Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

 

Cookies are small pieces of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website or certain pages. The cookie allows the website to “remember” your actions or preferences over time. Most browsers support cookies, but users can set their browsers to decline them and can delete them whenever they like.

 

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

 

Some cookies will be deleted as soon as you leave the website (the so-called “session cookies”), other cookies will remain stored on your computer or mobile device and will help us identify you as a visitor of our website (the so-called “permanent cookies”).

 

Why do we use cookies?

 

Cookies on our Website are used for a variety of different purposes.

 

We use cookies to improve the user-experience on the Website and to map your surfing behaviour (e.g. the pages you have visited and the time you spent on that page). Cookies make our Website easier to use and allow us to better tailor our Website to your interests and needs. Cookies are also used to help speed up your future activities and experience on the Website. We use cookies, for example, to remember your browser session.

 

We also use cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how our Website is being used and how we can improve our services.

 

Which cookies do we use?

 

We use first party and third party cookies:

First party cookies are cookies created by the Website itself. These cookies are used to optimize your user-experience.

 

Third party cookies are cookies created by parties other than the Website.

 

A further distinction can be made between the following type of cookies:

 

  1. Necessary & functional cookies: These are required for the operation of our Website. They include for example cookies that enable you to log in. These cookies ‘remember’ the choices you made on our Website (e.g. language preference) making the Website more user-friendly and enhancing your user experience.

 

Our necessary & functional cookies are named here:

  • Cookie: has_js
    Description: Registers whether or not the user has activated JavaScript in the browser
    Data is sent to: Belgium
    Expiration date: Session
     
  • Cookie: cookie_agreed
    Description: This cookie is necessary to keep track of which cookies we are allowed to set on your device
    Data is sent to: Belgium
    Expiration date: 3 months and 8 days

 

  1. Analytical/performance cookies: These cookies allow us to analyse our webtraffic, to see the number of users of our Website and how the users navigate through our Website.

 

Our analytical/performance cookies are named here: 

 

  • Cookie: _ga
    Description: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
    Data is sent to: US
    Expiration date: 2 years
     
  • Cookie: _gat
    Description: Used by Google analytics to throttle request rate.
    Data is sent to: US
    Expiration date: Session
     
  • Cookie: _gid
    Description: Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
    Data is sent to: US
    Expiration date: Session
  1. Targeting cookies: These show us the pages you have visited and the links you have followed, making advertisements more relevant to your interests.

 

Our targeting cookies are named here:

 

  • Cookie: r/collect
    Description: Advertising cookie used by Google and stored in browser under the domain doubleclick.net
    Data is sent to: US
    Expiration date: Session
     
  • Cookie: acton/bn/4425
    Description: This combination of cookies is called “Beacon tracker”. It is considered a third-party cookie and Act-On is the cookie provider. They identify and store the behaviour that the user follows on our website, landing pages and forms. If you didn’t accept our cookie policy, you will not be tracked at all, but is possible that you will not be able to see some parts of the website like our contact forms.
    Data is sent to: US
    Expiration date: Session
     
  • Cookie: wp4425
    Description: This cookie is considered a third-party cookie and Act-On is the cookie provider, it is a tracking cookie called “Website Prospector”. It is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website to create reports on lead generation. It gathers the IP from users to know data like where they are coming from (country and city) and what pages are the visitors seeing. If you do not accept our cookie policy, you will not be tracked.
    Data is sent to: US
    Expiration date: 1 year
     
  • JSESSIONID:
    Description:
    This is a preference cookie and it can come from multiple applications. When a user enters our website, a session is created. If you accept the cookie policy, then a session will be created in the different cookies we use in the website. If not, the session will return to all the applications as a null session.
    Data is sent to: US
    Expiration date: Session
     
  • NID:
    Description:
    Most Google users will have a preferences cookie called ‘NID’ in their browsers. A browser sends this cookie with requests to Google’s sites. The NID cookie contains a unique ID Google uses to remember your preferences and other information, such as your preferred language (e.g. English), how many search results you wish to have shown per page (e.g. 10 or 20), and whether or not you wish to have Google’s SafeSearch filter turned on. Google uses cookies like NID and SID to help customize ads on Google properties, like Google Search. For example, we use such cookies to remember your most recent searches, your previous interactions with an advertiser’s ads or search results, and your visits to an advertiser’s website. This helps us to show you customized ads on Google. More information: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types
    Data is sent to: US
    Expiration date: 2 months

 

How can you manage or delete cookies?

 

You can at any time manage or delete cookies using the settings on your internet browser, allowing you to refuse some or all cookies. 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 Website. For more details about controlling and/or deleting cookies, visit the page corresponding to your browser for more information:

 

 

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