Cookie policy

Would you like a cookie?

We use cookies on our sites and third-party platforms where we post these pages. You can learn more about cookies and how to control them in the information below.

By using our website, pages and/or our service, you accept the use of cookies in accordance with this Cookie Statement.

If you do not agree to the use of these cookies, please deactivate them in accordance with the instructions in this Cookie Statement, for example by changing the settings of your browser so that cookies from this website cannot be placed on your device.

What terms do we use in this Cookie Statement?

- Pieter Porters Decorations NV and all its affiliated companies around the world are listed under "House of Porters".
- We use the term "User" in reference to the users of our websites, online pages and services.
- We use the terms "you", "your" and "yours" in reference to the User reading this Privacy Notice.
- We use the terms "we" and "us" to refer to Pieter Porters Decorations NV, with registered office at 44 Kipdorpvest, 2000 Antwerp with KBO number 0460.105.840, the data controller.
- We use the term "Personal Data" in reference to personally identifiable information about you.
- We use the term "Privacy Law" specifically referring to the Belgian Law of 8 December 1992 on the protection of confidential data and its various implementing decrees.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of data that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the original website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises the cookie. They are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device.

Cookies perform various functions, such as allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving the user experience. They can also help to ensure that the advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.

Some cookies contain personal information. Most cookies do not collect information that identifies you and will instead collect general information, such as how the user came to and uses our websites or the user's general location.

There are mainly four types of cookies:
- The session cookies that last only for the time of the session. They are deleted when the user closes his web browser.
- Persistent cookies remain even after the session is closed. They are stored on the user's hard drive until they expire (persistent cookies are designed with an expiry date) or until the user deletes his cookies. Persistent cookies are used to collect identifying information about the user, such as the user's behaviour when browsing the internet or the user's preferences for a particular website.
- "First party" cookies belong to the site you choose to go to.
- "Third party" cookies are imported from a site whose content is accessed indirectly, for example through an image or banner.

Most browsers support them (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape, Safari, etc.). However, users can set their browser to refuse cookies or they can delete them.

What type of cookies do we use?

In general, cookies perform up to four different functions:

1. Essential cookies
Some cookies are essential for the functioning of our website and our pages. For example, some cookies allow us to identify the user and ensure that the user can access the registration or log into pages.
These cookies do not contain information about you that can be used for marketing purposes or to remember that you have been on the internet.
This category should not be disabled. If a user chooses to disable these cookies, they will not be able to access any content intended for them.

2. Performance and analysis cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use the website, for example, which pages visitors view more often, and whether they receive error messages from certain pages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how a website works.

3. Functional Cookies
We may use functional cookies to allow us to remember your preferences. For example, these cookies will save you the trouble of having to re-enter your user name each time you visit the website, and save your preferred selection, such as which regional edition of the website you want to see when you log in. We may also use functional cookies to provide you with enhanced services such as allowing you to watch an online video or make comments on a blog.

4. Behavioural advertising cookies
We and our advertisers may use cookies to deliver advertisements which we believe are relevant to you and your interests. For example, if you start and do not complete a loan application or an investor registration on our website, we may infer that you are interested in our services and then advertise to you on other sites to invite you to complete your loan application or investor registration.
You may see these advertisements on other websites that you visit. However, we do not tell our advertisers who you are.

As for the data collected and the types of specific cookies we use, please refer to the Table of Cookies below.

We also use or allow third parties to use cookies that fall into the four categories described above. For example, we use third party analytics cookies to help us evaluate traffic on our website. We may also use third party cookies to help us conduct market research, track income, improve site functionality and assess compliance with terms and conditions and copyright policies. You can also control and delete these cookies through your browser settings.

How can I check and delete cookies in my browser?

The possibility to allow, refuse or delete cookies can also be provided at the browser level. To do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually found under the tab "Help", "Tools" and "Edit"). Refusing cookies or categories of cookies does not delete cookies from your browser. You will have to do this yourself from within your browser. Please note that if you choose to disable cookies, some parts of our website may not work correctly.

Table of Cookies

First party cookies
1. cookie_notice_accepted: display one time the cookie disclamer
2. pll_language : remember the visitor language
3. wordpress_test_cookie : does the visitor browser accept cookies
4. wordpress-settings-1, wordpress-settings-time-1: WordPress cookies
5. advantage_code_cookie: the advantage code, if the visitor has one
utm_campaign_cookie, utm_content_cookie, utm_medium_cookie, utm_source_cookie: utm tags for Google Analytics tracking

Third party cookies
1. _ga, _gat : Google analytics cookies
2. _fb : Facebook advertising
3. km_ai, km_lv, kvcd: Freshdesk cookies