What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small (text) file that is saved to your computer by your browser when you visit our website. When you visit us again, this information can be sent back to us. This way, our website can recognise you.

Why do we use cookies?

Pretec uses functional, analytical and tracking cookies.  Cookies ensure that the website loads quickly and that you can safely visit our website.  The cookies also ensure that we can see how our website is being used and how we can improve our website.  Also, our cookies or those of third parties can be used to show ads that match your interests. This way, we can offer you the best user experience.

What cookies does Pretec use?

Functional cookies

These cookies are necessary to make the website work.  Without these cookies, not all elements of the site can be loaded.

Cookie name Storage period
viewed_cookie_policy 1 year


Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies are used to view the quality and effectiveness of our website.  For example, this allows us to see how many visitors we have on the website and what pages they visit.  We use this information to analyse and improve our website.

Google Analytics

The Google Analytics cookies are placed by Pretec to gain insight into how our visitors use our websites.  With these cookies, we can make reports and optimise our website.  The cookies anonymously collect how many visitors come to the website, where they come from and what pages they visit.  Want to know more about Google Analytics cookies? google.com/policies/privacy/

The following cookies are placed by Google Analytics:

Cookie name Storage period
_ga 2 years
_gat 1 minute
_gid 1 day



Pretec puts Vimeo videos on the website.  Vimeo uses cookies to optimise their user experience anonymously. Pretec has no influence on the cookies that Vimeo uses. More information about Vimeo’s privacy conditions can be found here: vimeo.com/privacy

Cookie name Storage period
_utma 2 years
_utmz 6 months
_ga 2 years
_gat session duration
_gid 1 day
_uetsid session duration
player 1 year
vuid 1 year


How can I turn off or remove cookies?

You can choose not to allow the placement of cookies.  You can also set up your internet browser to block cookies.  How you can set this up is different in each browser, most browsers offer an explanation about this in the help function.  Blocking cookies may prevent our website from functioning properly.