On our website, we use different types of cookies. We think it is important that you have control over your online privacy. We want to inform you as completely as possible about which cookies we use and for what purposes.

1. Cookies
2. Types of cookies
3. Privacy
4. Functional cookies
5. Cookies to measure visit
6. Cookies for social media integration
7. Cookies for improvements
8. Cookies to conduct research
9. Cookies to display on and on other websites
10. Blocking and deleting cookies

Cookies can be thought of as small text files that a website places on your computer, tablet or cell phone when you visit the website. These cookies store information about your website visit. Personal data is processed during the placement of these cookies. The use of these cookies allows a website to recognize you the next time you visit.

Types of Cookies
There is a difference between functional and non-functional cookies. Functional cookies will be placed with every visit. This is because they are necessary for the website to work properly. Besides functional cookies we also place analytical cookies (a non-functional cookie). This cookie is not necessary for the functioning of the website. This allows us to know which website sections are popular and where we can improve our website. If you agree to the placement of these cookies, we will also place other non-functional cookies. These cookies have different purposes, and this allows us to improve our services. For example, we use cookies on our website to display online surveys, test improvements on our website, display social media buttons or to display relevant ads for our services on other sites.

Because your online privacy is very important to us, we would like to provide you with as complete information as possible about which cookies we use and for what purposes. The chart below shows which cookies we set by default when you visit the website and what we set when you accept these cookies.

Functional cookies
Functional cookies are necessary for a website to function properly. These cookies are therefore placed by default and are not deleted when you do not accept the cookies. Functional cookies allow you to stay logged in during your visit to our website. In addition, these cookies ensure that products are saved in your shopping basket when you want to buy something in our webshop.

Cookies to measure visit
Analytical cookies allow us to measure website traffic. These statistics give us insight into how often our website is used, what information visitors are looking for and which pages are visited most. This tells us which website sections are popular and where we can improve our website. We continuously analyze and improve the website to make the experience for visitors as pleasant as possible. The statistics we collect cannot be traced back to individuals. This data is therefore always used anonymously. We use Google Analytics to gain insights from the data. We always place the analytical cookies when visiting our website.

Analytical cookies collect data such as the following:
- Tracking the number of visitors to our web pages.
- Tracking the duration of the visit.
- The searches performed on the website.
- Data about your browser and device you use to visit our website, such as operating system and screen size.
- The way you arrived at our website, such as whether you clicked on one of our advertisements or on a link in an e-mail or newsletter.
- Some anonymous data entered in a form, such as the type of car or which type of coverage is most frequently chosen.
- Items you have purchased or added to the shopping cart on the website.

For more information about what Google does with the collected data, we refer to the privacy statements of Google. This statement may change regularly.

We never provide the personal data you enter (such as name, address, social security number, telephone number) to Google. Read more about how we handle personal data in our privacy statement.

Cookies for social media integration
On our website, we display videos and other content that you can promote and share via social networks via a button. For the functioning of these buttons, social media companies such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google place cookies so that they can recognize you when you are logged into their social network. They also use them to collect data about the page you share. For more information about the data that social media companies collect, please refer to the privacy statements of these companies. These may change regularly.
- Facebook
- Twitter
- YouTube
- Google+

Cookies for improvements
We are constantly testing our website to give you the best user experience. We want to know whether changes we make to the website are also improvements. Therefore, we often implement improvements with a test first. We do this with Google Optimize or VWO. This allows visitors to see a modified version of the website at the same time. In this way, we continuously optimize the website. Cookies are used to ensure that you see the correct version of a page and to measure results.

Cookies to conduct research
We use Hotjar as a tool to conduct research on the website. This allows you to leave feedback on the website. We also use an online survey in which we ask you to give your opinion about our website, so that we can continue to improve it. The cookie prevents you from seeing the survey unnecessarily often. The cookie also passes on information about your operating system and the browser you use to visit the website.
In order to see how visitors use our website, we also use other functionalities of Hotjar. This tool also registers mouse clicks, mouse movements and scrolling behavior of visitors on our website. Hotjar collects information about pages visited, the browser you use, the type of device and operating system. We use this data to constantly improve the website.

Cookies to show MEC Shop on other websites
We use online ads to promote our services. We do this as targeted as possible so that we keep costs low and do not show unnecessary ads. We use Google AdWords, Google Dynamic Remarketing, Facebook Custom Audiences, Microsoft Bing Ads and DoubleClick for this purpose.

These cookies allow us to:
- Keep track of ads you have already seen, this way we prevent you from not seeing the same ads from us.
- To see how many visitors click or have clicked on our ads.
- To keep track of how many visitors purchase a service from us after clicking on an ad. This is needed to analyze the effectiveness of ads.
- To keep track of whether you have already purchased certain services from us. You will then not see unnecessary ads.
Even if you do not accept cookies you may still encounter ads from us online. Not all of our advertisements use cookies. Cookies do make it possible to show you more relevant ads and no unnecessary ads.
For more information about what we do with stored data, please refer to our privacy statement. This is subject to change from time to time.

Blocking and deleting cookies
If you do not want cookies from our website to be placed, you can choose to do so in the cookie notification you see when you first visit our website. If you have previously accepted our cookies, you will no longer see this notification and must first delete our cookies.

You can also choose to block cookies through your browser. If you block all cookies, websites may not work as well as they should. It is better to selectively disable only the unwanted cookies. You can do this in your browser settings. This will also block the cookies from other websites you visit.