Fordaq Cookie Policy

Last Updated: 21.05.2018
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This Cookie Policy and the Fordaq Privacy Statement  govern the use of cookies on the websites of Fordaq SA, i.e. http://www.fordaq.com, https://www.ihb.de, https://www.fordaqfurniture.com and their subdomains.

Fordaq SA has its registered office at Avenue Louise, 523, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

Fordaq uses cookies to improve the experience for visitors to our websites and has published this Cookie Policy. It explains what cookies are and how we use them on our websites.

Cookies are tiny files, composed of a string of letters and numbers, placed on your computer by web page servers.  They enable the website owner to distinguish you from other users of the website.  Cookies cannot be executed as code or used to deliver viruses and they cannot enable us to access your hard drive. We cannot read any information on your hard drive even if we store cookies there.  

Fordaq’s websites make use of cookies. If you continue to browse our websites, you consent to the use of cookies.

If you do not want to receive cookies while browsing our websites, or if you want to delete cookies from your devices, you can modify your browser and/or mobile device settings accordingly by following the instructions on this website: www.aboutcookies.org. Please be aware that parts of our websites may not function correctly if you disable cookies.

The data generated through cookies on our websites can be used for the following purposes:

Strictly necessary
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website.

Performance
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often and if they receive error messages.  They are used to improve how a website works in future versions.

Functionality
These cookies allow the website to remember choices you make such as user name, language or region you are in and provide a more enhanced personal experience.   

Targeting or advertising
These cookies are used to deliver content more relevant to you and your interests.

Fordaq is required by law to obtain your consent for all types of cookies that we place other than those that are “strictly necessary”. This consent is obtained through a banner placed on our websites informing you that, if you continue to browse our websites, you consent to the use of cookies as described in this policy.

Please find hereunder an overview of the cookies we use on our website:

Cookie name Type of cookie Purpose Type of information stored by the cookie Party placing the cookie Duration of cookie Consequence if cookie is not placed
JSESSIONID Strictly necessary Preserves the user states across page requests Session ID Fordaq.com Session User state between pages cannot be preserved
FordaqLin_ Strictly necessary Stores the username of the current visitor User data Fordaq.com N/A Users will no longer be logged in across pages
FordaqPss_ Strictly necessary Stores the password in an encoded format User data Fordaq.com N/A Users will no longer be logged in across pages
Cookie_antispamEntryPage Strictly necessary Captcha for the visitors which are not logged in for posting and message forms Captcha Fordaq.com 3 Часа Fordaq will no longer be able to avoid spam bots
_cfduid Strictly necessary Used by Zopim to identify trusted web traffic (*)cookies.td22 Zopim.com 1 Год Zopim chat system will no longer work
_utmb Performance Registers a timestamp with the exact time when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit. User data Google Analytics Session Google Analytics will no longer save data correctly
_utmc Performance Registers a timestamp with the exact time when the user leaves the website. Used by Google Analytics to calculate the duration of a website visit. User data Google Analytics Session Google Analytics will no longer save data correctly
_utmt Performance Used to throttle the speed of the number of queries to the server. User data Google Analytics Session Google Analytics will no longer save data correctly
_umtv Performance Saves user-defined tracking parameters for use in Google Analytics User data Google Analytics Session Google Analytics will no longer save data correctly
_utmz Performance Collects data on where the user came from, what search engine was used, what link was clicked and what keywords were used. Used by Google Analytics. User data Google Analytics Session Google Analytics will no longer save data correctly
_dc_gtm_UA-# Performance Used by Tag Manager to control the loading of a Google Analytics script tag User ID Tag Manager Session Google Analytics will not be loaded anymore
_ga Performance Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. User ID Tag Manager 2 Годы Tag Manager will no longer work
_gid Performance Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website. User ID Tag Manager Session Tag Manager will no longer work
SL_C_23361dd035530_KEY Performance Identify the origin of the request SmartLook ID SmartLook 2 Годы SmartLook will not function correctly
smartlookCookie Performance Tracks the behaviour and activity of visitors across pages for statistical purposes User data SmartLook Session SmartLook will not function correctly
UUID#[abcdef0123456789]{53} Performance Used by Tag Manager to identify a visitor User ID Tag Manager Session Tag Manager will not load the data correctly
FordaqRememberMyAccount_ Functionality Stores the “Remember my login” option which is given to users every time they login on Fordaq Autologin Fordaq.com N/A Users will need to login on every new session
memberLang Functionality Preserves the sub-domain (language) selected by the user across pages Language identifier Fordaq.com 10 Годы Users will be redirected to the default language of the website instead of keeping their preferred language
FirstTimePanel Functionality Customs data section - visitors will see the panel with page content explanation only until they choose to close it Value “1” when they click on “Close”. Fordaq.com N/A Users will see the panel every time they access the customs data section of the website
RequestDemo Functionality Customs data section - visitors see the “Request a demo” button until they choose to hide it from the page Value “1” when they click on “Close”. Fordaq.com N/A Users will see the “request a demo” button every time they access the customs data section of the website
CustomDataCookie Functionality Limits the free users to a number of 3 free accesses on companies in Customs data Number of companies viewed Fordaq.com N/A Users will be able to access all the data without limitations
VMCookieId Functionality Identifies the messages sent by the same visitor Unique visitor identifier Fordaq.com 2 Месяца Messages sent by the same visitor will no longer be linked through an id
Cookie_msgCount Functionality Tracks the number of messages sent by visitors which are not logged in Number of messages sent Fordaq.com 1 Месяц Visitors which are not logged in will be able to send an indefinite number of messages
FAVORITES_COOKIE Functionality Tracks the postings added to “Favorites” by a visitor which is not logged in Posting identifiers Fordaq.com Session Visitors will no longer be able to add postings to “Favorites”
FFC Functionality Limits the number of companies a visitor which is not logged in can see in the Directory Last view date and number of views in the last 30 days Fordaq.com 1 Месяц Visitors will be able to access an unlimited number of company profiles in the Directory
FFC_Google Functionality Allows the visitors which found a company through Google to view the company profile with a different limit Last view date and number of views in the last 30 days Fordaq.com 1 День Visitors will be able to access through Google search engines any company profile in the Directory
FFC_Bing Functionality Allows the visitors which found a company through Bing to view the company profile with a different limit Last view date and number of views in the last 30 days Fordaq.com 1 День Visitors will be able to access through Bing search engines any company profile in the Directory
MEMBER_TRACKING Functionality Stores the ids of the companies the visitors viewed in the last 30 days and allows them to view the same company multiple times Identifiers for the viewed companies Fordaq.com 30 Дней Visitors view limit will be incremented every time they visit a company profile, regardless if they already visited the same company in the last 30 days
GOOGLE_TRACKING Functionality Stores the ids of the companies the visitors viewed in the last day by getting to their pages through Google and allows them to view the same company multiple times Identifiers for the viewed companies Fordaq.com 1 День Visitors view limit will be incremented every time they visit a company profile, regardless if they already visited the same company
BING_TRACKING Functionality Stores the ids of the companies the visitors viewed by getting to their pages through Bing in the last day and allows them to view the same company multiple times Identifiers for the viewed companies Fordaq.com 1 День Visitors view limit will be incremented every time they visit a company profile, regardless if they already visited the same company
FFAC_Google Functionality Allows the visitors which found a company through Google to view the company profile with a different limit Last view date and number of views in the same day Fordaq.com 1 День Visitors will be able to access through Google search engines any company profile in the Directory
FFAC_Bing Functionality Allows the visitors which found an article through Bing to read it Last view date and number of views in the same day Fordaq.com 1 День Visitors will be able to access through Bing search engines any company profile in the Directory
ARTICLE_GOOGLE_TRACKING Functionality Stores the article ids the visitor viewed in the last day by getting to them through Google and allows them to view them multiple times Identifiers for the articles Fordaq.com 1 День Visitors will be able to access through Bing search engines articles from the news section
ARTICLE_BING_TRACKING Functionality Stores the article ids the visitor viewed by getting to them through Bing in the last day and allows them to view it multiple times Identifiers for the articles Fordaq.com 1 День Visitors view limit will be incremented every time they view an article, regardless if they read it before
askPrice- Functionality After sending a message with type “Ask for price”, the user can choose to post an offer / request in the same category or close the window User choice Fordaq.com 1 Час The user’s choice will not be remembered and he will have to choose what to do next every time
dontShow- Functionality Remember if the user selected to not be asked anymore if he wants to post an offer after sending a message User choice Fordaq.com 1 Час The user will be prompted to choose every time he sends a message to post an offer / request
visitorPrefillName Functionality Every time a visitor sends a message, his data will be prefilled with the previously entered data in a similar form Название компании Fordaq.com 1 Год Users will no longer see the data prefilled in the forms and will need to enter them manually every time
visitorPrefillActivity Functionality Every time a visitor sends a message, his data will be prefilled with the previously entered data in a similar form Деятельность Fordaq.com 1 Год Users will no longer see the data prefilled in the forms and will need to enter them manually every time
visitorPrefillCompany Functionality Every time a visitor sends a message, his data will be prefilled with the previously entered data in a similar form Компания Fordaq.com 1 Год Users will no longer see the data prefilled in the forms and will need to enter them manually every time
visitorPrefillPhone Functionality Every time a visitor sends a message, his data will be prefilled with the previously entered data in a similar form Телефон Fordaq.com 1 Год Users will no longer see the data prefilled in the forms and will need to enter them manually every time
visitorPrefillEmail Functionality Every time a visitor sends a message, his data will be prefilled with the previously entered data in a similar form Эл. адрес Fordaq.com 1 Год Users will no longer see the data prefilled in the forms and will need to enter them manually every time
visitorPrefillCountry Functionality Every time a visitor sends a message, his data will be prefilled with the previously entered data in a similar form Страна Fordaq.com 1 Год Users will no longer see the data prefilled in the forms and will need to enter them manually every time
Cookie_policy Functionality Tracks if an user clicked the “Close” icon for the cookie policy banner User action Fordaq.com 6 Дней Users will see the banner even if they chose to close it
_zlcmid Functionality Preserves user states across page requests User data Zopim.com 1 Год Zopim will no longer keep chat history and user state
Zte# Functionality Saves a Zopim Live Chat ID that recognises a device between visits during a chat session User data Zopim.com Session Zopim will no longer keep chat history and user state
_zlcid Functionality Saves a Zopim Live Chat ID that recognises a device between visits during a chat session User data Zopim.com Session Zopim will no longer keep chat history and user state
_zlcstore Functionality Saves a Zopim Live Chat ID that recognises a device between visits during a chat session User data Zopim.com Session Zopim will no longer keep chat history and user state
AWSALB Functionality Saves a Zopim Live Chat ID that recognises a device between visits during a chat session User data Zopim.com Session Zopim will no longer keep chat history and user state
RECENT_SEARCHES Targeting or advertising When visitors use the search box, they will see their recent searches as suggestions Recent searches Fordaq.com 2 Месяца Users will no longer see their previous searches on Fordaq
Source Targeting or advertising Set on the first visit on Fordaq, offers information on the referrer of the visit (how the visitor got to Fordaq) Visitor source Fordaq.com N/A Fordaq will no longer be able to process the source of the visitor
Last_Source Targeting or advertising Set on the last visit on Fordaq, offers information on the referrer of the visit (how the visitor got to Fordaq) Visitor source Fordaq.com N/A Fordaq will no longer be able to process the source of the visitor
_utm.gif Targeting or advertising Google Analytics Tracking Code that logs details about the viewer’s browser and computer User data Google Analytics Session Doubleclick advertising will no longer gather data in order to display users targeted content
_utma Targeting or advertising Collects data on the number of times a user has visited the website as well as dates for the first and most recent visit. User data Google Analytics 2 Годы Doubleclick advertising will no longer gather data in order to display users targeted content
_gads Targeting or advertising Used to register what ads have been displayed to the user Ads data DoubleClick 2 Годы Ads will not be displayed correctly
Ads/ga-audiences Targeting or advertising Used by Google Adwords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor’s online behaviour across websites User data Google Adwords Session Adwords targeting will no longer work
Ads/user-lists/# Targeting or advertising DoubleClick user list generation User data Google Adwords Session Ads will no longer work
collect Targeting or advertising Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor’s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels User data Google Analytics Session Google Analytics functionalities will no longer work
fr Targeting or advertising Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers User data Facebook 3 Месяца Facebook retargeting will no longer work
GoogleAdServingTest Targeting or advertising Used to register what ads have been displayed to the user User data DoubleClick Session Ads will no longer work
IDE Targeting or advertising Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user’s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser’s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user User data DoubleClick Session Ads will no longer work
Pcs/activeview Targeting or advertising Active View tracks the viewability of ads served via Google Publisher Tags (GPT). User data DoubleClick Session Ads will no longer work
Test_cookie Targeting or advertising Used to check if the user’s browser supports cookies Browser data Tag Manager Session Tag Manager might function incorrectly
tr Targeting or advertising Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers User data Facebook Session Facebook retargeting will no longer work

As mentioned in the table above, the personal data that is processed through the use of cookies may be shared with the following third parties:

  • Zopim (www.zopim.com), in the meantime renamed Zendesk (www.zendesk.com)
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Tag Manager
  • DoubleClick (Google)
  • Google Adwords
  • Facebook
  • SmartLook (www.smartlook.com)

With exception of SmartLook, the above third parties are established in the United-States of America. This may imply that personal data concerning you will be transferred to that country. However, these third parties have all adhered to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, and hence offer an adequate level of protection for your personal data.

More information about how we process your personal data and how to contact us can be found in the Fordaq Privacy Statement .