Cookie statement

You are visiting our site on https://www.mspa-ea.org/, the website of MSPA Europe/Africa.

MSPA believes in transparency, so we also want to be open about which data we gather via cookies. In this cookie statement you can read which data we are talking about and what we do with it.

Contents

  1. Types of cookies
  2. Goals of using cookies
  3. Details about our cookies
  4. Cookies of third parties
  5. Unforeseen cookies
  6. Deleting and rejecting cookies
  7. Changes to cookie statement
  8. Contact


1. Types of cookies
On this website, just like most websites, we use cookies to offer you the best user experience. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. The period that a cookie is saved varies per cookie.

This website uses cookies for:

1. For functional purposes: in order to facilitate navigation and logging onto the websites owned and operated by MSPA or to remember your settings and/or preferences when using websites owned and operated by MSPA. Example: you log on to a website, and a cookie tells our system during your next visit that you are logged on. This means there is no need for you to log on to the site again.

2. For analytical purposes: in order to analyse the use of the MSPA websites. Example: this data enables us to track the number of visitors to a specific website, so that MSPA knows which sections of its websites are popular. The data collected by MSPA based on the above can be used in conjunction with personal data processed by MSPA.


2. Goals of using cookies
The cookies help us to :

  • Ensure the website works as you expect it to;
  • Adapt our website to your needs so that you can find the information you are looking for as quickly as possible;
  • Improve our website;

We also use cookies to gather statistics about:

  • IP address and country location;
  • Browser information (including browser type, settings and language);
  • Operating system;
  • Date and time and how long you visited our website;
  • The internet address of the website from which you arrived at our website;
  • Information about website use, including paths that you have taken when you move from page to page (the so called "click stream");
  • Information about the device you use to visit the site;
  • The (geo)location where you are;
  • If visitors have visited our site earlier;
  • If you use functionalities of the website. For example when you log in.

If the settings of your browser allow cookies to be placed, we assume that you agree with the use of cookies on this website.

 
3. Details about our own cookies
We use cookies of:

(a) Digiself
This is a service that is provided by the Dutch internet company Digivotion bv. Digiself is the software we use to maintain the website. Digiself uses cookies for the functionality of the website and the webserver

Cookie name: PHPSESSID. This cookies helps in identifying of each browser session on the server so that your website visit is not interrupted while you browse the website. This cookie is also used to store the login status in Digiself. Storage period: until the browser is closed.

Cookie name: cookieNotification. For storing your preferences about cookies. Storage period is 30 days when you accept and 7 days when you don’t accept.

Digiself can share personal data with third parties, but only if you have given consent.


4. Cookies of third parties
This website can contain content of third parties such as widgets, plug-ins or embedded content. For example articles and videos. This content can sometimes be shared via  social media. In order to allow these buttons to function cookies of these social media companies are used so that they recognise you when you want to share content.

(a) Google Analytics
This is a service of the American company Google. Google Analytics uses cookies to help analyse how users use the website. The data in the cookies are anonymous and don’t store personal information. Information is used to make reports and offer services in relation to internet usage. The cookies come from Google and are stored to a maximum of 2 years.

Meer informatie kunt u vinden op:
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en, or
https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/cookie-usage 

Google shares anonymous data with third parties. More information can be found on:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en 

(b) Google Maps
This is a service of the American company Google. We show information on the maps of Google Maps, for example when looking for a member or provider. The cookie come from Google and are stored to a maximum of 1 years.

Google shares anonymous data with third parties. More information can be found on:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en 

(c) reCAPTCHA
This is a service of the American company Google. This service checks if a request via a form is done by a human or abused by an automated process. The of een aanvraag is uitgevoerd door een mens of wordt misbruikt door een geautomatiseerd proces. The cookie come from Google and are stored to a maximum of months.

Google shares anonymous data with third parties. More information can be found on:
https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en 

(d) Links to other websites
Our website contains links to other websites. This cookie statement is only relevant for this website. We advise you to read the privacy policy of the websites we link to.


5. Unforeseen cookies
As a result of how websites and internet work it is possible that we are not always aware of cookies that are placed by third parties via our website. This is especially relevant for pages with embedded elements. These are texts, documents, images or videos that are stored by other parties, but shown on our website.
In the case you find cookies that fall under this category please let us know. Or contact the relevant third party directly.


6. Deleting and rejecting cookies
You can use your computer’s browser settings to delete previously stored cookies and prevent new cookies from being stored. The method used for storing cookies depends on the type of browser; you can use your browser’s help function if necessary.

Please note: if you reject and/or delete cookies, you will not always be able to use all the options and features of a website. Furthermore, rejecting and/or deleting cookies only has an effect on the computer and the browser on which you perform this act. If you are using multiple computers and/or browsers, you must repeat the act(s) described above as often as necessary.

For more information about cookies:
All about cookies: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ 
Your Online Choices: “A guide to online behavioural advertising”


7. Changes to cookie statement
The cookie statement can be changed from time to time. We advise you to regularly check the cookie statement on this website so that you are always up-to-date with how we use cookies.

This version is published in May 2018.


8. Contact
For any questions regarding how we deal with cookies you can contact us via:

MSPA Europe/Africa
Telephone:          +31-70-358 73 71
E-mailaddress:    info@mspa-ea.org or europe@mysteryshop.org 
Address:               P.O. Box 82276
                               2508 EG The Hague
                               The Netherlands