Cookie statement

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files which are downloaded to your device when you visit our website. Cookies may gather information about your use of the website [and/or application] or may enable us to recognise you as a visitor when you return to our website at a later date. Cookies allow us to recognise your device. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

You do not have to accept (all of) our cookies. However, if you do not accept or delete our cookies, some areas of our website may take more time to work, or may not function properly. You can find more information on how to disable and/or delete cookies below.

What type of cookies are used on the DNS Belgium website?

We use both session and persistent cookies on our website. These cookies are:

  • strictly necessary cookies - cookies that are essential in order to enable you to move around our website and use its features
  • analytical / performance cookies – cookies that collect information about how you use our website, for example which webpages/features you go to most often. These cookies allow us to improve how the website works
  • functionality cookies – cookies that allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal or customised features
  • targeting or advertising cookies – cookies that are used to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests, based on an analysis of your browsing

List of cookies used on this website 

The following list categorises and describes the various cookies used on this website and the purposes for which they are used: 

Necessary and functionality cookies

Owner

Cookie name

Goal

Storage time

DNS Belgium

WIENICOOKIE_COMPLETED

keeps track on if the end user agreed to use cookies on this site

1 year

DNS Belgium

DNSBELGIUM_LANGUAGE

to store language preferences

always

DNS Belgium

DNSBELGIUM_LOGO

track the animation of the logo

session

DNS Belgium

WIENICOOKIE_ANALYTICS WIENICOOKIE_NECESSARY WIENICOOKIE_THANKS

WIENICOOKIE_COMPLETED

track the cookie acceptance 

1 year

DNS Belgium

incap_ses_*

visid_incap_*

nlbi_*

these 1st party session and persistent cookies are set by a third party service (Incapsula) to filter out malicious requests session

Analytical cookies

Owner

Cookie name

Goal

Storage time

Google Analytics

_gat

used to throttle request rate. 

1 minute

Google Analytics

_ga

used to distinguish users. 

2 years

Google Analytics

_gid

used to distinguish users. 

1 day

Advertising cookies

Owner Cookie name Expiry period Content Goal
DNS Belgium fr 90 days users-ID and browser -ID, time stamp, several other data  Facebook’s major advertising cookie, used to display and measure ads and to improve their relevance
Facebook _fbc 90 days sub domain index, time stamp, Facebook click-ID used to display and measure ads and to improve their relevance
Facebook _fbp 90 days sub domain index, time stamp, random number identifies browsers to supply advertising and site analysis services