are cookies placed by another website than the one you are currently visiting. (i.e. cookies placed by Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, …).
3. For how long are these cookies being stored on your device?
Cookies can be placed temporarily (“session cookies”) or permanently (“persistent cookies”).
- Session cookies are temporarily stored on your computer or mobile device. As soon as you close your internet browser, these cookies are automatically deleted.
- Persistent cookies remain on your computer or mobile device, even after you close your internet browser. Persistent cookies make it possible to recognise you during a subsequent visit to the Website. They remain on your device until their expiry date is reached, a new version of the cookie is installed, or you manually delete them.
4. Which categories of cookies does InterSearch use on the Website and how can I accept or reject their use?
InterSearch makes use of the following categories of cookies on the Website:
- Necessary cookies are (i) cookies that are for purely technical reasons strictly necessary to make your use of the Website possible, and (ii) cookies that are strictly necessary to provide the visitor with a service that has been explicitly requested by this visitor (such as registering your cookie preferences for subsequent visits). These cookies are essential to enable you to navigate the Website and make use of the available features.
- Analytical cookies are cookies that collect information about how visitors use the Website, for instance which pages they view most often. We use this information for analytical purposes, to improve the Website and to help us investigating problems raised by visitors.
Before we place any cookies on your device that fall under the other categories, we will ask for your prior consent via our cookie banner, as specified hereafter. You can give your consent for these cookies by clicking on the “I consent” button. You also have the option to give your consent or not separately for each category of cookies by clicking the ‘Privacy Settings’ link. You can then make your choice and close the Privacy Settings menu again, and your preferences will be saved automatically. You can also refuse the use of these cookies by clicking on the “I reject” button.
5. What cookies are used on the Website and for which purposes?
Below you can find the list of individual cookies that are being used on www.intersearch.org, divided by their category.
(i) Necessary cookies
Default expiration time
(ii) Analytical cookies
Default expiration time
Used to distinguish users.
Used to persist session state.
6. How to manage your cookie preferences?
Below we explain how you can manage your cookie preferences. Since the necessary cookies, as identified above, are necessary for the proper functioning of the Website, they cannot be disabled by managing your cookie preferences.
(i) via the InterSearch Website
At any time, you can withdraw your consent or manage your cookie preferences in any other way by opening the ‘Privacy Settings’ menu via the button provided at the bottom left of the Website. In this menu you can enable or disable cookies per category. You can then close the Privacy Settings menu again and your new preferences will be saved automatically. You can also enable or disable all cookies at once by clicking respectively the green or red button.
(ii) via your internet browser
You can also manage your cookie preferences via your browser. This way you can control for yourself whether or not certain cookies may be placed and you can set your browser to notify you when a cookie is being placed. You can also delete cookies manually via the option that allows you to delete your browsing history. You can find more information on how to do so on the following pages, depending on which browser you use:
Safari (Mac) or Safari (iOS)