Version: 1.0
Date: 08/07/2021

  1. General
  2. What are cookies?
  3. For which cookies is my consent needed, and how can I give it?
  4. Which cookies does EURHONET use?
  5. How can I manage my cookie preferences?
  6. Modifications
  7. Any questions?

 

1.     General

The European Housing Network (hereafter “EURHONET”, “we”, “us”) uses cookies and similar technologies on its websites. The aim of this cookie statement (hereafter “Cookie Statement”) is to inform you as a visitor about the use of cookies on our website. This Cookie Statement applies to the following (sub)domains which are managed by EURHONET, and which are for the purpose of this Cookie Statement to be considered as one website.

In addition to this Cookie Statement, EURHONET also provides a Privacy Statement, of which this Cookie Statement forms an integral part, and which is available here. In this Privacy Statement, we set out (1) which personal data we can collect by the use of cookies, (2) the legal bases for our use of cookies, and (3) the general purposes of our use of cookies. For the aforementioned information, and other information concerning the collection of your personal data in general and your rights in that regard, please refer to this.
 

2.     What are cookies?

Cookies are small information files that are stored by the internet browser on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or when you use a (mobile) application. They function as a kind of reminder for a website. Thanks to cookies, our website can easily keep track of specific information about our visitors and their surfing behaviour. The term “cookies” also includes technologies similar to cookies, such as pixels, social plug-ins and certain scripts, as these may also collect data from you.

Cookies can be placed both by EURHONET itself (“first-party cookies”) and by third parties (“third-party cookies”). Third-party cookies ensure that when you visit or use our website, certain data is forwarded to the third party that placed the cookies.

Cookies are sometimes placed for the duration of your browsing session (“session cookies”, these are deleted when you close the browser) and sometimes for a longer duration (“persistent cookies”, which remain until they expire or until you delete them).
 

3.     For which cookies is my consent needed, and how can I give it?

In making its website available, EURHONET distinguishes the following types of cookies: (1) technical cookies (“strictly necessary cookies”), (2) analytical cookies and (3) marketing cookies.

The use of technical cookies does not depend on your consent as a visitor. These cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of the website and, where relevant, to provide you with services that you explicitly requested. Therefore, you cannot refuse their use.
 

4.     Which cookies does EURHONET use?

As mentioned above, EURHONET makes use of the following types of cookies: (1) technical cookies, (2) analytical cookies and (3) marketing cookies.

We give a general description of these three types of cookies below.

For each type we hereunder also provide you with a list of the specific cookies we use that fall under this type, along with their specific purposes and technical properties.

4.1  Technical cookies

Technical cookies include technically essential cookies on the one hand and functional cookies on the other. These are strictly necessary cookies for the proper functioning of the website.

Technically essential cookies are necessary for purely technical reasons, to enable communication between your device and our website.

Functional cookies ensure that the basic functionalities of our website work properly. These cookies are only placed once you, as a visitor, have taken a certain action on our website (e.g. submitting your cookie preferences via our cookie banner).

The use of technically essential and functional cookies is necessary for the security and proper working of the basic functionalities of our website. In any case, these cookies are only stored on your device in order

Name Domain Expiration date Purpose
PHPNET-MNO First-party Session Registering which server-cluster is serving the visitor. This is used in context with load balancing, in order to optimize user experience.
cookie_notice_accepted First-party 1 month Registering and storing the visitor’s cookie preferences.
wc_fragments_# First-party Session Storing a visitor’s login information so they do not need to keep logging in until the browser is closed.
wc_cart_hash_# First-party Persistent Storing a visitor’s shopping basket.
wordpress_logged_in_{hash} First-party Session/2 weeks Authenticating the user and indicating when the user is logged in to the members platform.

Remembering the login credentials of the user for 2 weeks if the user ticks the “Remember Me” box when logging in, as to recognize the authenticated user in the event of future visits within the indicated time period.

If the box is not ticked, these cookies will only be placed for the current session.

wordpress_sec_{hash} First-party Session/2 weeks
wordpress_sec_{hash} First-party Session/2 weeks

 

4.2  Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies allow us to find out more about how you, as a visitor, interact with and respond to the content of our website. This helps us make our website even more attractive. The information in question is used to create and analyse aggregated statistics about the use of our website.

For the use of the cookies listed below, EURHONET makes use of the services offered by Google Analytics.

Name Domain Expiration date Purpose
_gid 1 day First-party
_gat(_{userid#}) 1 min First-party

4.3  Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies refer to advertising, tracking and social media cookies. This category mainly concerns cookies used for the purposes of displaying advertisements, implementing features on our website provided by social media, and measuring how often these advertisements and features are respectively displayed and used.

Name Domain Expiration date Purpose
_GRECAPTCHA Google.com 6 months Providing its risk analysis in the context of Google’s reCAPTCHA feature.
rc::a Google.com Permanent This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on its use.
rc::b Google.com Session This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.
rc::c Google.com Session This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.
IDE 13 months DoubleClick.net Allowing DoubleClick to build a profile of the user based on their surfing behaviour and interactions with advertisements. The user will then see advertisements that are personally relevant based on this profile on websites that make use of Google’s advertisement services.
test_cookie 1 day DoubleClick.net Checking whether the visitor’s browser supports cookies.
player 1 year Vimeo.com Saving the preferences of the visitor regarding embedded Vimeo videos.
vuid 2 years Vimeo.com Allowing Vimeo to collect statistical data in relation to embedded Vimeo videos such as how long the visitor has watched a video.

 

5.     How can I manage my cookie preferences?

By default, the cookie banner will reappear every month to renew your consent, or to confirm the lack of your consent for the use of cookies which are not strictly necessary.

If you want to manage your cookie preferences at any other time, including by withdrawing your consent, we refer to the explanation below.

Since the technical cookies, as identified above, are necessary for the proper functioning of the website, they can be manually deactivated, but will be placed again upon visiting the website.

If you disable the use of cookies or delete them, some parts of the website might not function optimally as a result.

You can easily delete all cookies placed via our website and reset your cookie preferences by deleting your browser history. Sometimes you will have to tick an additional box to make sure cookies are deleted together with your browser history. In the most frequently used browsers, you can also easily verify which cookies are exactly placed when using our website by clicking the lock symbol located to the left of the address bar. This menu will also allow you to easily clear the cookies placed by our website. After deleting the cookies placed by our website, you will notice that our cookie banner will reappear and ask for your preferences again, since your cookie preferences are also being stored within a cookie.

You can also manage your cookie preferences in other ways via your browser settings. This way you can control for yourself whether or not certain cookies may be placed and you can set your browser to notify you when a cookie is being placed. You can find more information on managing the use of cookies via your browser on the following pages, depending on which browser you use:

 

6.     Modifications

We reserve the right to unilaterally modify our Cookie Statement at any time. Any modified version will be made available online and can be found on our website. The amended Cookie Statement applies immediately upon publication. If we have implemented new cookies on our website that require your consent, we will request you to pass on your preferences again. The date on which our Cookie Statement was last modified is displayed at the top of this page.

 

7.     Any questions?

If you have any questions about our Cookie Statement, you can always reach us via the following contact details:

The European Housing Network
Square de Meeûs 18
1050 Elsene (Brussels)
Belgium

eurhonet@eurhonet.eu

For general information about your rights and the possibility to lodge a complaint with your data protection authority or to file a claim with the competent court, please refer to the explanations under titles 9 and 10 of our Privacy Statement.