cookie statement

1. Introduction ( uses its own cookies (first-party cookies) and cookies of third parties whose services are offered on the website (third-party cookies).
We explain how we use these cookies below.
Please note that some media are not available if you do not accept the related cookies.

2. What are cookies?

A cookie is a simple, small file containing personal data that is sent with the pages of and saved by your browser to the hard disk of your computer or other device. The next time you visit our website, the browser returns the data in the cookie to our server or the server of the third party in question.

The term ‘cookie’ also encompasses scripts. These are sets of instructions carried out to ensure our website functions optimally.

Lastly, ‘cookie’ also encompasses web beacons, pixel tags and social media cookies. These are used to integrate various social networks into That’s because embedded third-party elements, meaning content stored at a third party, can be displayed on our website. The buttons on the webpages can also be used to share the contents of through social networks. Facebook, Google+, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Disqus and Twitter are examples of social networks.

Functional cookies are processed on the basis of legitimate interest, as they are needed to ensure is secure and functions properly. Other cookies will not be used by without your consent.

3. Cookie types

3.1. Origin

First-party cookies are placed on the website by

Third-party cookies are placed on the website by third parties, mainly when integrates elements from other websites.

3.2. Duration of storage

Permanent cookies are stored on your device until the cookie expires. They are accessed every time you visit

Session cookies are used to recognise and link user actions during a single browser session. These cookies are stored in a temporary memory when you access our website. Session cookies are removed when you close your browser session.

3.3. . Function/purpose

Functional cookies are essential for all parts of the website to work. These are needed to ensure is secure and works properly, including such functions as load balancing (distribution of requests to a webserver across multiple computers) and user interface preferences (language and how search results are displayed). These cookies can be stored on your device without your consent.

Non-functional cookies are stored for statistical, social and commercial purposes. They do not have any technical support function and do not meet the criteria for exemption from the consent obligation. These cookies will only be stored on your device with your consent.

(Non-functional) technical cookies ensure your user preferences are taken into account. This makes easy to access and means you do not have to enter the same information every time you visit the site.

Analytical cookies provide information about how you use A statistical analysis is conducted on the basis of the information collected to improve the structure, navigation, content and user experience of

Online advertising is personalised with marketing cookies. Both and third parties gain insight into how campaigns are performing from a profile created on the basis of what you click and where you go on the website.

These also include social media cookies. These cookies enable social network buttons to be integrated into the website. The buttons are controlled by a code originating from the social network in question. This is a handy way to like or pin web pages to promote them. has no control over how data collected by social network cookies integrated into is used. For more information, see the privacy statement of the relevant social networks in the active cookie list below. Note that a privacy statement can be amended by the relevant social network at any time.

4. Cookies used by

4.1 Functional and statistical cookies


  • Description: This cookie is used to store the language preferences of a user to serve up content in that stored language the next time user visit the website.


  • Description: Used to distribute traffic to the website on several servers in order to optimise response times
  • Duration: Session.


  • Description: The cookie is set by CloudFare. The cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information.
  • Duration: 1 month


  • Description: This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session, campaign data and keep track of site usage for the site's analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors.
  • Duration: 2 years


  • Description: This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information of how visitors use a website and helps in creating an analytics report of how the wbsite is doing. The data collected including the number visitors, the source where they have come from, and the pages viisted in an anonymous form.
  • Duration: 1 day


  • Description: This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It appears to be a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
  • Duration: 1 minute


  • Description: This cookie is used by Google Analytics to understand user interaction with the website.
  • Duration: 3 months


  • Description: Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate
  • Duration: 1 day

4.2 Analytical cookies


  • Description: This cookie is set by linkedIn. The purpose of the cookie is to enable LinkedIn functionalities on the page.
  • Duration: 2 years


  • Description: This cookie is used for analytical purposes and is used to uniquely identify users.
  • Duration: 11 months


  • Description: This cookie is used by HubSpot to keep track of the visitors to the website. This cookie is passed to Hubspot on form submission and used when deduplicating contacts.
  • Duration: 1 year


  • Description: Sets a unique ID for a specific visitor. This ID can be used to recognize the visitor upon re-entry and implement any preference choices made. This cookie also allows the website to rack the visitor on multiple websites for marketing purposes.
  • Duration: 1 year


  • Description: This cookie is set by Hubspot and is used for tracking visitors. It contains the domain, utk, initial timestamp (first visit), last timestamp (last visit), current timestamp (this visit), and session number (increments for each subsequent session).
  • Duration: 1 year


  • Description: This cookie is set by HubSpot. The purpose of the cookie is to keep track of sessions. This is used to determine if HubSpot should increment the session number and timestamps in the __hstc cookie. It contains the domain, viewCount (increments each pageView in a session), and session start timestamp.
  • Duration: 1 year


  • Description: Sends data to the marketing platform Hubspot about the visitor's device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.
  • Duration: Session


  • Description: Used to distinguish between different users coming from the same IP-address
  • Duration: Session

  • Description: This cookie is set by Leadfeeder to track anonymously how a user interacts with the website.
  • Duration: Session

4.3 Advertisement cookies


  • Description: This cookie is a browser ID cookie set by Linked share Buttons and ad tags.
  • Duration: 2 years


  • Description: This cookie is associated with Quantserve to track anonymously how a user interact with the website.
  • Duration: 1 year


  • Description: Linkedin - Used to track visitors on multiple websites, in order to present relevant advertisement based on the visitor's preferences.
  • Duration: 1 month


  • Description: The cookie is set by Facebook to show relevant advertisments to the users and measure and improve the advertisements. The cookie also tracks the behavior of the user across the web on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin.
  • Duration: 3 months


  • Description: This cookie is set by Facebook to deliver advertisement when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook advertising after visiting this website.
  • Duration: 3 months


  • Description: This cookie is associated with an email marketing service provided by Marketo. This tracking cookie allows the website to link visitor behavior to the recipient of an email marketing campaign, to measure campaign effectiveness.
  • Duration: 2 years


  • Description: This cookie is associated with Quantcast and is used for collecting anonymized data to analyze log data from different websites to create reports that enables the website owners and advertisers provide ads for the appropriate audience segments.
  • Duration: 1 year


  • Description: Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
  • Duration: 3 months


  • Description: Used by Google AdWords to re-engage visitors that are likely to convert to customers based on the visitor's online behaviour across websites.
  • Duration: Session


  • Description: Collects information on users freferences and/or interaction with web-campaign content - This is used on CRM-campaign-plarform used by website owners for promoting events or products.
  • Duration: Session


  • Description: Used to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor's device and behavior. Tracks visitors across devices and marketing channels
  • Duration: Session

4.4 Social media cookies


  • Description: Used by the social networking service, LinkedIn, for tracking the use of embedded services.
  • Duration: 1 day


  • Description: Used by Facebook to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
  • Duration: Session

5. Consent

Cookies may only be stored on your device without your consent if a visit to is impossible without them or the service offered by requires them. In all other cases, we will not store any cookies without your consent.

You give this consent the first time you visit and click “Accept all cookies”. You can also set your preferences by clicking “Manage cookies”. Here you can opt to accept only certain types of cookie.

6. Enabling and disabling cookies

In your browser you can automatically or manually remove cookies and set your preferences with regard to which cookies you accept. You can also set your browser to display an alert when a website tries to store a cookie. For more information, see your browser’s help function.

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7. Contact

Contact with any queries or comments you have about this cookie statement at:

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8200 Bruges


Phone: +32 2 512 72 00