A cookie is a small text file that a website stores on your computer or mobile device when you visit that website. It allows the website to remember the pages you visited and your preferences (such as user name, language, font size and other preferences) so that you do not have to reinput them each time you visit the website. Cookies cannot be used to identify individuals; a cookie can only identify a machine.
BVI.BE uses different types of cookies.
‘First-party cookies’ are technical cookies used by the website itself and that serve the purpose of optimising the website. We use them to, for example, keep track of your data from previous visits.
For example, language cookies allow us to remember your language selection so that we do not have to ask each time you visit which language you prefer. Name: local, seenLanguageSwitcher
‘Third-Party cookies’ are cookies that do not come from the website but from third parties, such as a marketing or advertising plugin present on the site. Examples include cookies from Facebook or Google Analytics. A visitor to the website must first consent to these cookies – there could be a bar at the bottom or top of the website that refers to this policy, but which does not prevent further access to the website. We use the following third-party cookies: Facebook, Google Analytics and Google Retargeting.
You can check and/or delete cookies at any time. Further information in this respect is available at aboutcookies.org. You can delete all the cookies on your computer and set your browser to block cookies. This does however mean that you will have to input your preferences each time you visit the website and that some parts of the website will not function or not function properly. You can set your internet browser so that cookies are not accepted, that you are warned when a cookie is installed or so that cookies are deleted from your hard drive after your visit.