Cookie policy

1. Who is party to this policy?

In this Cookie Policy, the following terms have the following meanings:

Kappa Data‘: Kappa Data bv, with registered office at Grote Steenweg 18, B-9840 De Pinte, Belgium, registered under company number 0463.715.428, and all entities of the Kappa Data group (of which a list can be found here

User‘ or ‘you‘: any natural or legal person who visits Kappa Data’s website.

2. What are cookies, and why are they important?

Cookies are small files that websites store on your device (computer, tablet, mobile phone, etc.).

Cookies collect information about things such as your personal preferences, website visit and device to improve the functionality and user experience of the websites visited.

If you, as a user, visit the same website in the future, the website can retrieve the data stored in the cookies so that the website is aware of your previous activities. Cookies act as a kind of reminder for the website.

Cookies can be placed by Kappa Data itself (“first-party cookies”) and by third parties (“third-party cookies”). For information about third-party cookies, consult the relevant policies that these parties provide on their own websites.

Cookies can also be placed temporarily (“session cookies”, cookies that disappear when you close your browser) or permanently (“permanent cookies”, cookies that are permanently placed on your device until you manually delete them).

There are different types of cookies. These include functional session cookies, essential or strictly necessary cookies, analytical or performance cookies, and targeting or advertising cookies.

3. What cookies does Kappa Data use, and for what purposes?

Types of cookies

4 different types of cookies are used on Kappa Data’s website:

1. Essential or strictly necessary cookies

Essential cookies are cookies that are necessary for a website to work, or work better, such as cookies that manage the loading time of web pages. In view of the technical necessity of these cookies, the only obligation is to inform the User that these cookies are placed as soon the website is entered.

2. Functional cookies

Functional cookies collect information about the choices and preferences of visitors. They can remember and personalise language selections and other local settings, so that your website visit runs smoothly. You cannot refuse these cookies if you want to visit this website.

3. Analytical or performance cookies

Analytical or performance cookies collect information about visitor behaviour (statistics about how the website is used) to measure the performance of the website concerned and improve the user experience. These cookies can therefore analyse, among other things, the duration of visits, the number of visitors, the pages of the website that are visited most, the order in which they are visited, and so on.

4. Targeting or advertising cookies

Targeting or advertising cookies monitor visitors and the way they use websites, in order to compile customer or user profiles. Those profiles are usually used to display relevant and personalised advertisements that reflect the interests of the users concerned. They are also used to measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns and conduct market analyses.

 5. Specific overview

An overview of the specific cookies used on the Kappa Data website is shown below:

6. Google Analytics (third party)

Cookie “_ga”

  • Purpose: to distinguish users
  • Type: analysis/performance
  • Retention period: 2 years

Cookie “_gat”

  • Purpose: to keep track of and manage the number of requests
  • Type: analysis/performance
  • Retention period: 10 minutes

Cookie “_gali”

  • Purpose: to keep track of statistics (pages visited)
  • Type: analysis/performance
  • Retention period: 30 seconds

Cookie “_utma”

  • Purpose: to distinguish and keep track of users and sessions
  • Type: analysis/performance
  • Retention period: 2 years

Cookie “_utmb”

  • Purpose: to distinguish and keep track of sessions and visits
  • Type: analysis/performance
  • Retention period: 30 minutes

Cookie “_utmz”

  • Purpose: to keep track of traffic sources or referral campaigns
  • Type: analysis/performance
  • Retention period: 6 months

Cookie “_utmv”

  • Purpose: to keep track of modified variable data at the level of the visitor
  • Type: analysis/performance
  • Retention period: 2 years

Click here for more information about Google analytics’ cookies. 

4. How can I manage my cookies?

When you first visit our website, a pop-up appears which gives the option to accept or reject cookies.

You can always manage cookies in your browser settings afterwards. Below, you can find instructions for:

Mozilla Firefox

5. Questions or remarks?

If you still have questions or comments after reading this Cookie Policy, you can always contact Kappa Data by e-mailing [email protected] or via the contact details mentioned above.

6. Amendments

Kappa Data reserves the right to update and thus unilaterally amend this Cookie Policy, so we recommended you regularly consult the website and this Cookie Policy. As soon as a new Cookie Policy takes effect, your consent regarding the use of cookies will be requested again, if this is necessary.