Cookie Policy

The cookie banner that appears when you visit The Geeky Pen website operated by The Geeky Pen  of Nieuwbrugkaai 58, 9000 Gent, Belgium (collectively”The Geeky Pen”) and this policy are designed to inform you about the cookies used and to obtain your consent where appropriate.

What Is A Cookie?

A cookie is a small computer file, also called a “tracker”, which is stored on your terminal device (computer, smartphone, device or mobile phone) when you surf online on The Geeky Pen website. This tracker makes it possible to identify the computer, smartphone, device or mobile phone used and provides information about the user of the website.

For example, the cookies used by The Geeky Pen enable it to collect information about your visit to the website, such as your browsing habits or language preference, in order to improve the browsing experience and the content and features of The Geeky Pen website.

Types Of Cookies

There are two variations of cookies:

Session cookies, which are deleted after the session and the browser have been closed.

Persistent cookies, which are only deleted from your end device when their lifetime has expired.

The different cookies used by The Geeky Pen  and its partners are listed below.

Which Cookies Are Present On The Website?

The The Geeky Pen  website uses four types of cookies, the purposes of which are described below. Some cookies are essential for the proper functioning of the website, others require your consent to be deposited.

Cookies that are necessary for the operation of the website

The Geeky Pen uses technical cookies that are absolutely necessary for the proper functioning of the website, in particular session cookies that enable our website to recognise you when you navigate from one page to the next and cookies that enable your authentication to secure your connection. These cookies are necessary to access your personal areas with your login data.

Cookies for target group measurement (subject to your consent, except in certain cases).

These cookies enable The Geeky Pen to identify and determine the number of visitors to the website and to analyse data about their browsing behaviour on the website in order to tailor the website to users’ needs. In accordance with applicable regulations, The Geeky Pen may use cookies for audience measurement without your consent, in particular if the sole purpose of the data collected is to compile traffic statistics for the purpose of evaluating published content and improving the ergonomics of the website.

Cookies to improve the user experience (subject to your consent).

These cookies are used by The Geeky Pen to remember the settings you have made, to personalise the content of the website and to improve your user experience. In particular, these cookies remember the language you have chosen when browsing the website.

Social network cookies (subject to your consent).

Our site offers you the possibility to share certain content with other people on social networks (LinkedIn and Facebook). When you use this feature, a third-party cookie is set by the relevant social network.

You should therefore consult the privacy policies of these social networks if you would like more information about the purposes for which the data collected on this occasion is used.

Which cookies are you consenting to?

The  non-essential cookies that require your consent in accordance with Rec. 30 and Rec. 32 of the GDPR before being installed on your computer or device are the following:

Cookie (Google Analytics): _gid; _ga;
Cookie (Linkedin): bcookie; lidc; UserMatchHistor
Cookie (Facebook): _fbp;

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with further services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser add-on. If you click here, an opt-out cookie will be set to prevent future collection of your data when visiting this website: Privacy Center.

LinkedIn

“Tailored target groups” and “conversion tracking” from LinkedIn offer the possibility of targeting existing users and customers who have visited our website with relevant campaigns. This is done by  LinkedIn storing anonymised user data with the help of a web site tag. For this purpose, a cookie from LinkedIn is placed in the browser when a user visits our web site.

You can opt-out of interest-based advertising. https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/enhanced-advertising . Please note that opting out of such advertising does not remove ads from the pages you visit. It just means that the ads you are shown may not be aligned with your personal interests. If you are not a member of LinkedIn, you can find the Privacy Policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Facebook Conversion Tracking Pixel

This tool allows us to track the actions of users after they have been redirected to a provider website after clicking on a Facebook ad. This allows us to track the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected remains anonymous.This means that we cannot see an individual user’s personal data. However, the collected data is stored and processed by Facebook. We inform you about this according to our information. Facebook is able to connect the data to your Facebook account and use the data for their own advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s privacy policy.

Facebook Conversion Tracking also allows Facebook and its partners to show you ads on and off Facebook. In addition, a cookie is stored on your computer for these purposes. By using the website, you agree to the data of the Facebook pixel integration.

Who Sets Cookies On This Site?

The cookies used on The Geeky Pen website may be set by our company/ device or by a third party or partner. When cookies are placed by third parties, they may access certain information about you. These cookies are usually used for analysis purposes, to measure visitors or to integrate website content with social networks.

How Can You Accept, Reject, Delete Or Set Cookies In Your Browser?

When you arrive on the website, the cookie banner allows you to choose whether to accept, reject or set the parameters of the cookies used by the website.

Managing Cookies In Your Browser

You can manage (enable/disable and delete) cookie settings on our websites through the features mentioned above, but also by changing your browser settings. Most browsers allow you to manage your cookies by either accepting or rejecting all cookies or only agreeing to certain types of cookies. The procedure for managing and deleting cookies can be found in the help function of your browser. If you change your cookie settings, certain cookies will be blocked. You may not be able to take full advantage of some features of our websites. We may also not be able to provide some content that you have previously viewed or used. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about how to adjust or modify your browser settings at:Internet Explorer ,  Chrome,  Firefox,  Safari

What Happens If You Refuse Cookies?

If you reject cookies that require your consent, we will of course accept this decision and will not set any corresponding cookies. If you revoke your consent to cookies requiring your consent or object to the use of cookies already activated due to legitimate interest, we will refrain from using these cookies starting with your visit to the following page. We delete the latter if they are first-party cookies, insofar as this is technically possible for us. However, if these are functional cookies, you will not be able to use all the functions of our websites without errors.

You can also object to the use of performance and statistics cookies: However, this unfortunately does not tell us what you like or dislike about our website so that we can subsequently make improvements. Please note that we cannot delete third-party cookies. If you wish to delete all third-party cookies, you must do so in your browser settings. By the way: If you revoke your consent to advertising cookies, this does not mean that you will see less advertising as a result. Rather, it means that the advertising you see is not tailored to your individual needs.

Does This Policy Change?

We may update our Cookie Policy from time to time. This might be for a number of reasons, such as to reflect a change in the law or to accommodate a change in our business practices and the way we use cookies. We recommend that you check here periodically for any changes to our Cookie Policy.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding this Cookie Policy or if you need more information on how we use cookies, please contact us.