The present policy, as the case may be adapted to local regulation, applies to the Company. The Company is defined in the legal information, at the bottom of every page of the website and is part of the asset-management business lines of BNP Paribas. The Company is committed to delivering the best possible service to you and we wish to maintain the confidence that you place in us. We would like to provide you with clear information about how we use and store cookies on your device when you use our website (https://www.bnpparibas-am.be/)(the “Website”) and/or our mobile application (the “Application”).
What is a cookie?
Cookies are small text, image or software files that are placed and stored on your computer, your smartphone or all other devices used for accessing the internet (the “Device”) when you visit our Website and/or use our Application. The term “cookie” used in this policy should be understood broadly and can also refer to alternative technologies used to store information on your device (such as Flash cookies, fingerprinting, invisible pixels, HTML5 localStorage, etc.), depending on which device you are using.
Cookies are very useful and can, for instance, enable a website or an application to recognise you, to log when you visit a particular page and to provide additional services such as: enhancing your user experience, to provide a secure connection and/or adapting the content of a page to your areas of interest.
What kind of information can be stored in a cookie?
For more information about how we process your personal data in this context and an explanation of your rights (including a right of access, rectification, objection to direct marketing and a right to set guidelines with regards to the use of your personal data after your death, as well as, in certain circumstances, a right of erasure, restriction of processing, data portability and a right to object to other forms of processing) and our obligations in that respect, please consult our Data Protection Notice available at
Your choice about cookies
The placing of cookies on your device is subject to your consent (except for cookies which are strictly necessary to run the relevant Website and/or Application) through accepting the Cookies banner.
Most of the cookies we place are used to improve your browsing experience of our Website and/or Application. As a default, most browsers are set to accept cookies. However, if you do not wish to consent to cookies being stored on your device, you are able to block all cookies by changing your browser settings. If you decide to block all of the cookies using your internet browser, you may prevent us from optimizing your experience on our Website and/or Application, and some parts may not function ideally as a result.
You can choose to accept the placement of cookies on your Device and to reverse your choice at any time by modifying the settings of your internet browser. Depending on the type of internet browser you use, you will have the following options: accept or reject cookies of any origin or from a specific origin or to display a message asking for your consent each time before a cookie is placed on your Device.
To change your cookie preferences, please go to the “Help” menu or other dedicated section of your internet browser.
By way of example:
- Internet Explorer:
- Opera™ :
For mobile devices, you can also check the following links:
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=fr&ref_topic=2373959
- Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1677
Types of cookies installed by the Website / Application:
- Cookies placed by us (first party cookies)
Cookies to better understand your interest: Information collected from these cookies may be used in order to send you personalised advertising customised to your needs and interests.
This kind of cookies are not used by the Website and/or Application.
Cookies intended to collect website statistics:
In order to customise the Website and/or Application to the requirements of its visitors, the Company measures the number of visits, the number of pages viewed, the activity of the visitors on the website and how often visitors return. These cookies enable traffic analysis statistics to be compiled. From this analysis, the contents of the website can be developed and improved to enhance user experience.
The period of validity for these cookies is: 13 months.
Cookies enabling storage of:
- Your user preferences, the display settings and players that you use. These cookies facilitate your browsing during your next visit to the Website and /or Application and enhance your user experience.
The period of validity of the cookies is 7 months.
- Information you have entered into particular forms on the Website and/or Application. These cookies mean that you do not need to re-enter the same information on your next visit.
The period of validity of the cookies is 1 month.
Cookies intended to secure your connection:
When you open a secure session to access your online account and remain logged in for some time without activity, this type of cookie enables a message to be displayed on your Device inviting you to close your session and/or the cookie will automatically log you out of the website if there is inactivity for a set period of time. These cookies also allows the Company to recognize you to facilitate access to your online account
These kind of cookies are not used by the Website and/or Application.
- Cookies placed by other companies (third-party cookies)
As explained above, we also use third party cookies on our Website and/or Application.
These cookies can be used by third-parties to:
- provide us with services (such as Google Analytics services) allowing us to optimize our Website and/or Application; or
- allow you to access content from third parties.
Attention: Some advertisements appearing on the Website and/or Application may be placed there by partners of the Company. These advertisements may enable these third parties to place additional cookies onto your Device, over which the Company has no control. These third parties may use the data stored in these cookies for their own processing purposes, over which the Company has no control. As the Company is not in charge of the management and the life span of these third party cookies, we strongly recommend that you consult the websites of any such third parties and their privacy policies for more information about their cookies and how you can manage them.
The Website and/or the Application may use the following third-party cookies:
As a user navigates between web pages, Google Analytics provides us with information about the page a user has seen, for example the URL of the page.
We have also implemented the following features: Google Tag Manager, Double-Click (data demographic)
You can obtain more information on those cookies on Google’s website by following this link or https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=fr .
Or also Google Analytics:
Our Website and/or Application incorporate Facebook technologies. When you visit the Website and/or use the Application, Facebook places cookies on your device and receives related information, including device information and information about your activity, without any further action from you. This occurs whether or not you have a Facebook account or are logged in.
For more information
More information about cookies, not just those from our Website or Application, and how cookies can be controlled can be found at Youronlinechoices, published by Interactive Advertising Bureau France (IAB).
If your device is used by multiple people or includes various internet browsers, it is possible that your choices about cookies are not taken into account permanently, either because you used a different internet browser or because a third party modified your cookies settings. The Company is unable to prevent these external factors and therefore cannot guarantee the permanence of the choices you make.