Cookie Policy

About SVK

our cookie policy

This Cookie Statement applies to the website (hereinafter referred to as the 'website'). This Cookie Statement was last amended and revised on 4 February 2022.

The website is operated by Scheerders Van Kerchove's Verenigde Fabrieken NV, with registered office at 9100 Sint-Niklaas (Belgium), Aerschotstraat 114, VAT 0405.056.855 (hereinafter referred to as 'SVK'). Below is the contact information for SVK.

e-mail: Phone: +32(0)3 760 49 00

SVK's use of cookies is in line with SVK's general policy on the protection of your privacy and the processing of your personal data. Further information on this, and an overview of your rights in this regard, can be found in the Privacy Statement.

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What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files which are saved temporarily or permanently on your computer or device by a website's server via the browser. The cookies contain a unique code that allows your browser to be recognised during your visit to that website (this is a session cookie) or also during subsequent visits or use (this is a permanent cookie).

Cookies allow to simplify, complete and personalise the use of the website.


Why do we use cookies?

The website of SVK uses different types of cookies: first-party cookies are placed only by the website itself and ensure that visitors' preferences can be remembered. Third-party cookies are placed by third parties and used by the SVK website.

Functional and analytical cookies

Functional cookies are cookies that make the functioning of the website easier and more pleasant and ensure that you get a more personalised browsing experience. For example, these are the cookies that remember your language preference, as well as those that track whether you have already been asked to participate in a survey so that you are not presented with the same survey over and over again.

Analytical cookies are cookies that aim to collect information about how a visitor uses the website. For example, we collect information regarding the number of pages visited, session duration and the achievement or failure to achieve user goals on the website, in order to analyse and optimise the use of the website. The data we collect for this purpose is anonymised and therefore does not contain any personal data.

Marketing cookies

Marketing cookies are cookies that aim to optimise the user experience or to send targeted advertising to users. The cookies are often used to provide information to external marketing channels, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Ads. These cookies allow us to display ads that are relevant and interesting to the individual user.


What cookies do we use?

Below is an overview of the cookies used by SVK and third-party service providers on this website. This overview of cookies was last revised on the date as stated at the top of this Cookie Statement. Future cookies used on the website will be added to the overview below from time to time.

Functional cookies

  • cookie_compliance: This cookie tells the site which cookies you have accepted and prevents the cookie banner from being displayed on your subsequent visits. Expiry date: two weeks.
  • crisp-client%2Fsession%2F#: Placed by Storyblok; without this cookie, the basic functions of the website do not work. Expiry date: two days.
  • Ajs_anonymous_id: Essential cookies placed by Storyblok to make the website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Expiry date: one year.

Analytical cookies

  • _ga: Google Analytics places this cookie to calculate statistics, such as the number of unique visitors and sessions, and to measure how fast pages load. Expiry date: two years.
  • _gcl_au: This cookie is the first-party cookie of Conversion Linker and is placed by Google to track conversions through ads. Expiry date: three months.
  • CONSENT: Collects data for Google Analytics, to compile an anonymous user profile. Expiry date: two years.

Marketing cookies

  • _hjid: This cookie is used by Hotjar and serves to understand visitors' clicking, scrolling and viewing behaviour. Expiry date: one year.
  • _hjIncludedInPageviewSample: This cookie is placed to let Hotjar know if a visitor is included in the data collection as defined by the website's daily page view limit. Expiry date: thirty minutes.
  • _hjSessionUser: Hotjar cookie that is set when a user first enters a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to store the Hotjar User ID, unique to that site, on the browser. Expiry date: one year.
  • hjSession: A cookie that contains the current session data. This ensures that subsequent requests within the session window are attributed to the same Hotjar session. Expiry date: thirty minutes.
  • _hjAbsoluteSessionInProgress: This cookie is used to detect the first page view of a user's session. This is a True/False attribute set by the cookie. Expiry date: thirty minutes.
  • _fbp: Facebook uses this cookie to distinguish and track unique users. Expiry date: three months.
  • SIDCC: Placed by Google Ads and used as a security measure to protect user data from unauthorised access. Expiry date: six months.
  • HSID, SSID, 1P_JAR: The HSID cookie is set by DoubleClick (which is owned by Google) to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and to show relevant ads on other sites. Expiry date: one year.
  • YSC: YSC is used by YouTube to remember user behaviour and associate actions of a user. This cookie remains active as long as the user keeps their browser open. Expiry date: thirty minutes.
  • NID, SID: Used by Google Ads to serve ads or retargeting, and store user preferences. Expiry date: six months.
  • Secure-PSID, Secure-PAPISID: Used by Google to build a profile of website visitors' interests in order to provide them with more relevant and personalised ads. Expiry date: two years.
  • OGPC: Cookie is placed by Google Ads. Expiry date: two months.
  • prism_, cmp: Cookies placed by ActiveCampaign.These cookies are used for our marketing automation management. SVK uses ActiveCampaign to send newsletters after a double opt-in confirmation via the email address entered.

Other technologies

'Cookies' also include similar technologies that process certain personal data and that we use on our website.


Today, almost all web pages use JavaScript, a standard programming language in your web browser that is used to enable specific features, such as interactive maps, animations on a page, the uploading of files, etc. If you have disabled JavaScript in your browser, then both the content and the functionality of the web page may be limited or unavailable. Check out the instructions on how to enable JavaScript in the five most commonly used web browsers.


Management or deletion of cookies

If you choose not to be recognised, you can use your Internet browser to delete cookies from your computer's hard drive, block all cookies, or choose to receive a warning before cookies are stored.

If you prefer not to allow cookies on your computer, you will find an option to disable them in all common browsers. In this case, you may not be able to use some services on the website. More information per browser can be found here:

For other browsers, please check the documentation of the provider itself.