Cookie policy

Our cookie policy, applicable to visitors of our website.

Last updated 12 Aug 2020


This Cookie Policy will help you understand how Sofico uses and protects any information that you give Sofico when you use this website, and what choices you have. Sofico is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

When we talk about “Sofico,” “we,” “our,” or “us” in this policy, we are referring to SOFICO NV, with registered office at Technologiepark 84 9052 Zwijnaarde, Belgium, with registration number BE0404.484.060 (RPR Gent), responsible for the collection and processing of your Personal Data on this website. The processing of personal data by Sofico is governed by Belgian law. Sofico may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

If you have questions or comments about the use of cookies, please contact us at or by writing at below address. You may also use this address to communicate any concerns you may have regarding compliance with our Cookie Policy.

ATTN Data Protection Officer
Technologiepark 84
9052 Zwijnaarde

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your Personal Data or Cookies not in accordance with the applicable legislation, you can lodge a complaint with the Belgian Data Protection Authority (

This Cookie Policy is related to the Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy contains a listing and description of your rights, as a data subject, according to applicable privacy legislation (in particular the rights under GDPR).

About cookies

A ‘Cookie’ is a small piece of text that a website places in the browser of your (mobile) device. The cookie allows the site to remember who you are and serves a number of purposes.

Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can choose whether or not to accept cookies via your browser’s settings (often found in your browser’s Tools or Preferences menu). You may also delete cookies from your device at any time. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our websites’ features.

Further information about managing cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through sites such as

Use of cookies on our website

As required by article 129, 1° of the Belgian Act on electronic communication of 13 June 2005 Sofico advises visitors of its websites about the use of cookies. However, we only uses cookies with a low risk for users, for which the Belgian Act on electronic communication of 13 June 2005 (AEC) does not require user consent. More detailed information about the types of cookies used can be found below.

Sofico does use some non-essential cookies. We do not do this to track individual users or to identify them, but to gain useful knowledge about how the site is used so that we can keep improving it for our users. Without the knowledge we gain from the systems that use these cookies we would not be able to provide the service we do.

We use Google Universal Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Universal Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the site. It counts the number of visitors and tells us things about their behavior overall – such as the typical length of stay on the site or the average number of pages a user views. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. In our analytical reports, we may obtain other identifiers including IP addresses, but this is for the purpose of identifying the number of unique visitors to our websites and geographic origin of visitor trends, and not to identify individual visitors.

This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages. Your consent applies to the following domains:

Below is a list of the types of cookies used on our website:

  • “Session” Cookies are stored in the device’s memory only during a user’s browsing session and are automatically deleted from the user’s device when the browser is closed.
  • “Persistent” Cookies are stored on the user’s device and are not deleted when the browser is closed, unless deleted by you. Permanent cookies can retain user preferences for a particular website, allowing those preferences to be used in future browsing sessions.

How to disable cookies?

If you would like to block cookies, you can do so for the browser you use. When you disable cookies, remember that some graphics may not appear correctly, or that you may be unable to use certain applications or online services. If you wish to delete the placed cookies, you may do so by clearing your browser’s cookies. You will find more information on how disable and/or delete cookies at the following link: – click on how to control or delete cookies.

Opting-out of Google Analytics

Website users that don’t want their data reported by Analytics can install the Analytics opt-out browser add-on, which instructs Analytics JavaScript to prohibit sending data to Analytics. This can affect data collection of Analytics technologies, including Universal Analytics and the User ID.