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WaterBear Network B.V.

Cookie Policy

23 November 2020

Who we are

In this Cookie Policy, "we”, “us” or “our” means WaterBear Network B.V. ("WaterBear"), with its registered office at 105 Herengracht, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and with company registration number 73151793. We act as controller of the personal data we collect and process through your use of our websites (www.waterbear.com and www.waterbearshop.com) ("Websites") and mobile applications for iOS and Android (collectively the "WaterBear Platform").

Since our Websites make use of “cookies”, we would like to inform you about the different types of cookies we use, which cookies our service providers use and how you can manage and block cookies.

If you have any questions, concerns or complaints regarding this Cookie Policy, our use of cookies or if you would like to revoke your consent, you can contact our privacy department:

Via-mail: support@waterbear.com, or

By means of post: WaterBear Network B.V., 105-107 Herengracht, Amsterdam, 1015 BE, The Netherlands.

This Cookie Policy was last revised on 24 November 2020.


What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer, laptop or mobile device when you visit a website or certain pages of that specific website. The cookie allows that website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time and to apply these preferences during subsequent visits, for example your preferred language option.

Cookies usually contain the name of the website where the cookie has come from, how long the cookie will remain on your device (its expiry date) and a value which is usually a randomly generated unique number.

Please note that a distinction is made by WaterBear between strictly necessary cookies and other cookies.

In this regard, the strictly necessary cookies are required for the proper functioning of the Websites, for example for the security of our Websites and their accessibility. By virtue of applicable legislation, we are not required to ask for your consent to use such cookies.

A further distinction on the basis of category can be made according to the specific purpose of the cookie. For each of these categories (unless they are strictly necessary), we will ask for your express consent to use such cookie.

In terms of Canadian privacy laws, the distinction between necessary cookies and other cookies is not relevant and, if you reside in Canada, the differentiation is not applicable to your use of the WaterBear Platform.

We wish to point out that cookies can be divided into the following categories, namely:

Permanent cookies and session cookies: The task of a permanent cookie is to recognize the web browser with a view to any repeated visits to the Websites, while the task of a session cookie is to recognize the web browser during the visit to the Websites. Permanent cookies will remain stored on your device. Session cookies will be deleted at the end of every session.

First party cookies and third party cookies: first party cookies are set by the Websites themselves. Third party cookies are set by websites other than our Websites. This means that when our Websites incorporate elements from other websites, such as social media plug-ins or advertisements that are put on our Websites, these constitute third party cookies.

Performance cookies and functional cookies: performance cookies monitor how the visitor uses the Websites. This enables the website administrator to adjust and optimize the content and ease of use of the Websites (for example, how many people have visited the different pages on the Websites and which language is the most popular amongst our visitors). Functional cookies are cookies that remember your preferences when you use the Websites, such as your chosen language and will make the Websites more user-friendly and enhance your user experience.

Cookies will not always contain personal data, but they may contain information that may lead to your identification, in which case such cookie shall be treated as personal data. To the extent that a cookie can be considered personal data, our Privacy Policy will be of application. More information about privacy, data protection and your rights can be found in our Privacy Policy (INSERT LINK).

Which cookies do we use?

Strictly necessary cookies: These are required for the operation of our Websites. They include for example cookies that enable you to log in to the Websites. No express form of consent will be requested for these cookies.

All cookies, except those that are used for statistical purposes, are strictly necessary cookies.

This is a summary of the cookies currently used for www.waterbear.com

Host: Waterbear.com

Cookie Name





Fraud prevention



Fraud prevention



User experience improvement



User experience improvement



User experience improvement



User security



User functionality






User experience improvement



User functionality



GDPR compliance



User security

Host: Signin.waterbear.com

Cookie Name





Fraud prevention

Cookies used by our partners

Our Websites makes use of social media plug-ins. These social media partners use third party cookies.The following social media partners are used by WaterBear, namely: Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube. We refer you to article 5 of the Privacy Policy which clarifies how we use these social media plug-ins and the implications for you as data subject. For your information, we also provide you with the links to the relevant cookie policies of our social media partners:

Twitter: https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/twitter-cookies;

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/;

Google+: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/; and

YouTube: https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=en.

Managing and blocking cookies

When visiting the Websites, visitors will be informed by means of a pop-up which cookies are being used by us and may ask the visitor’s consent, as detailed above. You can at all times manage or delete cookies using the settings on your internet browser, allowing you to refuse some or all of the cookies, except for the strictly necessary cookies, since these cookies are essential for the visitor to browse the Websites and use and/or access their features. Turning off cookies will limit the service that we are able to provide and may affect your user-experience. Deleting cookies may result in manually adjusting preferences every time you visit our Websites.

For more details about controlling and/or deleting cookies, please visit the page corresponding to your browser for more information:

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

https://support.apple.com/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac (Safari);

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-Website-preferences (Firefox);

http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge);

Alternatively, you may visit the following page for more information on cookies: http://aboutcookies.org/how-to-delete-cookies/.

Amendments to the cookie policy

We reserve the right to make amendments to this Cookie Policy. The most recent version of our Cookie Policy can be consulted on our Websites.