1. What are cookies?

Cookies are small data or text files that websites and applications place on your local computer. Cookies have different purposes: there are technical cookies (e.g. language settings), session cookies (temporary cookies) and tracking cookies (cookies that follow and record your behavior on the website and the application, with the objective of providing you with a more optimal user experience).

The Belgian Telecommunications Act contains certain provisions with regard to cookies and their use on websites and applications. This law is based on the European e-Privacy Directive, which implies that the use of cookies and cookie legislation is regulated differently in each European country. Motorcycle-Diaries crafts is a Belgian enterprise so they follow the belgian interpretation.

2. What use do these cookies have?

Motorcycle-Diaries wants to inform you as well as possible about this new legislation and about the cookies that it uses. By using the website or application, you agree with the use of cookies. Cookies help Motorcycle-Diaries to optimize your visits to its website or application, to remember technical choices (for instance the choice of the preferred language, receipt of the newsletter, etc.), and to provide you with more relevant services and offers.

If you want to consult the website or application of Motorcycle-Diaries, then it is recommended that cookies are activated on your computer or smartphone. If cookies have not been activated, we may not be able to guarantee a trouble free visit on our website or application. However, if you would rather not do that, then you are free to switch off cookies (also see the section on "How can I manage my cookies?").

We use cookies to improve your visit of our website and application. The cookies that we use are safe. The information that we collect with the help of cookies enables us to identify possible errors or to display specific services which we think may be important for you. It is possible that we store information that is directly related to you. In addition, we may also use cookies provided by carefully selected partners, with whom we work and who advertise our services on their websites our applications.

3. What types of cookies are used by Motorcycle-Diaries?

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his cookie allows users to log into the CMS and remembers which contact forms you have already sent.

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Purpose of the cookie – Google Analytics: tracking statistics. Tracking how the User visits the Website with a view to the improvement of services and online portals. Google's Privacy policy.

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Purpose of the cookie – Google Analytics: tracking statistics. Tracking how the User visits the Website with a view to the improvement of services and online portals. Google's Privacy policy.

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Purpose of the cookie – Google Tag Manager: tracking statistics. Tracking how the User visits the Website with a view to the improvement of services and online portals. Google's Privacy policy.

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This cookie records the acceptance of our cookie policy.
Expires after 1 year.

4. How can I manage my cookies?

We recommend that you enable cookies on your computer, tablet or mobile phone upon a visit of our website or application. If, however, you feel the urgent need to restrict, block or remove cookies, we gladly explain you how to manage your browser settings:

For Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • In Internet Explorer, click on ‘Internet Options’ in the ‘Extra’ menu.
  • Under the ‘Privacy’ tab, set the settings to ’low’ or ‘accept all cookies’ (any setting above ‘medium’ will disable cookies).
  • Click on 'OK'.

For Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on ‘Firefox’ in the top left corner of your browser and then select ‘Options’.
  • Under the ‘Privacy’ tab, make sure ‘Tell websites I do not want to be tracked’ is not ticked.
  • Click on ‘OK’.

For Google Chrome

  • Click on ‘Extra’ in the top of your browser window and select ‘Options’.
  • Under the ‘Under the Hood’ tab, look for 'Privacy' and select ‘Content Settings’.
  • Now select ‘Allow local data to be set’.

For Safari

  • Click on the Safari Menu in the top of your browser window and select ‘Preferences’.
  • Click on ‘Security’ and then tick the option that says: ‘Block cookies from third parties and advertisers’.
  • Click ‘Save’.

5. I do not come from Belgium. Is a different form of cookie approval required for my country?

It is possible that not only Belgian citizens visit the web-application. The Member States of the European Union often implement their cookie legislation quite differently, so that it is often difficult for the User to find out how permission to use cookies must be given. Motorcycle-Diaries makes every attempt to indicate the correct implementation method for each member state, to the extent that this is technically and materially possible.

6. What are my rights?

As an involved party you have the right of fair and lawful processing of your personal data. You may exercise follow rights:
 

  • Right of opposition: one can object to the processing of personal data if there are serious and lasting reasons ;
  • Right of access: each party involved who shows proof of identity has the right of access to information about whether the processing of personal data does take place, the specific purposes of the processing, the categories of data and the categories of recipients to whom data may be disclosed.
  • Right of improvement: incorrect or incomplete personal data may be improved or even blotted out at the reques of the data subject.

The exercise of these rights are in accordance with the conditions set out in our privacy statement. If you should nevertheless have questions or comments after this Cookie Statement, you can always take up contact with us by sending an e-mail to info@motorcycle-diaries.com