What are cookies and why are they used?
Cookies are small information files that are stored on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device, via your browser, to which the Belgian Electronic Communications Act (transposition of the European e-Privacy Directive) applies.
Some of the cookies we use on our Websites are essential for the proper technical operation of the Websites, while other cookies help us to provide a better, faster and safer user experience.
Cookies are often divided into the following categories:
“Session cookies”: cookies that are automatically deleted when the user closes the browser,
“Permanent cookies”: cookies that remain stored on the user’s terminal equipment for a specific storage period (cookies can expire e.g. after several minutes, days or even years),
“First-party cookies”: cookies developed and installed by the website operator himself, and
“Third-party cookies”: cookies installed by a website belonging to a domain that is different from the domain displayed in the address bar of the website in question.
What type of cookies do we use?
Below is a list of the cookies we use:
Type of cookie Purpose of cookie Name of cookie First- or third-party cookie Storage period
Functional Website operation laravel_session First-party cookie 2 hours
Functional Website operation XSRF-TOKEN First-party cookie 2 hours
Statistical Google Analytics _ga Third-party cookie 2 years
Statistical Google Analytics _gid Third-party cookie 24 hours
Statistical Google Analytics _utma Third-party cookie 2 years
Statistical Google Analytics _utmz Third-party cookie 6 months
Statistical Google Analytics G_ENABLED_IDPS Third-party cookie -
How do you manage / remove these cookies?
All major internet browsers offer the possibility to manage any cookies installed on your computer or mobile device.
If you do not want these Websites to install cookies on your computer or device, you can easily restrict this or delete cookies by changing the settings of your mobile device or browser. Often, the settings of your mobile device or browser also allow you to be alerted when receiving a cookie on your computer or device, thus allowing you to decide whether or not to accept this cookie.
We must point out that if you disable certain cookies used by us, it is possible that certain components of our Websites will not function properly and you will no longer have an optimum browsing experience.
Amendments to this policy