Cookie & privacy policy

Who is collecting my info and how can you reach us?

Waterschoot metals bv
Zavelstraat 33
BE 9190 Stekene

VAT BE 0471 971 514

+32 3 773 53 35

What information do we collect?

During your visit to our website, the following personal data about you will be processed and kept:

  • The pages you visit
  • Your IP address
  • Identification of your browser and computer type.

For example: "Visitor with IP address 123.456.789 visited 4 pages and used the browser Internet Explorer 12 on Windows 10".

We do this by using cookies. See our cookie policy below for more information about what a cookie is and how we use it on our website.

When you use the contact form on the website, in addition to the data you enter, the time and your IP address will be recorded. The data will be processed and kept in the database of the website and our mailbox.

In principle, we will not process any special or sensitive personal data about you.

It is of course always possible that you have provided such information yourself via the contact form. In such a case, we will treat this with the greatest discretion and in accordance with the applicable legislation.

When you subscribe to the newsletter via the website, in addition to the data you enter, the time and your IP address will be recorded. If you receive a newsletter, we keep statistics of this: how often is the newsletter opened, which links are clicked on, which email client do you use and at what time was all this etc.? Your data is kept in the database of the website and also in our newsletter software: Campaign Monitor and/or Mailchimp

For example: " subscribed to the newsletter on 25/05/2018 with the IP address 123.456.789".

For example: "John Doe ( has opened the newsletter 3 times on 25/05/2018 on Apple Mail on an iPhone 8".


Depending on the data, these can be kept and retrieved in 3 ways (cookie, database, e-mail).

Data that you enter yourself will be stored in the database of the website and usually also sent and saved by e-mail.

Data about your computer, operating system and the pages you visit on this website are stored in a cookie. This cookie can only be read by our website.


By means of a session cookie we can also remember your preferences on our site (e.g.: language choice).

Your e-mail address can be used for marketing purposes (e.g. newsletter & send out targeted advertisements).

If you contact us via our contact form, your (company) data that you fill in will be processed to answer your question (e.g. quotation) and to contact you for more information regarding your question.

How long

We will not retain your data longer than is necessary to achieve the purposes for which your data are collected.

With whom we share this info

The information we collect through our website is mainly used by us.

Data and statistics about your visit to the website are also stored in an external service (Google Analytics). The web builder may have access to this data in order to make adjustments to the website where necessary. It goes without saying that only the data necessary for a correct analysis (no names) is shown here.

When you subscribe to the newsletter, this data is also stored in an external service (Campaign Monitor/Mailchimp). They will only receive the data you enter when you subscribe to the website.

You data may be transferred to a CRM tool to manage our customers and prospects.


We take the protection of your data very seriously and take appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorised access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorised modification.

If you have the impression that your data is not properly secured or there are indications of misuse, please contact us using the above data.

We cannot under any circumstances be held responsible for any direct or indirect damage which may be caused by the incorrect or unlawful use of the press.

If you receive a newsletter you can easily unsubscribe via the link in this newsletter.

Cookie policy

Our website uses cookies, which among other things help us to improve your experience with our website and to ensure that it performs optimally as you expect. Cookies are text files containing small pieces of information that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device.

They can improve your experience of using a website, for example by tracking your use of our website so that it can be improved to meet your needs.

You can change your preferences via your browser at any time by following the instructions on the links below, depending on your browser: Internet Explorer, Firefox ,, Chrome, Safari, iOS.

You can withdraw your consent to our cookies at any time, even if you have given your consent. However, please remember that if you do not consent to some of our cookies, the user experience may suffer.

The information below explains what cookies we use on our website, why we use them and where they come from. We also indicate in the table whether a cookie is a 'permanent' or 'session' cookie. The difference is that:

  • Permanent cookies remain on your device between browser sessions. They are activated each time you visit the website that created this particular cookie. For example, if a 'persistent cookie' is used on a website to remember your preferred language, you don't have to choose that language each time you visit that website.
  • Session cookies allow us to link a user's actions during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and ends when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. After you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

Used cookies for our website


Cookie Purpose  Data retention
Frontend_language Saves the user's preferred language 2 months
Track Unique ID per visitor for tracking the user flow. 12 months
PHPSESSID Session creating PHP. Does not contain any personal data. Per session
Cookiebar status Cookie not to show the cookie notification again on a next visit. 7 days

Cookies by third parties

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

Google Analytics stores, among other things, information about:

  • the pages you visit
  • the time you spend on each page
  • how you came to the site
  • where you click while visiting the site

These securely stored cookies do not collect any information that identifies a visitor. All information collected by these cookies is completely anonymous. We only use such information to improve our website. If you do not want Google Analytics to keep track of all websites go to:

Cookie Objective Data retention
_ga Used to differentiate users. 38 months
_hole To limit the number of requests to be made to 38 months