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Privacy policy and Dutch Cookie Law


Personal data that are collected via this site are used by Hemete B.V. only for the purpose for which you left them. Hemetex B.V. thereby complies with the privacy legislation.

Hemetex B.V. uses your personal data only for the purpose for which you left them. This means that if you fill in your name and address to request information or an offer, these data are not used to send you other messages. It also means that Hemetex B.V. does not use your data for other purposes, such as sending press releases, for example.

Data can however be used for detection if offences are committed via the site or punishable statements are made (and further exceptions as referred to in article 43 Personal Data Protection Act). Personal data are retained for no longer than is necessary for the purpose for which the data were collected. For all processing of personal data, only data that you have actively left behind are used.

Dutch Cookie Law

What is the Dutch cookie Act?

The Dutch cookie Act is an amendment to the Telecommunications Act, intended to give the user/users control over the cookies that are placed on his or her computer. The user must be clear and be fully informed about the use of cookies to better ensure its privacy. Because the user must give his consent in advance (opt-in), he must also be informed in advance so that its data is stored via a cookie. That information should be user friendly. It should also be reported for what purpose a cookie is placed.

Per 5 June 2012, the Netherlands new legislation entered into force.

Per 1 January 2013, the legislation in force regarding the presumption when using third-party cookies, also called tracking cookies (see explanation below).

The law is based on the EU ePrivacy Directive 2002/58/EC.

EPrivacy Directive – a directive – which is in each Member State transposed into national law. In the Netherlands this concerns an amendment to the Telecommunications Act (article 11.7 a).

The Dutch cookie Act was treated and at the same time as the net neutrality set out in the Telecommunications Act. Free access to the internet (net neutrality) means that specific internet services such as Skype and WhatsApp, not by providers may be taxed or blocked. Nor should there be asked for extra money.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a text file on the computer of the website visitor in which certain data is stored, such as a customer number or last viewed article. The Dutch cookie Act concerns the storing and reading out these text files. Hear Cookies traditionally at desktop PCs, particularly in the browsers (such as Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari and Opera). Meanwhile, there are other devices with similar functionality, such as smartphones, tablets, and game consoles. Also as digital televisions or save information about a user, for example, decoders or reading they fall under the cookie law. These include plugins, installed apps, device fingerprinting etc. For simplicity we have in this article about cookies .An important distinction is that between functional and non-functional cookies. The first are needed for the functioning of the website – technical – well from the perspective of the website visitor.

For example, your personal settings In functional cookies are stored at a particular Web site (think of the language), or the contents of your shopping basket.

By contrast, non-functional cookies are not necessary for a correct operation of the website. An example of this are cookies from statistic programs like Google Analytics. The distinction between functional and non-functional cookies is so important because the Dutch cookie Act makes an exception for posting and reading functional cookies. For this is not need permission from the user. Another type of distinction is that between first-party and third-party cookies. The last are also called tracking cookies. This distinction, which is not explicitly stated in the Dutch cookie Act is discussed, is based on the poster of the cookie: the owner of the website (the first party) or a third party who wants to follow the website visitor, such as advertisers.

A cookie wall is an overall blockade of the website in case the visitor does not give approval for the use of cookies.

What is the purpose of a cookie?

Originally it was a possibility whether or not temporary cookie file on the user’s pc to store data. As your personal settings at a particular Web site and the contents of your shopping basket. Gradually moved many of those settings to the database on the Web site server. The cookie file on your pc or other equipment is now mainly used to recognize you: it contains your identification (ID). When a website recognize your ID, does he get your data from the server. In this way the data is no longer tied to one specific device; also if you log in using another pc, your data at your fingertips. Nowadays (the third-party or tracking) cookies especially interesting for advertisers who recognize you if you from website to website. Little by little they glean information about you by doing together. Thus they make profiles. A consequence of this is that, for example, you see ads ‘ following ‘ appearance of products you’ve viewed previously on another website. The name tracking cookies is so literally of following Internet users.

Source: https://www.justitia.nl/cookiewet/