What’s It All About?
Further to recent changes in the law, all websites that are aimed at certain parts of the European Union are obliged to request your permission to use or store cookies and similar technologies on your computers or mobile devices.
Cookies are small text files that a user’s browser stores in a directory designed for this purpose on his/her computer. Cookies mean, for example, that text entries you have made in form fields on the website are saved so that you do not have to enter the same information again the next time you visit the website or when you want to use a different function on the website.
Cookies and similar technologies cannot, however, be used to systematically collect data that could identify the users of our website. They simply help us to improve the working of our website, understand what interests our users and measure the effectiveness of our website content.
For cookies inserted by third parties (including Google Analytics), we would like to refer you to the explanations given by these parties on their respective websites. N.B.: we do not have any influence over the content of these explanations or the content of the cookies inserted by these third parties.
The purpose of the Google Analytics cookie is to keep statistics up to date, to keep an up-to-date record of how the user visits the website, with a view to improving the services and online portals.
For you to like or share our content through social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our website. When you click on one of these buttons, a cookie may be set by the service. These sites are likely to be collecting information and may use that information. You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see exactly how they use your information.
You can decide for yourself whether the website’s web server is allowed to save cookies on your computer or not. You can opt to change your browser settings so that they do not allow cookies to be accepted or saved at any time.
Alternatively, you can opt to be shown a warning message every time before you accept cookies or you can set your browser up in such a way that it only accepts cookies from certain websites. You can also delete cookies that have already been saved at any time.
- Cookie settings in Google Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647
- Cookie settings in Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/nl-BE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
- Cookie settings in Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/settings-privacy-browsing-history-do-not-track
- Cookie settings in Apple Safari: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
We would like to emphasise that if you decline cookies on the website, some functions on the website may be limited or unavailable. As a result, to make it easier to use the website, we recommend that your browser settings accept cookies on the website.
- For further useful information about cookies, you may go to one of these (non-exhaustive list): http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ or https://www.cookielaw.org/ or http://ec.europa.eu/ipg/basics/legal/cookies/index_en.htm
- The digital marketers association has drawn up a guide to online behavioural advertising and online privacy. You will find this guide (select location) at: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/
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