What are cookies?
How long do BDG’s cookies remain active?
The cookies we use vary in life span. A ‘session cookie’ will expire when you close your browser, while a ‘persistent cookie’ remains on your device for a longer period. See our cookie overview for the specific retention periods. The cookies we use vary in life span.
Which cookies do we use?
Our cookies fulfil different purposes, as specified below. To find out which cookies we use, have a look at our cookie overview.
Functional Cookies. Functional cookies are cookies that are necessary for the performance of our Online Marketplace. These cookies help us provide our services according to your preferences, helping you have a better BDG experience. There is, for instance, a cookie that makes sure you stay signed in. This means you don’t have to continuously sign in every time you go to a new page. These cookies also help us remember how you use certain features (e.g. lots you have marked as interesting) and account settings (e.g. language or display settings). Furthermore, this category includes cookies that are placed for analytics purposes that have very little to no impact on your privacy, such as Google Analytics with privacy-friendly settings.
Analytics and research cookies. These cookies capture how you use BDG. We use the information from these cookies to analyse our Online Marketplace usage and determine what causes errors. In general, analytics and research cookies are used to:
Track the number of users on our Online Marketplace
Track the time you spend on our Online Marketplace
Track the order in which you view different web pages
Decide which parts of our Online Marketplace need improvement
Show you feedback surveys
Understand what type of user you are
Marketing and social media cookies. We use marketing cookies to understand what you like and how you behave on our Online Marketplace. We track your behaviour so we can get an idea about your preferences, store the IDs of the auctions you click on, and show you lots that match your interests. Third parties also place marketing cookies on BDG. This helps them show you tailored ads on third party websites, based on your behaviour on our Online Marketplace. In our cookie overview below, you’ll find the third parties that place marketing cookies when you visit BDG.
You can always opt out of these cookies using the settings below. If you want to delete analytics, research, or marketing cookies from third parties other than BDG, you can do so in your browser settings. If you turn off marketing cookies, you may still see online advertising, but the ads you see will not be tailored to your interests. As functional cookies are necessary for our Online Marketplace to work, they are set to “always active” and can't be switched off.
Your preferences are stored per BDG domain. Disabling cookies on one domain (e.g. BDG.com) does not automatically mean they are disabled for our other domains as well.
We do not control third-party cookies. Third-party cookies abide by the privacy and cookie policies of the relevant third party. You can find a link to these policies below. We advise you to consult these policies regularly, since it’s likely they will be subject to regular updates. Also, if you want to control your cookie settings for different third parties separately, you can do so on the website of the relevant third party: