4Silence is responsible for optimal functioning of its website. In order to ensure that the website functions properly, 4 Silence uses technology that processes personal data, such as cookies.
A cookie is a small text file that is stored on the visitor’s device (electronic device) on the first visit to a website. Cookies are intended to collect information about someone, the website or statistics. Some cookies also have the purpose of improving user experiences of the website.
2. Types of cookies
We distinguish between five types of cookies:
- For functional purposes
- For analytical purposes
- For advertising purposes
- For identification
- For social media sharing options
For functional purposes
We use these types of cookies to register and remember your preferences as a visitor. This means you do not have to enter your preferences every time, making the website is easier to use. We always place functional cookies. These are necessary for the website to work properly and do not process personal data other than for the purpose for which these personal data are entered.
Non-functional cookies, type 2, 3, 4 and 5 from the above list, process personal data outside your field of view. That is why we always ask your permission before we place these cookies.
For analytical purposes
Analytical cookies are used to collect statistics on the use of the website so that we can improve the functionality and effectiveness of the site for the benefit of our users. For example, we measure the popularity of certain pages and the click behavior on our website. The external software we use for this is Google Analytics and Hotjar. To comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we do not share privacy-sensitive data with these external parties and we have a processing agreement with them.
For advertising purposes
We use these types of cookies to help us show relevant advertisements on third-party websites (including via advertising networks of Google, LinkedIn and other third parties) to people who may be interested in our products. In addition, we use these cookies to measure the performance of our advertising campaigns. We can also limit the number of times you see an advertisement with these cookies, so that you do not always see the same advertisement. Finally, these types of cookies are also used to help you unsubscribe from our advertisements.
We use this type of cookie among other things to identify people after having interacted with our website. By an interaction, we mean filling out a contact form or clicking on a hyperlink in an e-mail that you receive from us. The data that we register with such an interaction is never shared with others.
Furthermore, we use these types of cookies to keep track of which website pages you visit. We can deduce what your preferences and interests are from the information on your website visits. We use this information to identify potential customers. We collect for this, among other things, visit data, IP address and company details. The data we collect is only used internally.
For social media sharing options
On some websites, you will find buttons to easily share articles and pages on social networks such as LinkedIn and Twitter. These buttons work through pieces of code (scripts) that come from these social networks themselves. These scripts also sometimes place cookies (we have no influence on this).
3. Blocking and deleting cookies
If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer, you can indicate this in the cookie notification that you will see on the first visit to our website. If you have accepted our cookies before then you will no longer see this message and you will have to delete the cookies yourself (if desired).
Through your browser settings, you can delete existing cookies, allow or block all cookies and set preferences for certain websites. More information about this can be found in the Help feature of your browser:
- Internet Explorer
- For other browsers, consult your browser manufacturer’s documentation.
You can also choose to block cookies being placed via your browser. If you block all cookies our website will not work as well and you may not be able to use all features of this website. We recommend that you selectively disable unwanted cookies. You can do this in your browser settings.
If you have any questions then please send an e-mail with your question to: