Cookie Statement

  1. Introduction
  2. What are cookies?
  3. Types of Cookies
  4. Cookies used by
  5. Permission
  6. Enabling and disabling cookies
  7. Contact

1. Introduction uses its own cookies (“first party cookies”) and cookies from third parties whose services are or may be used on the website (“third party cookies”).
We would like to inform you about the use of these cookies in the overview below.
We emphasise that certain media will not be available if you do not accept the relevant cookies

2. What are cookies?

A cookie is a simple, small file containing personal data that is sent with the pages of and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or other device. The information collected therein may be sent back to our servers or those of the relevant third party during a subsequent visit.

Cookies are also taken to mean so-called “scripts”. A script is programming code that is used to make our website function optimally and interactively.

Finally, the term “cookies” also covers “web beacons”, “pixel tags” or “social media cookies”. These are used for the integration of various social networking sites at Third-party embedded elements, or in other words content stored with a third party, may also be displayed on our website. In addition, the content of can be shared via social networking sites by means of the buttons available on the various pages. Examples of such social network sites are Facebook, Google+, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Disqus and Twitter.

The processing of functional cookies is based on our legitimate interest, as the functional cookies are required for the proper functioning and security of The other cookies will not be installed unless has your permission.

3. Types of cookies

3.1. Origin

First party cookies are cookies installed directly by the website at vanhool. be.

Third-party cookies are cookies installed on by third parties, particularly when vanhool. be incorporates elements from other websites.

3.2. Lifetime

Persistent cookies: remain on your device for the lifetime of the cookie. They are activated each time you visit

Session cookies: simplify and link the user's actions during the browsing session. These cookies are temporarily installed each time you open the browser window. Session cookies are deleted as soon as the browser is closed.

3.3. Function/purpose:

Functional cookies: ensure that all parts of the website function optimally. These are cookies that are necessary for the proper functioning and security of the website, such as cookies for load balancing (i.e. the distribution of requests to a web server across a number of computers), and for the adjustment of the user interface (in particular the choice of language and the display of search results). These cookies can be installed without permission.

Non-functional cookies: are installed for statistical, social and commercial purposes and are independent of the technical support of and do not meet the conditions for being exempt from the consent requirement. Your explicit consent is required for the installation of these cookies.

(Non-functional) technical cookies ensure that your user preferences remain known. is therefore easily accessible and you do not have to enter the same information each time you visit the site.

Analytics cookies show how you use A statistical analysis is made on the basis of this collected information, to improve the structure, navigation and content of and make it more user-friendly.

 Marketing cookies are used to personalise online advertising. Using a profile drawn up on the basis of your click and surfing behaviour on the site, both and third parties gain insight into campaign performance.

These include social media cookies . These cookies make it possible to include buttons from social networking sites. The buttons work via a code from these sites. Features such as “likes” and “pins” are a handy tool to promote web pages.
If social networking sites install these cookies to collect your data through, has no influence on the use of this data or the way they handle it. You can find more information about this in the privacy statements of the social networking sites, which appear on the list of active cookies below. Please note that these privacy statements may be changed by the social networking sites at any time.

4. Cookies used by

4.1 Functional and statistical cookies


  • Description: This cookie is used to store a user's language preferences so that the website content appears in the stored language on a subsequent visit.
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  • Description: This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. This cookie is used to calculate visitor numbers, sessions and campaign data and track website usage to produce an analytical report of the website. These cookies keep information anonymous and assign unique visitors a randomly generated number.
  • Duration: 2 years


  • Description: This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information about how visitors visit a website. The cookie helps to compile an analytical report on the performance of the website. The data collected includes the number of visitors, the location they came from and the pages they visited in an anonymous form.
  • Duration: 1 day


  • Description: This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it links to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data Google stores on high traffic volume websites.
  • Duration: 1 minute

4.2 Analytics cookies


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4.3 Advertising cookies


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4.4 Social media cookies


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5. Consent

Cookies can only be stored on your device without your consent if the visit to is impossible without using the cookie or if the cookie is necessary for the service provided by If these conditions are not met, we will only install the relevant cookies after obtaining your consent.

You grant this consent when you visit for the first time, by clicking “Accept all cookies”. You also have the option to set your preferences by clicking on "Manage cookies", where you can choose to use only certain cookies.

6. Enabling and disabling

Your Internet browser allows you to delete cookies automatically or manually and to indicate whether certain cookies may be installed or not. You can also set your Internet browser to notify you when a cookie is installed. For more information on these options, see the instructions in your browser’s Help function.

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Please note! If cookies are disabled, may not work optimally. If you delete cookies from your browser, those cookies will be reinstalled when you next visit

7. Contact

Please contact  if you have any questions and/or comments regarding this Cookie Statement:

Bernard Van Hoolstraat 58
BE-2500 Lier (Koningshooikt)

Van Hool NV

Telephone number: +32 (0)3 420 20 20