Introduction

This document describes how use cookies on our site.


What is a cookie?

Webpages have no memory. A user who surfs from page to page within a website is not recognised as the same user across pages. Cookies enable the user's browser to be recognised by the website. Therefore, cookies are mainly used to remember the choices a user has made (e.g., remembering the language you speak), or to recognise recurring visitors to the site.


Do all cookies do the same thing?

No, there are different types of cookies used for different purposes. Cookies can be distinguished by function, lifetime and the party that places them.


How does ConferenceLabs use cookies?

ConferenceLabs offers its users an advanced and user-friendly website that adapts automatically to their needs and wishes. To achieve this, our website uses 4 types of cookies:

  • Technical cookies: We use technical cookies to show you our website, to make it function correctly, to create your user account, to log you in and to manage your bookings. These technical cookies are strictly necessary for our website to function properly.
  • Functional cookies: We also use functional cookies to remember your preferences and to help you use our website efficiently and effectively, for example by remembering your preferred settings. These functional cookies are not strictly necessary for the functioning of our site, but they add functionality for you as a user and enhance your experience.
  • Analytics cookies: To gain insight into how our users use the website, to find out what works and what doesn't, to optimise and improve the website and to ensure we continue to be interesting and relevant for our users, we use analytics cookies. The data we gather includes the viewed web pages, referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp information and details like the number of (mouse) clicks on a given page, mouse movements, scrolling activity and the (search) words you use and the text you type while using our website. This information is anonymised as we really only need statistics.
  • Commercial cookies: Lastly, we also use commercial cookies to show you ConferenceLabs advertisements on other websites (retargeting), potentially based on which destinations you have searched for, or which sport centres you have viewed. These cookies are typically placed by trusted third parties.

How long do ConferenceLabs cookies stay active?

ConferenceLabs uses several cookies, with a varying lifespan. The maximum lifespan we set on some of them is 5 years. All cookies can be erased from the browser when desired.


How do I recognise ConferenceLabs cookies?

You can find the ConferenceLabs cookies in your browser settings.


Does ConferenceLabs use third party cookies?

No.


Who has access to ConferenceLabs cookie data?

Only ConferenceLabs has access to our cookie dataConferenceLabs. Please note that from time to time, we may use third party service providers for marketing analysis and quality improvement purposes. Cookies placed by third parties may be accessed by these third parties.


Does ConferenceLabs monitor my online behaviour?

No. ConferenceLabs statistically analyses the behaviour of all users only on our own website. You may receive ads from ConferenceLabs on different sites (retargeting), which is based on your history on our website. This information is anonymous. We do not follow your behaviour outside of ConferenceLabs.


How can I manage my cookie preferences?

Using your browser settings (e.g., Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome) you can set which cookies to accept and reject. It depends on your brand of browser where these settings are located. Using the "Help" function in your browser, you can locate the relevant settings.

Please note that if you do not accept certain cookies, you may not be able to use some functionality of our website. Please also note that opting out of an advertising network does not mean that you will no longer receive or be subject to online advertising or marketing analysis. It means that the network from which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and usage patterns.