COOKIE POLICY

Last update: August 2nd, 2021

In this cookie policy, you can find detailed information about the types of our cookies that we use, their purposes, and your right to manage cookies.

Table of Contents

1. WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR COOKIES?

The data controller that is responsible for the processing of personal data through the website https://vitacodis.com, the related domain names, and services (collectively, “Vitacodis”), including placing first-party cookies, is Vitacodis SA registered at Avenue de la Galaxie 6, Waterloo 1410, Belgium (“we”, “us”, or “our”).

2. WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT COOKIES?

A cookie is a small piece of data typically consisting of letters and numbers. When you visit a website, that website may send a cookie to your browser. Subsequently, the browser may store the cookie on your computer or mobile device for some time (cookie expiration date depends on its type). Cookies are used to recognise your device and collect certain information about your use of websites. Thus, over time, cookies allow websites to “remember” your actions and preferences. There are several types of cookies, namely, (i) persistent cookies, which remain valid until deleted by you, (ii) cookies that remain valid until their expiration date, and (iii) session cookies that are stored on a web browser and remain valid until the moment the browser is closed. Cookies may also be (i) first-party cookies (set by the original website itself) and (ii) third-party cookies (placed by third-party websites).

3. WHAT COOKIES DO WE USE?

We may use different types of cookies on Vitacodis, including:
Essential technical cookies that are strictly necessary to ensure the correct functioning of Vitacodis and provide the services requested by you;
Marketing cookies that allow us to create, implement, and examine our marketing campaigns. Such cookies allow us to reach the right customers, analyse the productivity of our marketing campaigns, and offer you personalised advertisement; and
Statistics cookies allow us to generate statistical reports about how you use Vitacodis.
Below, you can find a list of cookies that we use on Vitacodis at present, including their purpose and expiration time:

Essential technical cookies
NameProvider (location)ExpirationPurpose
_grecaptcha google.com (USA)PersistentThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.
_GRECAPTCHAgoogle.com (USA)179 daysThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.
elementor vitacodis.com
(Netherlands and USA)
PersistentThis cookie is used in context with the website's WordPress theme. The cookie allows the website owner to implement or change the website's content in real-time.
PHPSESSIDvitacodis.com (Netherlands and USA)End of sessionThis cookie preserves user session state across page requests.
rc::a rc::d-# google.com (USA)PersistentThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.
rc::b rc::c google.com (USA)End of sessionThis cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots.
wc_cart_created vitacodis.com (Netherlands and USA)End of sessionThis cookie is necessary for the payment and checkout functionality on the website.
wc_cart_hash_# vitacodis.com (Netherlands and USA)PersistentUnclassified
wc_fragments_# vitacodis.com (Netherlands and USA)End of sessionUnclassified
Marketing cookies
NameProvider (location)ExpirationPurpose
_fbp vitacodis.com (Netherlands and USA)3 monthsThis cookie is used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
fr facebook.com (Netherlands)3 monthsThis cookie is used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
tr facebook.com (Netherlands)End of sessionThis cookie is used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
Statistics cookies
NameProvider (location)ExpirationPurpose
_gavitacodis.com (Netherlands and USA)2 yearsThis cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
_gatfacebook.com (Netherlands)1 dayThe cookie is used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.
_gidvitacodis.com (Netherlands and USA)1 dayThe cookie registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

4. COOKIE CONSENT

When you visit Vitacodis, we may ask you to provide us with your consent to our use of all cookies via a cookie consent banner. If you do not provide your opt-in consent, we will not serve you our non-essential cookies. Please note that we may not be able to provide you with the best possible user experience on Vitacodis if not all cookies are enabled.

5. HOW TO DISABLE COOKIES?

When we ask you to provide your consent to our use of non-essential cookies, you have the freedom not to provide such consent. If you would like to refuse our use of non-essential cookies later, you can do it at any time by declining cookies in your browser or device. For more information, you can consult the cookie management instructions of your browser:

Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/
Microsoft Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4468242/microsoft-edge-browsing-data-and-privacy-microsoft-privacy

6. GOOGLE ANALYTICS

6.1 We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). On our behalf, Google will use the information generated by cookies for the purpose of evaluating your use of Vitacodis, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to our website activity and internet activity in connection with your use of Vitacodis.

6.2 We have activated the IP-anonymization within the Google Analytics service, and your IP address will be truncated within the area of member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP address your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

6.3 You may prevent the processing of this data by Google if you download and install the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. For more information about Google Analytics’ privacy practices, please visit https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.

7. GOOGLE RECAPCHA

We use reCAPCHA on our website, the service provided by Google, to verify whether you are a human being and not a robot. It helps to protect our website against spam and abuse. The reCAPTCHA analysis takes place in the background. When you use reCAPCHA, Google will collect some personal and non-personal data from you, such as:
• All cookies set to your browser by Google in the last 6 months;
• Information about your mouse clicks;
• CSS information;
• Date;
• Browser language;
• Any plug-in installed in the browser; and
• Javascript objects.
The above-mentioned data will be sent to Google located in the United States. We have a legitimate interest in protecting our website from abusive automated crawling and spam. For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please visit the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/v3.html .

8. INTEREST-BASED ADVERTISING

You may encounter targeted interest-based advertising based on your use of Vitacodis and other websites on the Internet because our cookies may contain your Google Advertising ID. Where necessary, we will seek your consent. You can control how such advertising is shown to you or opt-out from targeted advertising by consulting the guide powered by the Digital Advertising Alliance available at https://youradchoices.com. For more information on opting-out from advertising features on your device, please visit https://www.networkadvertising.org .

9. OUR CONTACT DETAILS

If you have any questions about this cookie policy our data protection practices, please contact us by using the following contact details:
Email: privacy@vitacodis.com
Postal address: Vitacodis SA, Avenue de la Galaxie 6, Waterloo 1410, Belgium