Cookie Policy

The Cité des Métiers de Bruxelles, with registered office at avenue de l’Astronomie, 14, B-1210 Bruxelles, hereinafter referred to as ‘the data controller’, uses cookies on its website, which may process certain personal data in accordance with this cookie policy. For further information, questions or comments about this cookie policy, please visit info@cdm-bp.brussels, with as subject « GDPR ».

  1. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is stored by the browser on the hard drive of your computer or other device when you visit the website. Information is stored in this file, for example the visitor's language preference. The information collected in this file can be sent by your computer to the website or to the data controller on your next visit.

Cookies usually have an expiry date. Some are deleted immediately when you close your browser (these are referred to as session cookies), while others remain on your computer for a longer period of time, sometimes also having to be deleted manually.

Cookies also include meta files and scripts. These are similar technologies such as flash cookies, device fingerprint, html5 local storage and javascripts.

Finally, 'web beacons', 'pixel tags' or 'social media cookies' are also covered by the term 'cookies'. These are used for the integration of various social networking sites. Embedded elements from third parties or, in other words, content stored with a third party can also be used on the websites, online tools, apps and e-mails of the data controller.

  1. Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies to keep our website up to date. For example, we use certain functional cookies that are necessary for the proper functioning of this website. These cookies cannot be declined and do not process any personal data.

We also use analytical cookies to measure website visits. This enables us to know how many times a particular page is viewed in order to improve the content of our website. These are first-party cookies for analysis purposes and your prior consent is requested. You can therefore refuse to have these cookies loaded on your device.

We may also use marketing cookies, social media cookies or other third-party cookies that allow third-party content to be loaded onto your device in order to optimise our services. For example, this may allow targeted advertising offers to be sent to you or certain websites to be promoted to you.

  1. What cookies do we use?
    • List of necessary technical and functional cookies

These cookies are necessary for purely technical reasons to enable the website to be used and function optimally. Given the technical necessity, we only need to inform you about the fact that these cookies are placed on your device as soon as you open it:

Name

Content

Expiry date

Purpose

 .AspNetCore.AntiForgery  Validation code  Session  Preventing cross site form posting
  1. Obtaining information from cookies

As certain cookies can thus collect personal data, their processing is governed by your consent and by the privacy policy. The processing of functional cookies is based on the legitimate interest of the data controller, as functional cookies are required for the proper functioning and security of the websites, online tools, apps and e-mails of the data controller. The other cookies will not be placed unless the data subject gives their consent.

  1. Changing cookies or switching them on or off

The data subject can also unsubscribe from certain cookies via optout.networkadvertising.org.

Furthermore, the data subject can disable or delete all installed cookies from their computer or mobile device at any time via the settings of their browser (usually under "Help" or "Internet Options"). Each type of browser has its own way of managing cookies. The information can be found on the help function of the browser that is being used.

At www.allaboutcookies.org you can find the procedure for managing, refusing and deleting cookies for the most commonly used browsers.

The data subject should bear in mind that changing the settings may cause websites, online tools, apps and e-mails from the data controller and other websites to stop working properly.

  1. Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the use of cookies on our website, you can always contact us at the following e-mail address: info@cdm-bp.brussels, with as subject « GDPR ».