Privacy Policy

This is the privacy and cookie policy of, part of Smart Young Media BV (located de Beersel). Smart Young Media is the controller of the processing of personal data collected.

We respect your privacy and adhere to the rules set by the General Data Protection Regulation and other privacy laws and regulations. Smart Young Media can change this privacy statement unilaterally. We therefore advise you to check this statement regularly for changes.


To ensure that we can continue to create content and help our readers, we accept advertisements on our website. But because we feel it is important to be transparent we maintain a clear separation between advertising and editorial content. We also believe it is important not to disrupt the reading experience of our visitors. Therefore, we are very selective in the number of ads on our pages as well as their location.

All ads on Vetted are clearly distinguished from editorial content by borders and/or other distinguishing elements such as the inclusion of the word ‘Advertisement’.

All paid content is marked with ‘Developed in cooperation with …’ or ‘Sponsored’ indicating that the content was developed in cooperation with a sponsor.

Editorial content on Reviewed is not affected by advertisements. In other words, a brand cannot pay to put a particular product on a page.


At Smart Young Media, we take online privacy seriously. We respect our visitors. That’s why we help you make informed decisions about how you share information when you visit or use the site. It is also your right to determine what we do with the information we collect or retain about you.

We may collect personal information directly from you if you choose to provide that information. For example, you may provide us with your name and contact information (such as an e-mail address), date of birth or other such information when you sign up for our newsletters or participate in promotions or surveys on the website.

When you visit the website, we may collect certain information using cookies and tags. This may include, for example, the identification of your operating system as well as the browser you are using.

Cookies are small files that websites use to store information about users on users’ computers. More information about cookies can be found in our cookie policy.

Tags are small files that link Web pages to particular Web servers and their cookies. For example, they are used for counting the number of unique visitors, how many pages a unique user opens, assessing how many emails we send are actually opened.

We also use third-party web analytics services, such as Google Analytics, on the website to collect statistical data.


Smart Young Media distinguishes between actively and passively provided data. Passively provided data is data that you provide to website operators without perhaps being aware of it. When you visit, we record some technical data such as the IP address of your computer, the operating system you are using, the Internet browser you are using, the last Internet page you visited before coming to the websites, and the pages you visit within the websites.

Are you under the age of 16?

If you are under 16 years of age, you may only provide personal information to Smart Young Media with the consent of a parent or legal guardian who has read this privacy and cookie policy.
If you believe that Smart Young Media has collected personal information about a minor without parental consent, please contact us at so that this information can be deleted.


The data you have passively provided to us will be used anonymously to the extent possible. For example, does not track exactly which Internet browser you use, but it does track the percentage of our visitors who use a particular Internet browser. We do this to improve the quality and accessibility of the websites.

The personal information that you actively provide to is used for the following purposes:

To send you a newsletter upon request where we can track whether you open it;
To prevent fraud and abuse;
To enable participation in any promotions;
To see if connected pages are relevant to our users.

RECEIVED will not make your information available to third parties, unless there is a special promotion or contest in cooperation with a third party. in such cases, we always disclose this in advance so that you have the choice to participate or not. Our employees and third parties working with us are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your data.

In some cases our websites may link you to third party websites. Smart Young Media is not responsible for the data processing or privacy policies of these third parties. Nor is Smart Young Media responsible for any processing of your public personal data by other users of this website.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyze how users use the Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on their own servers.

Google uses this information to track how the website is used, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may provide this information to third parties if Google is legally required to do so, or to the extent that these third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

As mentioned above, you can set your internet browser to warn you when a cookie is being placed and you can block the placing of cookies completely. However, you may then not be able to use all parts of the Website.

More information can be found at Google:


You have the right to access, correct or delete your personal data. In cases where this is not possible in this way, you can make an itemized request to Smart Young Media to view, correct or delete your personal data. To do so, please contact us at

Smart Young Media will respond to a request for inspection or correction within four weeks. In the event of a request for deletion, Smart Young Media will delete the personal data in question as soon as possible, unless and insofar as the law requires us to retain the personal data in question or there are (other) compelling reasons against deletion. Smart Young Media will send you a confirmation message after executing a deletion request. If Smart Young Media has not (partially) deleted the personal data in question, Smart Young Media will send the visitor a message explaining why the request could not (fully) be complied with.

If Smart Young Media cannot or cannot fully determine to which personal data a request to inspect, correct or delete relates, Smart Young Media may ask the visitor to (further) specify their request. Implementation of the request will then be suspended until the visitor has provided the (further) specification.


In order to provide our services, uses cookies. We place cookies in compliance, inter alia, with the European General Data Protection Regulation (“AVG”) and Belgian laws and regulations. Third parties may also place cookies when you visit the website. In this cookie statement, we explain what cookies are and how we use them.


The cookie is an addition to the HTTP specification. The HyperText Transfer Protocol is used by anyone visiting a Web site: it controls communication between a Web server and a browser. However, it is not designed to view successive page visits as one. As a result, it is not readily possible to retrieve data or settings on subsequent visits.

To make that possible anyway, the cookie and set-cookie headers for HTTP were introduced in 1997. This specification was last updated in April 2011 and is currently known as RFC 6265 HTTP State Management Mechanism.


Cookies are used to remember your preferences and the information you share. One reason for this is to make the website more user-friendly. For example, you don’t have to re-enter your information over and over again, we remember which products you have in your shopping cart, and you only see ads relevant to you.

Furthermore, we keep certain data for statistical purposes. For example, we know how you arrived at our site (directly or via another website), which products are most searched for and which products are most clicked on.

Cookies are also used to show you advertisements when you visit other Internet sites. These may come from or from third parties. For this purpose, cookies remember, for example, which products you have searched for on our site. Web beacons measure visits and usage of the web page on which they are placed.

JavaScripts allow to determine where you are on the website and what actions you perform. This way we can get a better understanding of the use of our site, your behavior as a visitor and we can optimize our website.


There are different categories of cookies used by The law also distinguishes between them. Below is a brief explanation.

Analytical cookies

These cookies make it possible to track the user behavior of visitors to the website in a completely anonymous way. On this basis, analyses are made that ultimately help to ensure that the website meets the needs of its users. The impact of these cookies on the privacy of the user is so small that no permission is required. Incidentally, these cookies are also placed and processed by third parties on behalf of

Functional cookies

These cookies ensure that the website works as it should and certain data or preferences do not have to be re-entered each time you visit. These cookies also have a limited impact on the privacy of users, so no prior consent is required.

Tracking cookies

Tracking cookies are used to follow the surfing behavior of users of the website. The data is used, among other things, for analyses to improve and optimize the website. The information thus collected by and third parties is also used for the placement of advertisements. In order to display advertisements that are relevant to users of the website, and third parties place cookies that collect information based on the user’s previous visits to various websites. The placement of these cookies requires the user’s consent.

Social media cookies

From various social media websites, buttons can be used on our website. Cookies from these social media websites are used for this purpose. For the use of these cookies and the information thus obtained by the social media websites, refers to the cookie statements of these parties. The placement of these cookies requires the consent of the user.

Affiliate cookies

These cookies provide information about the effectiveness of a displayed advertisement; the cookie records whether a conversion has been made as a result of a displayed advertisement. Based on this information, the advertiser of the advertisement in question can be rewarded The impact of these cookies on user privacy is so minor that no consent is required.


If you do not want websites to place cookies on your computer, you can adjust your browser settings so that you receive a warning before cookies are placed. You can also adjust the settings so that your browser refuses all cookies or only third-party cookies. You can also delete cookies that have already been placed. Please note that you must adjust the settings separately for each browser and computer you use.

Please be aware that if you do not want cookies, we can no longer guarantee that our website works completely properly. You may lose some features of the site or even be unable to see certain websites at all. In addition, refusing cookies or enabling “do not track” does not mean that you will no longer see advertisements. The ads will just no longer be tailored to your interests and will be repeated more often.

How to adjust your settings varies from one browser to another. Consult the help function of your browser if necessary, or click on one of the icons below to go directly to your browser manual. If you want to disable cookies from specific parties, you can do so at


In order to accommodate developments in laws and regulations or in the services of, reserves the right to modify the content of this Cookie Statement. In that case, you will be informed by therefore advises you to regularly consult this Cookie Statement.