Verhaert Masters in Innovation refers to the global organization and may also refer to one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Verhaert Masters in Innovation respects your privacy and describes how we do this and how such cookies are managed.
1. What are cookies?
Cookies are text files that are placed on your computer or other mobile or handheld device (such as smartphones or tablets) when you visit certain pages on the Internet. They are used to “remember” when your computer or device accesses this website and are stored in your browser. The cookie will help the website, or another websites, to recognize your device the next time you visit. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you as a person (personal data), and will instead collect more general information such as how visitors arrive at and use our website. Cookies may, however, be used to create a profile of the visitor’s activities on the Internet.
2. Types of cookies
Session cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the visitor’s device once the browser is closed.
This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed pre-defined period of time (usually a couple of months) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to be able to recognize your device for more than one browsing session. Persistent cookies used on this website have a maximum storage period of twelve months, please see below for further details.
First party cookies
First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting, and they can only be read by that site.
Third party cookies
Third party cookies are set by a different organization to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, advertisers and other third parties may use their own cookies when you click on an advertisement or link on our website or we might engage a third party analytics company who will set their own cookie to perform this service.
3. Categories of cookies
The different types of cookies set out above can be categorized as follows:
Strictly necessary cookies
These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. These cookies do not require your consent and cannot be switched off. They allow us to provide services pursuant to your express requests. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of our website may not work if you block these types of cookies.
These allow us to analyses site usage, namely to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that visitors are finding what they are looking for easily. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated. If you do not consent to these types of cookies we will not be able to improve our websites based on information from your visit.
These cookies are used to provide certain functionalities to you by recognizing you when you return to our website so that we can offer you a better experience on this website. For instance, this enables us to set a cookie to store your preferences regarding the cookies on our website.
These cookies are used to tailor advertising to your interests, both within and beyond our websites. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it, and the marketing messages we send to you more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties who provide a service to us for this purpose. These cookies are sometimes also referred to as advertising cookies. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign and to monitor from which advertising source a visitor was directed towards our website so that we know whether it is worth us investing in that particular advertising source.
These cookies may be set through our site or by our third party advertising partners. They may be used by those advertising partners to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and Internet device. If you do not consent to these types of cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising (but not less advertising overall).
4. Social media plugins
Social media plugins by the following providers are implemented on this website:
- Twitter plugin; Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA („Twitter”). Find information on data protection at Twitter here
- LinkedIn plugin; LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Find information on data protection at LinkedIn here.
- Poptin plugin; Poptin is operated by Poptin LTD., Kalman 3, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv 67635, Israel. Find information on data protection at Poptin here.
Your web browser establishes a direct connection to the respective plugin provider’s servers only when you activate the plugins. This way, the plugin provider receives information that your web browser has accessed the respective site of our website, even when you do not maintain a user account with the provider or are not logged in. Log files (including the IP address) are transmitted directly from your web browser to a server of the respective plugin provider and may be stored there. This server may be located outside the EU or EEA (e.g. in the U.S.).
If you do not wish for the plugin providers to receive, save, and use data gathered through this website, you should not use the respective plugins. Find out more about the purpose and scope of the data collection as well as about processing and use of your data by plugin providers and about your rights and possibilities to change settings to protect your data in the privacy statements of the respective providers (see above).
The various cookies used by our website have different storage periods, at the end of which your data will no longer be stored. Session cookies will be deleted once you close your browser. Please refer to the table provided in the next section to learn about the specific storage periods of the cookies we use.
6. Which cookies do we use?
We use different categories of both session and persistent cookies on our website, which can either be first or third party cookies.
Information on the cookies that we use on our website (e.g. their names and categories, their storage period and whether third parties have access to the cookies) are set out in the table below. Please refer to the next section in order to learn how you can manage your cookie preferences.
Category: Necessary (4)
Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
Category: Preferences (2)
Preference cookies enables a website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.
Category: Statistics (5)
Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously.
Category: Marketing (8)
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The intention is to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.
Category: Unclassified (8)
Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying.
7. Information on tracking with Google Analytics
We use the tools Google Analytics by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. With Google Analytics, interactions of the user of our website are tracked and systematically evaluated using cookies. The following data will be processed in connection with the use of Google Analytics:
- Your IP Address
- Visits at any of out websites
- The subpages that are visited
- Date/time of visit
The following data will be processed:
- Your behavior on our website in connection with the marketing e-mails you received from us.
The legal ground for the processing of your personal data is your consent according to Art. 6 (1) (a) General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
The purpose of the processing of your personal data is to analyse and evaluate your behaviour on our website. This helps us to constantly improve our own website and its user-friendliness.
We store the personal data until we no longer need it for the above mentioned purposes. In our case this will be after 24 months.
If you want to opt-out please disable the cookies as set forth under point 8 below.
8. Managing cookies and withdrawing consent
We will obtain your consent to the use of the cookies set out in this Policy when you first access the website and if we introduce any new cookies to the website (unless they are strictly necessary cookies). If so, when you visit the website, a pop up will appear to inform you about our use of such cookies (i.e. all cookies except those that are strictly necessary). You can then consent by clicking on “Accept all cookies“.
If you do not consent to cookies, we will not set any cookies on your device, except the strictly necessary cookies detailed above (including, unavoidably, a cookie to remember that you don’t want any cookies set when you visit the website).
If you want to withdraw your consent for the future, you can do so by disabling cookies and by changing your website browser settings to reject cookies. How to do this will depend on the browser you use. All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings that will typically be found in the ‘options’ or ‘preferences’ menu of your browser. Use the ‘Help’ option in your browser for more details.
If you use different browsers or devices, please remember to change your settings in each one of them.
Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website. You can also delete cookies already stored on your computer.
However, deleting cookies might have a negative impact on the usability of many websites. You can find further information on managing cookies in most browsers also here.
10. Changes to this policy
This Policy was last revised on, and effective as of 6 January 2020.
11. Contact Masters in Innovation
- Via e-mail: [email protected]
- Via post: Masters in Innovation, Hogenakkerhoekstraat 21, 9150 Kruibeke (Belgium)
Last reviewed in January 2020