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Cookies Policy

The use of Cookies

We use cookies on our websites for different reasons.

In the interests of providing you with information and transparency, this Cookies Policy is designed to inform you about the characteristics and purposes of the cookies that we use.

We also invite you to examine our Confidentiality Policy in the tab onConditions of Use, which provides details of the rules that we undertake to respect with regard to the protection of (your) privacy.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file sent by a website to the hard disk of your computer or any other browsing device, such as a smartphone or tablet. A cookie does not allow you to be identified directly. On the other hand, it does enable your browsing device to be identified and for certain items of information to be gathered, in particular with regard to your browsing preferences. By doing so, the use of cookies makes it easier and smoother for you to access and navigate the pages of our website. It also enables us to keep improving the content of the site.

The types of cookies that we use

  • First-party cookies

“First-party cookies” (or “direct cookies”) are cookies that we place ourselves on our site and these constitute the majority of the cookies we use.

These cookies can be grouped into two categories:

  • Essential cookies: for technical reasons, the cookies are absolutely necessary for our website to function and you would not be able to visit the site if they were not there. These cookies are placed on your device as soon as you access our website.
  • Performance cookies: these cookies make it easier for you to navigate the site by saving some of your preferences (language preferences, user category, etc.). These cookies are also used for statistical purposes and enable us to develop a user-friendly, high-quality website.

If you want to navigate through our website, you cannot refuse to accept these cookies, otherwise we will not be able to offer you functional online services.

The direct cookies that we use are as follows:

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  • Third-party cookies

In addition to “first-party cookies” (or “direct cookies”), which we place ourselves on our website, we also use “third-party cookies” (or “indirect cookies”), placed by a third-party company, for analysis and statistical purposes.

To do this, we use the Google Analytics service, which enables us to obtain valuable information about our website’s audience, the pages visited and the location of users for the purpose of constantly enhancing our services.

This is a type of optional cookie, for which your consent is required.

The indirect cookies that we use, with your consent, are as follows:

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  • Session cookies and permanent cookies

Session cookies are temporary cookies. They make it possible to simplify the actions you take during a browsing session. A browsing session begins when you open the screen of your browser and ends when you close the browser screen. As soon as you close your browser, all session cookies are deleted. Session cookies are usually functional.

Permanent cookies remain on your hard disk after the end of the browsing session for a predefined duration or until you delete them.

To find out more about cookies

If you would like to find our more about cookies and your rights, we invite you to visit the website of the Data Protection Authority: Cookies and other trackers | Data protection authority (autoriteprotectiondonnees.be).

Your consent for the use of cookies

The first time you visit our website, you will see a banner appear. This is intended to notify you and, where applicable, obtain your consent for using certain types of cookie.

This enables you to control the settings linked to the use of cookies on our website, so that you can limit them or accept them. Without your consent, no optional cookies can be placed on your machine.

Whatever your choice, you can always change your consent by clicking on the “Cookies” hyperlink located at the bottom of each page of our website.

Modifying your browser settings

You can access a list of cookies saved on your device and delete them via a procedure specific to the browser you are using.

You can also set your browser (via its “Options” or “Preferences” menu) so that it tells every site that you visit that you do not wish the save cookies.

Click on one of the following links for more info :

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