1. Parties in this statement

In this Cookie Statement (“Cookiedeclaration”), the following should be understood as:

  • ‘Smappee’: Smappee LLC (t/a) Smappee, having its registered office at Evolis 104, B 8530 HARELBEKE, listed under enterprise number BTW-BE 0849.366.642.
  • ‘User’, ‘you’: Every person (B2C) or legal entity (B2B) that should install and/or use the Smappee mobile application, and may or may not come into a contractual relation of any kind.
  • ‘Application’; the Smappee mobile application, made for iPhone® and Android™-systems, and to be downloaded or installed from the App Store℠ and Google Play℠.
  • ‘Telecommunication Law’: Wet houdende diverse bepalingen inzake elektronische communicatie (referred to as : Telecommunication law) (URL).
  • ‘Law concerning electronic communication’: implementatie Telecommunicatiewet in artikel 129 van de Wet betreffende de elektronische communicatie van 13 juni 2005 (URL).

2. Definition of cookies

Cookies are small data- or textfiles sent from a website and stored on your local computer. Cookies can be stored for different purposes; some cookies have a technical character (for example to store language preferences), session cookies (temporary cookies) and tracking cookies (cookies that track and store your behavior on the website, in order to offer the user the most optimal user experience)

The Belgian Law concerning electronic communication’ (implementation telecommunications law) includes some provisions regarding cookies, and the use of them on websites. The Belgian implementation is derived from the European E-Privacy Directive. This Directive implies that every EU Member States has a certain discretion regarding cookie-legislation.

Smappee is a national branch (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg) of an international Corporation. Below tittle “7. I’m not from Belgium. What type of consent does my country require?”, an overview of the diverse European Cookie-legislation landscape is offered.

3. What is the aim of these cookies?

Smappee would like to inform the user as much as possible on this new legislation, and on the cookies they use. Cookies are essential for Smappee in order to optimize every visit to the website, remember every technical choice user made (for example choices regarding language, newsletter, et cetera), and to offer user every relevant services and suggestions.

If you would like to consult the website of Smappee, it is recommended that cookies are enabled. However user is free to disable cookies if such setting is not preferred (we refer you to title 6 “how can I manage my cookies”)

We only use cookies to optimize your experience regarding our website. Therefor we guarantee the fact that our cookies are safe. The information that is collected through the use of cookies allows us to detect possible errors or allows us to demonstrate specific services of which we presume they can be useful for you. We remind you of the possibility to store information that can be directly linked to user. We can also use cookies that come from carefully selected partners with whom we cooperate and that advertise our services on their website.

4. What guarantees do I have as a visitor?

Smappee acquired the legal Quality-label ‘mylabel’, after an extensive legal and technical scan of their website by the legal department of ‘DeJuristen/LesJuristes’. This label guarantees the user 100% legal certainty.

The result of this scan can be viewed online through this link:

100% Legal certainty

5. What cookies does Smappee use?

In order to consult the Smappee website, it is recommended that you enable cookies on your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Without enabled cookies, there is a real possibility that we are not able to guarantee optimized use of our website.

If, however, you feel the urgent need to restrict, block or remove cookies of Smappee, we gladly explain you how to manage your browser settings under title 6.

_utma – http://shop.smappee.com

Aim of the cookie – Google Analytics: Analysis of statistics. Keeping up on how user visits the website with the aim on improvement of our services and online portals. Privacy policy van Google. This cookie is stored for a period of two years.

_utmc – http://shop.smappee.com

Aim of the cookie – Google Analytics: Analysis of statistics. Keeping up on how user visits the website with the aim on improvement of our services and online portals. Privacy policy van Google. This is a session cookie and will be removed at the end of the session.

_utmz – http://shop.smappee.com

Aim of the cookie – Google Analytics: Analysis of statistics. Keeping up on how user visits the website with the aim on improvement of our services and online portals. Privacy policy van Google. This cookie is stored for a period of 1,5 year.

frontend – http://shop.smappee.com

Aim of the cookie – Technical cookie. Front-end cookie of Smappee. This is a session cookie.

6. How can I manage my cookies?

Make sure cookies are enabled in your browser. In order to enable cookies, the following actions need to be performed:

Browser – Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0

  • In Internet Explorer, click on ‚InternetOptions‘ in the ‚Extra‘-menu.
  • On the tab ‚Privacy‘, Slide the settings-slider to low ‚laag‘ or ‘accept all cookies’ (every setting above ‚medium‘ disables cookies).
  • Click ‚OK‘.

Browser – Mozilla Firefox

  • On the menu bar, click on the Firefox menu and select Preferences.
  • Select the Privacy panel.
  • Set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.
  • Uncheck mark Accept cookies from sites to disable Cookies; make sure Accept third party cookies is also set to Never.

Browser – Google Chrome

  • Click ‚Extra‘ on top of the browses and choose ‚Options‘.
  • Click ‚Under the Hood‘ tab, search for ‚Privacy‘ and select the button ‚Content 
settings‘.
  • Select ‚Allow local data to be set‘.

Browser – Safari

  • Click on ‚Cog‘ on top of the browser and select ‘preferences’.
  • Click ‘Security’, check the option: ‘Block all cookies of third parties and advertissement cookies’.
  • Click ‚Save‘.

7. “I’m not from Belgium. What type of consent does my country require?”

Smappee is a branch of a well-known international corporation or concern. Therefor it is possible that not only Belgian citizens visit the website. European member-states have diverse interpretations on cookie-legislation, which makes it difficult for the user to determine what type of consent is needed. Below you can find an overview of the European member states, their status of implementation and their (possible) way of implementation.

Smappee endeavors to apply the correct way of implementation in the member state, in so far this is allowed in a technically and material way.

MEMBER STATE OK? IMPLEMENTATION? OPT-IN? REQUIREMENTS
BELGIUM YES AMENDMENT BELGISCHE WET ELEKTRONISCHE COMMUNICATIE. YES IMPLIED CONSENT
BULGARIA YES AMENDMENT ‘BULGARIAN ELECTRONIC MESSAGES ACT’ NO IMPLIED CONSENT
CYPRUS YES AMENDMENT ‘REGULATION OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION AND POSTAL SERVICES LAW’ YES EXPLICIT CONSENT
DENMARK YES AMENDMENT NO IMPLIED CONSENT
GERMANY NO DRAFT IMPLEMENTATION NOT TAKEN EFFECT YES BUT OPT-IN FOR COOKIES CONCERNING PERSONAL INFORMATION; OPT-OUT FOR ALL OTHER COOKIES
ESTONIA / INTERPRETATION ALREADY IMPLEMENTED NO

IMPLIED CONSENT

RIGHT TO REFUSE-APPROACH

FINLAND YES AMENDMENT PRIVACYWET NO CONSENT VIA BROWSER-SETTINGS
FRANCE YES NEW LAW YES EXPLICIT CONSENT REQUIRED, BUT DEROGATIONS FOR FIRST PARTY ANALYTIC COOKIES
GREECE YES AMENDMENT NO CONSENT VIA BROWSER-SETTINGS
HUNGARY YES AMENDMENT ‘HUNGARIAN ACT ON COMMUNICATIONS’ NO CONSENT VIA BROWSER-SETTINGS
IRELAND YES AMENDEMENT + GUIDELINE NO CONSENT VIA BROWSER-SETTINGS
ICELAND NO PROPOSITION OF LAW NO CONSENT VIA BROWSER-SETTINGS
ITALY YES AMENDMENT YES EXPLICIT OPT-IN
LATVIA YES AMENDEMENT ‘LAW ON INFORMATION SOCIETY SERVICES’ YES EXPLICIT OPT-IN FOR CERTAIN COOKIES, IMPLIED FOR OTHER
LIECHTEN-STEIN NO PROPOSITION UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN
LITHUANIA YES AMENDEMENT ‘LAW ON ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS’ YES EXPLICIT OPT-IN
LUXEMBOURG YES AMENDMENT NO CONSENT VIA BROWSER-SETTINGS
MALTA YES NEW LEGISLATION NO CONSENT VIA BROWSER-SETTINGS
THE NETHERLANDS YES REVISED LAW: TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT YES EXPLICIT OPT-IN
NORWAY (NON-EU) NO PROPOSITION OF LAW EXPECTATION: NO EXPECTED OPT-OUT + SELF REGULATION BY INDUSTRY
AUSTRIA YES NEW TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT YES/NO CONSENT VIA BROWSER BUT EXPLICIT FOR TRACKING COOKIES
POLAND YES AMENDMENT YES/NO CONSENT VIA BROWSER BUT EXPLICIT FOR TARGETED ADS
PORTUGAL YES AMENDMENT YES EXPLICIT CONSENT
ROMANIA YES AMENDMENT YES IMPLIED CONSENT
SLOVENIA YES AMENDMENT NO CONSENT VIA BROWSER-SETTINGS
SLOVAKIA YES AMENDMENT YES CONSENT VIA BROWSER-SETTINGS
SPAIN YES AMENDMENT YES CONSENT VIA BROWSER-SETTINGS
UNITED KINGDOM YES NEW LEGISLATION “PRIVACY AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS” YES IMPLIED CONSENT
SWEDEN YES AMENDMENT YES CONSENT VIA BROWSER-SETTINGS

If you are left with any remarks or questions after reading this cookie-statement, feel free to contact info@smappee.com

Last updated december ’13