Cookie policy

Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is placed on the hard disk of your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. The cookie is placed on your device by the website itself ("first party cookies") or by partners of the website ("third party cookies"). The cookie identifies your device by a unique identification number when you return to the website and collects information about your browsing behaviour.

The Belgian Act concerning the Electronic Communication of 13 June 2005 contains some provisions about cookies and the use thereof on websites. The Belgian implementation is deduced of the European e-Privacy Directive, which implies that the cookie usage and the cookie legislation is regulated differently in every European country. Flanders2021 is a Belgium-based webshop and therefore follows the Belgian and European legislation on cookies.

Goals and utilities of cookies

By using the website, the visitor may agree to the use of cookies. Cookies help Flanders2021 to optimize your visit to the website and to provide you with an optimal user experience. However, you are free to delete or restrict cookies at any time by changing your browser settings (see "Management of cookies").

Disabling cookies can have an impact on the functioning of the website. Some of the site's features may be restricted or inaccessible. If you decide to disable cookies, we cannot guarantee you a smooth and optimal visit to our website.

Types of cookies used by Flanders2021

We distinguish the following types of cookies, according to their purposes:

Necessary cookies:

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be disabled in our systems. They are usually only set up in response to your actions, such as setting up your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. They are necessary for a good communication and they facilitate navigating (for example, returning to a previous page, etc.).

Non necessary cookies:

These cookies are not necessary for the website to function, but they do help us to offer an improved and personalized website.

Analytical cookies:

With these cookies, we can track visits and traffic so that we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to determine which pages are the most and the least popular and how visitors move through the site.

Marketing cookies:

These cookies can be set by our advertising partners via our site. They can be used by those companies to create a profile of your interests and show you relevant ads on other sites.

We use both first and third party cookies and session and persistent cookies:

  • First-party cookies are those set by us on our websites.

  • Third-party cookies are set by another domain than the one of the website being visited (e.g. Google Analytics cookies).

  • Session cookies are erased when a user closes its browser.

  • Persistent cookies remain on a user’s device for a certain period (e.g. 1 day, 1 month, 2 years…).

 

Below you will find a summary of the cookies that Flanders2021 uses on its websites.

Category: Necessary

_abck

Used to detect and defend against replay-cookie-attacks – The cookie is necessary for the security and int egrity of the website.

1 year

ak_bmsc

This cookie is used to distinguish between humans and bots. This is beneficial for the website, in order to make valid reports on the use of their website.

1 day

bm_mi

Used in context with the website's BotManager. The BotManager detects, categorizes and compiles report s on potential bots trying to access the website.

Session

bm_sz

Used in context with the website's BotManager. The BotManager detects, categorizes and compiles reports on potential bots trying to access the website.

1 day

laravel_session

This cookie is used internally by the website’s owners, when uploading or renewing website content.

1 day

PHPSESSID

Preserves user session state across page requests.

1 day

test_cookie

Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies.

1 day

XSRF-TOKEN

Ensures visitor browsing-security by preventing cross-site request forgery. This cookie is essential for the security of the website and visitor.

1 day

Category: Statistics

p.gif

Keeps track of special fonts used on the website for internal analysis. The cookie does not register any visitor data.

Session

referrer

Stores data on which websites the user has visited.

6 days

Category: Marketing

IDE

Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user's actions after viewing or clicking on e of the advertiser's ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

1 year

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

179 days

YSC

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

Session

yt.innertube::nextId

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

Persistent

yt.innertube::requests

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

Persistent

yt.innertube::requests

Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

Persistent

yt-remote-cast-installed

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Session

yt-remote-connected-devices

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Persistent

yt-remote-device-id

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Persistent

yt-remote-fast-check-period

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Session

yt-remote-session-app

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Session

yt-remote-session-name

Stores the user's video player preferences using embedded YouTube video

Session

We use a number of services, listed below, for advertising based on your web activity, or remarketing:

Google Adwords

We use Google AdWords, which enable us to advertise our website in Google search results, as well as on third-party websites. To this end, Google places a cookie in the browser of your terminal device, which automatically uses a pseudonymous cookie ID on the basis of pages you visited to allow interest-based advertising. Further information regarding advertising and Google can be viewed at: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

Facebook Pixel

We use the “Facebook pixel” from Facebook. This allows user behavior to be tracked after they have been redirected to Flanders2021’s website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This enables us to measure the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected in this way is anonymous to us. We use pixel data to make sure ads are being shown to the right people and build advertising audiences. If you wish to disable Facebook cookies on your browser, please visit http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

LinkedIn Ads

We use the LinkedIn Ads cookie to track the success of LinkedIn advertising. This cookie is an analytics tool that allows us to measure the effectiveness of advertising by understanding the actions people take on our website. LinkedIn uses cookie data to allow sign in to LinkedIn on our website and/or to enable the LinkedIn 'share' feature. If you wish to disable LinkedIn cookies on your browser, please visit https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

Carefully read our Privacy Policy for more information concerning the processing of personal data by Flanders2021.

 

Management of cookies

Make sure that cookies are enabled in your web browser. If you want to consult the website of Flanders2021, it is recommended you enable cookies. However, you are free to disable cookies. Adjust your preferences here.

Rights of the visitors

Since cookies may constitute a processing of personal data, you as a data subject have the right to the lawful and secure processing of personal data. More information about the way in which we collect and process your personal data, as well as about your rights, can be found in our Privacy Statement.

Contact

Should you still have questions or comments about cookies after reading this Cookie Statement, you can always contact us with an email to info@flanders2021.com.

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