What are cookies?
A cookie is a small piece of text that is placed by the website server into the browser on your computer or your mobile devices whenever you consult the website. The cookie includes a unique code which allows it to recognise your browser during your visit to the website (a so-called 'session' cookie) or on later, repeat visits (a so-called 'permanent' cookie). Cookies can be placed by the server of the website you are visiting, or by partners who are working with this website. The website server can only read the cookies it created itself, it has no access to any other information which is located on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device in your browser's folder. The contents of a cookie usually consist of the name of the server which created the cookie, an expiry date and a unique numeric code.
Cookies make the interactions between the visitor and the website generally simpler and quicker and help the visitor to navigate between the different parts of a website. Cookies can also be used to make the content of a website or the advertising on a website more relevant to the visitor and adjust it to their personal tastes and needs.
1. Necessary cookies
These cookies are essential to be able to visit our websites and to be able to use certain parts of them. These cookies allow you, for example, to navigate between the different parts of the websites, to fill in forms, to place orders and to remember the contents of your shopping cart. When you want to log in using your personal account, for example in our web shop, cookies are also needed to be able to check your identity safely before giving access to your personal information. If you reject these cookies then parts of the website will not work at all or will not work fully.
2. Functional cookies
The functional cookies are the cookies which make our websites run more easily and smoothly for the user and ensure that you get a more personalised surfing experience. They are, for example, the cookies which store your language preference and your customer type, as well as the cookies which for example remember if you have already been asked to take part in a survey, so that we do not ask you every time about the same survey.
3. Performance cookies
We use performance cookies to collect information about how visitors use our websites with the aim of improving the contents of our websites, to adapt them better to what visitors want, and to improve the ease of use of our websites. For example, there is a cookie which helps us to count the number of unique users, and a cookie which remembers which pages were the most popular.
4. Third party cookies
Our websites also include elements from other, third parties, such as video services, social media buttons or advertisements.
You can set your browser so that you get a message whenever a cookie is being written, or to disallow cookies being created.
If you block the creation of cookies, there is a likelihood that certain functions will not work, or that you will not be able to use certain Brouwland services.
We do not use any cookies to identify you personally or to store any personal data about you without you knowing about it. But if you want to limit the number of cookies written to your computer or mobile device, to block or remove them, you can do that via your browser settings. Go to the HELP function for your browser. There you can read what you need to do.