Cookies are small data or text files that websites and applications place on your local computer. Such cookies can have different purposes: there are technical cookies (for example, to keep track of language settings), session cookies (temporary cookies that expire after one session) and tracking cookies (cookies that follow and track your behavior on the Internet, so that we can offer you a more optimal user experience).

The Belgian Electronic Communications Act of 13 June 2005 contains a number of provisions relating to cookies and their use on websites. The law is a transposition of the European e-Privacy Directive, which means that the cookie legislation may be implemented differently in other European BV member states.

Vandendorpe Machinehandlers is located in Belgium and therefore follows the Belgian legislation on cookies.


Vandendorpe Machinehandlers wishes to inform all visitors of its website as well as possible about their rights under Belgian legislation regarding cookies and about the cookies that are used by Vandendorpe Machinehandlers. By using the website, the visitor agrees to the use of cookies. Cookies help Vandendorpe Machinehandlers to optimize your visit to the website, to remember technical choices (for example, a language choice, a newsletter, et cetera) and to show you more relevant services and offers.

If you want to consult the Vandendorpe Machinehandlers website, it is recommended that the technical settings for cookies have been enabled. Without cookies enabled, Vandendorpe Machinehandlers cannot guarantee a trouble-free visit to the website. If you prefer not to use cookies, you are free to disable them.

We use cookies to improve your visit to our website. The cookies we use are safe. The information we collect using cookies helps us to identify any errors or to show you specific services that we think may be of interest to you.


We distinguish the following types of cookies, according to their purposes:

  • Non-essential cookies:These cookies are not in themselves necessary for the website to function, but they help us provide an improved and personalized website.
  • Functional cookies:These cookies allow our website to provide improved functionality and personalization. They can be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages.
  • Analytical cookies:These cookies allow us to track visits and traffic so we can measure and improve the performance of the website. They help us know which pages are most and least popular and how visitors move through the website.
  • Targeting / advertising cookies:These cookies may be set by our advertising partners through the website. They can be used by those companies to compile a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites.

We use both our own cookies and cookies from carefully selected partners with whom we work and who advertise our services on their websites.

Please take note of our Privacy Statement for more information regarding the processing of personal data by Vandendorpe Machinehandlers.


Ensure that cookies are enabled in your browser. To enable cookies, the following actions must be taken:

In browser – Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • In Internet Explorer, click on ‘Internet options’ in the ‘Tools’ menu.
  • On the ‘Privacy’ tab, move the settings slider to ‘low’ or ‘accept all cookies’ (setting above ‘medium’ disables cookies).
  • Click on ‘OK’.
By browser – Mozilla Firefox
  • Click ‘Firefox’ in the top left corner of your browser, then click ‘Options’.
  • On the ‘Privacy’ tab, make sure the ‘Let websites know I don’t want to be tracked’ is unchecked.
  • Click on ‘OK’.
For browser – Google Chrome
  • Click on the three dots next to the browser bar at the top of your browser window and choose ‘Options’.
  • Find the ‘Privacy and security’ section and click on ‘content settings’.
  • Click on the ‘cookies’ option.
  • Now select ‘Allow sites to save and read cookie data’.
For browser – Safari
  • Choose ‘Preferences’ from the task menu. (The task menu is located in the upper right corner of the Safari window and looks like a cog or click on ‘Safari’ in the expanded task menu.)
  • Click on the Privacy tab. Find the section called ‘Cookies and other website data’.
  • Indicate that you accept cookies.

If you wish to consult the Vandendorpe Machinehandlers website, it is recommended that you have cookies enabled. However, if you prefer not to, you are free as a visitor to disable cookies via your browser settings. This can be done in the following ways:

By browser – Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • In Internet Explorer, select the Tools button and select Internet Options.
  • Select the Privacy tab and under Settings move the slider up to block all cookies.
  • Click on OK.
By browser – Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the menu button and select ‘Preferences’.
  • Select the ‘Privacy & Security’ panel and go to the ‘History’ section.
  • Next to ‘Firefox will’, set ‘Use custom settings for history’.
  • Set ‘Accept third-party cookies’ to ‘Never’.
  • Close the ‘about: preferences’ page. Changes you have made will be saved automatically.
For browser – Google Chrome
  • Select ‘More Settings’ from the browser toolbar.
  • At the bottom of the page, select ‘Advanced’.
  • Under ‘Privacy and security’ select ‘Content settings’.
  • Select ‘Cookies’.
  • Uncheck ‘Allow sites to store and read cookie data’.
For browser – Safari
  • Select ‘Preferences’ from the task menu. (The task menu is located in the upper right corner of the Safari window and looks like a cog or click on ‘Safari’ in the expanded task menu.)
  • Click on the Privacy tab. Find the section called ‘Cookies and other website data’.
  • Indicate that you do not accept cookies.

Or consult the help function of your internet browser for this.


As cookies can constitute processing of personal data, you as a data subject have the right to the lawful and secure processing of personal data. As a data subject, you can exercise the following rights:

Right to object: If there are compelling and legitimate grounds, you may object to the processing of personal data.
Right of access: Any data subject who proves his identity has a right to access the information concerning the existence or otherwise of processing operations on his personal data, as well as the purposes of such processing, the categories of data concerned by such processing and the categories of recipients to whom the data are disclosed.
Right to rectification: Inaccurate or incomplete personal data can always be rectified or even erased at the request of the data subject.

The exercise of these rights is done in accordance with the modalities as stipulated in our Privacy Statement. More information about the rights of visitors can also be found in the Privacy Statement. Should you still have questions or remarks about cookies after reading this Cookie Statement, you can always contact us via vandendorpe@machinehandlers.com.