Cookie policy

FEB uses cookies to improve the interactivity and contents of its website and the quality of its services.

 

What are cookies?

Cookies are small information files that are sent to your browser by the website you are connecting to. Your browser stores each cookie for a specific period of time. Each time you return to the same website, your browser will return the cookie(s) to the website. By doing so, the website recognises your browser. Cookies can be used for various applications, for example to remember your language preference, to ensure the website's graphics appear correctly or the correct functioning of a web application, to trace your browsing for statistical or advertising purposes, etc.

 

How long are cookies stored?

Cookies generally have an expiry date. For example, some cookies disappear automatically when you close your browser ('session cookies'), while others remain on your computer for a longer period of time, sometimes even until you manually delete them ('persistent cookies').

 

What types of cookies are there?

Internal cookies (these cookies are placed for and/or by FEB)

The FEB website places three types of cookies:

  • Technical cookies. These cookies are necessary for solely technical purposes in connection with the use of the website. These cookies are placed as soon as you enter the FEB website.
  • Functional cookies. They ensure the optimal functioning of the FEB website. You can refuse or delete them using your browser settings, but your browsing experience will be significantly poorer.
  • Analytical cookies. These cookies allow for further analysis, such as the statistics related to visits to the website, a specific page or an advertising message. We only use this information to improve the contents of our website or to launch a new campaign on a specific topic of interest.

The use of analytical cookies requires your prior authorisation. You can therefore refuse to allow these cookies to be placed on your device.

Third party cookies to improve the interactivity of the website

The FEB website uses features offered by third parties such as Google, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook. These features use third-party cookies that may be placed directly by these services when you visit the FEB website. You will find more information about the various third-party cookies in the list of third-party cookies.

Setting and managing your cookie preferences

During your first visit to www.feb.be/en, a banner informs you of the presence of cookies and invites you to indicate which cookies you accept or refuse. Functional, analytical and third party cookies are only placed if you accept them.

You can consult and modify your preferences for our site at any time via the Cookie Management page. You will find it at the bottom of each page of our website.

 

List of cookies placed for and/or by FEB

Technical cookies

These cookies are placed in all cases when you surf the FEB website.

Name

Expires after

Objective

Information source

ASP.NET_SessionId

end of navigation session

Used to uniquely identify a browser with session data on the server.

Link

__zlcmid

1 year

Store visitor's machine-id for the Chat widget's authentication

Link

CookieLevelAccepted

1 year

Keep track of the cookie choice of a visitor

Not applicable


Functional cookies

These cookies improve your user experience on the FEB website. They are only placed with your consent.

FEB does not currently place any functional cookies itself (first party). Functional cookies that may be placed by third parties with your consent are listed under the heading of third-party cookies.

Analytical cookies

Cookies enable FEB to analyse certain aspects (described below in detail for each cookie). They are only placed with your consent.

Name

Expires after

Objective

Information source

cusid

30 minutes

This cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with the site. When a user views a page on the site, the script code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on the site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on the site for longer than 30 minutes.

Link

Cuvid

2 years

This cookie is typically written to the browser upon the first visit to the site from that web browser. If the cookie has been deleted by the browser operator, and the browser subsequently visits the site, a new __cuid cookie is written with a different visitor unique ID. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to the site and it is updated with each page view. Additionally, this cookie is provided with a unique ID that the application uses to ensure both the validity and accessibility of the cookie as an extra security measure.

Link

Cuvon

30 minutes

Used to signal the last time a visitor viewed a page.

Link

Gdyn

4,5 years

The file contains the expression hit.gemius.pl and protects internet users against overscheduled displays of the questionnaire for research purposes as described above. After appropriate modification of the expression included in the file, it is used to block displays of the questionnaire. NOTE : the blockage is not effective if the file is removed.

Link

netpanel_path

4,5 years

The file is saved on your computer upon filling in the questionnaire. It is used to enable correct access to the netPanel software to those internet users who are invited and decide to take full part in our Research and install the software on their computers.

Link

UAAddOn

4,5 years

The file contains the expression hit.gemius.pl, a unique number of Research participant and netPanel serial number (if installed). It is used to identify the origin of data; it is absolutely impossible to establish any personal data of Research participants based on these numbers.

Link

__utma

2 years

Used to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Link

__utmb

30 minutes

Used to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Link

__utmc

end of browsing session

This cookie operates in conjunction with the __utmb cookie to determine whether the user was in a new session/visit.

Link

__utmt

10 minutes

Used to throttle request rate.

Link

__utmv

2 years

Used to store visitor-level custom variable data. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

Link

__utmz

6 months

Stores the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site.

Link

_ga

2 years

Used to distinguish users.

Link

_gat

1 minute

Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.

Link

_gid

24 hours

Used to distinguish users.

Link


List of third party cookies

Third party functional cookies

Name

Expires after

Name of the third party (owner of the cookie)

Objective

Information source

1P_JAR

1 month

Google DoubleClick / Google Ads

Carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

Link

CONSENT

18 years

Google DoubleClick / Google Ads

Carries out information about how the end user uses the website and any advertising that the end user may have seen before visiting the said website.

Link

HSID

2 years

Youtube

Collect user information for videos hosted by Youtube

Link

SSID

2 years

Youtube

Collect user information for videos hosted by Youtube

Link


Third-Party Analytical Cookies

Name

Expires after

Name of the third party (owner of the cookie)

Objective

Information source

_fbp

3 months

Facebook

Helps deliver advertising to people who have already visited the website when they are on Facebook or a digital platform powered by Facebook Advertising.

Link

__gac

 

Google DoubleClick / Google Ads

Serve purposes such as measuring interactions with the ads on that domain and preventing the same ads from being shown to you too many times.

Link

__gads

2 years

Google DoubleClick / Google Ads

Serve purposes such as measuring interactions with the ads on that domain and preventing the same ads from being shown to you too many times.

Link

__gcl

3 months

Google DoubleClick / Google Ads

Help advertisers determine how many times people who click on their ads end up taking an action on their site (e.g., making a purchase)

Link

__gfp_64b

2 years

Google DoubleClick / Google Ads

Advertising across the web

Link

ANID

1 year

Google DoubleClick / Google Ads

Advertising across the web

Link

APISID

2 years

Google DoubleClick / Google Ads

Used to build a profile of the website visitor's interests and show relevant ads on other sites

Link

DSID

2 weeks

Google DoubleClick / Google Ads

Advertising across the web

Link

IDE

6 months

Google DoubleClick / Google Ads

Advertising across the web

Link

NID

6 months

Google DoubleClick / Google Ads

Helps customize ads on Google properties, like Google Search

Link

SID

2 years

Google DoubleClick / Google Ads

Helps customize ads on Google properties, like Google Search

Link

_guid

3 months

LinkedIn

Browser Identifier for Google Ads

Link

bcookie

2 years

LinkedIn

Browser ID cookie

Link

BizographicsOptOut

10 years

LinkedIn

Determine opt-out status for 3rd party tracking

Link

bscookie

2 years

LinkedIn

Secure Browser Cookie

Link

lang

end of the browsing session

LinkedIn

Sets default locale/language

Link

li_fat_id

1 month

LinkedIn

Member indirect indentifier for conversion tracking, retargeting, analytics

Link

li_sugr

3 months

LinkedIn

Browser Identifier

Link

lidc

1 day

LinkedIn

Used for routing

Link

li-oatml

1 month

LinkedIn

Member indirect indentifier for conversion tracking, retargeting, analytics

Link

U

3 months

LinkedIn

Browser Identifier

Link

UserMatchHistory

30 days

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Ads ID syncing

Link

SAPISID

10 years

Youtube

Collect user information for videos hosted by Youtube

Link

 

How can I see which cookies are placed on my device and how do I delete them?

If you want to see which cookies are placed on your device or if you want to delete them, you can use a setting in your browser. The links below explain how to do this.

Firefox

Chrome

Safari

Internet Explorer

Firefox (mobile)

Chrome (mobile)

Safari (mobile)

Microsoft Edge

 

Changes to this cookie policy

FEB reserves the right to adapt this cookie policy at any time in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations. This cookie policy was last amended on 18 May 2020.

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