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.
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-necessary||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The purpose of this cookie is to check whether or not the user has given the consent to the usage of cookies under the category 'Necessary'.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-analytics||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The purpose of this cookie is to check whether or not the user has given the consent to the usage of cookies under the category 'Analytics'.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-performance||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The purpose of this cookie is to check whether or not the user has given the consent to the usage of cookies under the category 'Performance'.|
|cookielawinfo-checkbox-advertisement||This cookie is set by GDPR Cookie Consent plugin. The purpose of this cookie is to check whether or not the user has given their consent to the usage of cookies under the category 'Advertisement'.|
|viewed_cookie_policy||De cookie wordt ingesteld door de GDPR Cookie Consent plugin en wordt gebruikt om op te slaan of de gebruiker al dan niet heeft ingestemd met het gebruik van cookies. Er worden geen persoonlijke gegevens opgeslagen.|
|YSC||This cookies is set by Youtube and is used to track the views of embedded videos.|
|GPS||This cookie is set by Youtube and registers a unique ID for tracking users based on their geographical location|
|NID||This cookie is used to a profile based on user's interest and display personalized ads to the users.|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||This cookie is set by Youtube. Used to track the information of the embedded YouTube videos on a website.|
|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.|
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