1. Which parties are involved?
For the purposes of this Cookie Statement, the following definitions apply:
Materialise, available through the website materialise.com (hereafter “the Site”) is a service provided by Materialise NV. Materialise NV is a company, established and registered in Belgium, with registered office at 3001 Heverlee, Technologielaan 15, with registration number 441.131.254; VAT BE 0441.131.254.
‘User’ or ‘you’: Every natural person (B2C) or legal person (B2B) who is in or enters into a contractual relationship of any kind with i.materialise via its online platform.
‘Law’: Article 129 Law on electronic communication as amended by W 2012-07-10/04, Art. 90, 017; (entry into force: 04-08-2012) (URL).
2. What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text and figure files that we save in your browser or on the hard drive of your computer. That way we can remember your preferences when using our Website.
To this end, use is made of so-called functional cookies, which improves the use of the website for you as a visitor. And non-functional cookies are used to collect statistics of our visitors, in order to improve our Website in the future.
However, cookies and similar technologies do not allow for systematic data collection by means of which the users of our Website could be identified. They only help us to improve the operation of our Website, to understand the interests of our users, and to measure the effectiveness of the content of our Website.
For more information about the removal or blocking of cookies, you can visit the following website: http://www.aboutcookies.org/Default.aspx?page=2.
4. Which cookies are used on materialise.com?
Below you will find an overview of the functional and non-functional cookies that are used on our Website.
has_js – materialise.com - functional cookie
SESS[Unique ID]: – materialise.com - functional cookie
This cookie allows users to log into the website and make changes to their account.
_ga – materialise.com - non-functional cookie
_dc_gtm_UA-[ID] – materialise.com - functional cookie
Purpose of the cookie – Google Tag manager: tracking statistics. With this cookie, other scripts are loaded in the page to track visitors on the website.
_gat_UA-[ID] – materialise.com - non-functional cookie
Purpose of the cookie – Google Tag manager: This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to..
accept_cookies – materialise.com - functional cookie
Purpose of the cookie – This cookie is used to remember if the user has accepted the cookie statement or not.
5. How can I manage my cookies?
Make sure that cookies are enabled in your browser. To enable cookies you must perform the following actions:
For Microsoft Internet Explorer
In Internet Explorer, click on ‘Internet options’ in the ‘Tools’ menu.
On the ‘Privacy’ tab, slide the settings slider to ‘low’ or ‘accept all cookies’ (settings above ‘medium’ disable cookies).
For Mozilla Firefox
Click on ‘Firefox’ in the upper left-hand corner of your browser, and then click on ‘Options’.
On the ‘Privacy’ tab, make sure that ‘Tell sites that I do not want to be tracked’ is not selected.
For Google Chrome
Click on ‘Tools’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘Options’.
Click the ‘Under the Hood’ tab, go to the ‘Privacy’ section and select the ‘Content settings’ button.
Now select ‘Allow local data to be set’.
Click on the ‘Cog’ pictogram at the top of your browser window and select the ‘Preferences’ option.
Click on ‘Security’, then select the option that reads: ‘Block cookies from third parties and advertisers’.
Close the window.