What are cookies
Cookies are small files that websites save to your computer’s hard drive when you visit for the first time.
The cookie contains a unique code that allows your browser to be recognised during your visit to the website (“session cookie”) or during future visits (“permanent cookie”). Cookies can be placed by the server of the website which you visit or by partners with which this website collaborates. The server of a website can only read cookies that it itself has placed; it has no access to other information on your computer or your mobile device. Cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device in your browser. Cookies typically specify the name of the server that created the cookie, an expiration date and a unique alphanumeric code.
Please note: cookies are completely harmless. They cannot erase any data from your computer, cannot modify any files or programs and cannot contain viruses.
What are cookies used for?
Cookies allow our website to recognise you while preserving your anonymity. The website remembers your preferences and automatically adapts to your choices. This information is not linked to your name or your identity in any way. For example, cookies allow you to browse directly in your native language and prevent you from needing to repeatedly enter your login details. In summary, they make this website easier and more pleasant to use.
Cookies can help you to be more efficient. Have you ever placed an item in the virtual basket of an online store, then returned a few days later to see that it is still there? This is one example of what cookies can do.
Cookies can also be used to make the contents or advertisements of a website more relevant to the visitor and adapt the website to each visitor’s personal tastes and needs.
What types of cookies are used?
We use several types of cookie on this website.
These cookies are required to allow you to visit our website and to use certain parts of it.
Expiry: 1 year
Remember your choice of language. During your first visit to the website, you can choose your language (Dutch or French). During your next visit, you don’t need to choose again, because a “language” cookie has been saved on your device.
Expiry: 1 year
Remember sessions identifiers. This allows your browser to be recognised during your visit to the website.
Expiry: 1 year
Anti-falsification token (to prevent CSRF attacks).
This cookie is a security measure that protects our site from unauthorised data submissions via the forms.
Session. The cookie automatically expires when you close the browser.
How to refuse or delete cookies?
You can configure your browser to reject the creation of cookies. You can delete the cookies installed on your computer or your mobile device at any time. For more information about how to activate, deactivate or delete cookies, see below.
To reject commercial cookies (e.g. from Google, Criteo or Facebook), visit the following website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/
If you do not wish to receive adverts tailored to your browsing history and remarketing cookies such as those used by Google, you can change the settings in the Google Ads Preferences Manager. Google also recommends installing a deactivation module from Google Analytics for your browser (Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on).
To find out more about cookies and how to manage/delete them, you can visit the website: www.aboutcookies.org.
See also our page on personal data collection.