What is a cookie?

Bouwinvest uses cookies on its websites for property development projects. A cookie is a small basic file that is sent with pages of this website and is stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. The data stored in the cookie can be then retrieved from our servers on your next visit.

Use of session cookies

Our websites use session cookies. By using a session cookie, we can see which parts of the site you viewed during this visit. This helps us to adapt our services as much as possible to the surfing pattern of our visitors. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser.

Do cookies contain information about who I am?

No. Your name, age, gender and other personal information are never saved in a cookie.

Enabling, disabling and deleting cookies

For more information about how to enable, disable and delete cookies, please see the instructions and/or help pages in your browser.

Use of share buttons for social networks

Several parts of our website include buttons to promote ("like") or share ("tweet") pages on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. These buttons work using snippets of code that originate from these networks themselves. This code allows cookies to be stored. Bouwinvest has no control over this process. Please read the Twitter or Facebook privacy statements (which may change frequently) to see how they process your (personal) data using cookies. Everything possible is done to make your information anonymous before it is transmitted to Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn, which store the information on their servers in the United States. LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ have agreed to adhere to the “Safe Harbor” principles and are registered with the Safe Harbor programme of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This means that there is an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.


Google Analytics

As part of their "Analytics" service, a cookie is placed on our sites by the U.S. company Google. We use this service to track usage and receive reports about how visitors use the website. Google may transfer this information to third parties if legally obliged to, or this information may be processed by third parties on Google's behalf. We have no control over this process. We have consented to Google Analytics using the information obtained for other Google services.
The information collected by Google is made anonymous as much as possible. Your IP address is not explicitly revealed. The information is transmitted to Google and stored on their servers in the United States. Google has agreed to adhere to the Safe Harbor principles and is registered with the Safe Harbor programme of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This means that there is an adequate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

Why does Bouwinvest not ask for consent to use cookies?

Currently, Bouwinvest does not ask you to opt in for non-functional cookies, even though such permission may be required by law. This is something we are aware of. However, the impact of such agreement on our users is not limited. Moreover, it is not clear, for example, as to how to deal with cookies with third-party information and those placed on our website, and how many non-Dutch entities adhere to the law. Bouwinvest is following market developments closely to this end and will take further action as soon as is necessary and appropriate.

Right to access, correct or delete your information

You are entitled to request to access, correct or delete your information. To prevent abuse, we may ask you to present sufficient identification. If access to personal information linked to a cookie is concerned, you must send a copy of the cookie in question. You can find these under the settings of your browser.

Questions and complaints

If you have any questions or complaints following this clarification, please contact us via our contact form. You can also contact us directly in more serious cases.

This cookie overview was last updated on 19 December 2012.

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