What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are stored on the computer or another device during a visit to the website. Cookies are mostly used to allow websites to function optimally, to keep track of the website visitors' activities, to store login information, etc.
There are different types of cookies that can be distinguished according to their origin, function and lifespan.
Why are cookies used?
- improve the use and functionality of their website;
- to analyse how users use the website and to compile statistics;
- to show users personalised information and advertising.
What kind of cookies do we use?
Necessary cookies allow users to navigate through a website and to use the functions of the website.
Performance cookies gather information about the use of a website such as the number of visitors, the amount of time the visitors spend on a web page and error messages. We use for instance Google Analytics (gathers anonymous data about the use of our website and establishes visitor statistics) – How Google uses data when you visit sites or applications of our partners (http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/).
Functional cookies improve the user friendliness of a website by remembering your choices (e.g. language choices, region, login).
How can you manage your cookies?
Thanks to advertising, you can visit most websites free of charge. This means that the adverts are better tailored to your interests. If you remove the cookies, you will still see adverts but they will no longer be tailored to your preferences. In addition, you will have to enter your login details again (password, username) each time you visit the site, if you deactivate cookies that store your preferences.
Most browsers accept automatic cookies. You can set up your browser so that you receive a warning before a cookie is placed or so that cookies are refused.
If you use several devices to visit this website, you will need to ensure that your cookie preferences are set up on the browser of each device.
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