Cookie compliance


We make use of cookies on this website. A cookie is a small text file that is stored in the browser of your computer, tablet or smartphone when you first visit this website. These ensure that the website works properly and that, for example, your preferred settings are remembered. These cookies are also used to make the website work properly and to optimize it. On your first visit to our website we have already informed you about these cookies and asked permission to place them. You can opt out of cookies by setting your internet browser so that it no longer stores cookies. In addition, you can also delete all information previously stored via the settings of your browser.

Use of permanent cookies

With the help of permanent cookies we can recognize you when you visit our website again. The website can therefore be specially adjusted to your preferences. Even if you have given permission to place cookies, we can remember this by means of a cookie. This means you do not have to keep repeating your preferences, which saves you time and makes use of our website more pleasant. You can delete permanent cookies via the settings of your browser.

Use of session cookies

Session cookies allow us to see which parts of the website you have viewed during this visit. This allows us to adapt our service as much as possible to the surfing behavior of our visitors. These cookies are automatically deleted when you close your web browser.

Use of analytical cookies

We keep statistics on our website, but this is always completely anonymised or pseudonymised. No statistics are kept on parts of the website where your health data is exchanged. We can use the following applications to keep statistics.

Google Analytics

In the cases that we have activated the Google Analytics tool, cookies from the American company Google are placed via our website as part of the Analytics service. We use this service to keep track of and receive reports on how visitors use the website. This tool is privacy-friendly. For example, we have not allowed Google to use the obtained Analytics information for other Google services, we have the IP addresses pseudonymised and have concluded a processing agreement with Google. The information collected by Google is transferred to and stored on servers in the United States. Google states that it adheres to the Privacy Shield principles and is affiliated with the Privacy Shield program of the US Department of Commerce. This means that there is an appropriate level of protection for the processing of any personal data.

Matomo Analytics (Piwik)

In the event that we have activated the Matomo Analytics tool, (first party) cookies are placed to keep track of visitor statistics. It offers us the opportunity to map out how visitors use our website (how long you stay on a page, from which page you came here and to count the number of unique visitors). All data remains on our server and is never shared with other parties.

  1. Introduction
  2. What are cookies?
  3. Cookie types
  4. Cookies used by door Van Wellen Group
  5. Consent
  6. Enabling, disabling and removing van cookies
  7. Contact

1. Introductie

Van Wellen Group ( uses its own cookies (first party cookies) and cookies from third parties whose services (can) 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 emphasize 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 Van Wellen Group and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or other device. The information collected therein can be sent back to our servers or those of the relevant third party on a subsequent visit.

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

Finally, "web beacons", "pixel tags" or "social media cookies" also fall under the term "cookies". These are used for the integration of various social network sites on Van Wellen Group. Embedded elements of third parties or in other words content stored with a third party can also be displayed on our website. In addition, the content of Van Wellen Group can be shared via social network sites by means of the available buttons on the various pages. Examples of such social networking sites are Facebook, Google+, Whatsapp, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Disqus and Twitter.

The processing of functional cookies is based on our legitimate interest, since the functional cookies are required for the proper functioning and security of Van Wellen Group. The other cookies will not be placed unless Van Wellen Group has received your permission for this.

3. Cookie types

3.1. Origin

First-party cookies are placed on the website by Van Wellen Group.

Third-party cookies are placed on Van Wellen Group by third parties, in particular because Van Wellen Group incorporates elements from other websites.

3.2. Duration of storage

Permanent cookies are stored on your device until the cookie expires. They are accessed every time you visit Van Wellen Group.

Session cookies simplify and link the user's actions during the browsing session. These cookies are placed temporarily each time you open the browser screen. Session cookies are deleted when 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 (ie the distribution of requests to a web server over 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 placed without permission.

Non-functional cookies are placed for statistical, social and commercial purposes and are independent of the technical support of Van Wellen Group and do not meet the conditions to be exempted from the consent requirement. Your explicit consent is required for the placement of these cookies.

(Non-functional) technical cookies ensure that your user preferences remain known. This makes Van Wellen Group easily accessible and you do not have to enter the same information every time you visit the site.

Analytical cookies show how you use Van Wellen Group. A statistical analysis is made on the basis of this collected information in order to make and improve the structure, navigation and content of Van Wellen Group more user-friendly.

The online advertising offer is personalized via marketing cookies. Based on a profile, drawn up on the basis of your click and surf amount on the site, both Van Wellen Group and third parties gain insight into the campaign performance.

This also includes social media cookies. These cookies offer the possibility to include buttons from social network sites. The buttons work via a code from these sites. A handy tool to promote web pages such as "like" and "pin". If social network sites place these cookies via Van Wellen Group to collect (your) data, Van Wellen Group has no influence on the use of and the way in which they deal with this data. More information about this can be found in the privacy statements of the social network sites, which are specified in the list of active cookies below. Please note that these privacy statements are subject to change by the social networking sites at any time.

4. Cookies used by Van Wellen Group

4.1 Functional and statistical cookies


  • Description: This cookie is set by Google and distinguishes between a user and a "bot".
  • Duration: Session

4.2 Analytical cookies


  • Description: This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. This cookie is used to calculate visitor numbers, sessions and campaign data and to track website usage in order to generate an analytical report of the website. These cookies keep information anonymously 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 visitor numbers, the location they came from and the pages they visited in an anonymous form.
  • Duration: 1 day


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

5. Consent

It is only permitted to store cookies on your device without your permission if a visit to Van Wellen Group is impossible without using the cookie or the cookie is necessary for the service provided by Van Wellen Group. If these conditions are not met, we will only place the relevant cookies after we have obtained your consent.

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

6. Enabling, disabling and removing van cookies

You can delete cookies automatically or manually via your internet browser and you can indicate whether certain cookies may be placed or not. You can also set your internet browser to notify you when a cookie is placed. More information about these options can be found in the instructions of the Help function of your browser.

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Pay attention! If cookies are disabled, it is possible that Van Wellen Group will not work optimally. After deletion in your browser, cookies will be placed again after your consent on a subsequent visit to Van Wellen Group.

7. Contact

Please contact Van Wellen Group with questions and / or comments about this cookie statement via:

Houtdok Noordkaai, Kambalastraat 14
2030 Antwerp

Phone: +32 (0)3 229 19 00