Cookie statement

Dossche Mills uses cookies on this website.

The purpose of this Cookie Statement is to give you a better understanding of how cookies work and to provide you with clear information about the cookies we use and your options regarding these technologies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files, generally made up of letters and numbers, that are stored on your device (computer, phone, tablet, etc.) when you visit this website. They can be used to collect information about you.

What types of cookies are there?

In general, cookies can be classified in three different ways: by origin, by lifespan, and by purpose.

Cookies can be classified as follows, depending on the organisation that manages them:

  • First-party cookies

    are generated and placed directly on the visitor's device by the website being visited. Their primary function is to support a positive user experience. The data collected by these cookies is usually only available to the website owner.

  • Third-party cookies

    are created and placed by third parties other than the website being visited. Third-party cookies are not managed by the website owner, but by another organisation that processes data obtained from the cookies.

Cookies can also be separated into two categories with regard to the period for which they are stored:

Session cookies are temporary and expire once the browser closes or at the end of the visit (session). They are generally used to store information that only needs to be kept while the visitor is browsing a website.

Persistent cookies are placed on the visitor's device for a longer period of time, which can vary from a few minutes to several years. They remain valid until the set expiration date, unless manually deleted by the visitor before that expiration date. They are often used to remember visitor preferences between browsing sessions.

Cookies can also be classified according to their purpose:

  • Strictly necessary (technical) cookies

    help make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation or access to secure parts of the website. They are necessary for the proper functioning of the website and cannot be refused.

  • Preference (functional) cookies

    allow a website to personalise the browsing experience by remembering preference settings that change the way the website behaves or displays, such as the visitor's chosen language or the region in which the visitor is located. Unlike necessary cookies, these cookies support additional functionality that improves the website. Not accepting these cookies may lead to slow website performance or poorly tailored recommendations.

  • Analytical (performance) cookies

    enable the website owner to recognise and count the number of visitors, and to track and analyse their interactions with the website (such as the pages visited and the links used). The information collected is only used for statistical purposes, with the aim of making improvements to the website.

  • Marketing (targeting) cookies

    allow the website owner to track the activity of visitors on the website, in order to display advertisements that are meaningful and attractive to them. These cookies, unlike statistical cookies, are used to support online marketing and to help advertisers, for example, deliver more relevant advertisements. They are permanent cookies and almost always from third parties.

How to manage cookies?

The installation of certain cookies is subject to your consent. You can accept or refuse such cookies when you visit the website, via the pop-up banner. You can also manage your cookie preferences through your browser settings.

Find out how to manage cookies in the most popular browsers (for information on other browsers, visit the browser developer's website):

To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites, visit:

Contact us

If you have any questions about this Cookie Policy, please contact Dossche Mills via the Contact Us section of this website or by email to

Last updated: 17 September 2023