What are cookies and what are they used for?
Website or HTTP cookie is a small piece of data that your web browser stores on your computer while you are browsing our website. Cookies are a mechanism that allows websites to remember information about the user’s interactions, preferences and activity. They also help us with identifying the type of browser and device you are using.
Deactivation and deletion of cookies
The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies, we need your permission. You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.
What type of cookies do we use?
This site uses different types of cookies. Some cookies are placed by third party services that appear on our pages. On our website, there are 3 main categories of cookies: necessary, marketing and statistics.
Necessary cookies make a website usable as they enable basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, our website could not function properly.
- Statistic cookies help us understand how you interact with our website by collecting and reporting information anonymously
- We use marketing cookies to track visitor activity across our website.
1. Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a tool, which helps us track data about visitors on our website. Google Analytics cookies gather information that we later use to measure and improve our website’s performance. Google Analytics gives us information about the following:
- Type of browser, device and operating system
- IP address
- Age, gender and location
- Pages you have visited, and the amount of time spent
- Whether you are a new or returning user
- We don’t use any of the traceable data to identify our users. We do not sell or otherwise give this information to third-party providers.
3. Contact forms
We have several contact forms spread around different sections of our website. They are designed to facilitate getting in touch with us. Most of those forms require an email address and other personal information. We use this information to contact you back in order to answer your questions or queries. By subscribing to our newsletter or filling in your email in one of our contact forms, you agree to have your data processed by Shuter Smith. We may also use your contact information for market research and to make announcements about new services and features on our website.
Your rights and opting out
Should you believe that any personal data we hold on you is incorrect or incomplete, you have the ability to request to see this information, rectify it or have it deleted.
You also have the right to:
You have the right to request for personal data we may hold about you. This is known as a Data Subject Access Request (“DSAR”). A data subject is an individual who is the subject of personal data. If you wish to make a DSAR, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- File a complaint
If you still feel that your personal data has not been handled appropriately according to the law, you can contact the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) and file a complaint with them.