What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that remember your browser preferences and store them on your computer. A cookie only saves your preferences and your interests based on your surfing habits.
What are cookies NOT?
- Cookies are not active executable programs
- They are not harmful to your computer.
- A cookie does not store your name, address, age, or any other personal data.
- Cookies are used to increase visitor-friendliness: by identifying visitors with a cookie, they do not always have to enter the same data such as login information or screen settings every time you visit the website.
- Moreover, cookies are used to map out the surfing behaviour of visitors. Which and how many pages are visited, via which path and how long does the visitor remain on the website? Based on these results, the website can be adapted and respond to the interests and needs of visitors of the site. For example, by showing personalised information to visitors.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can set your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent.
You can do so by adapting your browser settings. You can choose to:
- block cookies or
- to accept only cookies from specific websites.
Please note, you must change the settings for each browser and for each computer you use.
- some graphic elements may not look good
- some functions and/or services will not function properly
- you can’t use certain applications
How can you delete cookies?
You can delete the already installed cookies from your computer or mobile device at any time, as follows:
Which kind of cookies exist?
Often a distinction is made between two large groups of cookies:
- First party cookies: these are direct cookies. They are created by a website to have the web page function better. They regulate the technical part of a site, such as language choice or remembering the products in the shopping basket in an online store. The visited website creates and places first party cookies.
- Third party cookies: these indirect cookies are created and placed on your computer by another (third) party than the website you visit. They remember the behaviour of a surfer. Examples are social media such as Facebook or Twitter, but Google Analytics as well. This is the system used most to measure website visits. It is because of these cookies in particular that website owners have to ask the explicit permission from surfers, since the changed legislation of 2012.
The legislation of 2012 does not make a distinction between first party cookies and third party cookies. The criterion is permission. Cookies required for the correct functioning of the site do not require permission. All other cookies do.
Which cookies does this site use?
An overview of the cookies and what they are for.
|PHPSESSID||This cookie is native to PHP applications. The cookie is used to store and identify a users' unique session ID for the purpose of managing user session on the website. The cookie is a session cookies and is deleted when all the browser windows are closed.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Necessary".|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-non-necessary||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The cookies is used to store the user consent for the cookies in the category "Non-necessary".|
|GPS||This cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location|
|_gid||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.|
|_ga||This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.|
|YSC||This cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.|
|_gat||This cookies is installed by Google Universal Analytics to throttle the request rate to limit the colllection of data on high traffic sites.|
|IDE||Used by Google DoubleClick and stores information about how the user uses the website and any other advertisement before visiting the website. This is used to present users with ads that are relevant to them according to the user profile.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.|
|NID||This cookie is used to a profile based on user's interest and display personalized ads to the users.|
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