Cookies Notice

Table of Contents

1.     Who is the controller?

2.     What are cookies?

3.     What types of cookies do we use?

4.     List of cookies used on our website

5.     Cookie settings

6.     Acknowledgment and agreement

7.     How to get in touch with us

Ardo Foods NV, a company based in Belgium, with registered office at Wezestraat 61, B-8850 Ardooie, Belgium, VAT BE 0416.330.136 RPR/RPM Gent (division Brugge) (hereinafter referred to as “Ardo”, "we", "us", "our") is committed to protecting and upholding your privacy (hereafter “you”, “your”).

Ardo protects all personal data  collected via cookies, tags and tracers (hereafter referred to collectively as “cookies”) and processes such data with the utmost care. This Cookie Notice informs you how Ardo deals with cookies.

1. Who is the controller?

The controller for personal data processing purposes is Ardo. There may also be other controllers where third-party cookies are used. For more information, please refer to section 3.

If you have any questions or want to know more about our Notice or how we process your personal data more generally, please visit our Website Privacy Notice or contact us using the details in section 7.

2. What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files stored on your device when you visit our website. They may contain details about how you use our website or information that allows us to recognise you, and your device, the next time you visit our website.

You do not have to accept (all of) our cookies. Please be aware, however, that if you block or delete our cookies, you might not be able to use all the features of our website and/or enjoy the full user experience. For more information about how to disable and/or delete cookies, please refer to section 5 below.

3. What types of cookies do we use?

Below is a list of the various types of cookies that we use on our website:

  • Strictly necessary cookies: these are cookies that are essential in order to enable you to browse our website and use its features;
  • Analytics/performance cookies: these cookies collect information about how you use our website, such as which pages you visit, or which features you use most often. These cookies help us improve how our website work;
  • Functional cookies: these cookies allow the Website to remember choices you make (such as your username, language or region) and provide an enhanced, more personalised experience;
  • Our website also contain third-party cookies for e.g. providing links to sites such as Facebook or Youtube.

4. List of cookies used on our website

Below is a detailed list of the cookies we use on our website, along with each cookie’s purpose, type and origin:

Strictly necessary cookies

Session ID

Purpose: This cookie is used by the server as a unique identifier to identify you when you visit our website. This cookie is referred to in any error logs;

Information: The information in this cookie is only shared with the servers on which our website are hosted. This information does not allow any other system or person to identify you personally;

Validity period: deleted automatically at the end of the session.

Functional cookies

Language preference

Purpose: We use this cookie to save users’ language preferences across our website. The cookie is stored on your device the first time you visit our website, and is updated whenever you change your language preference on our website;

Information: The information stored in this cookie will never leave your device;

Validity period: In principle 1 month;

Cookie Banner

Purpose: This cookie is used to control the appearance of the cookies information/consent banner.;

Information: The information stored in this cookie will never leave your device;

Validity period: In principle 1 month;

Third party cookies

Facebook (locale, sb, reg_fb_gate, datr, wd, fr, reg_fb_ref)

The website uses Facebook to learn more about the users visiting the pages Ardo offers online, and to potentially serve advertisements on the Facebook network.

Fixed script on Website

Youtube (Consent, Hsid, Pref, Apisid, Sid, Sapisid, YSC, Visitor_Info1_Live, Login_Info, SSID)

The website uses YouTube to host and embed videos in the different webpages according to language selected by the visitor to offer instructional and informative videos to the visitor.

Analytics cookies (_utma, _utm.gif, _utmb, _utmc, _utmt, _utmz)

Purpose: These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We are in the process of limiting or reducing this functionality. For the time being, we use this information to generate reports and to help us improve our website. These cookies gather anonymous information, for instance about how many people visit our website, how they arrive on our website, and which pages they visit. We also use these cookies to serve you ads that more closely align with your interests, based on an analysis of your browsing behaviour;

Cookie owner: third party;

Cookie type: analytics/performance cookie (persistent);

Information: This cookie collects information about how you use our website. This information is transferred, by Google, to servers located in the United States, where it is stored. For more information about Google cookies, please refer to the Google privacy Notice;

Validity period: _utma: 2 years

If you wish to stop Google Inc. collecting and using this information (cookies and IP address), you can download a browser add-on that disables Google Analytics here:

 5. Cookie settings

Cookie settings may vary from browser to browser. For instructions on how to disable and/or delete cookies on different browsers, please refer to the links below:

6. Acknowledgment and agreement

By continuing to use our website, you acknowledge that you have read this Notice and you agree to us using cookies as explained above (unless specifically stated otherwise).

We may amend this Notice from time to time. We will publish any future changes to our Notice on this page. Please refer back to this page regularly to check for updates and changes to our Notice. By continuing to use our website after we have published changes to our Notice, you signal that you accept such changes.

7. How to get in touch with us

If you have any questions or comments about this Notice, please contact us by email at: or by post at Wezestraat 61, 8850 Ardooie (Belgium).