Cookies policy

This Cookie Policy describes the different types of cookies that can be used on www.visit.brussels (hereinafter the "Website") and how you can manage these cookies.

visit.brussels applies a strict privacy policy and is committed to being transparent vis-à-vis the technologies used on the Website.

To the extent that the collected information using cookies are personal data, the provisions of the Privacy Policy apply and complete the Cookie Policy.

 

WHAT IS A COOKIE?

A "cookie" is a small text file containing information saved by a Website on the computer of a user (hereinafter the “User”). Cookies allow the Website to recognize you and store important information for the purpose of facilitating navigation on the Website, ensuring its proper functioning and / or making it more efficient, for example by saving your preferences.

 

WHAT COOKIES ARE USED ON THE WEBSITE AND WHY?

visit.brussels uses different types of cookies for different reasons.

  • ESSENTIAL COOKIES

These cookies are essential for navigation on the Website or strictly necessary for the provision of a service expressly requested by the User.

Deleting this type of cookie can lead to navigation problems and is therefore strongly discouraged.

  • PREFERENCE COOKIES

These cookies collect information about your choices and preferences and make your navigation more enjoyable and personalized. These cookies make it possible to save the language in order to personalize the Website accordingly.

  • ANALYTICAL COOKIES

These cookies are used to gather information about your use of the Website in order to improve its content, to make it more adapted to the needs of the Users and to increase its ease of use. For example, these cookies show the most visited pages of the Website or help to identify the difficulties that may be encountered during navigation.

  • SHARING COOKIES (SOCIAL NETWORKS)

These cookies allow to share the content of the Website with other people via social networks. Some share buttons are integrated via third-party applications that can issue such cookies. This is the case for the "Facebook" and "Twitter" buttons.

The social network providing such a sharing button is likely to identify you thanks to this button, even if you did not use this button when visiting the Website. We invite you to consult the privacy policy of these social networks in order to learn the purposes of using the navigation information collected through these sharing buttons by visiting their websites.

  • ADVERTISING COOKIES

These cookies are used for marketing purposes such as displaying targeted advertising, conducting market research and evaluating the effectiveness of an advertising campaign.

Some of this website’s features come from services offered by third-party websites. These features use cookies, notably, to allow these websites to trace your browsing, without you having clicked on the button of the social network in question.  

visit.brussels works with the following third-party services. You can get more information on the nature of the cookies used by these thrid-party suppliers via the links below: 

Name Provider Purpose Expiration
_cfduid lightwidget.com Used by the content network, Cloudflare, to identify trusted web traffic. 1 year
JSESSIONID visit.brussels Preserves users states across page requests Session
_ga visit.brussels Registers a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website 2 years
_gat visit.brussels Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate 1 day
_gid visit.brussels Registers a unique  ID that is used to generate statistical data 1 day
_pk_id# visit.brussels Collects statistics on the user's visits to the web site 1 year
_pk_ses# visit.brussels Used by Piwik Analytics Platform to track page requests from the visitor 1 day
piwik.php analytics.modul.ac.at Collects statistics on the user's visits to the website Session
_fbp visit.brussels Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products 3 months
_gcl_au visit.brussels Used by Google Ad Sense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency 3 months
ads/ga-audiences google.com Used by Google AdWord s to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert Session
fr facebook.com Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products 3 months
IDE doubleclick.net Used by Google DoubleClick to register and report the web site user's actions 1 year
NID google.com Registers a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device 6 months
pagead google.com Unclassified Session
test_cookie doubleclick.net Used to check if the user's browser supports cookies 1 day
tr facebook.com Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products Session
Info about cookies on our website  
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
Google :
Double Click
https://policies.google.com/privacy#infocollect  https://policies.google.com/privacy/partners?hl=fr
Twitter https://help.twitter.com/fr/safety-and-security#ads-and-data-privacy
Instagram https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

 

HOW TO MANAGE COOKIES?

How to remove or disable cookies?

You may remove, disable or accept Website cookies at any time by configuring your browser settings.

To learn how to delete, disable, or accept cookies, check your browser provider's website via the help screen.

To learn more about cookie management, visit the website http://www.allaboutcookies.org/en/gerer-les-cookies/.

Will the Website still function if I delete or disable cookies?

You can always visit the Website but some interactions may not function normally.

Other questions?

If you have any further questions, please contact visit.brussels by email at:  dataprivacy@visit.brussels.

Or by mail to the following mailing address:

ASBL visit.brussels
Rue Royale 2-4
1000 Brussels