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Cookies are small data or text files that are stored by websites on your local computer, tables, smartphone or other mobile device. Cookies can have different purposes: there are technical cookies (e.g. for language settings), session cookies (temporary cookies) and tracking cookies (cookies that follow and keep track of your behaviour on the website in order to offer you an optimal user experience).  

Belgian legislation contains some provisions relating to cookies and their use on websites. The Belgian implementation is based on the European ePrivacy directive, but the use of cookies and the laws relating to cookies are different for each European country.  

You can also find more information about the retention of data in the privacy terms and conditions. 

What are the types of cookies we use?  

This website mainly uses first party cookies. These cookies are used to help improve your user experience on the site. We do this by recording certain information about the user, such as the choice of language, the pages visited and the duration of the visits. If you want to make full use of this website, your computer, tablet of mobile phone has to accept cookies.  

In addition, this website also makes use of third party cookies:  

Google Analytics 

We consult the users’ statistics of our website via Google Analytics. For that purpose a number of cookies are uploaded whenever you visit the site. These tracking cookies enable us to check how many visitors visit our website and to collect certain demographic data (e.g. country of origin). We keep your IP address. The data are retained for an unlimited period of time.  

Social Media 

Some pages feature a few social media buttons. These buttons are loaded through cookies and allow the user to further distribute these messages through their personal social media channel.  

How can I manage my cookies?  

Do you object to the use of cookies? Your internet browser settings allow you to activate, deactivate and remove cookies. You are the only one who can do this, as the cookies are stored on your computer. If you deactivate cookies, some parts of this website cannot be (fully) used. The “Help” feature of your browser will give you some explanation about adjusting your cookie settings.   

You can find more information in this respect at www.aboutcookies.org.