Cookie policy

1. Why this cookie policy?

  1. This is the cookie policy of What's Cooking Group NV/SA and its affiliates (hereinafter referred to as "What's Cooking?", "we" or "us"). Our company details can be found here. Our website uses cookies. We are responsible for the use of these cookies and the processing of your data via or in connection with cookies.

    For questions about the use of cookies, you can always contact us via our web form:

  2. This cookie policy informs you about the use and purpose of cookies on our website. This policy is made available to you electronically and can be consulted at any time under the 'Cookie Policy' section on our website. We reserve the right to amend this cookie policy at any time. Changes will be announced on the website.

2. What are cookies and what are they for?

  1. Cookies are small data files that are stored by the browser on the hard disk of your computer or device when you visit and/or consult a website or use a (mobile) application through which certain user information is stored. Cookie files contain unique codes that e.g. allow your browser to recognise you during your visit to the website and thus enhance your user experience. Cookies facilitate interaction between the visitor and a website and are used to improve the user experience and to collect statistics from website visitors. Cookies also ensure that your personal settings and preferences are saved or that audio and video material can be played. Certain cookies may be placed by a third party, e.g. Google Analytics, for measuring the use of a website.  

  1. Cookies can, among other things, help us improve your experience of our website and ensure that it performs to the best of your expectations. This allows us to improve your experience of using a website, for example, by tracking your usage of our website so that it can be improved to meet your needs. We can also ensure that advertisements you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.   

3. Enable and disable cookies – Managing cookies

  1. You can change your preferences via your browser at any time by following the instructions on the links below, depending on your browser: Internet Explorer, Firefox , Chrome, Safari, iOS

  2. The use of cookies can be disabled. Your browser allows you to delete cookies automatically or manually and to indicate whether or not certain cookies may be placed. You can also set your browser to notify you when a cookie is placed.  
    If you disable cookies, however, it is possible that the website will no longer function correctly or that certain (graphic) elements or applications on the website will not function properly or will no longer function.  

4. Consent

  1. The installation and consultation of cookies via the website on your terminal equipment requires your consent, unless it concerns the technical storage of information or the provision of a service expressly requested by you when the installation of a cookie is strictly necessary for that purpose. 

    Your consent is therefore not required for functional or essential cookies. 

    However, your consent is required for non-functional or non-essential cookies. Your permission must then:  

    • be obtained before the cookies are installed. If your permission is not given, no cookies may be placed; 

    • be informed, which is why we inform you about the various cookies via this policy; 

    • be explicit and active. Your consent is therefore obtained by checking the boxes in the cookie banner on our website; 

    • be specific and thus obtained per cookie or per category of cookie. 

  2. Functional or essential cookies are required for the optimal functioning of our website, to display certain graphic elements, etc. These cookies are technically necessary for the proper functioning and security of the website. These cookies are therefore placed without your permission as they are part of the legitimate interest of What's Cooking? insofar as this outweighs your (privacy) rights and interests.  

    Non-functional or non-essential cookies, on the other hand, are placed for statistical, social and/or commercial purposes and are separate from the technical support of our website. These are e.g. the following cookies: 

    • Analytical cookies: these cookies are used to compile statistics on the number of visitors to the website, the most popular web pages, etc. (e.g. Google Analytics - see below). These cookies show how the website is used. For example, What's Cooking? knows how many times a certain page is read, how much time someone spends on our website, etc. Statistical analyses are made of the information we receive in this way. These statistical results allow us to improve the structure, navigation and content of our website and related services. We also use this data to report on our services in a general way or as part of surveys we participate in. No personal data are transmitted in the process. The consent of each visitor is required for the placement of these cookies. 

    • Marketing cookies: these cookies are used to personalize online advertising offers. 

    • Social media cookies: these cookies make it possible to include buttons from social networking sites. The buttons work via a code originating from these sites. A useful tool to promote web pages such as 'liking' and 'pinning'. 

  3. If you have given permission through our website to use non-functional cookies, you can change this setting at any time and withdraw your permission. The cookies already installed will then be deleted. 

    You can withdraw your consent to our cookies at any time, even if you have previously given your consent. However, please remember that if you do not consent to some of our cookies, the user experience may suffer. 

5. Third-party cookies

  1. Our website uses its own cookies (first-party cookies) which are set directly by our website, but also third-party cookies whose services are (or may be) used on the website (third-party cookies) and which are set by a domain different from the domain of our website. This is also indicated as such in the two column of the table under clause 6.2 below.  

  2. First-party cookies do not imply the transfer of personal data to third parties, but may use a third-party processor, e.g. for compiling statistics. Your consent is also required for setting e.g. first-party analytical cookies. 

  3.  Third-party cookies allow personal data to be sent to third parties either directly (e.g. by an active component linked to a banner or a spy pixel) or indirectly by setting cookies accessible to websites other than those of the advertiser. 

We use e.g. Google Analytics to collect information about how you use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. 

Among other things, Google Analytics stores information about: 

  • the pages you visit; 

  • the time you spend on each page; 

  • how you got to the site; 

  • what you click on while visiting the site. hoe je op de site bent gekomen;

These securely stored cookies do not collect any information that identifies a visitor. All information collected by these cookies is completely anonymous. We only use such information to improve our website. If you do not want Google Analytics to track all websites, go to:  

6. The cookies on our website

The schedule below lists which cookies we use on our website, why we use them and where they come from. We also indicate here whether a cookie is a 'permanent' or 'session' cookie. The difference is that: 

  • Permanent cookies remain on your device between browser sessions. They are activated each time you visit the website that created that particular cookie. For example, if a 'persistent cookie' is used on a website to remember your preferred language, you won't have to choose that language every time you visit that website.  

  • Session cookies allow us to link a user's actions during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and ends when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. After you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.