Cookie policy

At De Vuyst, we take the protection of your personal data and privacy very seriously. We believe in the importance of making our services transparent, personal and reliable. That is why we developed this cookie policy which explains why and in which way we use cookies. This cookie policy was last modified on May 25, 2018.


1. What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files your browser puts on your computer or mobile device. Cookies support your browser during your visit to websites or apps.

There are different types of cookies, varying from cookies that remember your language preferences to cookies that are used for advertising purposes. We use cookies for different purposes. Some cookies are session cookies and are only active as long as your browser is open, others are permanent cookies and remain stored on your computer for a longer period of time. Cookies cannot collect data stored on your computer.

Cookies can have a different lifespan: session cookies are only kept for as long as you visit the website, and are deleted when you close your browser. Other cookies can be stored for a week, a month, a year or several years.
(See also the part: How do you refuse and delete cookies)

2. Why do we use cookies?
Thanks to cookies, we can improve our website. We use cookies to learn more about the interaction between visitors and our website. For example, cookies remember which browser you use and which additional browser software you have installed. They also remember your preferences, such as language and region, which are booked as default settings when you visit the website again. With cookies you can, for example, send forms with comments. We are convinced that the cookies we use improve your user experience while visiting our website.

3. What types of cookies do we use?
We use the following types of cookies:
a. Essential cookies: these cookies are indispensable for the operation of our website and apps.
b. Functionality cookies: these cookies remember your preferences for a website, such as language preference, user names, your interests or saved items.
c. Performance cookies: these cookies register usage information for websites and apps on an impersonal level and are used to collect analysis and measurement data, such as the number of visitors and which pages are most frequently visited. These cookies include Google Analytics (see also here below).

If required by law, we will ask for your consent before cookies are used.


4. Why do we use these cookies?
- We register whether you accept or refuse cookies.
- At the beginning of each visit you will receive a unique random code (an 'id' or 'token') with which the server can distinguish you from other visitors. Your visit and your behaviour on our website are unique, so our server must be able to distinguish you from other visitors.
- We store preferences: whether you want to see the list of artworks in thumbnail, list or detailed view.
- We register in which language you visit the website.

5. Do we use third-party cookies?
Our website uses cookies from Google (Google Analytics).
Google Analytics is a service provided by Google Inc. (Google) offering service for web analysis. Google Analytics uses cookies to analyse how users use the website. Google uses the collected statistical information to provide us with insight into the use of the website by the users. More information about Google Analytics is to be found here


6. How do you refuse and delete cookies?
There are several ways to exclude or limit the use of cookies on your device.
a. If required by law, we will ask for your consent before cookies are used. You can accept or reject.
b. You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by installing the Opt-out 'Add-on' developed by Google in your browser.
However, please note that certain features of our website may not work correctly if you refuse the use of cookies.

7. Contact
Please let us know if you would have any question about this cookie policy or the cookies used by our website. You can contact us by clicking on the contact link on the website that led you to this cookie policy.

8. Changes to this cookie policy
This cookie policy may be changed from time to time if there are new developments or if our cookies change. If you wish to stay informed about changes, we advise you to read this cookie policy regularly.

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