Cookie Policy

The province of Flemish Brabant uses cookies to analyse and improve its website. A cookie is a small text file that your browser stores when you browse Which cookies do we use on and why? How can you refuse cookies?

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Why do we use cookies on

The province of Flemish Brabant uses cookies to improve your user experience and make our website function better.

We also use cookies to make the content of our website more interesting for you. We do this by adapting the content of the site to your personal taste and needs.

Finally, we use cookies to track your surfing behaviour. How did you end up on our website? How long did you actively surf the website? Thanks to statistical results we can improve our website where necessary, and respond to the preferences and needs of our visitors.

How long are cookies stored in my browser?

  • Temporary cookies or session cookies are temporarily stored in your browser. This means that this type of cookie is deleted as soon as you close your browser.
  • Persistent cookies remain on your computer or mobile device, even if you have closed your browser. Permanent cookies allow us to recognise you when you revisit our website at a later time. Persistent cookies remain on your device until a pre-defined automatic end date is reached, until a new cookie is installed, or until you delete them via your browser or mobile device settings.

Which cookies does use?

Our website classifies cookies according to their use (functional cookies, performance cookies, advertising cookies).

In general, we distinguish two types of cookies:

The first-party cookies: these are cookies that are placed and used by the province of Flemish Brabant and that optimise the quality of our services based on your surfing behaviour on our websites.

The third-party cookies: these cookies are created and placed by third party partners. These cookies offer you a more pleasant user experience and adapt them in function of your surfing behaviour on our websites.

The province of Flemish Brabant reduces all data on surfing behaviour to anonymous statistics or log files. They are not analysed on an individual or personal level.

Required cookies

In order for a website to work without problems, functional cookies are required. Thanks to these cookies we can also improve the functioning of our website.
Name Posted by Description Expiration date
cookie_agreed Vlaams-Brabant This cookie determines whether a user has already seen the pop-up and clicked it away. If this cookie is not set, the pop-up will be shown. Permanently
cookie_agreed_categories Vlaams-Brabant This cookie is used to keep track of which cookie categories have been allowed or refused by the user. Permanently
SSESSXXXXXX Vlaams-Brabant The Drupal session, this is used to keep track of the user's shopping basket and checkout process. 23 days

Statistical cookies

We use these cookies to measure the use of the website. They give us more information about the performance and load times of the website and specific web pages. This data makes it possible to improve the user experience.
Name Posted by Description Expiration date
_pk_id# Matomo Collects statistics on user visits, such as number of visits, average time on the website and which pages they visit. 12 months
_pk_ses# Matomo Used to track requests made by the visitor during the session. 24 hours

How can I enable or disable cookies?

Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain web pages or functionality of our site.

Changing cookie settings on this website

If you want to change your cookie settings, you can do so:

Update cookie preferences

Changing web browser settings

You can change the settings of your web browser to enable or disable cookies. You can visit the following links to learn more about adjusting cookie settings for the most popular browsers.