Cooke policy

About this Notice
What are cookies?
How long do cookies last?
Why do we use cookies?
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
What about Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?
How can I control cookies?
The cookies that were sent in the past
More information about cookies
Updates to this Notice
Last updated: 23 May 2018
  1. About this Notice

    1. This Cookie Notice ("Notice") explains how PES, an international non-profit association registered under the name of PSE aisbl, with registered office at Guimardstraat 10-12 and registered with the Crossroads Bank of Enterprises under number 0897.208.032 ("we", "us" or "our"), use cookies and similar technologies to recognise you when you visit our websites at [] ("Websites"). It explains what these technologies are and why we use them, as well as your rights to control our use of them.

    2. Please take the time to read this Notice carefully. You can also check our Privacy Policy. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us via [email protected]

  2. What are cookies?

    1. Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.

    2. Cookies have many different features, such as allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving the user experience. They can also help ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

    3. Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, PES) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third party cookies can recognise your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.

  3. How long do cookies last?

    1. Cookies can remain on your computer or mobile device for different periods of time. Some cookies are 'session cookies', which means they only exist when your browser is open and are automatically deleted when you close your browser or quit the app. Other cookies are 'persistent cookies', meaning they survive after your browser or app is closed and can be used by websites or apps to recognize your computer when you re-open your browser or app later. The length of the cookies used on our Website is explained in more detail in the table below.

  4. Why do we use cookies?

    1. Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can.

      When you visit our Website, we may place the following cookies:

      Types of cookie Who serves these cookies Duration How to refuse
      Essential website cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our Websites and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. PES Session

      Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Websites to you, you cannot refuse them.

      You can block or delete them by changing your browser settings however, as described below under the heading "How can I control cookies?".

      Analytics and customisation cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Websites are being used or how effective are marketing campaigns are, or to help us customise our Websites for you.
      • PES
      • Google analytics
      • 1 year
      • Session up to 2 years
      To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"
      Marketing cookies: these cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
      • Google analytics
      • Facebook
      • (google analytics)
      • Session
      • Session up to 3 months
      • Session
      To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the heading "How can I control cookies?"
  5. What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?

    1. Cookies are not the only way to recognise or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail that we have sent them. This allows us, for example, [o monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our Websites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our Websites from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.

  6. What about Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects?

    1. Our Websites may also use so-called "Flash Cookies" (also known as Local Shared Objects or "LSOs") to, among other things, collect and store information about your use of our services, fraud prevention and for other site operations.

    2. If you do not want Flash Cookies stored on your computer, you can adjust the settings of your Flash player to block Flash Cookies storage using the tools contained in the Website Storage Settings Panel. You can also control Flash Cookies by going to the Global Storage Settings Panel and following the instructions (which may include instructions that explain, for example, how to delete existing Flash Cookies (referred to "information" on the Macromedia site), how to prevent Flash LSOs from being placed on your computer without your being asked, and (for Flash Player 8 and later) how to block Flash Cookies that are not being delivered by the operator of the page you are on at the time).

    3. Please note that setting the Flash Player to restrict or limit acceptance of Flash Cookies may reduce or impede the functionality of some Flash applications, including, potentially, Flash applications used in connection with our services or online content.

  7. How can I control cookies?

    1. You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies.

    2. You can set or amend your web browser controls to accept or refuse cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, you may still use our Website though your access to some functionality and areas of our Website may be restricted. As the means by which you can refuse cookies through your web browser controls vary from browser-to-browser, you should visit your browser's help menu for more information or see the explanation via the links below, according to the browser you currently use:

      For other browser please consult the documentation of the browser itself.

    3. In addition, most advertising networks offer you a way to opt out of targeted advertising. If you would like to find out more information, please visit or

  8. The cookies that were sent in the past

    1. If you have disabled one or more cookies, we can always use information collected by these cookies before the deactivation. However, we cease to collect information via the opted-out cookie.

  9. More information about cookies

    1. For more information about cookies, including explanation about how cookies are placed on your device, or how to manage and delete them, visit

  10. Updates to this Notice

    1. We may update this Notice from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. When we update our Notice, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. We will obtain your consent to any material Notice changes if and where this is required by applicable data protection laws.

    2. You can see when this Notice was last updated by checking the “last updated” date displayed at the top of this Notice.