Cookie policy

This cookie policy (“Cookie Policy”) sets out the use of cookies and social media plug-ins on the mateco website, hereinafter: the "Website". 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 (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn…), which add social media integration when built into the Website.

Note 1: 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 any order or purchase via one of our webshops (mymateco), please refer to our Privacy Policy.

Note 2: Please note that the processing of personal data of individuals who submit applications through our online job application platform is governed by a separate data privacy statement, available on the platform itself.

Please note that a separate data privacy statement, which is made available via the platform itself, governs the processing of personal data of people who choose to apply via our online job application platform.

By continuing to use the Website or by clicking on “Accept” after having been informed of our use of cookies and social media plugins, the user acknowledges that he or she has carefully read this Cookie Policy and agrees to it without reservation. The user can at any time change his/her cookie preferences through the cookie settings. (Pop-up window when visiting website)

1. Who is responsible for the processing of your personal data?

mateco is the entity responsible for your personal data as covered in this Cookie Policy (hereinafter: “mateco, “we”, “us, “our”.) This Cookie Policy may be amended from time to time, in order to ensure that it remains accurate and in line with legislation. If this happens, you are kindly asked to take note of the changes and to agree with them if you find them acceptable.

1.1 Your personal data are processed by mateco (hereinafter: "mateco”, "we”, "us”, "our”). You can contact us via e-mail at notificaciones(at)

1.2 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.

1.3 mateco reserves the right to modify, change or amend the Cookie Policy at its own discretion and from time to time. That’s why we encourage you to periodically review this statement to learn how we collect and process your personal data.

2. Cookie management

We may make use of following cookie types:

Necessary cookies:

These cookies allow you to navigate our websites and apps and to use the functionalities.

The only necessary cookie we use is Google’s reCAPTCHA, which is a service that protects our websites from spam and abuse.

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If you want to know more about Google’s cookies, please go to this link.

Marketing cookies:

These types of cookies make it easier for our websites and apps to function and provide a personalized browsing experience by remembering, for example, login names, passwords and preferences - such as the language setting.

Statistic cookies:

These cookies collect data about the use of our websites and apps, such as the number of visitors, which are popular web pages and the time that users spend on a particular web page. Based on the behaviour of our users, we can improve our websites and apps and optimize and personalize the user experience. We also make use of third-party cookies for this purpose:

Use of Google Analytics

We use the web analytics service Google Analytics from Google Inc. on our website. It uses cookies. These are text files that, by storing on your PC, allow an analysis of your user behaviour regarding our website. The cookies generate information that is transmitted to a Google server. These servers are typically located in the United States, but they are based on agreements to use the European Economic Area and reduce your IP address before it is sent to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the IP address be shortened after transmission to the USA. Google evaluates the information provided and provides in this context, other services for us website operators. The determined IP address is not merged with other Google services. By changing your browser settings, you can prevent the storage of cookies on your computer. However, this may be associated with display and functional restrictions when using our website. A browser plugin also prevents the collection and use of the data generated by the cookies. You can download it at the following link:

Learn more about the privacy policies of Google and Google Analytics:

You can disable or delete all installed cookies from your computer or mobile device at any time via your browser settings. Each type of browser has its own settings for managing cookies. The information can be found on the website of the browser you are using :

More general information on cookie management can be found at

In addition, on the website you can choose which companies you no longer wish to receive cookies from.

3. Processing of personal data

Please consult our Privacy Policy if you require additional information about:

  • how we process your personal data
  • what personal data we process and why
  • your rights as a data subject
  • the retention periods we use
  • how to formulate a complaint to the competent authorities

This Cookie Policy was last updated on October 8, 2020.

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