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This Cookie Statement was most recently updated on 08/10/2020.


  1. Who are we?
  2. Introduction
  3. What are cookies?
  4. Types of cookies
  5. Cookies we use
  6. Your consent
  7. Enabling and disabling cookies
  8. Your rights

 1. Who are we?

This website is the property of Stokota NV, with enterprise number 0405.062.102, whose registered office is located at Dijkstraat 23, 9160 Lokeren, Belgium. Any mentions of “We”, “Us” and “Our” in this policy should be understood to refer to Stokota NV. You can reach us at the above address or by e-mail to

2.     Introduction

Stokota NV uses its own cookies (so-called “first-party cookies”) and cookies of third parties whose services are or can be used on the website (“third-party cookies”). In Article 4 below you will find an overview of all cookies with their respective purpose, retention period, who installs them and who receives them.

If you decide to decline certain cookies, it is possible that certain parts of our website will fail to function or will not function properly, such as video, for example…

If you have given us permission to use the non-functional cookies, you can withdraw your consent at any time. You can do this by clicking the link “Change your consent” in article 5.

3.     What are cookies?

Cookies are small information files that, during a visit to the website, are stored on the device, such as a computer, tablet or smartphone, that you use to visit our website. Whenever we hereafter refer to “cookies”, we also intend by this other comparable techniques such as pixels, plug-ins, trackers, reCaptcha, etc. Cookies make it possible to recognise your web browser. This is useful, because it saves you from having to enter your data, indicate preferences or adapt settings over and over again. In this way we can also enable our website to function more effectively, we can better understand visitor behaviour on the website, and other parties can get insight into your surfing behaviour.

We would also like to briefly explain the social media cookies that are used to integrate various social network sites on our website. Embedded elements from third parties, in other words, content that is stored with a third party, can also be displayed on our website. In addition, the content can be shared via social network sites by means of the buttons present on the various pages. Examples of these social networking sites include Facebook, Google+, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter.

We use functional, analytical, marketing and social media cookies. With the exception of the functional cookies, we ask for your permission before we install these small data files. The processing of functional cookies (necessary for the proper functioning of our website, your language preference, …) is based on our contractual obligation to offer you a properly functioning website.

The cookies are personal data. You can find more information about the processing of your personal data in our Privacy Policy. Cookies do not endanger the security of your computer.

4.     Types of cookies

4.1. Origin

First-party cookies are cookies that Stokota places on the website.

Third-party cookies are cookies that third parties put on the website of Stokota because Stokota integrates elements from other websites.

4.2. Service life

Permanent cookies remain on your device (desktop, laptop, smartphone, etc.) for the service life of the cookie. They are activated each time you visit our website.

Session cookies only apply for the current session, and are removed when you close the browser.

4.3. What is the purpose of these cookies?

Functional cookies ensure that all parts of the website are functioning optimally. They are thus cookies that are necessary for the proper functioning and the security of the website.

Non-functional cookies have statistical, social and commercial purposes.

Analytical cookies give us insight into how visitors to our website navigate between the different pages and from which region they are visiting.  A statistical analysis is made on the basis of the information collected in this way in order to improve the structure, navigation and content of our website.

The marketing cookies ensure that you will receive personalized online advertising. Through your surfing behaviour, how and where you click, as the third parties we can gain insight into how our campaigns have performed.

The social media cookies are installed via buttons from the social media sites (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest,…) that are installed on our website and are passed on to these social media. Stokota has no influence on the use of this data and the way in which it is handled by them. More information on this is available in the privacy statements of these third parties, the links for which are included at the bottom of the list of cookies (see point 5.4.) .

5. Cookies that we use

6.     Your consent

You give your consent when you visit the Stokota website for the first time by clicking on “Allow all”. However, if you would like to set your preferences in more detail, you can certainly choose this option by clicking the link “Change your consent” in article 5. Afterwards you can choose which cookies you give permission for.

You can withdraw this permission at any time by clicking the link “Change your consent” in article 5.

If, at the time of your first visit, you only accepted the functional cookies, you can always modify this initial choice by clicking the link “Change your consent” in article 5. You can then give your consent.

7.     Enabling and disabling cookies

You can automatically or manually delete the cookies via your browser. Moreover, it is also possible to indicate whether specific cookies may be installed or not. Setting your internet browser in order to receive a message when a cookie is installed is also one of the possibilities.

You will find more information about these possibilities in the Help function of your browser.

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Attention! If cookies are disabled, there is a possibility that this website of Stokota will not function optimally. After the removal from your browser, cookies are – after you have given your consent – installed once again upon a later visit to our website.

8.     Your rights

You have many rights relating to the processing of your personal data under which this processing of cookies falls.

The implementation of your rights in our systems and procedures takes place at the latest 30 days after we have received your request. If for one reason or another we cannot respect this period, we will inform you before expiry of the original period.

8.1      You may access your personal data

You have the right to access the personal data on you that we process, to learn the purpose of the processing, where we got the data from and who receives the data.

In this case, you can also learn how long we retain the data, whether the data are used in order to do automatic decision-making and whether we intend to send the data to a country outside of the European Union.

We provide the requested information to you in writing or electronically within a reasonable period.

8.2      You can have your data corrected/completed

It can happen that the data on you that we process are incorrect, or no longer correct. You can always ask to have the incorrect data corrected or completed with the missing data.

8.3.     Right to deletion

If you believe that we are wrongfully processing these cookies, you can delete them via your browser.

  • Right to limit personal data

You can ask us to limit the processing of your personal data if you suspect that the data are incorrect or the processing is wrongful.

  • Right to file an objection

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, including profiling. The processing is then stopped unless it serves to promote the interests of a third party or with a view to the introduction, exercise or defence of a legal claim.

8.6.     Right to file a complaint

If you do not agree with our position, you can turn to the Belgian Data Protection Authority. You can also file a complaint with them. The contact details are: Rue de la Presse 35, 1000 Brussels, +32 2 274 48 00 /

  • Identification of the requesting party

You can exercise your rights regarding the processing of your personal data subject to a written request

  • via a letter to the address: Dijkstraat 23, 9160 Lokeren, Belgium
  • by e-mail to the e-mail address:

Always be as specific as possible when you wish to exercise your rights. In this way we can properly process your request.

In order to prevent anyone else from exercising your rights, we wish to verify your identity as carefully as possible. That’s why the request must always be accompanied by a document proving that the identity of the requesting party corresponds to your identity. This can be done by joining a copy of your identity card to the request. Blacken out your passport photo and identity card number (etc.) in order to protect your privacy.

If we believe that the delivered document does not provide sufficient proof, we will inform you. We reserve the right not to accede to the request until adequate proof is provided.