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This Cookie Policy governs the use of cookies on the websites:


(hereinafter collectively referred to as: “Website”) of Associated Weavers Europe NV/SA (hereinafter: “AWE”, “we”, “us”, “our”).

Cookies are small text files which are stored on a device’s hard drive and which contain certain information and sometimes personal data. Social media plugins are small pieces of software developed and provided by social media service providers (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter), which add social media integration when built into the Website.

NOTE : If you want general information on how we process your personal data other than the processing through cookies and social media plug-ins, including in relation to your communication with us via e-mail, telephone, fax and social media and in relation to your registration on our Website, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

By continuing to use the Website after having been informed of the use of cookies and social media plugins, you acknowledge that you have read this Cookie Policy carefully and that you agree with it without reservation.

1. In general


1.1. Your personal data are processed by Associated Weavers NV/SA, Weverijstraat 1, 9600 Ronse, Belgium, with corporate registration number 0400.254.860. You can contact us via e-mail at [email protected].

This is the entity responsible for the processing of your personal data as covered in this Cookie Policy.

1.2. Any notion starting with a capital shall be defined by explicit reference in this Cookie Policy. Where possible given the context, singular words shall be interpreted as also including the plural and vice versa.

To make sure we have the same understanding of what is written here, it is important that certain notions are interpreted in the same way by you and by us.

1.3. Where reference is made to certain laws or regulations, such reference shall also include any change, replacement or annulment of said laws or regulations, including any related executive decisions.

Laws tend to change from time to time, and we want to make sure that this Cookie Policy remains in line with any such changes.

1.4. AWE reserves the right to modify, change or amend this Cookie Policy at its own discretion and from time to time. Such modification, change or amendment shall be communicated via the Website. If you do not accept the modifications, changes or amendments, you are to inform us by sending an e-mail to [email protected]. If we do not receive such an e-mail from you within three (3) business days after the changes to the Cookie Policy have been announced in a visible manner on our Website, you will be deemed to have unambiguously accepted all such changes.

As any company, changes in laws, market circumstances, interests etc. may require us to change our Cookie Policy from time to time to ensure that it remains accurate.

If this happens, you are kindly asked to take note of the changes and to agree with them if you find them acceptable.

2. Cookies


2.1. You can avoid cookies being placed by configuring your browser as such. Guidelines as to how to do this can be found here:

However, not allowing cookies when visiting the Website may cause certain or all features of the Website to stop working properly.

This provision is self-explanatory.

2.2. When you visit the Website, AWE places a number of cookies. Most data pertaining to these cookies, their placement and use allow to identify you, and AWE uses them to gain insight in how you and other visitors use the Website by gathering statistical and usage data, enabling AWE to provide a better user experience on the Website.

With this provision, AWE aims to appropriately inform you of the cookies that are placed on your device when visiting and using the Website.

2.3. AWE knows about the following most important cookies being used on the Website:

  • Functional cookies
    • AWE uses several functional cookies on its Website. These cookies are needed for the Website to work properly and to give you a good user experience.

An example is the cookie used to remember your language setting.

  • Analytical and statistical cookies
    • Google Analytics: AWE uses Google Analytics cookies to determine how you and other visitors use our Website as well as some of the third party services on our Website. With these insights AWE and third party service providers are able to improve our services. The cookies AWE uses are the “_ga”- (2-year lifespan), as well as the “_gid”/“_gat”-cookie (1-day lifespan). See for more info:

Some cookies gather information meant to give AWE insight (typically through statistics) in how the Website is used by users, what features are popular, which are not and so on. This information can be used to make the Website better so as to give you a better user experience.

  • Social media cookies and advertising cookies:
    • YouTube: AWE uses cookies placed by YouTube in order to allow you to view the video clips shown on our Website. The cookies used pertain to:
  • measuring your bandwith (“VISITOR_INFO1_ LIVE”-cookie, with a lifespan of 8 months);
  • storing language and search preferences (“PREF”-cookie, with a lifespan of 8 months);
  • embedding YouTube video services in pages of the Website (“YSC”-cookie, with a lifespan of a single session);
  • Google: “CONSENT”-cookie , with a lifespan of 10 years, which indicates your consent with Google’s tracking of your browsing behaviour across websites. More information on Google’s use of the “CONSENT”-cookie can be found here:;
  • Doubleclick: “IDE”-cookie, with a lifespan of 13 months, which is used for advertising purposes and allows Google to track your surfing behavior across different websites in order to provide you with more relevant and personalized advertisements. More information on Google’s use of the “IDE”-cookie can be found here:

Here we explain which cookies are used for social media functions and advertising purposes. These cookies are placed by third party service providers.

2.4. You may at all times withdraw your consent with AWE’s use of cookies. To exercise this right, it suffices to delete the cookies, which have been placed on your device. To do so, you are kindly asked to refer to the appropriate instructions of your browser manufacturer, as listed above.

This provision is self-explanatory.

3. Purposes for which AWE uses your personal data


3.1. AWE processes your personal data to perform statistical analyses so that we may improve our Website, products and services or develop new products and services.

This provision is self-explanatory.

3.2. AWE processes your personal data to provide you the Website, including content types such as YouTube videos.

This provision is self-explanatory.

3.3. AWE may process your personal data for informing any third party in the context of a possible merger with, acquisition from/by or demerger by that third party, even if that third party is located outside the EU.

This provision is self-explanatory.

3.4. AWE may process your personal data for the preservation of the legitimate interests of AWE, its partners or a third party if and when your registration with, or use of, the Website can be considered (a) a violation of any applicable terms of use or the intellectual property rights or any other right of a third party, (b) a threat to the security or integrity of the Website, (c) a danger to the Website or any of AWE’s or its subcontractors’ underlying systems due to viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, malware or any other form of malicious code, or (d) in any way hateful, obscene, discriminating, racist, slanderous, spiteful, hurtful or in some other way inappropriate or illegal.

Here we reserve the right to process your personal data if you use our Website in any way that may harm AWE or someone else or is illegal.

4. Legal basis for processing your personal data


4.1. For processing your personal data under the conditions outlined in this Cookie Policy, but with the exception of functional cookies, AWE as the responsible party asks for your consent.

The law requires us to state precisely which legal basis we use to process your personal data, considering the purposes we have listed in the previous article.

The main legal basis for the processing covered in this Cookie Policy is your consent.

AWE obtains your consent through the cookie banner. By clicking on this banner affirmatively and continuing to use any of the Website you acknowledge that you have read this Cookie Policy carefully and that you agree with it without reservation.

5. Recipients


5.1. AWE does not send your personal data in an identifiable manner to any third party without your explicit permission to do so. You understand, however, that our use of analytical and statistical as well as social media cookies may imply that the third party providers of those cookies may obtain certain information about you, including about your surfing behavior. You can find more information in the respective policies of those providers:

We do not share your personal data with third parties unless you consent to it or unless we have anonymized your personal data. You understand however that when you use Facebook for instance to communicate, Facebook also processes your personal data.

5.2. AWE relies on third party processors to provide you the Website as well as to process your personal data on our behalf. These third party processors are only allowed to process your personal data on behalf of AWE upon explicit written instruction of AWE. AWE warrants that all third party processors are selected with due care and are obliged to observe the safety and integrity of your personal data.

Our Website may be developed, maintained or hosted by third parties. Similarly, we rely on the services of third parties such as cloud providers to process your personal data internally.

6. Quality assurances


6.1. AWE does its utmost best to process only those personal data which are necessary to achieve the purposes listed under the purpose for processing.

We will strive to not process more personal data about you than we need for the purposes we have communicated to you.

6.2. Your personal data are only processed for as long as needed to achieve the purposes which are described above or up until such time where you withdraw your consent for processing them. Note that withdrawal of consent may imply that you can no longer use the whole or part of the Website. AWE will de-identify your personal data when they are no longer necessary for the purposes outlined in the purpose for processing, unless there is:

  • an overriding interest of AWE or any other third party in keeping your personal data identifiable;
  • a legal or regulatory obligation or a judicial or administrative order that prevents AWE from de-identifying them.

Here we explain how long we will keep your personal data in a way that allows us to identify you.

6.3. AWE will take the appropriate technical and organizational measures to keep your personal data safe from unauthorized access or theft as well as accidental loss, tampering or destruction. Access by personnel of AWE or its third party processors will only be on a need-to-know basis and subject to strict confidentiality obligations. You understand, however, that safety and security are best efforts obligations only, which can never be guaranteed.

We are committed to keeping your personal data safe.

7. Your rights


7.1. You have the right to request access to all personal data processed by AWE pertaining to you. AWE reserves the right to charge an administrative fee for multiple subsequent requests for access that are clearly submitted for causing nuisance or harm to AWE.

In this article we explain which rights you have vis-à-vis the processing of your personal data. The rights themselves are self-explanatory.

7.2. You have the right to ask that any personal data pertaining to you that are inaccurate, are corrected free of charge. If a request for correction is submitted, such request shall be accompanied of proof of the flawed nature of the data for which correction is asked.

7.3. You have the right to withdraw your earlier given consent for processing your personal data.

7.4. You have the right to request that personal data pertaining to you will be deleted if they are no longer required in light of the purposes which are outlined above or if you withdraw your consent for processing them. However, you need to keep in mind that a request for deletion will be evaluated by AWE against:

  • overriding interests of AWE or any other third party;
  • legal or regulatory obligations or administrative or judicial orders which may contradict such deletion.

Instead of deletion you can also ask that AWE limits the processing of your personal data if and when (a) you contest the accuracy of that data, (b) the processing is illegitimate or (c) the data are no longer needed for the purposes which are outlined above, but you need them to defend yourself in judicial proceedings.

7.5. You have the right to oppose the processing of personal data if you are able to prove that there are serious and justified reasons connected with his particular circumstances that warrant such opposition.

7.6. You have the right to receive from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format all personal data you have provided to us.

7.7. If you wish to submit a request to exercise one or more of the rights listed above, you can send an e-mail to [email protected] for all data subject rights matters. An e-mail requesting to exercise a right shall not be construed as consent with the processing of your personal data beyond what is required for handling your request. Such request should clearly state and specify which right you wish to exercise and the reasons for it if such is required. It should also be dated and signed, and accompanied by a digitally scanned copy of your valid identity card proving your identity.

AWE will promptly inform you of having received this request. If the request proves valid, AWE shall notify it as soon as reasonably possible and at the latest thirty (30) days after having received the request.

If you have any complaint regarding the processing of your personal data by AWE, you may always contact AWE via the e-mail address mentioned in the first paragraph of this clause. If you remain unsatisfied with AWE’s response, you are free to file a complaint with the competent data protection authority, i.e. the Belgian data protection authority. For more information, visit