Cookie policy

What is a cookie ?

A cookie is a small text file that can be stored on your computer when you visit websites. Information is saved in this text file, such as your choice of language on a website. When you visit the website later again, this cookie returns to the concerned website. In this way, the website recognizes your browser and can for example retain your choice of language.

Cookies usually also have an expiration date. For example, some cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (so-called session cookies), while others can be stored longer on your computer, sometimes until you delete them manually (so-called permanent cookies).

Why we use cookies ?

The Authority, administrator of this website, uses 2 types of cookies on www.dataprotectionauthority.be.

  1. Cookies for functional purposes ;
  2. Cookies for analytical purposes.

The Authority uses Drupal to keep the content of our website up-to-date. This software uses functional cookies. This means that these cookies are essential to the proper functioning of this website. It is not possible to refuse these cookies if you want to visit our website.

The Authority also uses MATOMO for analytical purposes. This analytical tool installs cookies that we use in order to quantify the visits (traffic) on the website. This allows us to know how many times a particular page has been consulted. We use this information only to improve the content of our website or as a basis for a new campaign by determining certain topics of great interest.

This analytical tool is installed on our own servers. This concerns therefore "first party" cookies (direct cookies). This means that we completely control the information collected through these cookies. No data are sent to third parties. Therefore, we can guarantee that this information will not be used for other purposes. The use of these "first party" cookies for analytical purposes is subject to your prior consent. Thus, you can refuse the installation of these cookies on your device.

Which cookies are used on www.dataprotectionauthority.be?

You will find below a list of the cookies we use with their function.

List of the functional cookies

These cookies can not be refused if you want to surf on www.dataprotectionauthority.be.

Name

Expiry date

Content

Purpose

cookie-agreed

90 days

2

With this cookie, Drupal knows if you accept cookies or not

TSxxxxxxxx

10 minutes

a hexadecimal number that characterizes the implemented security strategies

Validate that domain cookies are eligible, check the integrity of the sent cookies and check the validity of the session

Entered-path

1 hour

The path through which the user arrives on the site

Is used to return the user to the page he visited when he entered the site, after having made his choice regarding the cookies.

JSESSIONID

at the end of the session

a token

This cookie is used to keep the session on the server.

List of analytical cookies

You can decline these cookies if you want to surf on www.dataprotectionauthority.be.

Name

Expiry date

Content

Purpose

_pk_id

28 days

Token id

Analysis of website visits

_pk_ref

6 months

 

Analysis of website visits

_pk_ses

50 minutes

Session id

Analysis of website visits

How can I see which cookies are installed on my device and how can I remove them?

If you want to know which cookies are installed on your device or if you want to delete them, you can use a setting in your browser. You will find more explanations on how to proceed via the links below.

Firefox

Chrome

Safari

Internet Explorer

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