A cookie, also known as a HTTP cookie, a web cookie or a browser cookie, is usually a small text file sent from a website and stored in the user's web browser, resp. on the device of the user while a user is browsing on a website, resp. is using a mobile application. When the user in the future surfs on the same website, the data stored in that cookie can be retrieved by the website in order to notify the website of the last activity of that user. Cookies were designed as a reliable mechanism for websites to remember the status of the website or the previous user activity of a certain user. They help us to optimize your visit to the Site and Platform, to remember technical choices(e.g.choice of language, newsletter, etc.) and to offer more relevant services and offers. If you wish to consult the Site and the Platform resp. use it, Futureproofed encourages you to enable cookies. However, if you choose to not do this, you are always free to disable the cookies.
Cookies may include: clicking on certain buttons, logging-in or a record of the pages which were visited by the user, even months or years ago. Although cookies cannot contain viruses and cannot install malware on the host computer, tracking cookies, and especially third-party tracking cookies are often used as ways to establish long-term data from the browser history of individuals together. This implies major privacy concerns that gave rise for European and US lawmakers to take action in 2011. This cookie statement is in accordance with current Belgian law (Law of 07.10.2012 laying down rules on electronic communications, BS 09/20/2012).
This Site/Platform uses different types of cookies:
The table below lists the cookies that Futureproofed, where appropriate, collects and the information such cookies save.
We use Google Analytics cookies to collect data about your visits to our Site. For more information on how these cookies work, please consult the cookie and privacy statement of Google.
ss_cvr, ss_cvt, ss_cid, ss_cvvisit, ss_cpvisitare cookies used by Squarespace, a web publishing company where we have built our website, in order to track the use of our website and to enable specific functions of the website, such as the online shop.
We use Google Analytics cookies to collect data about your visits to our FutureproofedCities’ Platform. For more information on how these cookies work, please consult the cookie and privacy statement of Google.
Futureproofed uses Intercom to offer a chat function within the Platform. Intercom uses a few cookies for its operation.
Futureproofed uses Fullstory.com to optimize the user experience. Fullstory uses some cookies for its operation.
Futureproofed itself uses a number of cookies for authentication of the user (cses, lts).
There are a few possibilities to avoid the storage of cookies. Please visit the websites of the different browsers to learn how you can block the storage of cookies. Please realize that when you decide to delete all your cookies, you probably will have to fill in all your usernames and passwords again on the websites you visit, where before you did not have to think about them. As already mentioned, cookies really can have an added value to your surfing experience on the web.
If you want to know more about cookies, please visit the site www.allaboutcookies.org. This site provides more information on cookies, explains in detail how to delete the cookies and shows you how you can allow familiar sites to storage cookies on your computer.